Well, this is a bit early - but for a bit of fun, why the hell not... (Also note that this thread may die on its arse due to bad planning, lack of humour, me losing interest or all of the above).
SW7 is around the corner... so let's have some fun with it. I'll be posting various questions in the thread and all you have to do is submit your guess at the answer. Whoever is closest wins a point, and whoever wins the most rounds by the time SW7 opens, well, wins.ROUND ONE: On what date will the BH Tent begin to be removed?Ritadz: 12th June
SpinballEdders: 28th April
ryanoxall: 15th May
stelios7: 11th April
Longy: 27th April
TomG: 28th May
the son on the hole: 18th AprilMagrathea: 12th AprilBlaze: 16th April
djtruefitt: 16th April
Nightfall: 16th AprilWINNER: Magrathea - 3 point! Runner-up: Nightfall - 1 point!ROUND TWO: Guess what outrageously OTT slogan will appear on the construction boards around the site?
Ritadz: "Face your fears on the most intense ride ever built!"
SpinballEdders: "Your worst nightmare upside down... 8 times"
ryanoxall: "the lord of darkness' second coming, in 2013"
stelios7: "Testing... Unsuccessful... Coming in 2013"
Longy: "Error. Systems Failing. Save yourself. <ride name or hint> is coming"
TomG: "Beyond anything you've ever imagined"
the son on the hole: "Testing has begun, dare you help us at <ride name hint>Magrathea "can't think of anything suitably awful"
Blaze: "Another great new ride coming 2013"
djtruefitt: Worlds First Ride. Opening 2013
Nightfall: The Ultimate Roller Coaster
Charlee: The Experiment Continues 2013
SIMR: "Put yourself to the test (in 2013)"
James: "The world's first vertical launch coaster. Face your fears. 2013. <website>"
ZenakuShi: Testing commences in t minus <Days>
MattH - "Warning: This strain could be lethal, Experience (Insert Ride Name/Ride Teaser Name Here), Spring 2013"
Queenmaya99 - "We need help... The Lord of Darkness is back.. Coming soon- (Name of ride)"
JoshC - "The most intense ride known to man and machine...coming 2013"ROUND THREE: What will the first publicity/PR stunt be?
Ritadz: "New ride so terrifying that the seats will double as a toilet in case riders sh!t themselves."
SpinballEdders: "An Alien invasion in Stoke town centre"
ryanoxall: "Something to do with the number eight on the 8/8/12 at 8:08PM."
badboi787: "A massive gas leak at Alton Towers caused by a failed experiment at X-Sector"
The Psychoaster: "DNA testing to test for thrill-seekers. Follow up news that someone now has a rollercoaster obsessive illness"
SIMR: "the park have hired a plethora of top-end security guards to keep their new extreme thrill ride hidden in mystery."
Stelios7: "X-Sector police scaring off around the site. High security like Blivvy's opening. "
James: "Thrill scientists deem new ride at Alton Towers Resort as the 'world's most extreme rollercoaster'"
Charlee: "Scientist deem new ride unsafe after test dummies fall out of extreme ride! "
MinteButtons: "The appearance of "mysterious men" around the black hole site - after a strange thing was found during routine maintenance."
ZenakuShi "huge governmental slip up- DNA testing machine gone haywire, all areas in the immediate vicinity to be detained. Full investigation coming"
the son on the hole: "mysterious spotting of men walk around the old black hole site have been seen at alton towers *que photoshopped picture of two shadowy men walking in x-sector*"
djtruefitt: "After recent resortation work, something strange has been uncovered on the old black hole site, and the builders are now too scared to work alone!"
MattH - "Dna strain causes mass hysteria, causes cult"
Queenmaya99 - "Security arround construction site, just like oblivions, but also with a tv screen, with Lord of Darkness laughing, flickering on and off."
JoshC - "Genetic testing subjects wanted for new roller coaster."ROUND FOUR: What date will the BH tent be fully de-constructed?Ritadz: June 12th
SpinballEdders: 26th April
ryanoxall: 25th May
badboi787: 7th May
The Pyschoaster: 30th AprilSIMR: 27th April
James: 21st April
Charlee: 9th MayMinteButtons: 24th April
Nightfall: 25th April
ZenakuShi: 30th Aprilthe son on the hole: 26th April
djtruefitt: 27th AprilMattH - 5th MayQueenmaya99 - 12th May
JoshC - 8th MayWINNER: MattH - 3 points! Runner up: badboi787 - 1 point!ROUND FIVE: What will the WORLD'S FIRST be?
Ritadz - First inverting track (while you are on it, it changes)
SpinballEdders - Interlocking Cobras
James - Vertical launch
Charlee - Vertical launch
ryanyoxall - self-duelling
MinteButtons - interlocking cobras
MattH - vertical launch
the son on the hole - worlds first jumping track (on the straight the track moves up and down as you travel on it)
Queenmaya99 - interactive coaster
Tom G - 11+ inversions
JoshC - The CarsROUND SIX: When will we see the first signs of the track arriving on park
ryanyoxall - 18th November
SpinballEdders - 21st Sep
Jonny. F - 5th Sepdjtruefitt - 4th June
the son on the hole - 25th Aug
Queenmaya99 - 23rd Sep
Tom G - 1st Sep
JoshC - 15th AugROUND SEVEN: When will the SW7 website be updated?
ryanyoxall - 7th August
SpinballEdders - 8th August
Jonny F - 1st Aug
djtruefitt - 6th Aug
the son on the hole - 20th Aug
Queenmaya99 - 18th July
Tom G - 7th May
JoshC - 7th JulyROUND EIGHT: First mention of SW7 on the news
-ROUND NINE: Opening date?
-ROUND TEN: Guess the name
Magrathea - 3 points
MattH - 3 points
Nightfall - 1 point
badboi787 - 1 point.
If you have ideas for more rounds, let me know and I'll consider them.