Track arrives for AIR at Alton Towers

Posted Sunday, August 19, 2001 6:20 AM | Contributed by Nigel B

Rideas has posted pictures of the few pieces of track that have now arrived. The colours are dark green supports and lime green track.

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 7:23 AM
Funky colors for a coaster named 'Air'

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 7:44 AM
Jeff's avatar Not if you consider that the sky is blue, right?

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 8:08 AM
I aggree. A bit of a dodgy colour for a ride name that screams out blue, white and grey ?!
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Sunday, August 19, 2001 8:12 AM
I am still not convinced that this is what the ride will be called when it opens. It could just be a project name, then later they will decide on a ride name. The name AIR doesn't seem to fit very well into the themeing at Alton Towers.

I guess we will have to wait and see

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 8:36 AM
I think once AT themes it the color will turn out very nice.
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Sunday, August 19, 2001 9:33 AM
The ride will be called air. They already have a sign up in the park. Everyone knows alton towers project names are called SW(secret weapon) air is sw5. I have never been to the park but i thought everone knew that, check out some of their sw5 site for the pics of the sign or the official model.
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Sunday, August 19, 2001 10:27 AM
I supposed when Valhalla was announced at Blackpool Please Beach you thought that the name would change eventually to something along the lines of "Dr. Pepper Reversing Boat Ride" just to fit the park's theming trends.

Alton Towers has the right to be a bit different with their next attraction. Oh and by the way, Atlantis, is not called Atlantis as that is the name of the area of Thorpe Park where it is being built. And before all you peeps who think it's called Odyssey get all excited, think again. It's called Atlantis: The Ride. As stated by people in the know - the ride title is quite unimaginative.

Secondly, due to the scattering of light in the atmosphere, the sky is always changing colour. Air is colourless. Therefore you cannot say that the ride is themed to the sky - it might not be - it is more likely to be themed to the other side of the story - rushing air speeding arounf the place. Just my opinion...
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Sunday, August 19, 2001 10:30 AM
i dont think the colors are that weird. I mean arent they going to pain it so its all green and teal? i think that is pretty cool and a lot easier to them aroun than if they made it all blue or soemthing....
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Sunday, August 19, 2001 2:38 PM
I don't think the green track goes with the name, IMO. I though the track color would be black. Oh well...

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 3:59 PM
Guys...AIR is not the name for the coaster! AIR is the name for the TYPE of coaster!

AIR stand for Aerobatic Inverting Rollercoaster.

AIR may still be the name, but it stands for something completely different.
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Sunday, August 19, 2001 4:57 PM
What makes you think it's called Aerobatic Inverting Rollercoaster? Did I miss something. I've never heard any official confirmation of what AIR actually stands for. The site in the news says it stands for Aerial Inversion Ride. Which is correct? I don't know.

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 5:19 PM
I personally can't wait to see how the Vekoma flying compares to the B&M!

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 9:09 PM
bigkirby's got it, let's see how they compare to Vekoma's.  All three of their flyers have impressed me with their smoothness of ride (as compared to their other adult-sized coasters).  But I'm sure the "evil geniuses" will have some new trick up their sleeves.  But I kind of like the generic name of "Flying Swiss-men"...
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Monday, August 20, 2001 9:01 AM
Flying swiss -men!!LOL
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Monday, August 20, 2001 9:25 AM
I think that it is called an Aerial Inversion Ride, it says so on the model.  The gray track is for the garage and the rest will be blue with camouflage supports.  I have heard that once the ride is built the track my be painted again to make it match better.  At the moment I have to agree it does not look too good.  At the moment only the parts for the brake run are on site.  These should be constructed by the end of the month.  The park really wants to finish the station area as it is underground and under that building which will probably be the coasters shop.  I hope I have answered a few of your questions.  Bye, Foz. (UK) 
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Monday, August 20, 2001 9:42 AM
I can't wait for one of these to find a home in the states. Too bad the themeing won't even come close to what Alton is doing.
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Monday, August 20, 2001 9:52 PM
Thats not true what if IOA gets a AIR coaster then the theming would be just as good.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2001 1:47 PM
That color Is perfect for that ride.
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Thursday, August 23, 2001 9:28 AM
B&M + Flying = awesome ride

but when will it come to America?

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