Alton Towers to open SW8 in 2018
Alton Towers Resort sent a proposal to the Staffordshire Moorlands Council about their knew GCI wooden coaster currently code named, SW8.
Most of the Alton Towers Secret Weapons are either world's first coasters or a record breaker. All with the exception of Nemesis and Th13teen. However, Oblivion, Smiler, and Galactica were two world first's and a record holder in inversions.
There has been some thought on the ride having a single inversion, but this has been dismissed as a banked turn.
The thought of it being a world first or record breaker doesn't seem likely. The ride is too short in length to be a world's longest and since the park can't have anything above the tree line it can't break a tallest or fastest record either.
Maybe it's a world's first VR woodie or maybe a world's first certain type of woodie. These seem more likely.
Report made by Jason Kern