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Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:11 pm

With the closure of the flume do we know if its been removed or will be sbno for 2016 ?
 
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Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:12 pm

fitchy wrote:
With the closure of the flume do we know if its been removed or will be sbno for 2016 ?


We don't know for sure, but the rumours suggested a complete removal of the Flume.
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Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:14 pm

I'll miss the 'putputputputputput' of Ripsaws water jets, a strangely calming soundtrack for Forbidden Valley.
 
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Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:36 pm

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I'll miss the 'putputputputputput' of Ripsaws water jets, a strangely calming soundtrack for Forbidden Valley.


Hopefully we should have a new roller coaster there between 2017-2018 :)
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Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:16 am

I didn't want to believe RIPSAW was being taken away, but MI7 pretty much slapped me with the truth that it was.

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Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:19 am

I hope they put some theming there. That concrete is an eye-sore!
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Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:17 am

theparklifekid wrote:
I didn't want to believe RIPSAW was being taken away, but MI7 pretty much slapped me with the truth that it was.

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i hope that area gets filled by part of a new ride!
 
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Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:52 am

scruffy_ wrote:
theparklifekid wrote:
I didn't want to believe RIPSAW was being taken away, but MI7 pretty much slapped me with the truth that it was.

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i hope that area gets filled by part of a new ride!



Hopefully SW8 in 2017 or 2018. More likely 2018 now.
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Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:08 am

To be completely honest I don't see that area being used for much for awhile, in my opinion the most likely case scenario would be it is used as an outdoor seating area to eventually be replaced with a flat ride. In regards to SW8, it hasn't been 100% confirmed that it would have been going here, and for some reason I just can't see it right now. The reason being is that the resort hadn't purchased a wooden supported coaster (as we can assume it will be or was) because the public were believed to think they weren't safe, so would it really be in the resorts best interest to install one just after the recent incident?

I don't know I just feel as though those select plans may have been pushed back, and swapped out for an alternative.
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Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:10 am

Yes I think that the wooden coaster may now be SW9.
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Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:31 pm

After 34 years of soaking our guests, it’s time for The Flume to retire.


The above quote is from the most recent Alton Tower's blog. It also mentions the closure and removal of Ripsaw, as well as the recent changes due to Towers Loving Care.The blog can be found here.
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Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:35 pm

118hazaman wrote:
After 34 years of soaking our guests, it’s time for The Flume to retire.


The above quote is from the most recent Alton Tower's blog. It also mentions the closure and removal of Ripsaw, as well as the recent changes due to Towers Loving Care.The blog can be found here.


I'm so sad and angry at the removal of the flume, though. I'm going to miss it so much :(
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Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:26 pm

I would assume we'll be seeing a family- thrill or thrill water ride in the next two years, battle galleons is only really popular about a week or two a year and Rapids isn't really that wet if you're unlucky (or for some people, lucky!) Mack water coaster anyone? :)
 
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Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:29 pm

I've called a MACK water coaster for a short while, this further cements the idea to me at least. Also if it leads to Merlin getting MACK mega coasters that's good by me :lol
 
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Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:46 pm

I never went on ripsaw i'm very upset I decided not to ride it but i'm sure there a rides like it out there I can experience at the very least and while I enjoyed the flume when I was young for a while I have always gone to AT during the colder months add that with it's less than stellar theme I think it's ok to let it go.
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Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:46 am

Well Altons comments on their Facebook page are certainly quite interesting regarding the future of the site and the plans they have
 
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Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:14 am

I Hate the fact Merlin think they can remove or leave rides SBNO without no plans in place to replace them straight away. This would never have happened under Tussuards ownership. We still waiting for a replacement for Submission.
 
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Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:32 am

Themeparksandy1981 wrote:
I Hate the fact Merlin think they can remove or leave rides SBNO without no plans in place to replace them straight away. This would never have happened under Tussuards ownership. We still waiting for a replacement for Submission.


If this was John Broome we would have a ride there ASAP. It may not have had planning permission but a ride would be there! :lol
I really think the park needs to gain that flare back when they strived to be the best they could be. Broome, especially in the early 80's took a real pride in the park and replaced rides quickly.

I really hope we get an exciting, well executed ride in the Flume's area.
 
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Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:00 pm

In the 90's I loved the fact that I could go to Alton Towers and get a good ride count. There was a great mixture of coasters,flats and top dark rides added. Like now unless you love coasters or under the age of 5 there isn't much to do at Alton Towers now.
 
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Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:33 pm

I think it's disgraceful that Ripsaw has been removed and the flume retired with no replacements at all in place!

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