2018: Wicker Man - General Discussion - SPOILERS! - Part One

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  1. Sku

    Sku TowersStreet Member

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    I'm a bit surprised at all the comments about how a huge cross valley coaster would have been better. Well... We know that. Alton knows that. Everyone knows that.

    But we also all know that it is an impossibility. Due to many many restrictions placed on the park which have been discussed to death on here already, a huge monster of a wooden rollercoaster simply cannot be built at Alton Towers. It seems utterly futile to me to compare this plan to coasters which cannot actually be built.

    Alton Towers never have and never will build giant rollercoasters because they can't. They have always tried to build compact rollercoasters which pack a punch in a small footprint. So the whole reaction from the community that it's "small" seems pretty ridiculous coming from a community which knows the challenges the park faces in building new attractions.

    The final outcome remains to be seen, but as far as I can tell it was always going to small. Let's just hope it does pack a punch in a small footprint!
     
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    AliceHL91 TowersStreet Member

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    I dunno, if it's anything like the smiler just wait until it rains and it's highly possible
     
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    Rick TowersStreet Member

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    Sea Dragon should have dibs on that!
     
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    I think people are a bit optimistic as to what the cross valley woodie would've been. Yes, a substantial drop into the valley but it was then just a turnaround and another drop the other way (broken up by a second lift hill). Not much else to offer whereas this at least has a few more turns thrown into the mix, but misses the height


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    I'm not 100% sold on this coaster but looks far better than the cross valley.

    Gets ready for all the Wardley lovers.
     
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    skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    they could quite easily build a man-made splashdown, by constructing a concrete rectangle around a dip in the track, connecting a pump to it and filling it with water.
     
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    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

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    They could, apart from it's not on the plans!

    :)
     
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    Spike TS Contributor

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    Neither were The Smiler's extra 4 inversions ;)

    Let people dream Rob!! :p:D
     
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    All this talk of splashdowns is making me want to play RCT3.
     
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    That was in a GDO area, this it seems isn't! ;)
     
  11. Nemesis94

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    I'll just leave these here:
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    Meh
     
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    Wow! Seriously looks very unique for the uk! Give me a POV!!!!!
     
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    Need to see it moving. Is it fast?
     
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    ThemeParkCrafter TowersStreet Member

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    It seems that only me loves sw8. Yes it is short but it looks fantastic!
     
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    [It's a great recreation, so this isn't aimed at your work]...

    Looks like a wooden Rita.
     
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    you're not the only one, I'm quite exited about it, too!
     
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    Does it complete the course with just a chain lift? That would be a good indicator of whether we should expect a launch/lift :)
     
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    Very rough and ready POV video:


    Better one to follow once the model is finished.
     
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    Wow! Cant wait for the finished product! I was gonna do one of these but i think ill leave it to the one with experience...
     
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