Sunday, 3 January 2010

Sonic to have his own rollercoaster at Alton Towers

It has been confirmed today that Sonic will have his own rollercoaster at Alton Towers. An existing ride, called the Spinball Whizzer, is to be re-themed in a Sonic style.

Here is what TowersTimes has to say:
"Rumours of a Spinball Whizzer retheme for 2010 first surfaced several months ago, but now TowersTimes are able to confirm that these rumours are true.

The resort information packs in the Hotel bedrooms have been updated already, ahead of the new season, and a small promo shot of a Spinball Whizzer car has a Sonic the Hedgehog logo on the side. This would appear to confirm the plans for the ride which is due to open in February."
The ride has been rumoured to be renamed "Sonic Spinball", a reference to his 1993 game of the same name. A new colour scheme for the ride is already in the process of being applied.

The ride's new dark blue supports.

It is likely that the ride will open to coïncide with the release of Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing, which has a release date of February/March.

Still no confirmation for when Sega will re-open SegaWorld - perhaps to coïnicide with the launch of the Dreamcast 2?

[Source: TowersTimes and forums]


Hairyman said...

SegaWorld was the business back in the day. There's still a pretty good arcade there now though.

robstar1fan said...

Awesome! Can't wait! Oh god, I just realized I have a phobia of roller coasters XP!!!!!