Given that Towers' high investment year is set for 2018 (as far as I know), it's going to be a long time before we get any information on this I guess. But with Flume and Ripsaw gone, and with Towers' consulting the local council about a coaster in that general area, that area is a possibility.
Enjoy the wild speculation everyone!
EDIT: Was beaten to it in another thread; feel free to delete if necessary mods! Merged rather than deleted. - ECG
Obviously hope it's a coaster but it just occurred to me, they could follow in Thorpe's footsteps and get another dark ride. Imagine if it was also based around a train station, taunting people about the lack of public transport in Alton.
Or, to get in early...site of the flume...Aquatrax?
I'm glad this has been announced now to be honest. Probably needed after the whole Smiler incident and I don't really think Galactica is the huge shake up the British theme park industry needs. Could be a similar competitive streak to 1994 with both Towers and Pleasure Beach now preparing for another big investment in the same season.
I think with all the refurbs and revamps over this closed Alton were getting a lot of stick, I have been looking over the towers loving care twitter and all the work looks great!
Now with this announced this season seems like its all about getting past the Smiler incident and preparing for a renewed season next year!
Really hope we get a nice big investment on the scale of The Smiler, would love an RMC and can't really see this being anything but one. I am guessing this till cover the flume site and extend out to the former Ripsaw area?
Could be. I think a major ride in the Flume's location would tie into the Mutiny Bay area quite nicely. I'm still feeling as though this deserves to be a coaster or dark ride. I know it's ridiculously cliche but, my god, this is screaming for a well-themed woodie. Wouldn't be too hard to successfully immerse riders either.
I really, really hope it's a RMC as what was originally rumoured a year or so ago.
There has always been this theory that Merlin consider woodies unsafe and the public won't take to them, but that was before RMC burst on the scene.
If anything, some people might think that steel technically advanced, limit pushing coasters are unsafe. A 'back to basics' traditional woodie couldn't be further from the Smiler. Parks such Tayto Park and Plopsa that offer an alternative day out to UK visitors are investing in wood.
The timing is so right. The stars are aligned. Now everybody light a candle and pray facing towards Hayden, Idaho!
Tayto dropped a serious A-bomb with Cu Chulainn - it's basically given the place a new lease of life. And that's at a small park in rural Ireland. Just imagine what Towers could do with a coaster of that magnitude, plus a solid marketing campaign, an interesting theme and narrative. Could be the best thing since Nemmy.