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by Coasteraddict
Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1985756

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

just out of intrest can we class that cobra roll as an inversion, its seems more like an inlined imellman with an inclined dive loop, to me that is not truly upside down as the car going from its normal position has not been rotated atleast 180 degrees, seems like another copout, IE Oblivion world ...
by Coasteraddict
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Forbidden Valley
Replies: 47
Views: 9157

Re: Forbidden Valley

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q630/groundking/FutureofairareaFV.png Red is the entrance to be built for when the air carpark gets built upon, so that air, the new coaster and anything else is in it's own area, that I'd theme to a high tech space stationy/travel theme with lots of highly gloss...
by Coasteraddict
Tue May 15, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881982

Re: Thorpe Park 2015 Coaster

50 meters is just over 164ft. That's as far as Thorpe can go for 2015. technically speaking they can go for 300ft as that's their absolute limit, but I doubt that a ride that tall would get passed for another 6/7 years, as Thorpe have already stated they will have a max hight of 165ft to make it ea...
by Coasteraddict
Mon May 14, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of The Flume
Replies: 636
Views: 118392

Re: The Future of The Flume

Who says it HAS to be a replacement, as there's plenty enough room to have another ride there, as there's the fairly big field to the left of the que for the flume behind the turnaround thing for the rapids, and there's a large area not doing anything in the lake. When the area does eventually get s...
by Coasteraddict
Wed May 09, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881982

Re: Thorpe Park 2015 Coaster

What about something like Goliath at Walibi World? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/Walibi_World_Goliath.jpg/800px-Walibi_World_Goliath.jpg http://cache.rcdb.com/nbu1dtrh106h40oeo0050c.jpg (that's a damn fine picture right there :P ) Just loose the supports on the lift for I...
by Coasteraddict
Wed May 09, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walygator: Shocking photos... of a dying park?
Replies: 25
Views: 4137

Re: Walygator: Shocking photos... of a dying park?

I love how this has turned from being concerned for the future of the park to just the future of one roller coaster. :P It's because it's the only thing there worth a damn :( The reason why the park failed. Having said that the Hurricane could be a fantastic addition to LWV, as it's defiantly more ...
by Coasteraddict
Wed May 09, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walygator: Shocking photos... of a dying park?
Replies: 25
Views: 4137

Re: Walygator: Shocking photos... of a dying park?

Agreed Sam. I didn't write about Holiday Park in my last post. It's 1h30 from Walygator, and nearly the same size. Holiday Park entrance price is 25€, and the park is far more interesting and nice. But I really don't see Monster going there, as they already have a world class coaster (and what for ...
by Coasteraddict
Wed May 09, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881982

Re: Thorpe Park 2015 Coaster

Yes. B&M mega coaster sounds better. Myself. A woodie should be in canadas creek not for 2015. Also. How much will thorpe park extend? If we are getting loads of B&M fanyastic altough i would like a rollercoaster like Kumba. WTF are you on mate? A B&M hyper/mega (whatever, if you want t...
by Coasteraddict
Tue May 08, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881982

Re: Thorpe Park 2015 Coaster

Al I like that idea. I also like the idea someone mentioned involving a pretzel loop over the bridge.  :shock: Yes it's been a fantasy of mine for a while now, doubt it will ever happen and doubt it CAN happen but here's to hoping. I don't really think i desire a new coaster at Thorpe, it's fe...
by Coasteraddict
Tue May 08, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walygator: Shocking photos... of a dying park?
Replies: 25
Views: 4137

Re: Walygator: Shocking photos... of a dying park?

If a dying walygator can do it LWV must be able to  :shock: If not I hold no hope for them. :(
by Coasteraddict
Tue May 08, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walygator: Shocking photos... of a dying park?
Replies: 25
Views: 4137

Re: Walygator: Shocking photo's... of a dying park?

Goodness! :shock: What an absolute shame! Monster does look like a good coaster. If it does end up closing, I wonder who'd buy Monster? Either way, it's sad to see a park fall into such a state. :( If the park does close (though if merlin have any ambition at all they'd buy this out as it shouldn't...
by Coasteraddict
Tue May 08, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881982

Re: Thorpe Park 2015 Coaster

Well they've probably got something in-mind. But it's still three years away, so that idea will probably change a bit before 2015. Thing is I've heard that they can build above 200ft again after 2016 as part of the stealth deal was the top had to be white and you couldn't build that tall again for ...
by Coasteraddict
Mon May 07, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881982

Re: Thorpe Park 2015 Coaster

I think a hyper would be a good move too, but Thorpe apparently can't exceed 40 meters with this next coaster. Thorpe have covered: Dark coaster: X:\ Inverted looper: Inferno Sitdown looper: Colossus Wingrider: Swarm Dark/sitdown looper: Saw Family/kiddie: Flying Fish Launch: Stealth So what could ...
by Coasteraddict
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Air Tunnel
Replies: 604
Views: 106896

Re: Air Tunnel

You know what I'd really like to see? If/When the air carpark is developed that that bit of the park is sectioned off as a new area with the entrance being built over the path where the lift for Air and the end of the Cafe is in FV and then the area themed to a futuristic look (note not saying space...
by Coasteraddict
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1970
Views: 232820

Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

The problem is that Chessington and Legoland are more children's parks than family parks. London needs its own Alton Towers. Many will disagree, but personally I dislike the idea of segmented theme parks. Intead of getting everything you want in one place (like Alton Towers) everything is split up....
by Coasteraddict
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1985756

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Blaze wrote:
Air was originally intended for 1998, but was delayed.

:)


I thought Beastie was on the spot of where NST now lies?  :?

EDIT: NVM I was getting Thunderlooper orientated the wrong way around.

I can't wait till we start seeing the digger ripping into the hill side.
by Coasteraddict
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Gloomy Wood- Upgrades Ideas
Replies: 93
Views: 13809

Re: The Future of Gloomy Wood- Upgrades Ideas

So effectively another Spinball wizzer?  :x
by Coasteraddict
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1970
Views: 232820

Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

This was from another topic but I feel it is more relevant here. I've always believed that the "THORPE PARK" approach was doomed from the start. Creating a theme park solely aimed at teenagers and young people is a risky move as trends can change as quickly as they arrive and a single mis...
by Coasteraddict
Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Gloomy Wood- Upgrades Ideas
Replies: 93
Views: 13809

Re: The Future of Gloomy Wood- Upgrades Ideas

Now, I'm all for healthy debate, but when people start using swears or calling others opinions "stupid" or "rubbish" - it gets a bit personal. I never got personal when discussing your opinions... Yeah I'm sorry. Wasn't the smartest things to do. Now I don't mean they exact same...
by Coasteraddict
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Gloomy Wood- Upgrades Ideas
Replies: 93
Views: 13809

Re: The Future of Gloomy Wood- Upgrades Ideas

As much as I hate to burst your bubble, but Th13teen would never have been built in Gloomy Wood. It was designed for the Dark Forest (Ug Land) area specifically. Corky, as much as it was loved, was thirty years old, and needed to move on in order for Alton to continue its image as a leading park. T...