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by SkuM001
Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Black Hole & Alton/New Beast
Replies: 50
Views: 16127

I suppose the engineer wouldnt of known where it went, and what came back, he just had to engineer what was there, so your theory sounds very plausable. But he used the words "ripped out" in his discussion, I wouldnt have used them otherwise ;) But yeah, sounds right, layout the same, steel work mod...
by SkuM001
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Black Hole & Alton/New Beast
Replies: 50
Views: 16127

Dont have a picture to demonstate, sure someone does. Its the cross bars. As in the ones that are at diagonals. The current Jet Star 2 has a diagonal bar across every square section, while the old one only had a diagonal bar every 3rd square (Or something like that, someone there can correct me if I...
by SkuM001
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Black Hole & Alton/New Beast
Replies: 50
Views: 16127

At the event, the engineer made it quite clear the whole ride was ripped out in 1988, and completely replaced with a Jet Star 2. Complete new ride. He never mentioned what it used to be though, so it was quite possibly another Jet Star 2. (However, we were shown the difference between pre 1988 track...
by SkuM001
Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Security Issues
Replies: 59
Views: 16099

Security is bad in the getting in sense too.

Gates are often left open, leading directly into the park, right next to the car park.

Nothing to stop you getting in, expect a sign saying "This gate must be locked at all times".

Often the gates are left open for days at a time.
by SkuM001
Mon May 31, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Top Ten Music Chart
Replies: 34
Views: 11730

The Flume music is brilliant

But for some reason you have not included it.

It would easily make the top 10.

Some official top 10 :roll: :lol: