Alton Towers possible new coaster layout

Monday, December 22, 2008 8:36 PM

The layout for Alton Towers' new coaster has apparently been leaked. Should be interesting to see if this is in fact the new ride. If so, we can most likely limit it to either a Vekoma or Premier design because as far as I know, those are the only two companies that have created ride with operating switchbacks in the layouts. With the tilting rumors, I am placing my best on a new Vekoma creation.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 3:44 PM

Switchbacks? Such as on a SLC?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 6:55 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

No, such as on Expedition Everest.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 3:42 AM

Looks like a boring layout and why would there be such a short bit of track from switchback to switchback. Anyway I doubt the fact that it has/might have a switchback limits it to any specific designer. Anybody could build a ride that does this.

Last edited by Iceman3, Friday, December 26, 2008 8:01 AM
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 2:15 PM

If it's a boring layout it's probably a B&M

Thursday, December 25, 2008 10:14 AM

Maurer Söhne have also made rides with track switches.

Last edited by tricktrack, Thursday, December 25, 2008 10:14 AM
Thursday, December 25, 2008 8:16 PM
LostKause's avatar

The backwards section does look pointlessly short.

Thursday, December 25, 2008 10:59 PM
Alexx Argen's avatar

Looks more fun the the backward section of the Mummy at USF

Its sad when your best friend asks you the exact running time of a ride. Good thing I didnt know.


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