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Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:06 pm

Just out of interest, who were the manufactures of the cross-valley woody likely to be? Or were the plans simply done by Alton before contracting a company to make it (seems unlikely).
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Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:12 pm

I think Alton were thinking of appointing CGI to work with them however the plans were pulled before this came to fruition. I think it was just simply a design by JW, nothing more.
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Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:15 pm

i think a coaster could be built using a corner of forbidden valley as a start point and a chain to bring it back to the station it would give a steep drop and a good run of the valley.
 
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Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:19 pm

I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but with the elections coming up, is it possible that the policies on Planning permission would be different with different parties? Maybe a more relaxed party could make these plans more possible?
 
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Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:51 pm

"King Sykes" wrote:
I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but with the elections coming up, is it possible that the policies on Planning permission would be different with different parties? Maybe a more relaxed party could make these plans more possible?


Nice thought. But considering most of the 'problems' are caused by local residents, it is highly unlikley that any local candidate would suggest a relaxing of planning controls. I think the same applies to central government too in reality.

Interesting thought that hell lepard - in that scenario the parts of the coaster in coaster corner would be relatively quiet and that might be a feasible way of making use of that area. I'm not familiar enough with the layout of the park to know whether the remainder of the coaster would be acceptable though.
 
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Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:59 pm

"King Sykes" wrote:
I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but with the elections coming up, is it possible that the policies on Planning permission would be different with different parties? Maybe a more relaxed party could make these plans more possible?

I made a topic about this a while ago, might be interesting reading for you. :)

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Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:23 pm

Not anything that could change really drasticly due to one of three different stuges/crooks in number10 Anything that happens in politics takes an age to happen anyway.

Just out of interest there are 3 "10" coasters out of the 18 "10" coasters on coasterforces best coasters bit, although this may not be the best data the figures add up to 16.65% approx. Which proves they can compete with steelies. I would consider the alton woodie could prove better ahd it been built than all other woodies, just look at (goes to get woodie-biased "roller coasters" book from shelf) the thunderbolt :)
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