Thank you, OhShambhala!
The backstory of the ride first is set in the Katanga Canyon itself. This is home to the tribespeople who live in the Katanga Canyon themed area. However, the pirates of Mutiny Bay are getting greedy and have decided to extend their territory into the Katanga Canyon. This starts the conflict between the tribesmen and the pirates and, due to this, awakens the undead from Gloomy Wood.
Throughout the queline, TV screens will detail the respective storyline for each are crossing between the entrance being in Gloomy Wood detailing the undeads' reason for fighting crossing into the tribesmen and the pirates. This is also incorporated into the pre-show detailing the whole story together.
The sound tunnel will be intensively themed to look like a heavily damaged pirate ship with lots of spears and perhaps some triggered explosions when the trains pass inside.
the rest of the ride show the amount of damage done to the canyon and then goes under a burning wickerman statue used by the tribesmen as a secret weapon of sorts. The other themeing element would be themed around Gloomy Wood but I haven't thought about what that could be yet (possibly a skeletal structure)
I think that this would be a fantastic attraction not just for Alton Towers, but the UK as a whole and will draw massive crowds who don't only enjoy rollercoasters but can be immersed in a detailed story and experience as well. The b iggest problem with this however is the expenses and that Merlin most likely wouldn't spend this much on themeing alone, however, this will must likely pay off if this ever came to fruition. Please leave your opinions below