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Alton Triangle

Graeme Graeme Profile

Posted:
4/18/00 at
7:12:08 AM

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What do you think should eventually replace the Corkscrew at Alton Towers?

I like to sit down on coasters, so I'd go for a small, punchy Floorless. 3 B&Ms = Excellent park. Despite what I said about wanting large coasters, height restrictions really are not a problem IMO, as coasters like Nemesis and the Vampire are real installations.

Graeme.

Re: Alton Triangle by Joseph at 4/18/00 1:35:06 PM

> What do you think should eventually replace
> the Corkscrew at Alton Towers? I like to
> sit down on coasters, so I'd go for a small,
> punchy Floorless. 3 B&Ms = Excellent park.
> Despite what I said about wanting large
> coasters, height restrictions really are not
> a problem IMO, as coasters like Nemesis and
> the Vampire are real installations. Graeme.

I would like to see a Stealth type coaster, quite possible I think, Large UK parks are usually only 9-12 months behind the US. Do you think we use the US as the "testing ground", if so thats great, I would rather see a US park loose 15m than Alton for example if things did not go as planned. Also I have a feeling that the Black Hole will go before the Cork Screw. Any comments?
Regards Joseph

Re: Alton Triangle by Miles at 4/18/00 1:45:06 PM

I think they will build another B&M to be honest. AT seem to have a good working realtionship with Walt and Claude. I suspect it'll be a floorless design much like Medusa. I don't think they will get rid of the Corkscrew or the Black Hole as they are still good crowd pullers and it does us a favour by taking the weight off of Oblivion and Nemesis.

I reckon they'll build the new one round the back of the Corkscrew.

Miles

I would like to see a Stealth type coaster,
> quite possible I think, Large UK parks are
> usually only 9-12 months behind the US. Do
> you think we use the US as the "testing
> ground", if so thats great, I would
> rather see a US park loose 15m than Alton
> for example if things did not go as planned.
> Also I have a feeling that the Black Hole
> will go before the Cork Screw. Any comments?
> Regards Joseph

Re: Alton Triangle by Cal at 4/19/00 5:20:05 AM

There is rumoured to be a three coaster deal with B&M, but I am not sure whether it was with Alton Towers or Tussauds Group. If it's Tussauds, then it seems that the third coaster is the one going to Thorpe Park -- but even so, that doesn't stop Tussauds signing another deal with B&M, since they work well with John Wardley.
I agree that Stealth would be a great addition to Alton, since it doesn't need to be tall to be good fun. I personally would love to see a woodie there, and I know Wardley wants to build one, but it depends whether they can get permission. The local residents are pretty fierce and might well argue that woodies are noisy. But fingers crossed eh?

Cal

Re: Alton Triangle by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/19/00 3:55:24 PM

Stealth would be a better marketing opportunity than a Floorless ("flying" vs "no floor or sides").

Graeme.

I would like to see a Stealth type coaster,
> quite possible I think, Large UK parks are
> usually only 9-12 months behind the US. Do
> you think we use the US as the "testing
> ground", if so thats great, I would
> rather see a US park loose 15m than Alton
> for example if things did not go as planned.
> Also I have a feeling that the Black Hole
> will go before the Cork Screw. Any comments?
> Regards Joseph

Re: Alton Triangle by Lyndon at 4/20/00 7:57:04 PM

> There is rumoured to be a three coaster deal
> with B&M, but I am not sure whether it was
> with Alton Towers or Tussauds Group. If it's
> Tussauds, then it seems that the third
> coaster is the one going to Thorpe Park --
> but even so, that doesn't stop Tussauds
> signing another deal with B&M, since they
> work well with John Wardley. I agree that
> Stealth would be a great addition to Alton,
> since it doesn't need to be tall to be good
> fun. I personally would love to see a woodie
> there, and I know Wardley wants to build
> one, but it depends whether they can get
> permission. The local residents are pretty
> fierce and might well argue that woodies are
> noisy. But fingers crossed eh? Cal

It seems a new rumour is in the ring,Thorpe's new ride could be an Intamin,possibly boasting a record number of inversions!I'd still prefer a B&M though.