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Alton Towers | SW8 | GCI Wood

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Dar, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. jayjay

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    Dragon transport XD
     
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    Do you know this from your previous experience of building a Wicker Man? Have you not thought that it could in fact be sculpted out of metal and rendered brown? I'm not stating this is in fact the Wicker Man model that IS going in, but just not stating it isn't.
     
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    To be honest I'm not sure what it could be... I've only seen a Wicker-Darlek before... :D

    Anyway here is a construction picture of SW8's theming structure.
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    Credit TS Facebook.
     
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    A recent update from Theme Park Worldwide:-

     
  6. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Mmm... Steel framing... Lovely.

    This is the bit I'm more interested in than any of the theming they'll stick on it afterwards.
     
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    The viewing window is to discourage trespassers and helicopter trainees?
     
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    ATI Spammer of the Year & Most Improved Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    The lift hill is pretty much fully erected:-

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    Recent TPW video:-

     
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    When people first heard about SW8, many were let down but however recently things have been starting to go well, I mean this migt not be the largest coaster in the park but it will pack a punch (Hmm have we seen hat before...) the LSM lift will be interesting, the giant wickerman(which I'm prety sure it will be a wickerman after seeing the structure in person) will provide great headchoppers however one thing I'm stumped on though, Will this have a 'World's first' element, On one hand we have Merlin a company which always loves the newest gimmick on the market and then we have GCI which believe in just a great coaster with no gimmicks. There has been alot of speculation over some sort of 'World's First' element related to some sort of special effect(s) though, could end up being something like that!

    Ok, rant over.
     
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    Nothing so far is giving me the wood, not the erection or anything. I think the Smiler/DBGT have ruined me.
     
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    I find Planet Coaster ruins a lot of excitement for real life coasters.
    As in, some of the stuff people make there make me weep for them to exist in real life.

    Regarding SW8, I am interested in what it'll be. I'm fond of the sexy insanity hybrid woodies can offer, so, who knows what we'll get. One thing for sure, the SW's are always weird.
     
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    The lift hill changing angle part way up is going to be so visually irritating.


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    I suspect the launched lift hill will be like Battlestar Galactica at Universal Singapore. Nothing too fast but gives you a nice boost up the hill. That launch into an enclosed drop in the dark could be a real highlight.

    GCI's don't particularly need any real height to generate some great speed anyway. If this keeps the relentless pace up like White Lightening we are onto a winner here.
     
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    What the :emoji_zipper_mouth:.

    It's so... wobbly? What the hell.
     
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    Just.

    I'm so lost with this.
     
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    How long has the Congo River Rapids station been black??
     
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    Worlds first intentionally wobbly lift hill.

    Nailed it.
     
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    It looked weird in the planning application and it looks even weirder now it's under construction. I'm intrigued by its oddness but I have zero excitement for this ride (more excited about the giant wicker man being built).
     
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    Lift hill has been topped off!

     
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