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by Owen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 652
Views: 39527

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

Kraken was a fantastic VR coaster, and if I’m honest I’ll be disappointed to see it go as it added something to the ride - and it was far better than Galactica.

That being said this could just be the third train which as far as I’m aware never had VR in the first place...
by Owen
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5652
Views: 626716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Based on the fact that the layout is so short, you won’t be seeing two trains on the main circuit at once anyway - so it would have no effect on dispatches :)
by Owen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1180
Views: 168438

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

If I remember correctly, you enter the main shop and the ORP’s are right there on a raised platform area (may have been scrapped and is now on the same level) then the shop took up the rest of the room! :)
by Owen
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1180
Views: 168438

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Latest update. Here we can see the shop interior has started, the first look at the trains and how the tunnels are now almost all enclosed! Credit to Attraction Images - see more from them here . https://s14.postimg.org/s6ggdpmj5/D83_A8_BA8-_E9_C6-422_F-_BD04-_C65_C846_A68_E8.jpg https://s14.postimg...
by Owen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5652
Views: 626716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Scorpion Express’s fire effect works perfectly, and THE SWARM was on every time I went.

Based on the fact this seems to have a fairly large permanent set of gas containers to supply the gas it should be ablevto do more than these two! :P

If not, enjoy opening year :lol
by Owen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5652
Views: 626716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Appearing? I’m expecting the real deal! :flamed:
by Owen
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 612
Views: 34683

Re: Phantasialand

Seems that some theming has been uncovered/spotted. Credit to phantafriends.de.

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by Owen
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5652
Views: 626716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

To be honest the only cameras that are straight after the drops (as in individual ones) are 13, Rita and what was once Air. Oblivion’s single photo is after the oberbank, The Smiler’s after the sidewinder, Nemesis’s after the helix and Spinball’s before/after the overbank (Octonauts is also on the l...
by Owen
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 19979

Re: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion

To be honest I did produce that in order to show why I didn’t think it’d work. To me it just seems like its a very odd ‘area’ considering you won’t see it’s headline attraction for what 60% of it. Personally I’m anticipating either the front strip of pavement outside Wicker Man and the courtyard may...
by Owen
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5652
Views: 626716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I would expect if any is to be added it’ll be after main construction is done. In other news we have a sponsor in the shape of Seabrook Crisps! The below post was also shared by Towers on Facebook. https://s14.postimg.org/dewetzhm9/7797_DC93-4_D3_C-4_F7_A-9_BA2-143_E9_A25_A98_F.jpg What do you make ...
by Owen
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5652
Views: 626716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I would anticipate the real fire would burst from the shoulders :)
by Owen
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5652
Views: 626716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

They did put up a video of The Smiler testing so I wouldn’t be surprised!
by Owen
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5652
Views: 626716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I expect it’d be a jackhammer. I did think it could have been testing but then supposedly this is going to use the silent lift tech, so I’m not sure if we would hear the anti-rollback. :-k
by Owen
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5652
Views: 626716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I honestly think people need to remember the worlds first is literally a marketing thing here and should not be a factor to judge the ride on. Based on how others who are actively involved with designing and building this are avoiding mentioning a world first it’s sage to say the experience has been...
by Owen
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 133
Views: 24796

Re: SW9

Exactly my point. There’s been a range of different gaps, and with Wicker Man being pushed back (and us being aware the first stages of SW9 have been in planning for a decent time already) doesn’t make it at all crazy to think that SW9 could be on track to debut before 2022 as you suggest! :P
by Owen
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 133
Views: 24796

Re: SW9

I wouldn’t be surprised if we see it earlier. Considering that the gap between major addition fluctuates so often I wouldn’t look into this 4 year cycle too heavily - especially looking at the circumstances of Wicker Man. :)
by Owen
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5652
Views: 626716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Lewis is indeed correct that the structure is not wood. That being said, smoke and lighting can easily be used to create a burning effect in areas where it’s not possible to use real flames. The keyholes perhaps? :P
by Owen
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Heide Park
Replies: 768
Views: 50920

Re: Heide Park

It looks the same as the Paultons Park one which was made by Metalbau Emmeln. It is certainly not a new steeplechase.

And although it really shouldn’t matter, yes I would class it as a ‘credit’. :P
by Owen
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1180
Views: 168438

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

That looks to be how you exit the station and get to baggage before heading to the shop. :)
by Owen
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5652
Views: 626716

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Smiler313 wrote:
How was The Smiler announced?


https://youtu.be/kBVojSrWcd8

That’s what I could find :-k

This was followed by a testing video and a video of a news reporter riding it on the next day.