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by krug
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2636
Views: 325504

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Just looked on ride times and Congo River Rapids isn't there.  They did say it would be running all this year didn't they?
by krug
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Anyone any thoughts on what the thorough-put will be of Wicker Man?  3 trains, 24 riders, maybe a train dispatched every 90 seconds.  That makes about 960 riders an hour maybe?....
by krug
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2636
Views: 325504

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Weather isn't looking good. Should I be concerned about multiple ride closures on Saturday?
by krug
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Some more footage here from  @ChrisHaplinTV and a nice time lapse from @altontowers
by krug
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2636
Views: 325504

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Now we know Wickerman will be open on the 17th, I'm planning my visit.  Anyone any idea what time i should get to Alton so I can get in the park on time for ERT with my annual pass? I know the monorail opens at 9am, but I assume there will be a queue. Any experienced first day goers who can offer an...
by krug
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Wow, the fire FX  look really good even in the day time.  I know its a bit gloomy in the vid, but still. I like the decorations on the tunnels too, who doesn't like a bit of bunting.  Wonder if there are any SFX in the tunnel.... I'm sure i remember Alton saying that embers light up the track at som...
by krug
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Does anyone know if you watch the pre-show standing up in a room or do you watch it whilst sat on the train before the ride sets off? If you watch it standing up in a room, how long after it ends do you think you will get boarded onto the train? I'm just concerned that the pre-show will lose its imp...
by krug
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 225075

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

I didn't get to see the video before it was deleted.  I've seen the one with the guy reacting to it, but it was heavily edited.  Did you original video show any of the fire effects or were they cut out of that too?  Has it been uploaded anywhere else?.....
by krug
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Just seen some great closeups of the wicker man,  He truly looks fantastic.  I'd post the pics but it looks like they were taken from a drone. Lovely 4K zoom -ns though!  Will look spectacular with flames licking its sides!
by krug
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Is the location of the camera, for the on-ride photo, on the plans?  Would be great having the on-ride photo aimed at the centre on the wicker mans chest but I'm guessing whatever fire effects they have in place will obscure the view.  Glad to hear John Wardley was on hand, making adjustments.
by krug
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2464
Views: 258899

Re: Scarefest

Thanks Justin.  Ah, so you have 2 hours from the time you select to visit the mazes.  Thanks for clearing that up.
by krug
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2464
Views: 258899

Re: Scarefest

Hi everyone. I am booking tickets for next Saturday.  I understand why you have to choose times for the scare mazes but how come there is only one time to select when booking the 3 mazes ticket.  Surely there should be 3 times to choose, one for each maze.  I ask this because you have to select a se...
by krug
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3067
Views: 451925

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I agree.  If the smiler is down, then they at least need to make sure everything else is open. Its a hard one.  Concentrate on the smiler or get the quick fixes out of the way on the other rides. Either way, people will still be unhappy, but the latter i suppose, less unhappy. Difficult di...
by krug
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3067
Views: 451925

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I'm such a big fan of AT.  But my visit yesterday was sooo disappointing.  I have never seen so many rides break down. Obviously you know the smiler and blivy were closed.  But Rita also had downtime along with sonic.  Also after seeing a notice board saying air was back open, we...
by krug
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3067
Views: 451925

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Just found this on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv4wTdSo0xc Its a great vid of on and off ride shots.  But it also shows a rollback at the end of the video. Its strange though.  The vid says it is 9 mins 58 secs long but it goes on longer after the slider has gone to the end, so ...
by krug
Fri May 31, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3067
Views: 451925

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Does the innoculator get you wet?  Was it even working?, not seen any pics of that yet.
Are there spiraling lights in the tunnel like the TV advert?
Can't wait to ride her ;)
by krug
Thu May 30, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1575397

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

How many trains do you think they will have running when it opens?
Do you think they will duel from the get go or do you think they will do one train at a time so it can settle in and sort out potential 'teething' problems?
by krug
Thu May 30, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1575397

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Agreed, we need some more pics.  I know we've seen everything but I just can't get enough of them.  Gets me excited!  And a good fix before the reviews and POV's start coming in. Would also like to see some more testing vids of the marmaliser effects. I know this may be a stupid quest...