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by 118hazaman
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 942
Views: 206390

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Similar to The Smiler (2013) and Nemesis Sub-Terra (2012), could we see a medium investment made at the end of this season, for 2016 and then a major investment for 2017?
by 118hazaman
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 501124

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Can you ever believe the timings the media give? 2 hours of being stuck "upside down" on air changed to 20 minutes on the chain lift. I bet '2 hours' was a quick check up and then they were advised to go to Hospital if they felt they needed to.
by 118hazaman
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 501124

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

...it would be too fast for the track, it would create lateral g's in some inversions as the ride would have been designed to go slower. This is technically incorrect. On paper both a 4 row cart and a 2 row cart would have the same maximum speed as all objects accelerate towards the ground at a spe...
by 118hazaman
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 501124

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I think they could be forced to just use the trains as 2 rows of 4. But like someone else said they could have 2 loading areas. What would this solve? It wouldn't change anything safety wise, and as rightly said above the ride would not be able to function with the lack of momentum. It's just not p...
by 118hazaman
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 501124

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

If the smiler is to have a re theme I hope the park goes for the original concept art and it makes it look more sinister and fits well with xsector. Concept art video: http://youtu.be/yA2Y_aw0ojw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Surely this theming would be worse from the ride's publi...
by 118hazaman
Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 501124

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

After looking through Twitter at #AltonTowers it seems like many people have switched their focus from the accident itself, to the hatred of Kay Burley.
by 118hazaman
Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 501124

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Just a question, for Physics reasons, how much does a single cart on the Smiler weigh in kg? (What is the mass of the one of the Smiler carts?)
by 118hazaman
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rides you want to see leave the park.
Replies: 99
Views: 28826

Re: Rides you want to see leave the park.

I think that the park does really need to concentrate on adding rides with an excellent level of theming. They have some amazing rides, but a lot of them lack the theming that makes Alton Towers an 'enchanting' place. I think that Rita should leave the park soon, in return for another launch coaster...
by 118hazaman
Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 574
Views: 100168

Re: 2015 - Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure

Alton Towers just released 'First Test Run' footage of the new Octonauts RollerCoaster Adventure.

Click here to view the coaster in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-uyVDyt3IQ
by 118hazaman
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: How old were you when...
Replies: 33
Views: 9084

Re: How old were you when...

I remember going on Kraken in Sea World, Florida. I wasn't tall enough and rushed past the man measuring people. I got on the ride and the woman asked, "You don't look tall enough for this." But I managed it in the end and it was definitely worth it. Then shortly afterwards I went on Saw t...
by 118hazaman
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1242431

Re: SW8

The smiler could have been much better if they spent a lot lot more on themeing, they didnt so the end result imo seems a bit pointless and a waste of money. I thought that the Smiler theming was good for what it is. Being one of the most compact roller coasters in the world doesn't leave a lot of ...
by 118hazaman
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1242431

Re: SW8

Where did the suggested "SW7 was a B&M, but was pushed back and now will SW8" thingy originate from anyway? I've heard it be said millions of times...
by 118hazaman
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1242431

Re: SW8

I think SW9 will be the dark ride. If it was in/on Duel then surely Duel would be removed at the end of this season. Also, if FV needs a revamp and SW8 is a speculated B and M, I think the ride could go there to boost the amount of people it attracts. I'm sure someone said Nemesis and Air don't get...
by 118hazaman
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1242431

Re: SW8

sw7nutter wrote:
Ok then all we know about sw8 is... Oh actually then we know nothing.


Well we know it's a big attraction, but we can't even say it's going to be a roller coaster! It could just be a large water ride, or something completely out of the blue.
by 118hazaman
Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1242431

Re: SW8

sw7nutter wrote:
The only thing we know about sw8 is that it will be in a hole.


You never know, it might just hug the ground!
by 118hazaman
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1242431

Re: SW8

No, I meant the floorless launch for when Rita is still here. If they market it differently, just use the speed as a slogan. An Intamin Rita style launch is different to a more stealth-ish launch on a floorless coaster, right? Stealth and Rita are launched using the exact same methods. Both are mad...
by 118hazaman
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1242431

Re: SW8

I suppose. But I hope that SW8 has some kind off LSM/LIM launch because a launch like that isn't seen in Alton Towers. As long as it uses the terrain more or weaves in and out of the tree line, I'm sure it could be considered different to Rita and not overlap target audiences.
by 118hazaman
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1242431

Re: SW8

Rita is a good ride, it's different from the others and gives more variety to the park. However it could have been done better, track layout and theming wise. I kind off hope SW8 has a launch, but then that discards the use of B&M as the company. So, I don't really know what I want ha ha
by 118hazaman
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1242431

Re: SW8

By the way I think that Oblivion would have enough speed to do a larger circuit. Oblivion is the fastest roller coaster at Alton Towers; at 68mph compared to Rita's 61.1mph. But I suppose due to the Dive Coaster cars, Oblivion is affect by wind resistance a lot more then other rides.
by 118hazaman
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 884354

Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster 2016?

So does that mean a 2016 coaster for Thorpe Park and a 2017 coaster for Alton Towers, ensuring that they don't compete with each other?
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