Sector Leisure and hospitality
Project type New build
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project location West Midlands
Client Alton Towers
 
 

Requirement

Good Directions worked alongside the Creative Director of Alton Towers, John Burton, to manufacture and produce a 1900mm dial for the newly-opened ‘World of David Walliams’ ride at Alton Towers theme park, bringing the story of ‘Gangsta Granny’ to life.

Solution

This enormous clock was designed by John Burton and in closely following his design, Good Directions has produced a piece which has become one of the company's favourites. The clock utilises a variety of materials, cutting-edge technology and techniques. The large dial is all in gold, with vinyl being used to create the desired effect. This clock also features raised numerals, which were cut out of foam PVC sheet on a waterjet.

PVC sheet was chosen since it is lightweight, durable and waterproof, ensuring a long life and minimal to no decaying over time. The hands were cut out of stainless steel with appropriate counterweights added to the back end of the hands to ensure smooth running for such a large clock. They were then powder-coated black, again to ensure longevity and to make them highly visible on the clock face.

Outcome

Good Directions has created many clock features over the years for all manner of exciting rides in theme parks. This particular project was one of the company's favourites, and the clock is destined to be viewed and enjoyed by thousands if not millions of people for years to come.


Requirement

Good Directions worked alongside the Creative Director of Alton Towers, John Burton, to manufacture and produce a 1900mm dial for the newly-opened ‘World of David Walliams’ ride at Alton Towers theme park, bringing the story of ‘Gangsta Granny’ to life.

Solution

This enormous clock was designed by John Burton and in closely following his design, Good Directions has produced a piece which has become one of the company's favourites. The clock utilises a variety of materials, cutting-edge technology and techniques. The large dial is all in gold, with vinyl being used to create the desired effect. This clock also features raised numerals, which were cut out of foam PVC sheet on a waterjet.

PVC sheet was chosen since it is lightweight, durable and waterproof, ensuring a long life and minimal to no decaying over time. The hands were cut out of stainless steel with appropriate counterweights added to the back end of the hands to ensure smooth running for such a large clock. They were then powder-coated black, again to ensure longevity and to make them highly visible on the clock face.

Outcome

Good Directions has created many clock features over the years for all manner of exciting rides in theme parks. This particular project was one of the company's favourites, and the clock is destined to be viewed and enjoyed by thousands if not millions of people for years to come.


 
 
 
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