New Flat Rides At Alton?

Discussion in 'Future Discussion' started by Spike, 23rd Aug 2016.

  1. andeyhart

    andeyhart TowersStreet Member

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    I said *some* flats make theme parks look tacky, and I stick by that. Call it snobbery if you want, it's just my opinion. I certainly don't think a theme park should have no flats, I just said they should be themed well and not look like they've come from a fairground. Cos let's face it - for every Talocan, there's hundreds of unthemed flats that stick out like sore thumbs.

    All I said in my original post was that I don't want Towers to have any old flat for the sake of it. It needs to look good and not like it's come from a funfare, as that can give the impression that it's not a permanant feature. I want more flats, just good ones. That's not snobbery to me, just wanting quality. Would it be snobbery if people said they wouldn't want to see a Zamperla flyer like Hero open as SW8? We expect high standards from coasters, so we should expect the same from flats.
     
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    I love a good flat at a kermis. But most transportable flats just aren't suited to theme parks.
     
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    Diogo, I think you send me to search engine dictionaries more than any other net geek...
    For the others wondering,
    Kermis...Dutch fair, often run for charity.
    Direct translation, church mass.
    God bless;)
     
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    Glad I'm not the only one having to google this stuff
     
  5. DiogoJ42

    DiogoJ42 TowersStreet Member

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    Pff, call yourselves coaster geeks‽
     
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    I've been out of the loop (hehe, pun) for about 2 years...
     
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  8. rob666

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    I'm no coaster geek, I'm just a nice normal (old) person who likes rollercoasters...
    and likes poking the geeks with a stick for fun.
    And as I have just been informed by another geek...
    been riding coasters now for a full half century.
    Ooh the Cyclone at Southport all those years ago!
    Never counted how many different coasters I've been on in my life,
    not going to start now I can't remember half of their flippin' names.
     
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    That Huss Frisbee from Pleasure Island certainly wouldn't go amiss at Alton...
     
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    I know Merlin have had a tough ride this past few years, but it'd be a sad state of affairs to see the UK's (supposed) top park buying decades old cast offs from a failed competitor :p

    To me the problem lies within finding something with a bit of exclusivity, something you can't find at a funfair or seaside park adorned with LEDs and late 90s rave imagery. It's expensive, but a park of Alton's calibre should really be thinking bespoke, or at the least uncommon like Energiser back in the day. It'd be pointless getting a Top Scan, Afterburner, Frisbee or Break Dance variant as all it would do is put them 20 years behind everyone else.

    Unless of course they do a Talocan. I'm pretty sure Phantasialand could have made a Miami seem interesting.
     
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    I agree...but frankly anything would be better than the nothing we are getting now even if it's a disco themed Huss breakdance in Dark Forest !! Would certainly liven that awful area up !!
     
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    To be completely honest I don't think we are getting anything...
     
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    Judging by recent developments, I reckon we're getting a dole queue simulator
     
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    apart from a round kids ride (as part of the CL expansion)!
     
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    Exciting times! :D:(;)
     
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    I think for the sake of Towers getting more flats they should just buy some from the recently defunct Pleasure Island theme park.

    Terror Rack is screaming out for a new home.
     
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    Please no...
     
  18. andeyhart

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    Anything but Terror Rack. The only one I'd want from Pleasure Island is Pendulus.
     
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    so are Hyper Blaster, Pendulus and Hydromax!
     

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