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Paultons Park Tornado Springs New Area for 2020

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by CSLKennyNI, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. InsomniaMelon

    InsomniaMelon New Member

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    Is this the start towards hinting the next ride reveal? I know it's almost definitely Wave Runner but there's still some information waiting to be revealed about the ride. Images of what it will look like etc...
     
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    Well that was fast



    Seems it will open for June, hopefully they have time to do a bit more theming as so far its just a load of wood boards. But I guess they could always finish it off during the closed season.
     
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    According to their website, Wave runner isn’t scheduled to reopen until 21st July
     
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    Sorry for the double post, but given all the attention on Cooper Storms moving into TS, does this mean we will be seeing an attraction that’s so far unannounced? Surely they wouldn’t be making a big deal out of it if it was nothing. Maybe it’s going to be a shop or another eatery or maybe this is just a tease.
     
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    Cooper is associated with Storm Chaser i.e. the spinning coaster.
     
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    Yeah that would make sense. Maybe this means we’re getting some more info on the ride soon.
     
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    I've been lurking the forums since Icon and Wickerman after getting sucked back into the coaster enthusiast thing back in 2016, but this is the one that's made me finally sign up. Paulton's was my home park as a kid, with Runaway Train likely my first (cough, powered) credit. There is just something about this campaign that's really got me hooked, add in a visit with my niece last year and I'm sold on the park again.

    I definitely think from what I've seen on here and elsewhere it's a Clone (given the two Vekomas). I expect we wont find out for sure until they've teased everything else in the new land first however. As for the next one, I'd honestly expect another play area to spread the demand from Peppa Pig.
     
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    I thought it might be interesting to do a little summary of what we know about this new area so far.

    Area name: Tornado Springs
    Opening: May 2020

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    The red area is roughly the land available for this new area, including Wave Runner and Trekking Tractors which are expected to be re-themed into this new area (more on that later).

    Tornado Springs is themed as a small mid western town on the fictional Route 83. The town was devastated by Storm Mac and much of the marketing around it has been based on the town rebuilding and the issues and events they have had since.

    We have a number of twitter accounts related to Tornado Springs.

    Tornado Springs -https://twitter.com/TornadoSprings
    Radio Z106 https://twitter.com/RadioZ106
    Mayor Bill https://twitter.com/TS_Mayor
    Cooper Storms https://twitter.com/Cooper_Storms
    Jesse's Diner https://twitter.com/Jesse83Diner
    Al's Auto Academy https://twitter.com/AlsAutoAcademy
    Farmer Flo https://twitter.com/Farmer_Flo1
    Angus's Junkyard https://twitter.com/Junk_yardjunc

    Most of these seem to be related to a different ride/attraction and are being used to tease different things about the area, and I'll come back to them as we go through what has been revealed so far.

    Going back to the original reveal:

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    We now have a bit more information on what we can see in this poster. Let's go through what we know about each ride/attraction shown on the poster first.

    Coaster: We can see in the main image and the first of the smaller images some coaster track. This is expected to be a Spinning Coaster in keeping with theme of the new area. This ride is associated to the Cooper Storms Twitter account and he has teased some pictures of the footings and some track already.
    The coaster is expected to be a Mack Spinning Coaster, most likely to be a clone of Sierra Sidewinder but nothing is yet confirmed. Paulton's have trademark the name Storm Chaser. This is expected to be the name of a new Spinning Coaster.

    Buffalo Falls: This is almost certainly Wave Runner re-themed. A lot of work has already been done to Wave Runner, with a timber structure going up around it. More information on this is expected next month with an announcement based on a race down the falls.

    Cyclonator: A farming themed gyro swing/frisbee type flat ride associated with the Farmer Flo twitter account. Potentially inverting based on the counter weight on the concept art (below) but nothing has been confirmed.

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    Trekking Tractors:
    Nothing much to say on this yet. Due to it's location and the tractor on the initial poster it is expected to be integrated into the new area, probably also associated to Farmer Flo. This may also indicate that Cyclonator will be located at this end of the area.

    Al's Garage: No real information on this yet either. Obviously associated with the Al's Auto Academy Twitter account. Possible a driving school type attraction but all speculation at the moment. It is also possible that Al's Garage will be the main gift shop in the town.

    Jesse's Diner: An American style diner, not much to say on this yet. It's not clear how this new(?) diner will affect the Railroad Diner and Station Restaurant which are both very close to the new area.

    Windmill Towers: Visible in the main image is a pair of drop towers revealed to be Windmill Towers. These drop towers will be themed to power generation and are associated to the Mayor Bill Twitter account.

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    In the main image you can also see the miniature railway that is close for this year as some of the track has been removed to make way for the development of Tornado Springs but will be returning as part of the new area.

    Additionally it seems there will be a Junkyard themed play area.


    So all that gives us:

    Storm Chaser - A Spinning Coaster (not yet announced) possibly a Sierra Sidewinder clone.
    Cyclonator - A gyro swing/frisbee
    Windmill Towers - A pair of drop towers
    Buffalo Falls - Wave Runner re-themed
    Al's Auto Academy - Car themed ride (not yet announced)
    Trekking Tractors - Re-themed (nothing properly announced)
    Miniature Railway - Integrated into new area
    Angus's Junkyard - Play park (no details yet)
    Jesse's Diner - Themed restaurant
     
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    Overall, I am so excited for this area. 2020 is very exciting for the UK in general:

    Paultons Park - Tornado Springs
    Flamingo Land - Rumoured 10 Looper
    Alton Towers - 40th Anniversary
    Thorpe Park - Probably something replacing Angry Birds 4D (possibly Angry Birds Land too)
    And there could be more...you never know!
     
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    Also, as well as the old Flamingo and Penguin Enclosures being demolished for this, didn't this replace the Gold River Falls mini golf and panning for gold attractions. If so, then the Tornado Springs theme gives a tip to the hat to those old western themed attractions
     
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    Probably a typo but just for clarity the penguins haven't moved the flamingoes and pelicans have.

    The mini golf, panning for gold, water balloons thing and the park that was next to them have all gone as far as I know.
     
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    I always get excited when I see new posts in this thread. Am excited to see the area unveiled.
     

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