"And.""][quote=""ShootTheCore""][quote=""Disco Ball""][quote=""Mankey" wrote:
What do people have against family coasters?! I dont get it! :shock: God, I want to know how you'd all cope at Disneyland!
Didn't you get the e-mail? all rides from now built at Alton Towers must be thrill rides....[/quote]
It's ridiculous and stupid to imply that I'm being unreasonable by criticizing SW6 for being family thrill after Alton have (according to your post) been on some sort of Magic-Mountain-style rampage of adding thrill rides constantly year after year.
They haven't, in the last 10 years three of the years have been for thrill seekers (and that's debatable, firstly one of them was crap (Submission) and one of them (Air) I'd definitely class as "family thrill". That's less than a third of the years for thrill seekers. Not what I call a balance at all.[/quote]
I could imagine a Peter Griffin style tantrum after that little rant.
In your opinion the rides of the last decade have not been for thrill seekers, but what Alton Towers is trying to do is create an overall balance of kiddy, family, thrill rides across the whole park.
Corkscrew was a family thrill ride. It was removed. It is being replaced by another family thrill ride.
I don't see why it should be any other way.
The Secret Weapon tag is not about a military/secret installation theme no matter which way you spin it. It's about pushing the boundaries of what people expect from rollercoasters. In that respect, I think this new ride fits the bill.[/quote]
Will you be happy when the next major coaster is toned down for families? And the next? And the next? I'm not saying their shouldn't be family thrill coasters, but their should be a mix and the way the resort is heading, it doesn't feel like we're ever gonna get a true thrill coaster again. Trying to be everything to all people all the time means you don't do anything well. Jack of all trades, master of none.
And your point about it replacing the Corkscrew; when it was built Corky was definitely a full-on thrill coaster, it should be replaced with one. Thrill coaster for SW6, "family-thrill" for Black Hole, then another thrill coaster in a few years, and so on. That'd be fine with me.