I havn't posted in here since i put those pics up a couple of days ago. Many thanks to the people who have appreciated them :)
The people who sort of know me will know that i have enjoyed a good coaster, as well as the other aspects of the park, for about the last 20 odd years.
Over the years, there have been periods where there have been more thrill rides produced than others, then in recent history we have seen a lean towards family types of attractions. The success of the park/resort over all these years just always suggests to me that there is an intrinsic philosophy within the minds of any given management team to keep all potential customers interested. The people in control i'm sure are not naive.
They have taken the time to recruit John Wardley for advice or more as far as i remember (i really don't check out all the coaster threads so i could be wrong!). Would he just advise some crap at Alton being as successful as he is? I feel that they know there is a need for a tilt back to thrills over the next few years...starting here.
I'm not even suggesting that there will be an oblivion style ride where it is basically just, let's make people crap themselves. I reckon that SW6 will be a ride that is open and good for families but will be a bit of a shock to their system as soon as they find their selves racing through wherever they go. A bit like corkscrew in the way it could be a bit of a hardcore first coaster, a bit like the mine train where it really is a bit faster/rougher than you think it would be. Other than this, you know it'll have an excellent theme if Wardley is involved. Then there's whatever is going on in the ride generally, which i don't know exactly because i havn't seen the plans at Rita's level. Let's add a world first to that too, whatever that is?
I've really got a feeling that this is going to be an interesting, thrilling ride. People will travel from abroad to ride this amongst others like Nemesis. The land towards Abbey wood has been there for a long time. I don't think the park with how clued up about planning they are nowadays would sacrifice that land for how many years if the ride wouldn't be worth it?
Just my thoughts. I think this will be a good one.
and here's my pics from a few days ago as i reckon some people may have missed them...