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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Superbatboy » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:52 pm

Premier track ala Sky Rocket, or S&S El Loco??
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Postby Stu K » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:07 am

I wonder if the Blurb about records and length was in the page for new coaster at Alton was copied from the smiler and they just forgot to delete it. A new kiddie coaster to ride i'm in!

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Postby gerstlaueringvar » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:00 am

Superbatboy wrote:Premier track ala Sky Rocket, or S&S El Loco??

That support is definitely not from S&S.

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Postby AstroDan » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:23 pm

It's just a small kiddie coaster to replace The Beastie (Pinfari Super Dragon) which went a few years ago.

I quite like the track colour.

I reckon it's Zamperla, some sort of new track style.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby window » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:08 am

I hadn't realised how close the 'Enchanted Village' was to the Alton Towers Hotel. It kind of spoils the illusion IMO. The AT Hotel is literally overlooking the Village.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Moley » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:09 am

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Captain Barnacles and the Octonauts are set to join CBeebies Land as it has been confirmed that Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure will be joining the rides and attractions from 21st March 2015.

Located on the former site of the Beastie, the new attraction will see young guests exploring the Octopod – discovering fascinating sea creatures and learning about the Octonauts’ exciting missions, before boarding the GUP convoy to dive in and explore the Octonauts’ underwater world. With Captain Barnacles in the driving seat the coaster will navigate a range of interactive theming elements – from helping Peso rescue a baby whale, to finding intriguing creatures on the sea floor.

This won’t be the first time Merlin have used the Octonauts theme, with characters from the popular CBeebies show regularly appearing at a number of other attractions – from Sealife Centres across the country and the National Seal Sanctuary in Cornwall, to Chessington World of Adventures Resort. As with all the other attractions featured in CBeebies Land there will be a focus on learning as well as fun, with Octonauts promoting a message of conservation and helping children learn about the underwater world the Octonauts explore.

Source: http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/blog/2015/02/07/octonauts-rollercoaster-adventure-confirmed-for-cbeebies-land/
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High Ropes Course Given Go Ahead

The proposed new high ropes course – Enchanted Village Tree Top Quest – has been given the go ahead to swing into Alton Towers Resort by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

Located on the site of the former Nicklin’s Farm to the north of the Alton Towers Hotel overflow car park, the new attraction will be available all year round. Designed in conjunction with J M Adventure, it will feature two courses – one for juniors, and a more challenging course aimed at adults. Amongst the obstacles to negotiate will be rope bridges, tyre swings and nets, culminating in a zip wire finish.

As with the majority of planning applications submitted by the resort, permission has been granted subject to a number of conditions. Full details of all the features to be included across the course will be required to be submitted to the council to ensure the visual appearance is in-keeping with the surroundings. Details will also be required to be submitted of the equipment to be installed in the play area. The council will also require the resort to submit a fully detailed scheme of the repairs to Nicklin’s Farm and boundary walls. Alongside these are also a number of environmental conditions, including conservation measures to preserve woodland species, including birds, bats, and badgers, and to ensure that the biodiversity of the site – including any planting – is maintained.

The plans submitted state that tickets will be available either separately, or in conjunction with theme park tickets. It is anticipated that the facility will attract 250-300 people per day, operating during daylight hours (no additional lighting has been planned due to the existing farmhouse being home to a colony of bats). It is not yet known for certain when the course will be open to the public.

Source (incl. plans): - http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/blog/2015/01/29/high-ropes-course-given-go-ahead/

Enchanted Village Construction

The Great British Winter might have been throwing everything it has got at the Enchanted Village construction site at Alton Towers Resort, but that hasn’t stopped steady progress being made on 2015’s new accommodation.

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08/02/15 - As construction continues at the top of the site, the landscaping has begun towards the bottom.

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10/02/15 - Back on the ground, an example of one of the cluster of lodges.

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10/02/15 - Work continues on the tree-houses

For more photos - http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/blog/2015/02/10/enchanted-village-construction-update-3/

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby TyRush » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:38 pm

So much for the record breaking coaster!!!
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Postby BDG » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:36 am

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby RyanTPM » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:08 am

^That looks like a good family coaster. Still can't pinpoint a manufacturer though.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby KingRCT3 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:13 am

It's a Zamperla.

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