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About Stuntman707

  • Birthday 09/18/90

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    Alton Towers

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  1. Bolliger and Mabillard

    Want to add that at Thorpe, it’s very rare that Inferno or The Swarm have technical issues. Intamin’s coasters on the other hand, Colossus and especially Stealth (launch!) always seem to have technical issues. Just hoping they’ve got the rollback brake fins nicely lubed up for this season!
  2. Bolliger and Mabillard

    I heard that when B&M built the Hulk coaster in IoA Florida, they were asked to make a launch system for it and they refused as they believed it was too complex and unreliable (being quite new technology at the time) so the launch system was made separately and B&M just made the track. Hence they generally don’t build launch coasters. Generally, B&M stick to what they know and will even turn down projects they deem unworthy. They’re definitely the most elite, perhaps not the most innovative, but arguably the best coaster manufacturers in the world. Every single ride they build is buttery smooth and reliable.
  3. New for 2018

    I don’t think anyone anticipates big changes to the ride apart from minimal theming. It’s hard to see what’s going on as well with it being covered up in a building. Everyone’s focus is on SW8 and Icon.
  4. New for 2018

    As John Wardley says, "Market research can be the kiss of death for many entertainment projects. If you were to ask a market researcher what the perfect joke is, they would come back with something like it has to be 3 minutes 17 seconds long, feature an Irishman and a nun - and they would suck all the humour out of it." (Highly reccomend watching the Towers Times evening he did)
  5. Park Music

    I'm listening to the CD after I got it yesterday and it is amazing. The Big Top theme is just the best thing IMAScore have done in my opinion, just beats the Smiler. Am I right in thinking some of the different sections in the song are cut up and played in different areas of the maze and then they all sync up?
  6. New for 2018

    I doubt it, would certainly kill my enthusiam for Thorpe if they literally turned it into a wasteland.
  7. Wicker Man - New for 2018

    It’s a shame actually that Merlin assumed that John Wardley was consulting with Magic Making on SW8 when he wasn’t involved for the most part. (They assumed MMM had invited him to look over the project) He said that by the time he looked over the plans, the foundations had already been designed at that point. He thought the track layout wasn’t great and made improvements on No Limits which Magic Making and GCI both conceded were an improvement. GCI agreed to change the foundations for the first two drops, so expect the first part of the ride to be good and the rest is all Magic Making’s responsibility!
  8. Alton Towers General Discussion

    Towers Times posted a new Q&A with John Wardley where he talks about VR rides, Dark Rides, Flat rides, The UK industry, and half-improving SW8 at the last minute.
  9. Park Music

    Still waiting for mine.
  10. TPM Thorpe Park Meet Saturday 24th March 2018

    I'm there. Put me down for all the things.
  11. Park Operations

    I like the 10pm dates, I hope more people stay later now it's no longer an event. There's plenty of 6pm closing days too which is good.
  12. Park Music

    How the Island sounds came about. One area of theming Thorpe is doing well, I just wish they would put this much effort into park maintenance and operations. Looking forward to getting that CD!
  13. Wicker Man - New for 2018

    I don't think they would have had to clutch at straws to get the same engagement though, just the fact its a new woodie in the UK and the first ever at Alton Towers would have been enough. Certainly for people who have been asking for one. Just a shame they finally built one after Wardley had been trying to convince them for years to do it.
  14. Wicker Man - New for 2018

    No, its not clever or even a valid world first at all. It's unoriginal from a CEO who will literally not approve new rides without a gimmick and a desperate attempt to make a themed wooden coaster seem more innovative and cutting edge than it actually is. It may be a unique and exciting experience but it is not a groundbreaking concept like the inverted flying coaster or dive coaster for example.
  15. I won't be able to make this one, see you at the safe zone!