Alton Towers and any new ride and may have set up an agreement to all send back replies like this. This presumes Alton are on good terms with B&M if they aren't the manufacturer.
Do you seriously think that Alton Towers management are sitting in their office, so bored, they have nothing better to do than to set up a confusing trap in order to trick 50 or so people following a thread the forum. Really? I mean common... there is imaginative thinking but this is just OTT.
As for all of these people screaming about the costs of changing track design. Have you actually considered what these costs might be? Because changing a track design simply requires slight adjustments to drawings that would otherwise of have to have been made anyway. As for production of this track, once again, costs would not be a problem, as the track is made from sheet steel, its simply a matter of constructing it is a slightly different way. I mean, if anything a new track design could cut costs as it may require less steel to be used in the first place. The stuff isn't churned out of a mass production factory, it's simply a load of men welding and cutting sheet steel to drawings.
Can I also point out that I personally don't believe that a slight difference to the track in the drawings and that of standard B&M would have any major impact on planning. As far as the council are concerned the track on the plans is generally representative of what direction the track will take. It's like submitting plans for an extension, on the plans it may have PVC windows, but at the end of the day so long as they are in the same position I can have them whatever design I wish, be it stained glass, metal inlay and so on...
I would also like to bring up the idea that it may simply be the case that B&M have sub-contracted the track to a different company or ride manufacture and that they are simply producing the trains. It's unlikely but has happened in the past with various ride manufactures.
Im not going to say for sure it's B&M, but it certainly looks like it will be.