Board index Theme Park Discussions Theme Park News & Construction! Paultons Park 2021 - Tornado Springs: New Expansion

Paultons Park 2021 - Tornado Springs: New Expansion

Theme Park Construction And News Forum

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
Construction update from Tornado Springs (Begins at 12:36):



Also, one of the Tornado Springs Twitter accounts posted this:

Spent a good few days researching my new project, my head's spinning but I can't wait to show you all! Going to change Tornado Springs forever!! The data we collected from #StormMac has really helped @TornadoSprings #TornadoSprings


Mack Spinner anyone???

Source: https://twitter.com/Cooper_Storms/statu ... 5070688259


Posts: 2051
Points on hand: 0.00 Points
Bank: 9,961.00 Points
Location: sheffield, UK
Traintastic26 wrote:
Construction update from Tornado Springs (Begins at 12:36):



Also, one of the Tornado Springs Twitter accounts posted this:

Spent a good few days researching my new project, my head's spinning but I can't wait to show you all! Going to change Tornado Springs forever!! The data we collected from #StormMac has really helped @TornadoSprings #TornadoSprings


Mack Spinner anyone???

Source: https://twitter.com/Cooper_Storms/statu ... 5070688259

Definitely a Mack Spinner. I'm calling it now!

Edit: Is that a GYRO SWING I see at 13:03?!

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
Looks like we have our first attraction. The Cyclonator, what looks like to be an inverted gyro-swing:

Image

Source: https://twitter.com/Farmer_Flo1/status/ ... 2377547776


Posts: 363
Points on hand: 1,292.00 Points
Location: United States of America
Seeing as how this is unexpectedly a thrill ride — most of us initially doubted Paultons would go this route — this makes the spinning MACK BigDipper/multilaunch all the more likely.
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

Out of 139 creds

Dirk_Ermen User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 13353
Points on hand: 1,607.50 Points
Bank: 45,000.00 Points
Location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
ohhh, awesome. Those looping gyro swings are great fun!
Coastercount: 1259 (I've seen the world and it's horrid contraptions... @.@)
- Wood: 140
- Steel: 1119

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
One of the Tornado Springs Twitter accounts posted this:

Image

I wonder if more information will be coming out on Sunday??

Source: https://twitter.com/Cooper_Storms/statu ... 2956418049

Metazoanhaddock User avatar
Moderator
Moderator

Posts: 1758
Points on hand: 2,437.00 Points
Bank: 52,337.00 Points
Location: Seattle, Washington
I see plenty of new info right there in that pic. I can almost guarantee they wouldn't have random numbers that just "happen" to be in the pic
Head Moderator
Director, Structural Engineer - PEAK Amusements
Site Contest Judge (Supporting)
Chatroom Admin

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
Another Tornado Springs twitter account has posted these two images. One is on the Rio Grande train track:

Image

The other is pretty dam interesting. Not so the image, but more the description:

Image

@Jesse83Diner @AlsAutoAcademy hi guys really looking forward to the weekend, look at this cute note I just got from the grandkids ❤️ Love the invite design, think I'M A score'n u 10 out of 10 for that! See y'all Sunday @TornadoSprings


IMAScore anyone????

Sources:

https://twitter.com/Junk_yardjunc/statu ... 6021865477

https://twitter.com/Junk_yardjunc/statu ... 6726096897


Posts: 363
Points on hand: 1,292.00 Points
Location: United States of America
I’mma score this expansion a 10/10 if we get that MACK. ;) :lol: 8-)
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

Out of 139 creds

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
Several other interesting tweets have come from the Tornado Springs twitter accounts. These two however are worth sharing here.

This first one is from the main account that has an interesting description:

Image

30km out... from a family getaway like no other! #TornadoSprings


Hmmm... where have i heard those words before???? (Hi, Thorpe Park).

Anyways, the other is of the invitation letter from yesterday in front of what looks like plans for the area:

Image

Phew!! So glad I found my invite. Was buried under a sea of plans for #Tornadosprings Can't wait to celebrate with @Jesse83Diner and @AlsAutoAcademy


Sources:

https://twitter.com/TornadoSprings/stat ... 7589456896

https://twitter.com/TS_Mayor/status/1111666013374943232

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
Okay, so bad news is that no new information was revealed last Sunday (Not really surprised), but the good news is that we have a few video construction updates:





One thing worth noting is this still from TPW's update video:

Tornado Springs Update.PNG


Now correct me if i'm wrong, but i can see Mack Rides footers in the upper-middle right of the still. For reference, here's what Mack Rides footers look like:

Image

I think it's safe to say that this is definitely a Mack Rides coaster now. Whether it will be a Xtreme spinner like Time Traveler or a family spinner like Dwervelwind, Turbulence or Sierra Sidewinder, we will find out in due course.

Source of footers image: http://www.amusementinsider.com/2018/05 ... oters.html


Posts: 363
Points on hand: 1,292.00 Points
Location: United States of America
This is going to be an amazing addition!
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

Out of 139 creds

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
We have a new Tornado Springs twitter account, which seems to be a radio station:

Image

Also, the main account posted this radio advert for Tornado Springs:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1116345164962902017

Source: https://twitter.com/TornadoSprings/stat ... 4962902017

Link to account: https://twitter.com/RadioZ106

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
The website has been updated with all the information we know about Tornado Springs so far:

Image

https://www.visittornadosprings.com/

The website has a countdown clock to the opening of the area. I managed to calculate that the opening day for Tornado Springs will be on May 14th 2020.

Source: https://twitter.com/TornadoSprings/stat ... 7173058560

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
Looks like some more info is coming on May 1st:

Image

Now i know that last time, we didn't get any info whatsoever during the Barnyard Hoedown, but i feel more optimistic about this one. Especially since there's suppose to be an announcement regard the towns "Power issues".

Also, over on the official website, you can listen to Radio Z106. Just click on the play button next the Radio Z106 logo on the top-right hand corner of the page:

https://www.visittornadosprings.com/

...and from reports from people who have been to Paultons Park lately, this has been playing from speakers set up around the Tornado Springs area:

https://twitter.com/Thrill_Nation/statu ... 5144922112

Source:

https://twitter.com/TornadoSprings/stat ... 4296023046

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
What appears to be footers for the coaster:

Image

There's also this pretty good construction update here (Tornado Springs coverage starts at 5:36)



Tomorrow is the May Day Festival, so hopefully, more info will come out of it.

Source: https://twitter.com/RadioZ106/status/11 ... 2817960960


Posts: 2051
Points on hand: 0.00 Points
Bank: 9,961.00 Points
Location: sheffield, UK
Traintastic26 wrote:
What appears to be footers for the coaster:

Image

There's also this pretty good construction update here (Tornado Springs coverage starts at 5:36)



Tomorrow is the May Day Festival, so hopefully, more info will come out of it.

Source: https://twitter.com/RadioZ106/status/11 ... 2817960960


Looks like the Mack Spinner will be a Sierra Cyclone clone. (Won't embed)

https://twitter.com/TS_Mayor/status/1122574528318779392

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
So the announcement was for a pair of family drop towers from Zierer, known as the Windmill Towers:

Image

Image

So in terms of rides for Tornado Springs, we currently have:

Bufallo Falls (Wave Runner retheme)
Cyclonator (Zamperla Discovery)
Windmill Towers (Zierer Family FreeFall Towers)

So that leaves us with a potential retheme of Trekking Tractors into Al's Auto Academy and the big one... The Mack Spinning Coaster rumoured to be called Storm Chaser.

Sources:

https://twitter.com/TornadoSprings/stat ... 4774293506

https://twitter.com/TS_Mayor/status/1123543555472089089

mkingy User avatar
Moderator
Moderator

Posts: 5449
Points on hand: 27,839.00 Points
Bank: 0.00 Points
Location: United Kingdom
Solid investment - anyone have any experiences with Knott's spinner?
Coaster Count - 181
France 2019 Mini Trip Report


Posts: 363
Points on hand: 1,292.00 Points
Location: United States of America
What makes you believe this will be a clone of Sierra Sidewinder? Just interested.
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

Out of 139 creds

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
Kw6sTheater wrote:
What makes you believe this will be a clone of Sierra Sidewinder? Just interested.


It was this particular tweet from one of the TS twitter accounts (Hidden reference):

Bring it on buddy -Marylou's Sierra SWirl berry cake is the dandiest most delicious tea time treat this side of the Springs!


Although i would love it to be an Xtreme Spinner, i wouldn't personally mind if it does ends up being an normal spinner like Sierra Sidewider/Dwervelwind/Turbulence. Even if it does end up being the latter, it would still be the most thrilling coaster in the park by quite some way.

Source: https://twitter.com/Junk_yardjunc/statu ... 4010438656


Posts: 363
Points on hand: 1,292.00 Points
Location: United States of America
Thanks for clearing this up. I’m just a tad bummed that Paulton’s didn’t take this opportunity to have MACK Rides design a custom family spinning coaster, rather than a clone — albeit a good one.
1. Voyage 2. Intimidator 305 3. Maverick 4. Skyrush 5. Mindbender (Galaxyland) 6. Fury 325 7. Kumba 8. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia) 9. The Beast 10. Phoenix

Out of 139 creds

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
Here's two more images of the site, including footers for the coaster:

Image

Image

Also, The tweet for the drop tower plans was quoted by Leisure Expert Group, who have done theming work for parks such as Europa Park, Walibi Belgium, Toverland, Djurs Sommerland, Walibi Rhone-Alpes, Movie Park Germany, Wildlands, Chimelong Paradise and are even doing the theming for Fury at Bobbejaanland. So it seems like they will be involved with the theming for Tornado Springs.

Sources:

https://twitter.com/Coasterkingdom_/sta ... 1282226177

https://twitter.com/Leisure_Expert/stat ... 0164147200

Dirk_Ermen User avatar
True Addicts
True Addicts

Posts: 13353
Points on hand: 1,607.50 Points
Bank: 45,000.00 Points
Location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
mkingy wrote:
Solid investment - anyone have any experiences with Knott's spinner?

Yes, it's loads of fun. It would fit fantastic in a park like Pautons Park.
Coastercount: 1259 (I've seen the world and it's horrid contraptions... @.@)
- Wood: 140
- Steel: 1119

Traintastic26 News Writer
News Writer

Posts: 1478
Points on hand: 6,756.00 Points
Image of a footer for the coaster:

Image

There's also a new construction update video:



Source: https://twitter.com/Junk_yardjunc/statu ... 9158079488

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Park News & Construction!

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post