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Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:28 pm

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I don't think much more will happen untill closed season, maybe the general landscaping and concrete but that's about it, the coaster itself will go up pretty quick.. It's just a pain that we won't be able to see what's going on in closed season.


At least it's a bit more visible than TH13TEEN
 
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Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:40 pm

Construction Update - August 11th 2012

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View all the photos on our SW7 Minisite! Click Here! :)
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Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:47 am

Great update, thanks guys :)
that's a big hole they're digging at the bottom of the site. if my model is anything to go by, it pretty much confirms the track layout on the plans are accurate.

a couple of reference pics for you, the deep excavation they have made looks like the area in front of the station, which is lower than the rest of the plaza to give clearance for the interlocking batwing/cobra roll element.

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Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:06 pm

Great pics! Nice to see things moving on a little now.
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Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:25 am

Hello all

I was at the park on Sunday and saw 3 new metal beams that have now been put in near the top end by the loo,s also a new brick base also (looks like breeze block) that is around 4 feet high. Also there is a big poster halfway down towers street too that now says "SW7 Opening March 2013" no date yet but the posters are popping up all over now. Im back at the park on in the next week or so and will try to get some pics.
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Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:46 am

:D it gonna be sick i think it gonna be better than nemesis you no because the event last year was to see what type of ride they were gonna do for sw7 that what i recon  :roll:
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Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:45 pm

DontLookDown98 wrote:
:D it gonna be sick i think it gonna be better than nemesis you no because the event last year waas to see what type of ride they were gonna do for sw7 that whhat i recon  :roll:


If I had a pound every time someone said a new ride would be better than nemesis, apart from this time, it might be right!
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Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:35 pm

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DontLookDown98 wrote:
:D it gonna be sick i think it gonna be better than nemesis you no because the event last year waas to see what type of ride they were gonna do for sw7 that whhat i recon  :roll:


If I had a pound every time someone said a new ride would be better than nemesis, apart from this time, it might be right!


And the fact this ride has been in planning for 3 years, before they did the All Time Greats campaign.  :roll:
 
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Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:00 pm

I thought the promotion was to help decide what theme the new dark-ride to be.

In less it's a coincidence Nemesis won and they then went ahead with Nemesis Sub Terra.
(I have no idea how they would have done a dark ride for Air. Air doesn't strike me as a ride themed on making you afraid)
 
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Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:23 pm

scw55 wrote:
I thought the promotion was to help decide what theme the new dark-ride to be.

In less it's a coincidence Nemesis won and they then went ahead with Nemesis Sub Terra.
(I have no idea how they would have done a dark ride for Air. Air doesn't strike me as a ride themed on making you afraid)



maybe it could of been a fly school that got invaded by the nemesis "crab"....


anyway back on topic guys nice to see a big hole
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Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:42 pm

scw55 wrote:
I thought the promotion was to help decide what theme the new dark-ride to be.

In less it's a coincidence Nemesis won and they then went ahead with Nemesis Sub Terra.
(I have no idea how they would have done a dark ride for Air. Air doesn't strike me as a ride themed on making you afraid)


It could have been a underground launch tower instead of a drop tower, Oblivion however would have been a good choice with the black hole tent opposite but that would mean no sw7
 
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Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:35 pm

I really hope they put a time lapse up soon...
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Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:02 am

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I really hope they put a time lapse up soon...


Yeah like they did with the corkscrew.
 
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Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:44 am

With the Corkscrew???

I've never seen that...
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Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:00 pm

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With the Corkscrew???

I've never seen that...

Think they mean this http://www.altontowersheritage.com/members/corkscrew.asp
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Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:07 am

Great to see some proper construction at last! Although those of you trying to compare this with Nemesis need your bottoms smacked! Comparing to a ledgend normally ends in dissapointment, so maybe treat it as a new experience or compare it to something similar, like Saw! Do that, and it will be no dissapointment!
 
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Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:04 pm

stu1980 wrote:
Hello all

I was at the park on Sunday and saw 3 new metal beams that have now been put in near the top end by the loo,s also a new brick base also (looks like breeze block) that is around 4 feet high. Also there is a big poster halfway down towers street too that now says "SW7 Opening March 2013" no date yet but the posters are popping up all over now. Im back at the park on in the next week or so and will try to get some pics.


I'm heading up a couple of times in September so hoping this means I'll see some action / more beams put up.  :)

Imagine they'll be leaving any worlds first / special sections til after the parks closed for the season.
 
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Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:23 pm

stu1980 wrote:
Hello all

I was at the park on Sunday and saw 3 new metal beams that have now been put in near the top end by the loo,s also a new brick base also (looks like breeze block) that is around 4 feet high. Also there is a big poster halfway down towers street too that now says "SW7 Opening March 2013" no date yet but the posters are popping up all over now. Im back at the park on in the next week or so and will try to get some pics.

I'm pretty sure that they're just leftover supports from the Black Hole. I have no idea why they are still there though  :?
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Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:55 pm

Going sometime early september so I'll get some photo's up of progress then.
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:36 pm

Hey Guys

Firstly the fences have been pushed further into X sector
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Next. The hole is now no longer a hole and is rapidly becoming a lake
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The cause of the lake
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From the bottom looking up (taken through the gate.
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From the top looking down
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usual shot from oblivion queue
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