Pretty much confirmed woodie now. Finally.
Plans show F&B units and a game stand.
It integrates with the old Flume Station well as it states it wont be removed.
It seems to have a wooden theme going with either Mutiny Bay or Katanga Canyon (I dont know)
Mostly because it states:
Roof - Thatched effect roof tiles.
Upper Section of walls - Aged and
weathered effect horizontal timber
Lower sections of walls - Grass and
Earth effect bunding.
Lower section of walls - Sandstone
effect wall bunding.
This is very important. Notice magnetic silent lift system and the rides it compares to are Kentucky Rumbler at Beech Bend Park in Kentucky, the Wildcat located at Hershey’s Park, Pennsylvania and the Ozark Wildcat, located at Celebration City.
The proposed attraction will be a timber roller coaster
that will be located towards the north of
the Alton Towers Resort site. Specifically, the proposed ride will be located to the south east of the Sea Life Centre and to the south west of Katanga Canyon. The proposed attraction will be located
upon the current site of the Log Flume attraction, with the Log Flume attraction being removed.
1.3. Reference sound measurement data has been provided by the ride manufacturer, which was taken from similar rollercoaster constructions located in the USA. These are the Kentucky Rumbler at
Beech Bend Park in Kentucky, the Wildcat located at Hershey’s Park, Pennsylvania and the Ozark Wildcat, located at Celebration City. Other related reference data has also been used.
1.4. The roller coaster structure will be formed from timber elements, predominately made up of
Southern Yellow Pine. The rails will be formed from a combination of timber and steel. The build-up will comprise six timber strips fixed on top of one another, with a solid steel rail guider fixed on the top
of the strips. The coaster will have steel wheels that will be guided by the steel and timber
1.5. The coaster will have a ‘silent’ magnetic lift system that will guide the coaster to the first and highest drop.
This will ensure that lift mechanism noise as the carriage travels to its highest elevation
point will not be a concern.
1.6. Low noise magnetic brake systems will also be utilised to minimise the effects of noise from the coaster.
1.7. It is understood that construction programme will commence in September 2016 with
completion anticipated for December 2017.
1.8. This assessment considers the potential noise impacts from the proposed development to off Resort receivers, from both construction and operational activities.