UK theme parks from another point of view!

We are recruiting! A fantastical opportunity has arisen for someone to join Team TTSP as a Forum Moderator. See TTSP News & Your Views for more details.
 
User avatar
Dan
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 1935
Joined: June 2009

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:12 am

Maybe they'll take a leaf out of BPB's book and have an animated POV of the ride playing.
Image
Image
Image
Image
 
User avatar
AltonOperator
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 94
Joined: March 2017
Location: The Th13teen crypt having tea with James

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:31 pm

They appear to include speakers. Will that interfere with the heritage soundtrack already playing?
GodBlessTeaTowels
 
User avatar
T0mPr1ce
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 119
Joined: December 2016

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:30 pm

Ooo tv's! Looking forward to seeing some teasers!
 
User avatar
Sawboss
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 555
Joined: June 2015
Location: Devon

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:01 pm

Might get some proper official hints at a theme soon instead of speculation from planning applications and the like. Or we could just get some more misdirection... ;)
 
User avatar
Justin
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 1234
Joined: April 2014

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:52 pm

For some reason, I feel Scarefest will play a part in some way.  Be it a link with the theme, switching on of the screens or push in marketing. On the other hand, I'm hoping they are on when I'm there in August!
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Justin
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 1234
Joined: April 2014

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:18 pm

Image
From Theme Park Guide's Facebook page...
The same company that did the rock work for Taron at Phantsialand have been on park today!
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Ladyofthelake
Team Admin
Team Admin
Posts: 3191
Joined: May 2013
Location: Warwickshire

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:20 pm

That's interesting, and at the same time very encouraging. Whilst we won't yet know exactly where this rock work is going to be, having a specialist come in to create and install it suggests that there is going to be a substantial amount of it, and that it will be high quality theming. It's entirely possible that they may have been on site today simply for a consultation, however I do wonder if they are looking at potentially having some rock work on the metal structure that's recently been covered and this work is about to get underway. Perhaps we'll soon have another different element of construction to keep an eye on?
Image
 
User avatar
MakoMania
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1383
Joined: February 2015
Location: Who knows?

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:53 pm

Getting more excited for this with each day! I was at the park 2 days ago and the amount of earth that has been moved is huge! It's not quite on par with Nemesis' terrain alterations, but it's not a million miles away!
Image
Thanks to Nemesis Rider for the signature!

Infinity Falls; World's tallest river rapids opening summer 2018 at SeaWorld Orlando!
SeaWorld has rescued over 31,000 animals in need!
 
User avatar
Robert.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 404
Joined: May 2017

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:54 pm

AltonOperator wrote:
They appear to include speakers. Will that interfere with the heritage soundtrack already playing?

The heritage soundtrack is probably only supposed to be temporary on the SW8 path, until they have got theme music for the area in 2018! It will still be played in other areas like the gardens and fountain square though.
Image
 
User avatar
T0mPr1ce
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 119
Joined: December 2016

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:29 pm

Extremely encouraging stuff, I just keep getting more and more excited
 
User avatar
Adam.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 790
Joined: October 2014

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:09 am

I have a feeling that said rockwork will be for the lower station/preshow areas which are currently concrete walls. Certainly interesting stuff!
 
User avatar
Sawboss
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 555
Joined: June 2015
Location: Devon

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:46 am

You could be onto something there, that little preshow bit done up to look like it's underground would fit in with the 'groundbreaking' bit people were speculating about
 
User avatar
lewis97
Team TTSP
Team TTSP
Posts: 4156
Joined: November 2012
Location: Hertfordshire / York

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:50 am

Given the company's name, it seems the assumption has understandably be made that they are on-site to produce themed rockwork, however after having a look around the portfolio on their website there are also examples of them producing 'timber themed render'. This is in line with the proposed materials submitted to the local council earlier this year which stated that the theming features would consist of "timber themed render and steel" (and there's obviously no disputing the latter now).

Image

Image

Image

Now obviously this doesn't mean we'll not also see some form of rockwork, as the descriptions about the materials being used are limited and brief, but until we see what's going behind the scrim we can't know for sure...
Image
 
User avatar
Justin
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 1234
Joined: April 2014

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:12 pm

This certainly adds fuel to the fire. I checked out their website yesterday, although not in much detail, and it is encouraging to see what these guys can do, although Taron speaks volumes! Hopefully, more hints will be given soon!
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Adam.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 790
Joined: October 2014

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:43 pm

The path that runs alongside SW8 is reportedly closed today as more bents are being added. Perhaps that's why we saw so many of them being built over the past few days, so that they could all be installed at once and allowing for the path to be closed for the shortest amount of time possible.
Image
Credit: Theme Park Guide
 
User avatar
Dom
Fabulous
Fabulous
Posts: 4309
Joined: December 2010
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:30 am

I believe (But could be very wrong) that the path was only closed for a few hours and reopened that same day once the bents had been installed. 
Image
Image
Even the good can fall from grace
 
User avatar
PhNx Survivor
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 140
Joined: November 2012
Location: Derby

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:30 pm

Okay now I am confused.. the plans state the queue line goes off to the right and under the track..

Image

But due to recent pictures from TPW.. this doesn't look the case anymore? #-o

Image
 
User avatar
AltonOperator
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 94
Joined: March 2017
Location: The Th13teen crypt having tea with James

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:59 pm

The screens are working but it doesn't look very interesting. Hopefully something more exciting will come in the future.
Image
Source: Theme Park Worldwide Facebook
GodBlessTeaTowels
 
User avatar
Justin
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 1234
Joined: April 2014

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:14 pm

No doubt, this is a holding page! 
We have similar screens at work, which can be operated remotely (Onelan) from any PC. Presentations can also include sound.
Image
Image
 
User avatar
AltonOperator
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 94
Joined: March 2017
Location: The Th13teen crypt having tea with James

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:53 pm

Definitely. Once they have them all ready, they'll do something good. Otherwise they were a bit waste of money for a graphic that could have been displayed non-digitally for practically nothing.
GodBlessTeaTowels

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: awalker and 12 guests