Timescale For An SW

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  1. JB1985

    JB1985 TowersStreet Member

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    So - I’ve been thinking AT tend to build a new one every four years. But how does this work? When does planning start? How do they decide what ride to choose? When do they place orders on suppliers / sign contracts etc?

    4 years is a long time really - but I guess on major building projects like these it’s not.

    Any ideas / people in the know wanna share some info ?
     
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  2. Poisson

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    I'd imagine the planning starts immediately after the ride of the previous design is open. Supplies etc side would be the project managers job, the timescale being set by a major meeting beforehand which would confirm who is getting the contract etc.
     
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  3. Log Flume's Dennis

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    Unsure about a secret weapon but Space Jam land has been in the planning stage for at least two years already
     
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  4. Brad97

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    I think that joke has run its course now :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Log Flume's Dennis

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    Until Towers come out and say Space Jam land isn't happening it's a perfectly acceptable rumour. Sorry my speculation doesn't satisfy you specifically.
     
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  6. RoyJess

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    I'm not too sure about Space Jam?

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Log Flume's Dennis

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    haha, maybe they could change the Galactica trains to look like jam jars. I'd love that.

    ***WORLD'S FIRST FLYING VR ROLLERCOASTER WITH A STRAWBERRY JAM THEME***
     
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  8. BarryZola

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    Instead of VR goggles you could have a pair of jam jars that go over your eyes. Also strawberry jam lakes and waterfalls and have a coat of blackcurrent jam on the walls of the tunnel. To finish it off they would have a very large animatronic Michael Jordan to wave you off as you descend the first drop.
     
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  9. Log Flume's Dennis

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    YES!!!!!

    It's so frustrating when Alton Towers comes up with half arsed rides like Rita and Sub-Terra when the world's greatest concepts are right here
     
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    Knotts Berry farm invented the boysenberry...allegedly.
     
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  11. Gumbo_B

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    My mate, who knows stuff, told me the centre piece of Space Jam Land is going to a toboggan style coaster that drops into a UFO bowl, spinning the car into a drop into a big jar of space jam.

    It will be a bit like getting stuck on the brake run of Air, but a lot more trippy.
     
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    Please stop.
     
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    OK I never meant to upset. Apart from the jam drop I did wish this could be a ride I'll stop now.
     
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  14. Themeparksandy1981

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    Well the Wickerman took 3 years from the planning stages to the final product.

    1994) Nemesis
    1998) Oblivion
    2002) Air
    2010 ) Thirteen
    2013) Smiler
    2018) Wickerman

    We got that gap in between but they added
    1992) Runaway Mine train
    2004) Spinball
    2005) Rita
    2015) Octonauts rollercoaster

    So really on average we had a new SW coaster every 4 years.
     

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