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by Owen
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5862
Views: 664798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

ROYJESS wrote:
I think the upper height limit has more to do with leg room in the cars than headroom avoiding the themeing above you head


It will be to do with the near miss elements, this is why THE SWARM has one and Runaway Mine Train doesn’t :)
by Owen
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5862
Views: 664798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Normally between 1.94&1.96M although it may not be the case. If you’ve been going on 13 ok I’d imagine you’ll be fine - just avoid putting hands up! :lol
by Owen
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5862
Views: 664798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Adam W wrote:
As a tall person, I do wonder if the ride will have an upper height limit (like Th13teen) because of the head choppers etc.


Yes, yes it will :lol

I imagine it’ll be 1.94M like all other rides :)
by Owen
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5862
Views: 664798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Dan wrote:

That’s quite normal for promotional images, remember the amount of lighting The Smiler had when those images were released


Yes I know, my point was just to say that on opening we shouldn’t expect the fog over the track etc, or so much lighting!
by Owen
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5862
Views: 664798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Apparently the fog machines and some of the lighting was added for the images, so we should expect less lighting and fog :)
by Owen
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 141
Views: 12085

Re: Liseberg

Construction is flying now, with the drop ready to be installed and the south end of the attraction having started to be put up! https://s14.postimg.org/qpwfwxmhd/8_B51_C6_DE-83_EA-40_CC-_BB18-_B261086_F95_EA.jpg Credit - @veilstrup on twitter https://s14.postimg.org/mgrpux3u9/E3_E4_C317-5_FDF-4014-...
by Owen
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5862
Views: 664798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The TV ad normally doesn’t get released until a day or two before opening :)
by Owen
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5862
Views: 664798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I've been thinking about the shop today and what appearance it will take. Personally I’m expecting something along the lines of The Smiler as opposed to Ghost Train with this. Something not too flashy but nicely themed. I’d like to see something like Ghost Train but I honestly don’t know if we will...
by Owen
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5862
Views: 664798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It should also be noted that they have now called it "A globally unique rollercoaster experience fusing wood and fire!", although "World’s first rollercoaster fusing wood and fire." does also feature on the site's Wicker Man FAQs. It does say that, however it also says that “Wic...
by Owen
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disney Future Parks
Replies: 28
Views: 3034

Re: Disney Future Parks

This is expected to be where we will see lands like Galaxy’s Edge and Pandora to come into play as well as other IP based lands, so as you can imagine some Disney fans are not too fond of the idea!
by Owen
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Non Rollercoaster Rides
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Non Rollercoaster Rides

Looking at Merlin right now, it would be very strange seeing them invest millions in a dark ride that wouldn't be as good as anything in Orlando. Merlin also doesn't have the size or money to build and maintain something that big.  I would want to see one in the future but I think it's very unlikel...
by Owen
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Replies: 128
Views: 6305

Re: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Now the guessing game begins... how many years will it be delayed :-k
by Owen
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5862
Views: 664798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

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I wonder... :-k

Might be a bit chilly though! :lol
by Owen
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 141
Views: 12085

Re: Liseberg

More lift has gone up!

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by Owen
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1257
Views: 99698

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

Ingrid Goes West This was a film of heard about on and off for awhile but had no idea what it was. I finally got around to it abd I must say it deserves the praise it gets. It’s so well made and the screenplay is genius - it hits dark humour on the head and also has so real uncomfortable moments. T...
by Owen
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 141
Views: 12085

Re: Liseberg

Apparently the ride is up to two months delayed due to issues when constructing the tunnel. Although looking at the station I see this as no surprise!
by Owen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5862
Views: 664798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

As I say in my initial post, the wood coaster specialist is required when a park instals their first wood coaster - they’re very different beasts compared to the steel coasters we see at Towers now, and although I expect it’ll be looked after in the long term, I wouldn’t look much into it just yet! ;)
by Owen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5862
Views: 664798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

This has been found online, looking for a wooden coaster specialist (a necessary job role needed for parks getting their first woodie).

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by Owen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 5910
Views: 224658

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

I agree Muppet738. It’s pretty obvious that Thorpe is headed to be the new Alton. It’s been getting superior theming for years, now has a top notch dark ride, has plenty of flat rides and is getting updates and refreshes all the time. This makes so much sense though. Not only is Thorpe Park so much ...
by Owen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2957
Views: 96776

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Couple on site photos from Amanda Thompson!

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Insane all the path interactions it has!