MakoMania wrote:Hopefully it is, the loss of RMT and CRR for a season would be huge for the family market.
Owen wrote:MakoMania wrote:Hopefully it is, the loss of RMT and CRR for a season would be huge for the family market.
Why would blocking that path mean the loss of those rides may I ask? There are other ways to reach Katanga Canyon via Haunted Hollow and other path ways leading from Mutiny Bay, not to mention the skyride. In terms of work traffic you have to remember that the park isn't open 24/7 7 days a week and so I doubt that they'd want to close the area on operating days when they have plenty (including 2017/18 closed season) of time throughout the year with no guests.
MakoMania wrote:I'd highly doubt a GCI would have a 1.3m height restriction. Can't say for sure though.
Stan.H wrote:If I'm being honest Theme Park Crafter, I'm not sure if this is a game of Chinese Whispers not gonna lie! So I am really going to take this as a pinch of salt, but I do like the sound of fire...
But, nethertheless I'm really hoping that SW8 isn't going to be TH13TEEN v2.0. I mean if the fire bit is true, I mean it could be spectacualr, but look at the Telsa Coil, or the effects in Saw: The Ride, or the fireball on THE SWARM as well as the mist on inferno; the effects are not very reliable, and quite often down, the telsa coil especially. So on opening day it'll look amazing but on a rainy sunday in september, I'll put money on its broken!
Also Merlin, if you are reading this, please, please, please dont over hype it!
xylyx wrote:If they call it Runaway Mine Train 2 Electric Boogaloo I will go every single day for the entire season. Especially if the centerpiece is a giant dancing robot with an afro that watches you as you speed around the track, and does the finger snap and point as you pull into the station
Yeah the themes are always hard to call and you have the same problem as with cryptic films and magic shows: you start reading everything as a clue, then you're putty in their hands lol.
Ryan.B wrote:From what I've seen, one of the paths which isn't currently open to the public will be opened up. I've drawn up a rather bad diagram but it should give a general idea for possible construction entrances.
Owen wrote:Personally I think a mining theme is too safe for Merlin. One thing I adore about Merlin is their way of being brave and unique with their themes. If we look at previous themes a mining theme just seems a bit bland.
TH13TEEN - A family coaster with the theme of a forest taking over a pre-historic town
The Swarm - Machincal flying aliens plucking people from the ground and taking them around a destroyed landscape
The Smiler - A happiness machine devoloped after various forms of brutal human testing occurred
Ghost Train - A tube train which is attacked by monsters due to a hideous gas that is changing people
To me a mining theme seems a bit generic. Of course they could always put a spin on it and make it something different, but I personally think something more magical is needed in order to bring back the Alton Towers magic that's sorely lacking at the moment