Hence my earlier comments, I've been quiet because of disbelief of my Intel but photos are proof of what I reported a few weeks ago as construction standstills in the park. I have a bit more to discuss but it's best I spoke with an admin on potential leaks for the future... As of now things as I know are on standstill.They haven’t added the stairs yet. That’s why it looks weird.
They poured concrete for the bridge support and landings on both sides. It appears they needed more support than shown on the original plan.I find it odd that in the photo it looks like they poured concrete where the stairs should be and as of the photo no stairs. Guess we’ll see.
Can someone please explain to me why this is such a huge problem? There isn't supposed to be a huge theme to it, it's a giant steel coaster. It's not meant to be story/scenery driven.I think the sad part here is outside of some green grass it’s all there... that’s the ride.
It does have a theme to it. One of the things that makes some of the most impressive rides is theming and details. The fact that the park/company felt the need not to actually represent its theme in anyway is disturbing for a theme park but even more so because of their previous rides which have featured some kind of theming.Can someone please explain to me why this is such a huge problem? There isn't supposed to be a huge theme to it, it's a giant steel coaster. It's not meant to be story/scenery driven.
I think it's seen as a stark drop in quality and care compared to the park's other coasters. Nessie, Alpengeist, Apollo, Verbolten, InvadR, even Griffon all are to some extent woven into the natural landscape of the park, taking advantage of the trees and terrain. By contrast, Pantheon is basically plopped in the middle of a flat field, only once briefly venturing to the hillside where it can play with terrain, and whatever trees were there have been clear-cut. The lack of any effort to incorporate the ride into the landscape feels much more akin to the parking lot coasters of SF and some CF parks than it does of the World's Most Beautiful Theme Park.Can someone please explain to me why this is such a huge problem? There isn't supposed to be a huge theme to it, it's a giant steel coaster. It's not meant to be story/scenery driven.
To be fair, AC's theming goes just about as far as a custom made themed music. However, it's not a generic parking lot coaster. It takes full advantage of the terrain as well as the landscaping. Pantheon just lacks it all in regards to theming and landscaping.So how is AC actually themed on-ride?
I disagree. There were a handful of clusters of trees which were all clear-cut and inexplicably not replaced. Moreover, the flat land leads immediately to a hillside, which the layout briefly flirts with then never returns to. Festa Field by nature would never have lent itself to the same terrain as Alpengeist, of course, but the park certainly had options to make it more fitting for the world’s most beautiful park that they didn’t take.This was a spot in the park which already had few trees, and they got away with not removing all that many. There is no realistic situation where this plot of land could have been presented far better.