"2006+ Planning Worker" wrote:
Heard many different stories regarding the future of the tent, its fair to say something is going to happen next year as they would of removed the tent by now, its probably gunna be a flat ride, rumours suggest a drop tower which sinks into the tent on its drop. Could be difficult with the height restrictions
What a waste if it is.
I can't see it anyway - we know of the problems related to the noise from Oblivion - resulting in the loss of the "Don't look down" audio. And a drop tower causes most of it's noise from the screams as it starts to drop.
I'm convinced that tent has been kept for a reason - maybe something related to planning rules, or as something to use as a bargain tool. (eg as part of the development for Project xyz, we will remove the tent)
I guess it's also a low priority for Alton Towers, since they have been able to continue with other developments since the demise of the Black Hole. Maybe SW6 was originally destined to be there - the free fall drop would certainly have worked inside the tent. Obviously I am only speculating, but it could be that other factors in the design of the ride or problems with Corkie or other things of which I have no knowledge that caused it to be built where it has.