I remember going to the SMDC planning office to view the plans for this coaster (in the days before you could just view planning applications online). From what I can remember the main planning issue was the presence of a badger sett in the valley very close to the proposed site f the ride. Also for saying the ride was going through woodland, a surprisingly low number of trees had to come out. It would have been a bold move for Tussauds to have built this ride, but it would have been an excellent ride with 200ft drops. The plans did not even go to a planning meeting as the park withdrew them. Who knows if they would have got permission - there was definitely local opposition to the plans, I remember a "Stop the coaster" [or words to that effect] poster in the newsagents in Alton village.