Blackpool Pleasure Beach: General Discussion

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by John, 13th Jun 2012.

  1. kurtis.99

    kurtis.99 TowersStreet Member

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    Arrow used to eyeball there rides they never used a computer to design it was pretty much built and adjusted


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    With these retracked bits, are they brand new bits of track made from scratch, or do they re use the old bits, sanded down, etc?
     
  3. ScottishChris

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    I think that they will be brand new. The section being replaced must be one of the highest G-force section s of track and must get some pounding. That said, it is interesting that the tract was removed so far in advance of new sections arriving.
     
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    Unless @Matt N can find Alvey footage to the contrary, I am pretty sure the track that they are replacing dates from 2003/2004.
     
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    Done a bit of scanning whilst watching the Chelsea game. There was some mad RCT2 stuff dotted around the park during the WGT era - this, or one like it sat on the south side of the Tom Sawyer until 2001 or so.

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    The making of documentary shows they used a computer simulation for Big One, even strangely then that it was built so oddly! But by a quirk of fate the clunky layout becomes really good with how uncontrolled it feels
     
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    Didn't know Mondial did their mock-ups on the PS1
     
  9. kurtis.99

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    Got the old google sketch up put haven’t they


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  10. Rick

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    Is someone at Mondial doing GCSE Graphics?
     
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    I would love to see a Huss TopSpin at the park, perhaps in the Trauma Towers area. I actually think it would be an absolute winner, particularly if they were to go for a fountain package. It would be a total rip-off of Rirpsw or Chessington - but I think it would be a perfect fit for the park.

    If they were to replace SkyForce, I think it would need to be with something more mid-range thrill levels - I think a StarFlyer (http://www.funtime.com.au/data/Star_main_page.htm) would be a great addition, and a good visual draw for the park.
     
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    Any screen shots? I can't see it on there
     
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    Where did you see it? I can't find it lol. :oops:
     
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    That website is horrible. It's like someone just learnt how to create diagonal edges in CSS.
     
  16. ScottishChris

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    I assume it is the top boards of the structure he sees in the main picture. I'm pretty sure that picture is there because it's a snowy scene and has nothing to do with the wild mouse.
     
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    You can barely see Wild Mouse.
     
  18. Coaster

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    It's just the background image, I can't work out how to attach screenshots on here!
     
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    Posting this in the hope it kills this conversation

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    They nearly installed a Starflyer in the mid 00s (back when they were cool). But as I recall, word was they asked Funtime to adapt their design to suit the frequent high winds on the coast, which was something they couldn't deliver. The ride is a bit too ubiquitous now, and I'm sure that issue would still remain.
     

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