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Re: Air Tunnel

Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:58 pm

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The thing with Air is that, barring the music, there's F A 'oasis' theme at all.

Agreed. I've only ever heard of the "Oasis Theme" on here. Watching the advert kinda suggests peace and tranquility. Maybe Utopia is a more accurate description.

Air does seem to have a bit of an identity crisis. Its themeing is, if anything, closer to X-Sector than FV. As others have mentioned, hopefully if SW7 does go ahead in the Air Carpark AT will be forced to do something with it.

Otherwise I don't see ANY hope of rocks, waterfalls, lights or anything. Hell, if they're not even going to paint it (you can get paint that works underwater so that's no excuse) I don't see any hope of elaborate themeing - although any of the above would be nice.
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Re: Air Tunnel

Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:31 am

And so were getting to that time of year again...
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Re: Air Tunnel

Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:14 pm

Its not only the theme, its a dull ride experience (it may be popular because you can "fly") but come on as much as i would like it to go i doubt much changes will be made for following years. Maybe a lick of paint.
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Re: Air Tunnel

Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:38 pm

As long as any theming is abe to incorporate the legendary Air-Tunnel-Mop-Bucket I'm happy!!
 
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Re: Air Tunnel

Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:47 pm

I really cant believe this topic is still going, its what, 5 years old?

I would say that IF SW7 is going to be built on AIR's carpark. this is the best chance we have of getting it done...but im not hopeful
 
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Re: Air Tunnel

Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:09 pm

You'd have to think it would be behind X-Sector on the priority list. But Merlin don't seem too shy on their investment so maybe they will surprise us on an "off year" and give us a repaint, new tunnel and a general tidy up.
 
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Re: Air Tunnel

Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:55 am

"JB1985" wrote:
I really cant believe this topic is still going, its what, 5 years old?

I would say that IF SW7 is going to be built on AIR's carpark. this is the best chance we have of getting it done...but im not hopeful


It's still going because some Air themeing is urgently needed.

A lick of paint will be fine.
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Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:28 pm

You can tell when closed season is nearing as this topic becomes active. :lol:
 
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Re: Air Tunnel

Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:21 am

Yep, it's closed season again! :D

Sad thing is there genuinely were plans to do something with Air. I remember one day when I worked there, some landscape designers (so we were told) came to take pictures, analyse the area and the tunnel for some modifications that were going to be made. Sadly soon after the Skyride had to go and burn down, scuppering all the plans.

Mind you it would have been a nice 2011 addition as we got not a lot else....
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Re: Air Tunnel

Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:00 am

This year was their perfect opportunity to make a few improvements around the park because we didn't get a new ride. Oh well!
 
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Re: Air Tunnel

Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:42 pm

maybe if the new coaster for 2013 is built on the air carpark hopefully air may get some much needed TLC, along with something in that bloody tunnel!
 
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Re: Air Tunnel

Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:55 pm

"The Crab of Nemesis" wrote:
Sad thing is there genuinely were plans to do something with Air. I remember one day when I worked there, some landscape designers (so we were told) came to take pictures, analyse the area and the tunnel for some modifications that were going to be made. Sadly soon after the Skyride had to go and burn down, scuppering all the plans. .

Happens pretty much every year recently, they come down to look at tunnel and try and make plans.

It'd be very difficult to do much with it though. It's not watertight, it's not well insulated, and whatever would end up in there would need to be heavily maintained. But it's good that they do continue to look at it.
 
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Re: Air Tunnel

Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:26 pm

does the floor need to be clear incase of evacuation?

if not, then what about just planting it up? rocks and boulders scattered around with ferns and other shade loving plants living in there?
 
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Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:37 pm

"cookiee_munster" wrote:
does the floor need to be clear incase of evacuation?

if not, then what about just planting it up? rocks and boulders scattered around with ferns and other shade loving plants living in there?


I fear that if it were planted up, then the walls, track and floors would just go green with algae, which is arguably worse than empty space.
 
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Re: Air Tunnel

Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:08 pm

"Mr P""][quote=""cookiee_munster" wrote:
does the floor need to be clear incase of evacuation?

if not, then what about just planting it up? rocks and boulders scattered around with ferns and other shade loving plants living in there?


I fear that if it were planted up, then the walls, track and floors would just go green with algae, which is arguably worse than empty space.[/quote]

hmm, yeah.

what about fake plants?

i remember once when air was announced that the grass near the first drop was specifically going to be long so riders could wave their hands across it. i haven't been to the park in a while, but the last time i was there, the grassy area was always cut...? is it still the same?
 
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Re: Air Tunnel

Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:27 pm

Always cut, cos it'd look awful long.

Fake plants. I had a ten second thought about astroturf even. Then remembered that chewing gum, spit and god knows what else would end up on it. And it'd look rubbish afterwards.
 
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Re: Air Tunnel

Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:38 am

I'd rather have money spent on SW7 than Air's tunnel really. If they were going to do something with it then they'd have done so by now. After all, it has been open for 10 seasons now. :/

I love how this topic has 35 pages! Anyway, as you were. :P
 
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Re: Air Tunnel

Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:59 pm

Does anyone think they'll leave the Scarefest/Fireworks lights in the air tunnel?, they looked great and if the y were even swapped to LEDs for longer lasting bulb life it would still look great, anyone agree?
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Re: Air Tunnel

Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:02 pm

^I somewhat doubt it, but I think it'd be great if they did leave them. It was amazing the difference those two puny lights made.
 
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Re: Air Tunnel

Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:11 pm

Yeah, I highly doubt they'll be there, or even in the next scarefest period..

Halfway through, picsolve got their DVD system live, and that pretty much cancelled out any of the blue light in the tunnel. So, unless the DVD fails and dies.. I doubt we'll see the lights back again.

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