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by dazza4783
Wed May 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3031
Views: 125776

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by dazza4783
Thu May 17, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3031
Views: 125776

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Surely they couldn't have put it out without someone at Pleasure Beach checking and Okaying it. It is most likely a publicity stunt to cause a bit of controversy and get people talking about it. Then pass it off as a mistake to get around any false advertising claims. Definitely "inspired by&qu...
by dazza4783
Wed May 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3031
Views: 125776

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Looks like pleasure beach have been taking advertising tips from Merlin.
Image

Source: https://winiconride.co.uk/
by dazza4783
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6575
Views: 810943

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The video has also been posted to youtube.
by dazza4783
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1875
Views: 121311

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Dom wrote:
Old Town has kind of had development. I mean Lumber Jump and Timber Tug are the most epic rides ever :lol

Maybe they will continue to develop that area and keep the "Lumber" "Timber" theme going with a woodie replacing Logger's Leap.
by dazza4783
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6575
Views: 810943

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Morgan wrote:
"The world's first rollercoaster experience fusing wood and fire"

...Wodan had flame effects at the top of it's lift for some time?

So did Terminator Salvation/Apocalypse.
by dazza4783
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6575
Views: 810943

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Loakin wrote:
The Nemesis Fox wrote:
Just noticed from the video, the date reads backwards

I didn't notice any dates that read backwards? Could you provide a screenshot?

It doesn't read backwards, it just reads the same forwards as it does backwards, 8118. But it is spaced to only read forward 8-1-18 (8th January 2018)
by dazza4783
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6575
Views: 810943

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I think the fact that up until this point there has been no mention of there being a "world first" is pretty indicative of its relative insignificance. Therefore, I can't imagine it will be a "world first" in relation to the actual ride system/hardware, but perhaps something mor...
by dazza4783
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 208217

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I'm 99.999999..% sure that the rams head is on the back of a human-like head. You can see the shape of a humanoid head behind it. Those saying it will have two faces are correct I'm pretty sure. Which would still give the ride the Wickerman name. Also, take note of the banking of the track coming o...
by dazza4783
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 208217

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I'm 99.999999..% sure that the rams head is on the back of a human-like head. You can see the shape of a humanoid head behind it. Those saying it will have two faces are correct I'm pretty sure. Which would still give the ride the Wickerman name. Also, take note of the banking of the track coming o...
by dazza4783
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6575
Views: 810943

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Just thought I'd post this here after not seeing it on the forum and seeing it on a group. The website PicSolve that do the photos for Alton Towers Rides, had the name 'The Wickerman' in the code of their website, confirming the name of SW8. It has since been removed and changed to 'SW8'. Here is a...
by dazza4783
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 208217

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

This video  is linked to on the SW8/Welcoming site - what's up with the music? I can't tell if it's just music from the welcoming, or if it's the first glimpse we might be getting of the ride's soundtrack. Sounds... weird  :| It sounds something out of Dark Forest aha, I didn't go to Scarefest this...
by dazza4783
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 208217

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

For those of you who can't wait for ITV to fix that video, here it is.  Apologise for the very quiet audio but you should be able to hear it ok. 4wasu_iYVt0 It sounds like they are going for something similar to Hex experience wise. Obviously i'm not implying that a coaster will give the same exper...
by dazza4783
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 208217

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

This is the video that was on the itv news site, contains drone footage of the coaster, and timelapse of the construction.
http://www72.zippyshare.com/v/ajDnuxDQ/file.html
by dazza4783
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6575
Views: 810943

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I thoight we already knew the name? Its all over google, pr atleast the supposed trademarked named with logo is on google, also on the code bit has anyone figured out the rest of the letters to decode the bit on the bottom of the welcome page? If we're both talking about the same thing here, then i...
by dazza4783
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6575
Views: 810943

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

A video of yesterday's PR stunt in London has now been released, not that there's really anything too significant in it. So they got some people to walk into a thing and started waving their hands in their faces?  :-s A bit weird they don't really seem to be following the film all that much. But th...
by dazza4783
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6575
Views: 810943

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

That is very deep :) It also saves disappointment too, although one thing is certain, it is another coaster and that I welcome! Me too. I like the fact also that John Wardley says this will be an immersive experience not just about the ride transit system. Sounds like we are getting what enthusiast...
by dazza4783
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6575
Views: 810943

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Hi dazza4783,  I believe anything is possible.  Alton Towers and Merlin sometimes throw out curveballs to throw people off the scent, especially when enthusiasts look into plans closely and take particular parts as gospel. I am very much an enthusiast who awaits official confirmation from Merlin En...
by dazza4783
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6575
Views: 810943

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

dazza4783, until I see it officially confirmed then anything is possible! Just out of interest, given all the info we have seen, trademarking of this logo with the name "Wicker Man", what else do you think it could be called? I guess it is testament to how well they hid those extra invers...
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