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SW8 Construction Discussion

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SW8 Construction Discussion

by Baffles » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:24 pm

This is your main port-of-call for any discussion related to construction progress. If on your day out at the resort you take some fascinating photos of SW8 construction then share them here.

For discussion about SW8 itself, then head over to our Ride Speculation and Discussion topic. Also don't forget our Area Speculation and Discussion to discuss any ideas or observations about how SW8 will affect Mutiny Bay and Katanga Canyon. Once the Alton Towers Resort marketing machine gets into full swing we will also have our Marketing and Viral Campaigns Discussion thread.

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by Owen » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:33 am

Little update from Towers Street.

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The Flume and Mexican Cantina are both gone now!


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The Flume entrance is now gone.


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The final section of The Flume.


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The new path from Mutiny Bay to Gloomy Wood. This starts close to where The Flume's first lift hill was and at the start of Haunted Hollow.
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by LaurenceColes » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:26 pm

Ahhh it's good to be back and seeing updates for SW8, I haven't really been on here since the Smiler was finished! Nice photos Owen, thanks! :D
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by Owen » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:58 am

It seems station construction has started, although I'm sure there will be photos to confirm this today. :)

From Theme Park Guide -

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It also appears construction on the new hill has begun, with supports for the dirt in place!


Here are some images from TPWW taken from the Skride.

Here you can see the station to the left, and at the far right is where the new hill will be constructed.

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A look at the station.

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by TheDuke » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:08 pm

Now that the park is open and groundwork being hopefully we'll see the coaster and themeing come together as the weeks go on
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by Owen » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:23 pm

Another couple from Theme Park Guide.

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by Dan_Roe » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:31 pm

Just realised how amazing it is going to be to see a wooden rollercoaster on that site in 1 years time!
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by smokenmirrors » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:27 pm

Great to see construction is underway!

I wonder if the grey rock work seen above will stay or if these are just foundations? It looks suspiciously as if it could be cascading down to a water feature?
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by Owen » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:36 pm

Right now I wouldn't think anything is near ready, so I doubt it's anything of significance just yet :)
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by T0mPr1ce » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:24 pm

Looking good!
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by Liam.W » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:37 pm

Some shots from the skyride today:

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Ride count 2016: 385!
Ride count since the beginning of 2015: 511!
Cred count: 62!

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by lewis97 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:14 pm

Here are some close up shots of various areas of the SW8 site from TowersTimes Facebook. It's good to see things progressing nicely :)

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by TheDuke » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:53 pm

Looks like rebarb for the concrete foundations maybe we'll see foundations for the station and track soon
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

by JonDoesTT » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:29 am

There were a lot of bits of metal near the monorail station, what are they? Couldn't get any pictures but I'm guessing someone else saw them
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