Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Olly, 12th Jun 2012.
That's what I was thinking, is it supposed to be a volcano?
Oh it's all so bad isnt it... No matter what they try with this marketing and story it smacks of laziness thanks to the damn logo, colour and rehashing of everything Oblivion plus using 'The Ultimate Rollercoaster' tagline seen in Th13teen.
Yes it's that time of year once again folks! Have your Merlin Attraction Bingo sheets at the ready!
Eyes down for Gardaland 2015...
Disturbed construction - Check
News report - Check
Amateur video - Check
Alien/Unknown being - Check
Destruction hinted theme - Check
Existing attraction logo and colour scheme - Check
'Ultimate' tagline - Check
I'm calling a full house.
This all seems so unimaginative from Merlin but hey ho, here are a few construction photos from Rollercoaster Revolution.
Appears to be lots of concrete and digging - hope they use different contractors in Italy...
I heard some lot called TG Crusio won the contract
Track for this incredibly unispiring Merlin coaster is now being put in place:
Can't beat a coaster with white track and white supports! /scarcasm
Hay at least white means it's not going to be an exact copy of Oblivion
From what I have read, the ride wasn't planned to be white, originally was going to be black and orange, they also planed to repaint the flying island and Intamin drop tower in the same area. However planning approval wasn't granted unless painted a natural colour such as white as didn't want anything ruining the shore line of lake Garda.
So the marketing is all dark, mysterious sci-fi and hints at orange and black as the main colours, but they have had to make the coaster white to keep the council and locals happy? Hahahahahahaaaa!
Amazing. Hi ginger.
That has to be the most boring promotional video for a coaster ever. I know it's probably part of a series of videos but I got very bored watching that.
I really hope the name of the actual ride is Ginger... It'd be fab <3
An update of the most boring new coaster for 2015, courtesy of Roller Coaster Revolution:
Current status of the coaster from Screamscape:
I hope the theming is good as in my opinion that looks awful!
It's not often that I am glad something failed, but in this case I am absolutely delighted, the red and orange Oblivion rip off was an abomination to the industry and an affront to creative design and innovation in the theme park industry, and creativity on the whole.
It was like a crappy remix where they tried to take a masterpiece and "put a donk on it".
Good riddance to bad rubbish!
I actually quite like the white track, now Merlin should do the decent thing and change the awful theme, logo, and everything else that actually made most of us detest a B&M dive machine!
Contrast with the baby one at Eftling which whilst not the most thrilling and dividing opinion ride wise, appears will be imaginative, creative, stylish, and actually quite cute!
The white track looks awful IMO, it already looks filthy and rusty! The upkeep just wont be good enough to make this look decent for any length of time. It's photo's like that that make me glad that in the UK we have dark run down themes for the roller-coasters (although that shouldn't be the case). For a brand new coaster, that looks old & shi*t. It will only get worse as the rain washes the rust away creating yellow streaks down it. M£rlin ffs. It's karma I think
Nice to see Screamscape are incredibly up to date still these days
The airtime hill is pretty much the same as Krake's it would seem, which is the best element in the ride to be fair... Just a helix and another inversion to go pretty much now...
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