Now that's very interesting. Like you said, the previous plans stated the roofs were to be thatched, so maybe they've definitely moved away from the Kantga Canyon theme? To me, that style of building with the wooden boarding and wooden roofing doesn't shout Gloomy Wood or Katanga Canyon. But to say that it fits Mutiny Bay would also be quite a stretch. If anything, these materials remind me of the Enchanted Village! It's hard to tell anything from just these details, but surely the building exteriors will complement the theme?
The material list also confirms that we will be getting a woodie which is 100% wood, unlike Invadr which has the metal support structure (which I think looks horrible). It explains that the thematic structure will be primarily steel, but covered in wall render, which I assume will be painted over to make look like timber (could this be the Wickerman?). Also - the ride cars will be themed!
Yes I remember the planning application saying it would have a thatched roof, themed cars I expdcted as Towers current trains(espically 13 and The Smiler) do look very nicely themed and the newer GCI trains do look rather nice.
I guess that when planning appication was first submitted, there would of been no set theme for SW8 and also now we already have the first hints to the ride soI think Towers were keepng these designs intil the first hints to put us off and think we were getting some generic pirate themed woodie.
Also I think Towers are dilibulately giving people bad expectations of the ride then when the full annocement comes, we are all susprised with the ride. I don't know though I could be wrong...