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Graeme Graeme Profile

Posted:
3/14/00 at
7:43:06 AM

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Which new coasters would you like to see built in the UK (or wherever you live)?
I would personally love to see a new Arrow Swing Coaster (as big as the best US ones). Unfortunately, I doubt we'll ever see another one. Never mind, Reverchon's Gliding Coaster looks good. I expect some of those to appear eventually.
More realistically, I'd like a B&M "Speed" Coaster or a Floorless.

Re: New Coasters by Cal at 3/14/00 11:08:01 AM

> Which new coasters would you like to see
> built in the UK (or wherever you live)? I
> would personally love to see a new Arrow
> Swing Coaster (as big as the best US ones).
> Unfortunately, I doubt we'll ever see
> another one. Never mind, Reverchon's Gliding
> Coaster looks good. I expect some of those
> to appear eventually. More realistically,
> I'd like a B&M "Speed" Coaster or
> a Floorless.

Well there's always Arrow's new inverters - they're working on an inverted mouse and a looping inverter that includes a vertical (or near vertical) drop.
Another B&M would be very cool. I'd like to see a looper, either floorless or launched like Hulk. Oh, and a more accessible woodie. Oakwood is four hours away minumum and its a long way to go for a fix...

Cal

Re: New Coasters by Nemedave at 3/14/00 3:25:25 PM

IMO the next major coaster to compete with what the US gets will be a B&M launched ride ala Hulk, possibly even a floorless variant, at Alton Towers. I'd love to see a a new arrow looper - sit down or inverted mad mouse.

Re: New Coasters by Cal at 3/15/00 5:27:37 AM

> IMO the next major coaster to compete with
> what the US gets will be a B&M launched ride
> ala Hulk, possibly even a floorless variant,
> at Alton Towers. I'd love to see a a new
> arrow looper - sit down or inverted mad
> mouse.

I've heard rumours that Alton will get a woodie, although you should never trust a rumour until the footers start to appear.
Thorpe Park, however, is due to get something big and B&Mish, pending planning permission... Son of Nemesis, anyone?

Cal

Re: Thorpe Park by Nemedave at 3/15/00 8:25:31 AM

Thorpe is something of a single digit range park - a B&M would be completely out of place there. And I can't see Tussauds revamping it into a thrill ride based park seen as Chessington is a matter within relatively short distance from it. Also, it's odds on Thorpe's height limit is as low as Chessington's (which if I'm not mistaken barely allowed for the Samurai), meaning even a Nemesis follow up would be difficult to build.

Re: Thorpe Park Ride by Graeme Graeme Profile at 3/15/00 9:22:38 AM

Maybe it won't be massive, but like Cal I am expecting it to be a B&M of some description. I'm sure I read it on the RCCGB Guestbook.

> Thorpe is something of a single digit range
> park - a B&M would be completely out of
> place there. And I can't see Tussauds
> revamping it into a thrill ride based park
> seen as Chessington is a matter within
> relatively short distance from it. Also,
> it's odds on Thorpe's height limit is as low
> as Chessington's (which if I'm not mistaken
> barely allowed for the Samurai), meaning
> even a Nemesis follow up would be difficult
> to build.

Re: New Coasters by jakob at 3/15/00 10:53:58 AM

Well there's always Arrow's new inverters -
> they're working on an inverted mouse and a
> looping inverter that includes a vertical
> (or near vertical) drop. Another B&M would
> be very cool. I'd like to see a looper,
> either floorless or launched like Hulk. Oh,
> and a more accessible woodie. Oakwood is
> four hours away minumum and its a long way
> to go for a fix... Cal
What's about the rumour of a flying coaster at Drayton Manor. I think, that is even better than all the other rumours, because where else you can find such a coaster. California is a long way:-)
Jakob

Re: Thorpe Park by Pete at 3/15/00 4:32:35 PM

> Thorpe is something of a single digit range
> park - a B&M would be completely out of
> place there. And I can't see Tussauds
> revamping it into a thrill ride based park
> seen as Chessington is a matter within
> relatively short distance from it. Also,
> it's odds on Thorpe's height limit is as low
> as Chessington's (which if I'm not mistaken
> barely allowed for the Samurai), meaning
> even a Nemesis follow up would be difficult
> to build.

