Was an X-Car ever planned for AT?

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  1. LordOfDarkness

    LordOfDarkness TowersStreet Member

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    Just looking through the footage that TheThemeParkCentral uploaded of their trip through the AT Archive and at 1:45 You can see a 'Mood/Concept Board' which features an X Car on...

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    This is the Video I found it in!

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb3FvpH3aCQ[/youtube]
     
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  2. DiogoJ42

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    I believe there was one planned as a possible use for the Black Hole tent. It would have featured a launch along upside down track!
     
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  3. Dave

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    When we visited the archives in November there was some mood boards for an X-Car, there where no theme mood boards or plans that we saw though for an x-car so i'm not sure how advanced any x-car plan came along.

    There was also mood boards for a woody, a vertical launch coaster as well as stuff for what became Th13teen.
     
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    I think it was a staff member (current or ex) who leaked the plans for the BH X Car onto TTF. They only lasted a few days before they were taken down though unfortunately.

    It looked absolutely incredible though, so obscene.
     
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  5. Squiggs

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    I believe the X Car was one of the coasters considered during the Dark Forest development period (before they'd even settled on the redevelopment of Ug Land as the project area).
     
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  6. DiogoJ42

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    I'll bet that if Towers had built it, all the hate for X-Cars would vanish overnight.
     
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    I seem to remember that was exactly what happened when SW7 was believed to be an X-Car.
     
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    Or it would have been the worst thing Towers had ever built... Upside down launch just sounds painful and wrong...
     
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    I remember seeing a CGI (possibly NL) mockup of it a few years ago. It looked hideous.
     
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    Sad thing about watching those videos is it would be a great excuse to restore some of the Towers and put all of that in there for public viewing instead of it just sat wasted in a store room.

    The towers could for me become partly a reflection of itself and be restored to contain a museum to Alton Towers. Containing old ride cars, videos, boards, advertising all sorts.
     
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    If only, Ash.
     
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    Can anyone visit the archives? Where are they ?
     
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    I'm afraid not, we (TT at the time) were invited to visit them back in 2011. The archives were in the Towers however I have no idea if they are still there or if they are looked after.

    :)
     
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    Shame would be a brilliant pay extra attraction for enthusiasts
     
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    An enthusiast of some sort stole several collections of photographs from the archive room and sold it on ebay 4 ish years ago and since then nobody's allowed in, and no one is employed to look after it anymore anyway. A shame that its not kept in a good way really.
     
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    Get Ted to set up a petition to get it back.
     
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    I'd love to go back, we came across the original Nemesis plans right as we were about to leave so couldn't have a proper look!

    :)
     
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    I bet you did. ;)
     
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    That such a shame that the parks heritage is being left to rot effectively
     

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