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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:54 pm

Ummm... anyone think it could be a new roller coaster company?
Just a thought, not sure if Merlin would do that though.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:57 pm

Here's a bit of Gerstauler track with the diagonal rails not going from corner to corner

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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:58 pm

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Also looks like the Intamin, Jet Rescue.

Tbh, we are kinda splitting hairs with the track, the supports will probably reveal more... I hope [-o<
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:05 pm

World's first coaster featuring engineered track elements from more than one major coaster manufacturer, anyone?

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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:15 pm

Well you can scrub my other thinking's .That's definitely 100% Intamin Track we there folks
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:24 pm

I'd laugh if it's revealed to be a new style B&M.

Similarly, could always be a Mack:

[url=http://www.rcdb.com/3403.htm?p=16247" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.rcdb.com/3403.htm?p=16247[/url]
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:32 pm

Its mad looking at that, the track could easily be Black Hole's before they took it away! So similar in the way it looks.

We still don't really know, because I can still see slight differences in the way the tracks look to these soo called "identicle" pictures. Even two rides from the same product and manufacturer may be slightly different. I don't suppose we'll know a manufacturer until we get more news.
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:36 pm

Just so you know, it's definitely an Intamin - it's got stickers on it.

Sam, is that enough proof for you or are you gonna need citation for that? :P
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:43 pm

"Dan" wrote:
Just so you know, it's definitely an Intamin - it's got stickers on it.

Sam, is that enough proof for you or are you gonna need citation for that? :P

I always thought it was most likely an Intamin, I just was looking for some evidence :P

So with the Kawasemi photo I posted, does that 100% confirm it's a Mega-Lite or is that exact bit of track section found on other Intamins? Did it say anything else on the sticker? I'm glad it's an Intamin, wasn't looking forward to a Gerstlauer or Premier tbh...
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:38 pm

"Dan" wrote:
Just so you know, it's definitely an Intamin - it's got stickers on it.

Sam, is that enough proof for you or are you gonna need citation for that? :P


No way.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:50 pm

Thanks so much for the updates. Getting excited now by this. I'm at Alton Towers on Thursday and Friday next week and it'd be great to see some track construction. Exciting stuff!
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:05 pm

Think it's pretty obvious what it is

[url=http://www.intaminworldwide.com/iag/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=60&Itemid=32" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.intaminworldwide.com/iag/ind ... &Itemid=32[/url]

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I reckon replacing the bikes with broomsticks would be fantastic!
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:08 pm

"Dangle" wrote:
I reckon replacing the bikes with broomsticks would be fantastic!

Please no. That would be horrendously clichéd...
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:09 pm

I’m sure I’m a little behind (I only started using the forums recently) but TowersTimes (and others) had a news thread months ago saying that it was an Intamin. It’s still there on the SW6 mini-site.

Anyway the Gerstauler track tends to join the supports slightly differently.

I have noticed something unique about this track. The connecting beam is circular rather than cubic (the cross bit on the supports). Could that track be part of the world first section and why it’s been left on display?


:roll: sorry about my track part names but my technical jargon useless.
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Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:12 pm

"Nightfall" wrote:
I’m sure I’m a little behind (I only started using the forums recently) but TowersTimes (and others) had a news thread months ago saying that it was an Intamin. It’s still there on the SW6 mini-site.

The park has yet to confirm anything. TowersTimes (and ATA) were relying on an informant who they won't name, but who they state is very reliable. However, regardless of how reliable they are, it wasn't confirmation from the park, so it was never 100% confirmed to be correct.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:02 am

It's always been intimin... :)

And the hydraulics are nearly complete for the "building" also.

And thank you to Dan for taking the picture - cheers matey!

Can't see it taking them long getting the track installed either... so never know, might all be up by end of scarefest... ? Who knows...

Im just glad it's not Gersh but never was... Still wondering what the world first element is...
 
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Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:06 am

I'm very happy that Britain will once again be relevant on the world coaster map, as we will be getting a Mega-Lite before North America! Only the 5th in the world, and second in Europe. I'd love Drayton to get one more in the Piraten style off the back of this...
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:11 am

Is this definitely a mega-lite. Can mega-lites be classed as family coasters?
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:23 am

So it's going to be an Intamin "family coaster" according to one of the labels photographed by Dan.
The reaction so far has been disappointment. I don't see why it can't be a great ride just because it's aimed at family, rather than adrenaline junkies. I'm an adrenaline junkie, but I think a well themed tame(ish) ride could be as good.
Just to come up with a few great family rides: Simpsons (motion sim at Universal), The Mummy (dark coaster at Universal), Hex (yes, I think the theming, when it's all working well, makes an average ride punch well above its weight), Tower of Terror (Disney Hollywood Studios)...
The general theme there is imersive theming (except the Simpsons ride which is just an excellent motion sim with average theme). The experience has to begin in the queue, and the dark section needs to be great, but this could still be an excellent ride.
 
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Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:43 am

It probably labeled as a family coaster as it has a 1.2m minimum hight. Remember that Russel Barnes said in the TV interview last year that this will be something special, and also it was mentioned that this coaster will be for Thrill seekers.

Don't write it off just yet just because of the 'Family coaster' label.
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