2016: Air - Re-theme to VR Coaster - Galactica

Discussion in 'Planning Portal Archive' started by AT86, 20th Jul 2015.

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  1. PeteB

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    Exactly what I'm thinking. Probably sponsorship by British Airways and the tunnel themed to a runway. The new indoor sections at the station are likely to be boarding gates and a photo opportunity prior will no doubt be where you collect your boarding pass.

    Unless they're making it go faster and putting several inversions into the track, then I couldn't care less. Extremely unlikely. So whatever they're going to do, it won't make the ride any better, probably worse like other ride refurbs.

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    ^ that's the spirit @PeteB
     
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    More likely Ryanair than British Airways :D
     
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    Quite possibly! I've just downloaded the new blue AT logo and noticed in the URL, it is entitled 'air-space-logo'.

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    Hmmm, interesting. Could just be the style they are going for, or it could be more a space theme. Not sure how that would fit into FV mind!

    :)
     
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    Airspace is where aircraft fly. So I wonder if there is going to be a pre batching area with airport style security and body searching (oh no rubber gloved teen hosts)
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    Could it be to do with the Nemesis' home planet?
     
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    Surely it will be essuer to make it fit than the current no theme
     
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    Mmm...wonder if it is going along the lines of something space/military like, does it mean that we might get something like what the original theme what we were supposed to get?
     
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    The original theme was never meant to be military, that is just a long standing fan rumour (source: John Wardley).

    :)
     
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    What was the original theme to be again? I keep hearing it was supposed to be an oasis theme or something? Then again judging how little of it is themed currently, I guess they have nothing to lose to put a theme on top.
     
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    Yes was an oasis theme, with waterfalls.

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    It would have actually been a really cool theme if they had done it.
     
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    Imagine those drawing with no waterfalls and badly welded high fences and if you squint.... It's almost just like it.
     
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  14. Altonadvocate1

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    Like the new logo. Part of me thinks they would not design a new park logo and release it this early for something as trivial as a retheme for an existing ride. I know we will not be getting SW8 in 2016 and maybe not even in 2017, but last time we got a radically different resort logo we got The Smiler.

    I wonder if in addition to the retheme air may get some support attractions. Probably a long shot given no planning application yet... But could this retheme be to lay out the stall for a consistent theme for SW8 to follow at a later time? We need to watch this.

    I think this is the first step in a new direction for the area.
     
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    I'll be happy if they do it right and its not an ip. Nemesis home planet, great. An oasis minus the concrete, sure. A badly thought up ip, or half done theming, what's the point?

    Oh well, whatever the outcome, it will still have a better theme than Rita.
     
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    I do think some rides don't need a theme, like Rita. But just don't plonk them in a themed zone.
     
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    I think that this will be VR technology added to the ride with a different sort of film /animation shown aided by the ride to give the sensation of flying. I really think that the logo is quite pretty too!
     
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    I like the idea of VR, but then you might as well not be on a roller coaster. It kinda defeats the object. I'm actually excited to see what happens. As much as I dislike air, when it opened in my teenage years I did like it.... Just always needed to be faster for me... And never enjoyed the part on your back.
     
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    VR would be good, IF it was optional. Personally, I'd like to see the same oasis theme, but just with more theming and story.
     
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    A half-hearted space retheme looks all too likely at the moment. Space references on the marketing material, colour scheme fits in with that, seems an appropriate theme for a green-screen photo point.
     
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