2021: Cloud Cuckoo Land - The World of David Walliams

Discussion in 'Future Discussion' started by AstroDan, 16th Jan 2017.

  1. Buster11

    Buster11 TowersStreet Member

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    Also I’m not sure if I’m seeing things, but are they eyes? do you think there be projections on the knight, or just static ornament? [​IMG]


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  2. AT86

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    Those light spots you refer to just look like just that. Some form of lights moving around the scene.

    Those beefeater characters just look like cardboard cut outs to me.
     
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    The spots are bubbles.
     
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    Great to see another substantial dark ride at the park even if the theme is geared towards young kids more than anything.
    Think I'm a bit old for Gangster Granny the ride really.

    I'm sure it will be a huge hit with the guests though. Definitely seems a wise investment. Just hope the capacity concerns aren't realised.
     
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    Looks like there is a mixture of 3D and 2D stuff as well as projections and screens.
    Overall probably I’m expecting slightly better than Charlie choc factory but not much.
     
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    Preshows exist to increase capacity


    We can't judge from photos alone, lets just wait for the ride to find out what's what. Looks like good potential though
     
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    How does a preshow increase capacity?
    No need for big train batching, so no difference whatsoever to capacity.
     
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    I think id expect a dual style entrance theming
     
  9. Matt N

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    Must say I’m very impressed based on those images; it looks very fun for families and younger guests!
     
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  10. jon81uk

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    It feels like a longer attraction experience and more people are doing "something" at once. With Hex for example there are 78 people in each room (cinema & octagon) and 78 on the ride. So 234 people are doing something as part of the attraction at any time. If it was just a queue and a ride only 78 people are on the ride.
    So yes it doesn't increase capacity as still only 78 people go through every five minutes or so, but it increases the length of the attraction and the number of people contained within.
     
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  11. OilyWater

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    Because you have more than just the ride itself in the attraction overall. Small capacity ride system, add a preshow with same number of visitors, you get double the capacity in the attraction.

    Hex has 2 preshows because the ride is small for example. More attraction time for guests, rather than stood in a queue

    Yeah you're thinking of throughput, that stays the same because that's dictated by the ride, but overall attraction capacity increases
     
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    A preshow wouldn't be of much benefit to this ride due to lack of space and low ride capacity.

    There's no preshow on the plans, so won't be happening with GG.

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    Will be interesting to see what the loading process is like. Could we see boarding gates on the load platform, for example? That would keep the queue moving nicely and help the throughput.
     
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    I swear there were people joking on this forum about Alton Towers putting some Little Britain reference in Walliams World...
     
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    Would it have killed them to build a new facade to hide that outdoor queue ?
     
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  16. AT86

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    I mean, the actual queue for the real Crown Jewels tour isn’t too dissimilar.

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  17. tayspru

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    Yes but the real version isn’t outside a 1980s approximation of a Victorian shopfront that has been repainted what seems like 100 times
     
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    So are
    By that logic, does it mean that the Wickerman pre show doubles the ride capacity?
    It doesn't.
     
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    It doubles the capacity of guests experiencing part of the attraction, yes. It does not double throughput. Capacity and throughput are different yet they are often confused and thought of as the same thing by many.
     
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  20. OilyWater

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    Yes, it does increase attraction capacity. Like i said in the post, it obviously doesnt affect the coaster part capacity of the train

    This is usually how attraction capacities are worked out unless specifically the ride parts
     

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