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Should Oblivion at Alton Towers receive floorless trains?

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by astead04, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. astead04

    astead04 Member

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    Most of the other B&M Dive Coasters in the world (except for G5 at Janfusun Fancyworld in Taiwan - a mirror image of Oblivion at Alton Towers) have floorless trains, and SheiKra at Busch Gardens received them in 2007. After 20 years of operation at Alton Towers, is it finally time for Oblivion to receive the upgrade?
     
  2. JoshC.

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    Nah.

    The only floorless dive machine I've done (Baron), I didn't even notice it was floorless to be honest. It's a needless gimmick.

    For the time, effort and money it would involve to do the conversion, it simply isn't worth it. Towers could do much better things.
     
  3. gavin

    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    No. Pointless. Waste of money.

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    I don't think it would make much difference. Also I like the look of the trains they have at the moment
     
  5. Zek_Teh_Kek

    Zek_Teh_Kek Active Member

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    This, and the fact that the floorless doesn't do anything, except in the front row.
     
  6. Hixee

    Hixee Moderator Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    They'd be better investing in something worthwhile. That said, it would be a gimmick, so... ;)
     
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    Nah - it's close to perfect as it is!
     
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    Plus, floorless trains require retractable floor in the station, with mechanical parts that need maintenance, etc. Bottom line, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
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    Nah, you literally don't really notice any difference.
     
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    Floorless, nah. Not worth the effort.
    I would, however, be interested in trying Oblivion backwards. Much easier to do, and would offer a substantially different ride experience than a floorless conversion.
    I'm not saying it would be "awesome", I'm just saying I'd be interested in trying it. It might make it scary again.
     
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    Don't think its really worth the effort. I agree with Howie though, it would be interesting to try backwards.
     

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