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Re: The Future of The Flume

Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:28 pm

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And then you go through a diving barrel roll during the inside section :P


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Re: The Future of The Flume

Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:59 am

I think the flume should be remade up like storm force ten but with either a pirate theme ( Pirates of the Caribbean) or Re themed into a jungle log again. the ride i think needs to be cut short.
 
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:50 pm

Wouldn't it be easier to just build a new, better, modern ride?
 
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:07 pm

Well yes it would. But then we'd loose the flume as we know it. I'd prefer it if they just sprouced it up a bit :)
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:10 pm

They tried that before, and we ended up with the Evil Duck Of Doom! :P

The Flume has had it's day. It's knackered.
 
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:14 pm

If we were to see a new flume, which manufacturer would you like to see on the job? I'd like either Intamin, or B.E.A.R (Stormforce 10).
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:24 pm

I wouldn't be fussy about who made it as long as it was good.
Maybe a water coaster is the way forward, rather than a flume. Something like Vliegende Hollander incorporating a dark ride section would be cool.
 
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:31 pm

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as long as it was good


Thats Pinfari off the list then :P Imagin if they built Alton one :yikes:
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:03 pm

Alton already have a Pinfari. Maybe they got a two-for-one deal and are just waiting for the (very delayed) delivery? :P
 
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:26 pm

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Alton already have a Pinfari. Maybe they got a two-for-one deal and are just waiting for the (very delayed) delivery? :P


LOL... Are you talking about The Beastie? If you are, it wasn't exactly a massive investment to pull the crowds in and surely it would have been delivered by now?! :lol:

I quite fancy an intamin water coaster or if Alton are certain on replacing the old flume with a new one i would like to see a Mack (but make sure it has an inverter). Alton atm are investing alot so i think the flume will just have new boats as pirate ships and a paint job linked into mutiny bay. That wouldn't cost alot... :roll:

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Re: The Future of The Flume

Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:52 am

Regardless of whether people like it, the ride seems knackered to me. It's old and needs replacing by a better, new log flume from Mack.
 
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:17 am

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Regardless of whether people like it, the ride seems knackered to me. It's old and needs replacing by a better, new log flume from Mack.

Mack salesman to the rescue :wink:

I hope it goes soon, It was a painful experience riding it on halloween, all that clunking about.
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:15 pm

Although a water coaster could be a good investment for the park I am undecided about one. One thing I love about the flume is the fact that you have your own tub to yourself and friends. Something that a water coaster may not have.
 
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:27 pm

I don't personally believe Alton will do anything with the Flume until it looks in danger of physically collapsing. However, if and when it's replaced, I do like the idea of just a fancy new updated Flume. Family water attractions, by their very nature, have such a broad appeal that only the constantly moving floatilla of bath tubs/logs/whatever could reasonably deal with the demand on hot, busy days. Log flumes are still a great queue eater, and queue processor.

Get Mack in, some nice pirate theming, get a backwards drop in the mix and push the height of the final drop up to the maximum they could possibly get away with. Bingo! Bob's yer sleazy uncle :)
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:21 pm

"AstroDan" wrote:
Regardless of whether people like it, the ride seems knackered to me. It's old and needs replacing by a better, new log flume from Mack.


I agree that flume is so tired and i would like to see a Mack flume in its place!
 
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:10 pm

id like to see something like the one at universal's ioa
they incorporate a story into the ride which is so much better than bashing around a section of the Flume where the only scenery is the trees :evil:
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:10 pm

I don't know whether i am making this up but is the flume's contract with imperial leather due to run out in March 2010?

If yes then i reckon a pirate re - theme will be on the cards and then in 2012 a whole replacement? - which is NEEDED! - it is falling apart...
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:20 pm

IU still think it should've been "Pirate-ised" when Mutiny Bay came alon, just a few eye-patches on the ducks and pirate hats lying around, gold-coloured water canons dotted around the queue would have made an even unique-er theme!
 
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:07 pm

"numb3r1towersfan" wrote:
I don't know whether i am making this up but is the flume's contract with imperial leather due to run out in March 2010?


Yes it does and i think the 2010 season will be the end of the flume and this time next year we'll all be wondering what AT will build in its place

I think a racing woodie like grand national at BPB would be nice
 
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Re: The Future of The Flume

Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:55 pm

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we'll all be wondering what AT will build in its place


I would say that it has got to be a water ride, as they would need to compensate for the removal of The Flume. Plus I thik that the woods are perfect for a flume style ride, as you can't see, and don't know what's coming up.
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