Galactica: General Discussion

What would be the point of removing the portal? It’s a nice little visual thing off-ride in the area to see the train going through it and it actually looks pretty cool, there would be nothing whatsoever to gain by removing it.
I have to agree it was good when it lighted up and had the smoke and the sounds but now it’s pointless as I not seen it work in ages.
It’s like the pre show video it worked with the VR but not now.
 

Trooper Looper

TS Member
Managed to do some more concept art for a Verison of air with more theming!! Sorry for the hold up, free times been pretty hard to get in recent weeks. Anyhow, here they are!

First one is when you're in the queue near the entrance before you take a left and start going uphill. I've always noticed that spot between the queue fences was just empty, so I though of adding a natural fountain, hot spring like!


The second one is the final helix before you turn right and into the Brakes. Just added a lake, one of the tall rock formations now have a water effect in them, and more greenery and additional rocks around the area as a whole, especially at the final turn.

Hope you guys like them! Let me know what you think of them!
 

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djtruefitt

TS Team
I have to say after being on Galactica recently it really is in a Sorry state. There’s only speaker which works for the whole ride, and that’s blasting so loud half way up the queue, the funny thing is that’s one of the original Air speakers 😂.

The station is a mess, dark, damp, etc.

The portal is completely off, no lights, mist or sound.

The “shop” is a joke of a exit for the ride.

And then even little things, like why is the old Air scroller still above the entrance? The TVs are in the queue line but haven’t been on for years now, the galactica logo is peeling off the side of the station.
 

Trooper Looper

TS Member
As a whole, the ride early isn't in a favorable state at the Moment. C'mon Merlin, great time to refresh it back to air with more theming around it during the Closed Season. It'll keep FB a little busy until Nemmy is ready in 2024.
 

Danscott22

TS Member
Favourite Ride
The Smiler
Ops were great on this on Friday, 3 crafts in the morning and 2 stations, slowing down on the lift hill constantly. Reduced to 2 crafts 1 station with only 1 being loaded before 4pm though, as 3 crafts 2 stations became unnecessary due to it's non-existent queue.
 

Matt N

TS Member
Favourite Ride
Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
As a whole, the ride early isn't in a favorable state at the Moment. C'mon Merlin, great time to refresh it back to air with more theming around it during the Closed Season. It'll keep FB a little busy until Nemmy is ready in 2024.
Out of interest, what about a change back to Air do you think would make FV busy, or at least busier than it is now? I appreciate that some people cared a lot about Air as a theme, but wouldn't the ride effectively be exactly the same as it is now, for all intents and purposes? I'll admit that I could be looking at it through an overly simplistic lens, but to me, the differences between Air and Galactica are merely academic in the grand scheme of things; regardless of whether it's Air or Galactica, it's still effectively the same experience for all intents and purposes. As much as I prefer Galactica as a style, I'll admit that it ultimately changed very little.

I do also wonder about the marketability of such a move... would people really be pulled in by a retheme back to Air? I know enthusiasts would be, but would your average guest really care that much about Air returning?
 

Trooper Looper

TS Member
While air wasn't the perfect fit for FV. They could've easily gone for another post apocalyptic themed coaster, but instead they attempted to create a coaster with a more unique and heroic theme. Air/Galactica is still the only non villainous themed SW at the park, which I greatly appreciate as it's something a little different in terms of theming the Park has to offer.
 
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Jb85

TS Member
While air wasn't the perfect fit for FV. They could've easily gone for another post apocalyptic themed coaster, but instead they attempted to create a coaster with a more unique and heroic theme. Air/Galactica is still the only non villainous themed SW at the park, which I greatly appreciate as it's something a little different in terms of theming the Park has to offer.

Retheme it to a plane / bomber swooping over the oasis that existed before to attack Nemesis
 
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Managed to do some more concept art for a Verison of air with more theming!! Sorry for the hold up, free times been pretty hard to get in recent weeks. Anyhow, here they are!

First one is when you're in the queue near the entrance before you take a left and start going uphill. I've always noticed that spot between the queue fences was just empty, so I though of adding a natural fountain, hot spring like!


The second one is the final helix before you turn right and into the Brakes. Just added a lake, one of the tall rock formations now have a water effect in them, and more greenery and additional rocks around the area as a whole, especially at the final turn.

Hope you guys like them! Let me know what you think of them!
*checks original theming plans*

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(good drawing though I envy your talents).
 

Trooper Looper

TS Member
*checks original theming plans*

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(good drawing though I envy your talents).
Much appreciated. They're not supposed to be the most original things, I wanted to carry on a few of the original concept art ideas initially had, but I wanted to see how it would be looked in specific parts of the area, and add a little twist of my own to it. I just hope people think it's properly thematicly appropriate to it as possible. Had to think of a lot of ideas XD
 

GaryH

TS Member
While redoing Nemesis maybe they can fit some piping between the rides for the planned lake and waterfalls on Air to finally appear!

Actually that’s a point, wonder with the Nemesis return if they will fix the red water issues, but that’s for another forum!

Blue water for air! I mean galactica!
 
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