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Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:44 pm
by Robert.W
I do agree, there are some good ride experiences to be had in Dark Forest, but the actual theming of the land is a bit lack lustre. It's good that Towers have given it some TLC recently, but the whole area still looks as if it needs a bit of an overhaul... Thirteen's theming however, is especially good.

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:33 pm
by bendaboss
This will never happen but i would love for the track before the drop to be longer, and what would be awesome is that if the backwards part of the ride had a corkscrew.

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:17 am
by Vladimir Bobinski
Same thing as above really, it's a fun overall ride experiance, despite the horrific marketing strategy, I think that's been forgotten now.

If anything if there was a way they could extend the outdoor ride layout or improve it so that last section wasn't so slow, the weakest part of the ride is the last half of the outdoor section.  Can't see it happening though.

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:17 pm
by Smiler313
I'm sure if the trims were turned off the outdoor section would be improved massively.

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:28 pm
by Dan
Smiler313 wrote:
I'm sure if the trims were turned off the outdoor section would be improved massively.


They can't turn the trims off.

The reason they were fitted/turned on was because the train was reaching the 2nd lift hill too quickly which was causing the ride to shut down.

Yes the trims are annoying but they aid reliability massively.

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:44 pm
by Smiler313
Aha right! I knew they have to keep them on but I don't know why... Thanks Dan!

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:14 am
by wakey1512
Dan wrote:
Smiler313 wrote:
I'm sure if the trims were turned off the outdoor section would be improved massively.


They can't turn the trims off.

The reason they were fitted/turned on was because the train was reaching the 2nd lift hill too quickly which was causing the ride to shut down.

Yes the trims are annoying but they aid reliability massively.

I know this isn't likely to ever happen so please take this comment as tongue in cheek - but wouldn't it be nice if the trims were removed and the outdoor section extended significantly? That way you will still enter the second lift hill at an appropriate speed while enjoying more outdoor track and excellent airtime on the first hump. When riding thirteen i feel disappointed for two reasons - the numbed down experience with the trims and the lack of real 'outdoor' proper rollercoastering experience. There is only 20 seconds of the ride that is outdoors (if you exclude the lift hill). This ride could utilise the terrain hugging banked turns much more.

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:19 pm
by Justin
The trouble is, extending any ride will increase queue times. I love the idea of Th13teen's outdoor section being longer though, especially with more airtime!

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:17 pm
by Rob
i'm sure on the original plans the outdoor section was longer but due to budget the ride length was scaled back.

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:49 pm
by S.J_O'Grady
Does anyone have a link to the original plans.

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:59 pm
by lewis97
We have what I believe are the plans originally submitted to SMDC on our archived SW6 site, however the layout they show does appear to be what was built.

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:16 pm
by JC13
I’d love for Th13teen’s outdoor section to be made longer, and the trims off. Th13teen is probably the Rollercoaster I have ridden the most in my life (may only be beaten by Stampida or El Diablo). I’d hate for it to leave, but would welcome a longer outdoor section, although it will never happen

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:07 pm
by DeadJack5
I don't think an outdoor section extension will be happening. I don't see anything happening to this ride, why change something that isn't broken. It gets big queue times and is a very popular ride amongst the general public. This will be stopping for a long time i can see. It's 7 years old now and works great, it's smooth and like i said just, it is still popular. I do enjoy this ride a lot and provides a enjoyable experience.