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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 6:53 pm

I'm really sick of this. Firstly, let me point out I'm 99% sure it's an Intamin now, I'm not saying it's not. But why do we all treat this as some sort of confirmation? Yet again someone has totally failed to reveal any sort of sources of any kind. It's probable ATA have gained some new information, but then why the hell can't they tell us about it or even say it's from a source that cannot be divulged?

Totally ignored until some sort of EVIDENCE or SOURCE is provided kbai.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 6:55 pm

I believe its Intamin but like everyone else, I want some damn confirmation.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 6:59 pm

"ShootTheCore" wrote:
I'm really sick of this. Firstly, let me point out I'm 99% sure it's an Intamin now, I'm not saying it's not. But why do we all treat this as some sort of confirmation? Yet again someone has totally failed to reveal any sort of sources of any kind. It's probable ATA have gained some new information, but then why the hell can't they tell us about it or even say it's from a source that cannot be divulged?

Totally ignored until some sort of EVIDENCE or SOURCE is provided kbai.



This is ATA - THE most reliable source out there for Alton Towers news. I really do doubt Dan would post this information if he didn't have some hard evidence to side with this.

Do we not all think it just adds up & fits into place?

To be fair - you'll be the sort of person that needs to see Intamin workers/vans/logos/track on site to actually believe it.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 7:05 pm

"Wes""][quote=""ShootTheCore" wrote:
I'm really sick of this. Firstly, let me point out I'm 99% sure it's an Intamin now, I'm not saying it's not. But why do we all treat this as some sort of confirmation? Yet again someone has totally failed to reveal any sort of sources of any kind. It's probable ATA have gained some new information, but then why the hell can't they tell us about it or even say it's from a source that cannot be divulged?

Totally ignored until some sort of EVIDENCE or SOURCE is provided kbai.



This is ATA - THE most reliable source out there for Alton Towers news. I really do doubt Dan would post this information if he didn't have some hard evidence to side with this.

Do we not all think it just adds up & fits into place?

To be fair - you'll be the sort of person that needs to see Intamin workers/vans/logos/track on site to actually believe it.[/quote]

Exactly, if this wasn't true then it wouldn't be om ATA, they only ever report the truth and I will belive pretty much anything on there, Dan is very reliable for this sort of stuff.

And yes, it does just all add up and fit into place, we've seen the box supports done by Intamin on iSpeed and on their Booster Bikes, and the layout is very similar to part of the Mega Lite layouts, I've always though it would be Intamin for these reasons. I'm now 100% sure it will be an Intamin, it just makes perfect sense and now we've even had confirmation!

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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 7:08 pm

Apart from that the manufacturer will be Intamin, to me that's a pretty big thing


We knew that before hand after we put everything together, well.... anyone with half a brain.
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 7:23 pm

First of all, we can confirm that the manufacturer of the new-for-2010 roller coaster will be Intamin.

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As ever, the park themselves are giving nothing away, so it remains to be seen how things will pan out.

How do these two statements equate, exactly?

I'm sure it is Intamin, but seriously, how can we know for certain without the park announcing as much?
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 8:36 pm

So that people don't think it's only ATA stating this:

From TT News:

Following on from the news story on Alton Towers Almanac earlier, Towers Times now believes that the 2010 rollercoaster project will be manufactured by Intamin.

Intamin were responsible for 2005 success Rita - Queen of Speed, and have also brought the classic Congo River Rapids to the park. It marks a departure for the park, after Nemesis, Oblivion and Air were all made by Bolliger & Mabillard.

Other Intamin rollercoasters in the UK include Stealth and Colossus, both at Thorpe Park in Surrey. The SW6 rollercoaster is touted as an Intamin Mega-Lite model, which is effectively their mini-hyper coaster. Rollercoasters such as Piraten in Denmark feature bunny hops, twists and turns and steep drops - which all feature in the plans for 2010. What the world-first/dark ride section will include however remains highly secret.

More news as we get it.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 8:40 pm

"Jonnyc" wrote:
I guess sanbrooke needs to apologise for stirring up that it would be a B&M.

Why would he need to apologise? He was only told this infomation by a source of his that works up Alton. Shawn is a very loyal person and wouldn't stir things up.

Anyways It was worked out earlier in the topic that it could be made by Intamin. ATA have now confirmed that the ride will be made by Intamin and there very reliable for information anyway so Happy Days.

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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 8:44 pm

Too short for a megalite.

It's an Intamin 4D/Ball

Watch this space!
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 8:48 pm

"Jlton" wrote:
Why would he need to apologise? He was only told this infomation by a source of his that works up Alton. Shawn is a very loyal person and wouldn't stir things up.


I wouldn't be so sure... wasn't he one of the people behind one of the viral marketing hoaxes? I think I recall him being so. If not, then I apologise.

