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Should Oblivion at Alton Towers receive floorless trains?

astead04

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Most of the other B&M Dive Coasters in the world (except for G5 at Janfusun Fancyworld in Taiwan - a mirror image of Oblivion at Alton Towers) have floorless trains, and SheiKra at Busch Gardens received them in 2007. After 20 years of operation at Alton Towers, is it finally time for Oblivion to receive the upgrade?
 

JoshC.

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Nah.

The only floorless dive machine I've done (Baron), I didn't even notice it was floorless to be honest. It's a needless gimmick.

For the time, effort and money it would involve to do the conversion, it simply isn't worth it. Towers could do much better things.
 

gavin

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No. Pointless. Waste of money.

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lachlan

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I don't think it would make much difference. Also I like the look of the trains they have at the moment
 

oriolat2

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Plus, floorless trains require retractable floor in the station, with mechanical parts that need maintenance, etc. Bottom line, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
 

Lofty

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Nah, you literally don't really notice any difference.
 

Howie

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Floorless, nah. Not worth the effort.
I would, however, be interested in trying Oblivion backwards. Much easier to do, and would offer a substantially different ride experience than a floorless conversion.
I'm not saying it would be "awesome", I'm just saying I'd be interested in trying it. It might make it scary again.
 

Jack723

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Don't think its really worth the effort. I agree with Howie though, it would be interesting to try backwards.
 
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