2021: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Skyscraper, 2nd Nov 2020.

  1. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    This probably does need its own topic (2022 additions?).

    I would say both, it could be three flat rides, one for the Ripsaw (Funk'n'Fly) site, one for the Submission (Mixtape) site and one for the Twirling Toadstool (Flavios Fandango) site.
    That way it goes some of the way to address the Walliams area too by keeping Flavios effectivly.
    But I also think a show should move back into the theatre. They are doing them on the lawn this year, but offering an indoor show is much better weather wise!
     
  2. Skyscraper

    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Rick TowersStreet Member

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    They don't cost much money relative to a coaster or they don't cost much money to buy, ship, install, maintain, staff and operate full stop?
     
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  4. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    I meant the former. They certainly cost far less than an SW!
     
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    Funk N Fly and Mixtape would both work very well with a Forbidden Valley/X Sector theme. Roller Disco I don't think suits a theme park that well, although Dark Forest really needs a permanent flat there.
     
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    Enterprise having a bit of a special moment today
    [​IMG]


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    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Yikes. :eek::oops:
    Was anyone on it when it stopped?
     
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    jmc TowersStreet Member

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    No, not sure whats going on with it. Its still rotating albeit very slowly, and the arm moving up and down slightly. I got a video, its been doing it for a while.


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    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Yeah that's odd. Could you post the video if possible? I wouldn't be surprised if Enterprise is removed soon. Definitely approaching the end of its life.
     
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    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    I think that is pretty standard in test/tech service mode for a Huss enterprise isn’t it? Must just be having general tech issues that they are dealing with and testing etc.
     
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    That's a good point actually tbh.
     
  12. jmc

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    Yes I think you are right, as I got a better view out of the Mixtape queueline I could see them working on it.

    Mods feel free to delete as I didnt mean to create a false narrative; interesting to see nonetheless!


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    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Ah that's good then. When the time does come through it should be replaced by a new-gen one. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    I thought the actual Enterprise model that Alton Towers had was relatively new, having been replaced by a brand new Enterprise in 2013 when Smiler opened and X-Sector was refurbished? Or did I make that up?
     
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    Thorpe has had 3 different Enterprise rides in 20 years, Towers have had the same one for nearly 40.

    I was all for them replacing Enterprise with a Zamperla Endeavour until I rode the one at Kentucky Kingdom. Now I'd rather they kept Enterprise.
     
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    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    I know Huss also does a modernised Enterprise 2nd generation model, available with standard gondolas, floorless gondolas or a combination of both: https://www.hussrides.com/en/classic-rides/enterprise-2g2gh

    With a capacity of 1,200pph, it would certainly be good for Towers if they did ever want a new Enterprise!
    What was wrong with the Zamperla Endeavour, out of interest?
     
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    Do you mind if I ask why? I got the chance to try Dreamland Margate's one a few years ago but couldn't bring myself to do it.

    Edit: @Matt N beat me to it :p
     
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    It was a bit uncomfortable and not very interesting. The lack of restraints is an important part of what makes an Enterprise, so putting conventional seats on it detracts quite a bit from the experience.
     
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    They have had a ride called Enterprise for nearly forty years, I am not sure how many components are 40 years old!

    Didn't one of the Thorpe rides end up at Alton to be harvested for parts?
     
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    The various gondolas in these photos from behind the scenes at Towers some years ago certainly look like they are from Zodiac at Thorpe Park based on the colours/theming. I guess they were used for parts for Enterprise.

    https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/history/behind-the-scenes/storage-areas/
     
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