Carrying on from the news topic...
"] The 2008 season will see the next large investment for the park, in terms of a "major and exciting" project. The nature and location of this major new project has yet to be officially released, although a planning application may be made soon.
It could be a water coaster seeing as there were rumours not that long ago. It would make sense seen as the planning application is only just going to be placed.
Water coasters do look fun, but I also find them hideous to look at and I'm not sure if Alton Towers could make the effort to theme one Europa-style.
It may be a major, thrilling dark ride of the Tower of Terror/Adventures of Spiderman/DarKastle type variety or even a new indoor coaster ala Revenge of the Mummy. For it to be 'Major and Exciting' I would think it would have to be at less suitable for small children and more adapted to thrill-seekers. However rides such as ToT seem to attract people of all ages which I suppose is the perfect aim in building a ride.
Could also simply be another short outdoor coaster that seems to be the current trend, and maybe even another prototype coaster from B&M.
The hill that the Air queue goes up looks perfect for a lift hill up the side, in a similar way that Nemesis does.
Anyway, next summer looks like it will be much more exciting than this one. :D