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SWINE?????

Joseph

Posted:
4/12/00 at
2:07:53 PM

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Ive been out the country recently (unfortunatly no coaster rides). Trying to catch up with things etc. Any rearly grat rumors re. UK future coasters? Also whats this SWINE thingy.

Regards Joseph

Re: SWINE????? by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/13/00 9:07:53 AM

The Swine is a gigantic looping coaster, planned to travel over the sea at Southend. No-one's holding their breath for it though. If built, it will be part of a new leisure complex:

http://www.swine.co.uk/

As for the other rumours, I don't know which ones you know about. Screamscape reckons the new Thorpe coaster will be an Intamin sit-down. I'd rather Intamin had a bash at a "Kumba", than get a B&M stand-up.

Graeme.

> Ive been out the country recently
> (unfortunatly no coaster rides). Trying to
> catch up with things etc. Any rearly grat
> rumors re. UK future coasters? Also whats
> this SWINE thingy. Regards Joseph

Re: SWINE????? by Thrill Seeker at 4/13/00 3:59:34 PM

> The Swine is a gigantic looping coaster,
> planned to travel over the sea at Southend.
> No-one's holding their breath for it though.
> If built, it will be part of a new leisure
> complex: http://www.swine.co.uk / As for
> the other rumours, I don't know which ones
> you know about. Screamscape reckons the new
> Thorpe coaster will be an Intamin sit-down.
> I'd rather Intamin had a bash at a
> "Kumba", than get a B&M stand-up.
> Graeme.

I definetly think the UK is in need of some new coasters!This SWINE sounds like an awesome idea,and if they build it @ Southend,then it'll give USA coasters something to challenge.But the question is will they ever build any other coaster taller than the Big One @Blackpool?-Blackpool and Thorpe are about the only parks that dont have those annoying height restrictions,so I would definetly say that Thorpe will build a hyper steelie or woodie,sometime within the next 5 years...Its a shame that such deserted parks such as Lightwater Valley,cant build better rides.The Ultimate is what makes the park,other than that its just got pretty scenery.And Alton Towers would be a great place as well,but the height restrictions apply there.
<><>a true coaster lover<><>

Re: Large Coasters in UK by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/14/00 7:22:49 AM

I think most of our seaside amusement parks would be allowed to build a large coaster. After all, unlike Alton Towers, they aren't exactly picturesque.

Decent seaside parks that could fit a large steelie (potentially):

Southport
Margate
Southend
Folkestone
Great Yarmouth
Fantasy Island

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is in the process of constructing an indoor leisure complex. Lets hope it makes them a big profit...

Graeme.

I definetly think the UK is in need of some new
> coasters!This SWINE sounds like an awesome
> idea,and if they build it @ Southend,then
> it'll give USA coasters something to
> challenge.But the question is will they ever
> build any other coaster taller than the Big
> One @Blackpool?-Blackpool and Thorpe are
> about the only parks that dont have those
> annoying height restrictions,so I would
> definetly say that Thorpe will build a hyper
> steelie or woodie,sometime within the next 5
> years...Its a shame that such deserted parks
> such as Lightwater Valley,cant build better
> rides.The Ultimate is what makes the
> park,other than that its just got pretty
> scenery.And Alton Towers would be a great
> place as well,but the height restrictions
> apply there. a true coaster lover