Tower of Terror Update
Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:30 AM
Was at the park on Monday and noticed a few beams and bars laying out about the place. My thinking is that the rumour of the dark section on ToT being extended may just be true. I managed to get a few photos, so I've attached them here. Or if anyone wants to speculate on what it may be for, go for it - I'd love to hear.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 07:49 AM
Posted 21 April 2010 - 08:45 AM
As for the car you will see a brand new car but my understanding is it will not be backwards. It will though be lighter and therefore faster.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 12:39 PM
Posted 21 April 2010 - 03:30 PM
It wouldn't want to be too much faster as it will fly off the track.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 04:03 PM
Plus at very the top they've got a braking system that prevents it going off the end: http://www.parkz.com...op-and-_006.jpg
Thanks for the pics by the way ads068, good to see DW finally are getting around to refreshing older attractions...I'm just hoping the queue gets cleaned up a bit too.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 04:51 PM
And a little off topic, Gazza, do you know when that photo was taken, it may just be the point of view, but, the tower looks very sexy, with the colours and all.
Edited by lylefart, 21 April 2010 - 04:53 PM.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:25 PM
July 31 2004. (Photo page here)
I guess it could switch spots with Dodonpa because they only have 12km/h difference. I highly doubt it will beat either Kingda Ka or Top Thrill Dragster though.
Finally, just to show a better overview of the steel I thought I'd include this. The photo is by pin142 who posted it over at Theme Park Review a couple of days ago.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:45 PM
Too much work to make it awesome!
Edited by lylefart, 21 April 2010 - 07:52 PM.
Posted 21 April 2010 - 07:27 PM
Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:04 PM
The presentation is available here.
Posted 24 April 2010 - 02:25 AM
Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:38 AM
Edit: Was that a serious question?
Edited by Gazza, 25 April 2010 - 10:52 AM.
Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:46 PM
Picture was taken from Central Station
I'm just wondering now how long until it will be finished? And also, if they're going to put some form of lighting effect in there. If it were me, I would place simple white fluorescent globes every 15-20 metres, just so your eyes never really adjust.
Posted 17 May 2010 - 10:43 PM
Posted 17 May 2010 - 11:04 PM
Could have been upgrades/maintenance on the controls or theming in the station?
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 06:58 AM
Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:24 PM
Posted 14 June 2010 - 08:29 AM
Posted 20 June 2010 - 10:29 AM
I went to Dreamworld two weeeks ago, and it did feel slightly faster, yet it could just be the difference in experience as it is much darker in launch track.
Edited by lylefart, 20 June 2010 - 10:32 AM.
Posted 20 June 2010 - 07:25 PM
That would be terrible... we all know the park is in desperate need of a major new ride IN ADDITION to this ride refurb. Can you imagine if both the new ride and the ToT refurb did not materialise this year?!
Posted 20 July 2010 - 07:31 PM
Can confirm that the tunnel has been extended (obviously) and a whole new car. Everything else will be revealed soon.
Unfortunately no re-paint of the tower and I'm not sure on the queue and lighting effects in the tunnel but will find out this week.
Posted 20 July 2010 - 10:29 PM
Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:30 AM
I guess the only reason would be because they would have to close both Tower of Terror and Giant Drop to do it, but if they organise everything as much as they possibly can, it should only be a day, maybe 2. Pay your staff to work long days to reduce the amount of time they'd be out of commission. Perhaps there is a way they could close GD, paint 3/4 of the tower then, and then close ToT to do the rest the next day?
I was just thinking that people power managed to get Betty White to host Saturday Night Live, lets start working to improve our parks the same way.
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