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Re: SW9

Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:35 pm

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Would be a certain winner with park guests! Something along the line of journey to atlantis at universal or a drop along the lines of dudley do right ripsaw falls would be epic! If they themed it aswell as Wickerman it would be worthy of the title SW.. Would be the fist water based SW aswell so another first for the park. I think another water ride is a must! . 


I hope if Merlin learn one thing from Wicker Man it's that a SW does not need to be a world's first to be a successful ride. Nemesis wasn't, Wicker Man wasn't and they are both spectacular. I think a water coaster could be a massive hit and doesn't need a world's first gimmick to do so.
 
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Re: SW9

Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:40 pm

In my (unpopular) opinion I would not like to see a water coaster as a secret weapon. I do agree that we need more water rides but I don't want a major attraction where you get wet purely because of the temperamental weather in the UK. I feel minor water rides like CRR and The flume :( are/were more appropriate because you only have to ride when it is nice weather and when its not you don't feel like you've missed them. If SW9 was a water coaster or similar I'd feel like I had to ride it because its one of the major attractions and I'd come away feeling like my day wasn't complete. I think they need to build a ride that is reliable and will be popular all the time
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Re: SW9

Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:10 pm

Doublethink wrote:
Uttox83 wrote:
Would be a certain winner with park guests! Something along the line of journey to atlantis at universal or a drop along the lines of dudley do right ripsaw falls would be epic! If they themed it aswell as Wickerman it would be worthy of the title SW.. Would be the fist water based SW aswell so another first for the park. I think another water ride is a must! . 


I hope if Merlin learn one thing from Wicker Man it's that a SW does not need to be a world's first to be a successful ride. Nemesis wasn't, Wicker Man wasn't and they are both spectacular.  I think a water coaster could be a massive hit and doesn't need a world's first gimmick to do so.

If you want to get specific, Nemesis was the world’s first Inverted Coaster with a Zero-G roll, but you’re right. 
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Re: SW9

Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:31 pm

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Doublethink wrote:
Uttox83 wrote:
Would be a certain winner with park guests! Something along the line of journey to atlantis at universal or a drop along the lines of dudley do right ripsaw falls would be epic! If they themed it aswell as Wickerman it would be worthy of the title SW.. Would be the fist water based SW aswell so another first for the park. I think another water ride is a must! . 


I hope if Merlin learn one thing from Wicker Man it's that a SW does not need to be a world's first to be a successful ride. Nemesis wasn't, Wicker Man wasn't and they are both spectacular.  I think a water coaster could be a massive hit and doesn't need a world's first gimmick to do so.

If you want to get specific, Nemesis was the world’s first Inverted Coaster with a Zero-G roll, but you’re right. 

Good shout Wagstaff04 
Has there ever actually been anything set in stone that a SW has to have a world first element? I always got the impression that SW was just carried on after the first ride was called secret weapon and it is just code for the new ride to keep the name under wraps until release.. Personally, i think AT should have shelved the SW tag when JW retired in honor of the great man.
 
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Re: SW9

Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:04 pm

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Good shout Wagstaff04 
Has there ever actually been anything set in stone that a SW has to have a world first element? I always got the impression that SW was just carried on after the first ride was called secret weapon and it is just code for the new ride to keep the name under wraps until release.. Personally, i think AT should have shelved the SW tag when JW retired in honor of the great man.

No the world's first things are connected to marketing not the secret weapons. It doesn't matter if Nemesis actually was a record breaker if they didn't market it. Records are a thing that merlin uses all the time because they believe it gives and edge when convincing people the attraction is good. Nick Varney has said that if they can't market something they won't build it. Also, Galactica was a world's first but wasn't really a secret weapon so they're not necessarily correlated.
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Re: SW9

Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:30 pm

Could they build a water coaster as a family coaster, but not as a SW? I feel the layouts are very restrictive at the moment, and if it was a secret weapon they could somehow incorporate an option where you don't get wet? (Turn water apart from mid may-end of august)? If i was to throw a bet I'd guess a launched wing rider in a smallish pit for the tall  element and then  very low lying (focusing on rolls. a roll going under a small bunny hop would be very cool. 
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Re: SW9

Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:43 pm

I'd love to see a new gen Mack Spinner like time traveller or Cobra's Curse for SW9 as it could be well themed and the through put would be insane. You could mix this with decent theming plus a bit of a dark ride section perhaps and think they could be onto a winner. This could also help to fit the gap for this kind of ride if/when spinball eventually goes as well as adding another launch coaster, however I'm unsure whereabouts in the park it could fit. One thing I noticed about Icon is also how quiet the trains are which is something that could work in favour of Towers. The other option I'd like to see is a Mack Multi Launch however this is unlikely as Pleasure Beach has Icon and towers wouldn't want something similar.  
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Re: SW9

Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:14 pm

Thinking about it I’d be happy if we got something which is a mix of Time Traveller and Cobra’s Curse at Towers, it would be something like Wicker Man which blends the line between family and thrill coaster with spinners being known for not being overly intense and Mack’s low height restrictions.

In terms of theme of course we will be looking at some dark theme but something which is interesting and won’t scare off families like a Day of the Dead or Ragnorok style theme.

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Re: SW9

Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:05 pm

I’d like to see the 2020 “big investment” be a heavily themed dark ride or water ride. The park is lacking in these areas now

As for the next SW, I know BPB have Icon, but I think this style of ride is so well suited to towers, given the elements that can be added with relatively little height, they’re fun, exciting, comfortable and I would love one at Towers. Perhaps a triple launch, bit of oneupmanship (as well as increased capacity possibly with a mid course block break before one of the launches.) 
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Re: SW9

Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:12 pm

Merlin operates RTP’s on a four year CAPEX cycle, SW8 was marked for 2017 before being delayed so SW9 is expected 2021/2022 time.
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