Woodie Coasters Fans: Help Your Friends in the UK

Alton Towers: Want to see a giant woodie coaster at Alton Towers? Well, then you need to make your voice heard, so local authorities don't kill the plans.

From Anne Evans
Posted April 29, 2003 at 12:27 PM
South Moorlands are preparing to throw out plans for a giant woodie (the biggest, the fastest) at AT. Residents have been urged by a group of people to write to the council against the plans (with some pretty unaccurate facts).

We, as theme park fans round the globe, need to make the pile of FOR letters out weigh the AGAINST pile.
Send letters to:
Neil Watson
Case Officer
Moorlands House
Stockwell Street
ST13 6HQ

There is also a petition at: http://www.petitiononline.com/cjw4sw5/petition.html

Please, we need EVERYONE to send a letter or sign the petition, fans in other countries, if YOU send letters, it will prove AT is a good, well known park and will probably boost our chances.

So c'mon, help us out!

From Philip Curds
Posted April 30, 2003 at 3:54 AM
Coaster Force (http://www.coasterforce.com) strikes a blow with political aspirations, I share your concern for a giant woodie for Intamin AG, but a petition (however big) will not decide the fate of this project, financial muscle, local elections (next week in the UK) and revisions of previous plans (such as lowering the height restriction to below the tree line in a number of areas) will make far more impact. I too erge you to use your right to voice an opinion, but if you merely state : rollercoaster enthusiast at the bottom of a letter, you judgement will be severely bias towards Tussauds, anyway, Good Luck....

From Daniel patience
Posted April 30, 2003 at 10:38 AM
Anne you read my mind. I too am fed up with potentailly awesome coasters being turned down for building permission because of a few unhappy locals and wanted some way of providing a voice from the 'other side'. I wasn't sure how a petition could be started but now that one has I ceratainly will be signing it. Right now in fact!

From Anne Evans
Posted April 30, 2003 at 10:37 AM
We've found out what Alton's weapons against AT are, lies!

They've been finding out 'facts' and claim there will be extra noise. The coaster to be built will be an ultra-quiet one. Also the usual 'extra traffic and noise' comments.
On the bright side, a person in blue overalls, a hardhat, a clipboard and a german accent was seen walking down, by Hex to Ug land, the proposed site. INTAMIN AG.
AT now can entertain until 1am at the hotels. Residents said it would "bring extra traffic and noise". Like a karaoke machine can be heard 3 miles away.
It would help if the AA didn't say 'go through Alton' on route planners, which a lot of people use.

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