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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon May 02, 2016 1:33 pm

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One rider told how he feared his seatbelt would 'release'


At first I thought this was ridiculous but to this observant rider's credit it does appear that every seatbelt on the train must have failed as there doesn't appear to be any sign of seatbelts in that picture. Or this one from before the ride opened for the season...

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That must have been terrifying watching them all fail and disappear like that one by one. That's the only explanation I can think of for this one... Thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers. Spectacular journalism by the Daily Mail as always. Nothing gets by those guys...

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Mon May 02, 2016 1:41 pm

snoflake15 wrote:^are those stairs in the photo at the side?

Yes, but they're to the side. The B&M flyers have an evacuation platform that rolls up beneath the train. Unless it's in use, it's always parked at the base of the lift.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby RyanTPM » Mon May 02, 2016 3:41 pm

At least if you look at the comments people are saying negative things about the Daily Mail and the article rather than Alton

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Mon May 02, 2016 4:16 pm

^but some are still freaking out over a simple malfunction.

I mostly find those comments amusing.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Mon May 02, 2016 4:22 pm

SharkTums wrote:Oh Daily Mail...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html


I clicked the link and this was the one above the AIR incident: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3568998/Mother-suing-leisure-centre-20-000-claiming-lifeguard-told-not-breastfeed-son-pool.html

Told me all I needed to know about what kind of things that newspaper is looking for....

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Mon May 02, 2016 4:29 pm

Look what made it on Wikipedia's European park incidents page...

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Mon May 02, 2016 4:30 pm

^ That Alton Mouse incident of over-riding the blocks is interesting considering The Smiler incident.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Tue May 03, 2016 7:01 am

^That is really interesting, seeing as it's literally the exact same thing that happened last year.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby thedazza » Tue May 31, 2016 10:15 am

SW8 planning application is in, looks like it is going to be a GCI woodie with a launched lift like Lightning Rod's.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby RCT3Bross » Tue May 31, 2016 10:36 am

Just read an article (on Towers Street) that they expect a 2018 opening. I understand this is going on the log flume's place, will it be that hard to clear the ground? Because I know GCI can probably build this in what under 6 months? If they really start in september (like the article stated) They got plenty of time. I never been to the park so I was wondering.
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