Anyways, yeh, Intamin.

Kinda expected really - never been on an Intamin Mega Lite, but they look decent rides. I'm sure it'll be a cracking ride :)

For me though, what will make this ride will be the theme. We know it's a pretty mediocre layout (apart from some swooping through trees and THE special bit). I'm looking forward to the story that they come up with for this ride. Let's hope it's on a par with Hex and Nemesis.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 8:50 pm

"ShootTheCore" wrote:
I'm really sick of this. Firstly, let me point out I'm 99% sure it's an Intamin now, I'm not saying it's not. But why do we all treat this as some sort of confirmation? Yet again someone has totally failed to reveal any sort of sources of any kind. It's probable ATA have gained some new information, but then why the hell can't they tell us about it or even say it's from a source that cannot be divulged?

Totally ignored until some sort of EVIDENCE or SOURCE is provided kbai.


ATA have never posted a wrong piece of information so far, except for April 1st! Dan has been absolutely fantastic over the years for providing us with information, and I for one believe him!

Anyway at least that's put to bed now; - Intamin. Not my first choice of manufacturer but nevertheless I'm sure this coaster will be fantastic!
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 8:59 pm

Dan is not wrong. Indeed, We/TT could easily have posted this prior to ATA but for various reasons did not. The fact that both sites have exactly the same information (but we didn't know it until just earlier) shows that this is reliable.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 9:10 pm

"AstroDan" wrote:
Dan is not wrong. Indeed, We/TT could easily have posted this prior to ATA but for various reasons did not. The fact that both sites have exactly the same information (but we didn't know it until just earlier) shows that this is reliable.

I believe it's an Intamin, I believe both of you have some sort of source for this information, I just can't see why you can't give some sort of indication as to what it is, even it is just a "source we cannot disclose"...
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 9:12 pm

Well in that case then, it's a source we nor ATA can disclose.

From Intamin:

The unique Mega-Lite Coaster belongs to the family of high coasters, with the first drop of almost 30m, resulting in train speeds up to almost 90 km/h.

The layout is characterized by steep hills and drops, high speed horizontal turns at or close to ground level, over-banked curves, a twisting winding ‘up & down’ middle section, air-borne S-curves, and the hilly camel backs and bunny humps towards the end of the ride. As there are no overhead figures foreseen, open design trains with lapbars can be used to further enhancing the thrill experience. It is however also possible to use the newly developed Intamin shoulder-bars, which are of very soft material and light design. With this restraint system the height restriction might be brought down.

As a result of the impressive height and speed, coaster technology applied has to be at its most advanced for the track fabrication procedures, train design, lift transportation as well as for the braking system. Intamin accomplishes this superior level of manufacturing and design.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 9:12 pm

LOL @ The fact people are still sceptical after it has essentially been confirmed. It's a big yay from me tbh, if you just look at an Intamin mega-lite on YouTube you can see just how great these are, that's providing it is a mega-lite.

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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 9:13 pm

The Mega-Lite, by the way is not confirmed - this, combined with new features, is merely the most likely scenario.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 9:19 pm

Nahh, I didn't think it was confirmed yet mate, just seems a likely option. Not saying it's the only option but its definitely the main one.

I suppose it is fair to assume it is a mega-lite now, if it isn't it will still be very close to one, purely by looking at the track plans we can see this.

Oh and is there any way you can 'unban' leroy? :)
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 9:28 pm

Great new, in fact i couldn't have hoped for a better manufacturer for this kind of ride :mrgreen:
An Mega-Lite adaptation as well... Wow, although i doubt this one will quite pack the punch as the existing ones, the hills will be great knowing intamin are pretty much the kings of ejector airtime!
The special section will further strengthen the ride.
With theming to boot this will be a world class attraction
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 9:34 pm

Last year in the first two Intamin Mega lites where voted as two of the Top 5 steal Coasters in the WORLD (4th and 5th)

[url=http://www.ushsho.com/steelrollercoasterpollresults2008.htm" target="_blank]http://www.ushsho.com/steelrollercoaste ... ts2008.htm[/url]

Although the ride only about 70ft high the airtime hills after the first helix will provide some fantastic air time as you will be traveling very fast over them as are note ven half the hight of the main drop and the bottom of the air time hills is lower than the bottom of the main drop.

I think looking at the plans they have picked some of the best elements from the mega lites plus with the theming and the worlds first it could very easily be a world class coaster.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Thu May 21, 2009 11:57 pm

This is very interesting! Intamin woo! I love intamin so I'm happy with that!

But the thoght of it being a Mega-Lite seems too good to be true. :shock: If I'm correct, that means that this will be the ONLY coaster in the UK to focus solely on airtime am I right? Thank god! :D About bloody time! I know this however hasnt been confirmed, but... aaah! Airtime!

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