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A large dome, One that covers the entire park
philo
post Oct 9 2008, 10:30 PM
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Well they haven't used the dome they've already got yet (blackhole RIP) so I think perhaps one big dome might be a bit ambitious.

Would be nice to go to the park all year round though!
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chapmanmania
post Oct 9 2008, 11:39 PM
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QUOTE (philo @ Oct 9 2008, 11:30 PM) *
Would be nice to go to the park all year round though!

That'd just be an excuse for them to put the price up AGAIN. tongue.gif

There is a smaller version of AT within a dome though:



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post Oct 10 2008, 9:20 PM
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Is this thread for real? Its a pretty stupid idea. How the hell would they: afford it, construct it and get it approved, design it (structurally and so you don't destroy ecosystems etc). I guess the ropers wouldn't be able to moan about sound any more.


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post Oct 11 2008, 2:34 PM
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I've just had a better idea! They should build one of these domes around the Ropers House instead!


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post Oct 11 2008, 8:20 PM
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^Probably the best way I've heard to get rid of the Ropers for ages! Anyway, whilst it would be great if AT was open all year round underneath a big dome, it would cost millions to design, get planning permission, construct and maintain. Plus, I know of two aforementioned people who would object to this proposal if it would ever go ahead because it would probably destroy their views of the trees!


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post Oct 19 2008, 1:15 PM
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I bet this idea was spawned from the simpsons movie


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post Oct 19 2008, 2:25 PM
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I hated that film...
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post Nov 10 2008, 11:08 PM
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Thank you for that thread-closing statement, very in-depth


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post Nov 26 2008, 6:20 PM
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What about if instead of a huge dome, they excavated an enormous cavern underneath the park and one by one moved the rides underground. This would surely be less obtrusive to the ropers and other locals and allow the ecosystems at ground level to continue thriving. Small windows could then be provided at ground level to allow sunlight to pass into the enormous cavern below. Expansion of the park could continue in all directions and one day, a new ride could be built under the ropers garden.

Enormous pumps could be used to stop groundwater from turning the underground park into an underwater park and the groundwater could be used to construct the worlds largest fresh water life centre at ground level.

They would also have room at ground level for a good curry house - and some penguins.

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post Nov 26 2008, 6:27 PM
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Whatever youve just taken, I want some!!!
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post Nov 27 2008, 4:39 PM
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Iv'e taken nothing different to the guy who wants a large dome built over the entire park. laugh.gif .
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post Nov 28 2008, 12:38 AM
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Yeah but thats a little bit more possible than building the park underground lol!!!! smile.gif smile.gif
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post Nov 28 2008, 9:11 PM
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I'm a civil engineer and believe me, it wouldn't be. Infact, we might as well propose moving nemesis to the moon. Oooooh, Nemesis on the moon!
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post Nov 29 2008, 12:41 AM
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Just when you thought this topic couldn't get anymore random...

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Oooooh, Nemesis on the moon!

Without gravity, would a coaster on the moon have more or less of a force? laugh.gif blink.gif


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post Nov 29 2008, 10:37 PM
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On the plus side the Ropers would be happy - no noise in space! no screams!
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post Nov 30 2008, 12:35 AM
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QUOTE (chapmanmania @ Nov 29 2008, 12:41 AM) *
Without gravity, would a coaster on the moon have more or less of a force? laugh.gif blink.gif

ell, the moon has 1/6th gravity but it has a lower height effect too (something like 50 or 60m in places, and as low as 10 in others). So you'd get a lesser effect in some instances, HOWEVER, the act of motion in itself in zero or reduced gravity still has faux-gravitational effects - like how a rotating drum in space can give you a G effect (see some of the Skylab tests).

Good question though, I'd like to see it answered more comprehensively than my attempt!


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post Dec 1 2008, 10:06 PM
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QUOTE (chapmanmania @ Nov 29 2008, 12:41 AM) *
Without gravity, would a coaster on the moon have more or less of a force? laugh.gif blink.gif

Less force (gravity) but it works for and against the car, because it will climb the hills easier.
The lack of air would have quite a big effect also, the car will fall immediately at terminal velocity and theres no air resistance round the general track.
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post Dec 1 2008, 10:43 PM
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Both interesting answers. I imagine it'd be more difficult to build velocity since gravity is the propelling force for the most part of the track once it's left the lift hill.


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Or.... you could just wear a hat.
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QUOTE (ATGeneral Daz @ Oct 2 2008, 12:26 PM) *
What I would like to see is a a massive dome that covers the whole of Alton Towers; what that would mean is that it allows the theme park to open all year round and so could boost profits in the long run. What do you reckon?





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