Well… the planning application has finally gone in, and we can now confirm that the details posted here in October were correct.
The yet unnamed coaster will indeed be an Intamin rocket; a medium sized one at that. You will launch out the station hitting a top speed of around 80mph (fastest in Europe), travel along a straight before climbing a 62.5m outside ‘tophat’, twisting 90 degrees upwards. Ejector airtime is experienced before plummeting vertically down again, twisting 90 degrees once more, in to an airtime hill followed by a smooth stop by magnetic brakes.
The new plans reveal the Amity theme; hope it looks as good in real life as it does on paper. The concept of the ride does not tie in with the Tidal Wave theme as such, more like the grubby style of 60’s America. A notable feature is the queuing grandstand. The whole theme is very similar to Top Thrill Dragster’s, but this feature has been improved on as there will always be people standing on it creating a permanent audience.
Project Stealth looks like it will fit in Thorpe quite nicely. The removal of Model World and Flying Fish creates a nice space along the side of the park. Sunken Garden is staying; it will be the start of the standby and Fastrack queue lines.
The eight plans and concept drawings are taken from Runnymede Planning site.
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