Hi there
Where did you get that from about thorpe having a low height restriction the new tidal wave is about 90 feet and apparently the they have applied for 135 feet high for the new coaster.
see ya
Pete

Re: Thorpe Park by Cal at 3/16/00 6:04:21 AM

Hi there Where did you get that from about
> thorpe having a low height restriction the
> new tidal wave is about 90 feet and
> apparently the they have applied for 135
> feet high for the new coaster. see ya Pete

The rumour is it's an inverter, but I have no way of verifying that. What I do know is that one of B&M (Walt or Claude - can't remember which) has been seen at the park, so something's up.
And Pete's correct - Thorpe does have less strict guidelines than Chessy, where the planning office enforces draconian measures. When they put in Rameses, they made Chessington relocate a flower bed that had been removed for the ride, just so an old lady who claimed to enjoy sitting by the flower bed could carry on doing so.
Having said that, I always say don't count your chickens until footers appear. Remember the racing woodie that was supposed to appear at Chessington this year?

Cal

Re: New Coasters by Graeme Graeme Profile at 3/16/00 9:02:44 AM

A more accessible woodie? I second that! I live in Essex and can't go to Wales for an afternoon out!

Well there's always Arrow's new inverters -
> they're working on an inverted mouse and a
> looping inverter that includes a vertical
> (or near vertical) drop. Another B&M would
> be very cool. I'd like to see a looper,
> either floorless or launched like Hulk. Oh,
> and a more accessible woodie. Oakwood is
> four hours away minumum and its a long way
> to go for a fix... Cal

Re: Thorpe Park by Nemedave at 3/17/00 4:23:35 AM

Didn't know that - I was assuming that Chessington's relatively low max. height would be similar to that of Thorpe's - Dave

Re: Thorpe Park by Nemedave at 3/17/00 4:24:51 AM

I suppose something on the scale of the Georgia Scorcher would be feasible...

Re: New Coasters by Cal at 3/17/00 6:36:23 AM

> A more accessible woodie? I second that! I
> live in Essex and can't go to Wales for an
> afternoon out! Well there's always Arrow's
> new inverters -

Yes, I'm in London. Actually I'm about two train stops from Battersea Park - if only the rides were still there!

Cal

Re: Southern Range by Graeme Graeme Profile at 3/17/00 8:59:56 AM

I expect (like me) you're particularly hoping Thorpe Park come up with the goods?
Basically, the only places I can go for the day are: Thorpe (never been tempted), Chessie (been quite a few times-love The Vampire!), Gt Yarmouth Pleasure Beach (love the woodie) and, er Pleasurewood Hills.
I might go to Folkestone in the Spring to check out that side-friction woodie (hope it's still there).
My hope is The Swine gets built. It doesn't need inversions, it could be a normal hypercoaster. I was on Clacton Pier the other day. It's a nice pier, but they boast on the front that they have a SIMULATION of The Pepsi Max Big One! I just wish we had better coasters in the South...

Yes, I'm in London. Actually I'm about two train
> stops from Battersea Park - if only the
> rides were still there! Cal

Re: New Coasters by Mr Aitch at 3/17/00 7:42:26 PM

Well there's always Arrow's new inverters -
> they're working on an inverted mouse and a
> looping inverter that includes a vertical
> (or near vertical) drop. Another B&M would
> be very cool. I'd like to see a looper,
> either floorless or launched like Hulk. Oh,
> and a more accessible woodie. Oakwood is
> four hours away minumum and its a long way
> to go for a fix... Cal

Simple solution ... move to Wales :-)

Re: New Coasters by Mr Aitch at 3/17/00 7:48:13 PM

> Well there's always Arrow's new inverters -
> What's about the rumour of a flying coaster
> at Drayton Manor. I think, that is even
> better than all the other rumours, because
> where else you can find such a coaster.
> California is a long way:-) Jakob

Well for my money ,assuming Thorpe HAVE applied for 135 ft ,it COULD be a Hulk clone ... there WERE rumours that the showboat had been moved from the lake (to the left as you enter)and they were reclaiming some land in the lake !! Guess we'll all just have to wait & see ,though .

Re: Southern Range by Cal at 3/21/00 5:51:23 AM

Folkestone is worth the day trip. Runaway Coaster is a fun little ride - it's not a major thrill but it's a nice ride and it feels like sitting in a sofa. They also have a very fast spinning mouse which is more lively than the one in Blackpool.

Cal

Re: Folkestone by Graeme Graeme Profile at 3/21/00 10:36:05 AM

A Spinning Mouse? Bonus, I didn't know about that. I quite liked the one on South Pier. Does The Rotunda still have the Swartzkopf?
The Runaway Coaster looks very much like photos of the defunct Clacton Butlins' coaster.
Thank you.

> Folkestone is worth the day trip. Runaway
> Coaster is a fun little ride - it's not a
> major thrill but it's a nice ride and it
> feels like sitting in a sofa. They also have
> a very fast spinning mouse which is more
> lively than the one in Blackpool. Cal