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by dazza4783
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 990
Views: 132792

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 8:41 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 990
Views: 132792

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 8:14 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542621

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: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542621

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: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542621

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: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542621

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: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542621

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...
by dazza4783
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542621

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

The following logo has appeared around the site, however no reference to the name has been posted yet. https://i.imgur.com/y4WWYvX.jpg Will it be called Wicker Man? Well it's the same logo they trademarked with the name, so yes this confirms the name will be Wicker Man. http://www.themeparks-uk.com...
by dazza4783
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 990
Views: 132792

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Colinweir wrote:
Think from these latest images that there is definitely the features of a face on the theming structure.

But the pictures above just show the back of it's head, no facial features.
by dazza4783
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542621

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I don't really understand how the ride could be named "The Wicker Man" considering its supposed to be fitting into the Mutiny Bay and Katanga Canyon kinda area? Unless they are retheming the area and ive missed something! Not been on for a while! Any chance somebody can post the link for ...
by dazza4783
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542621

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

And we know from the past that Merlin like to troll enthusiasts. So yes I entirely believe that whilst I was wrong about the theming element not being a wicker statue, I still doubt the name of the ride itself will be wicker man given that the statue itself doesn't resemble the human shaped effigy ...
by dazza4783
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542621

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

The name hasn't yet been confirmed but I highly doubt it'll be Wicker Man, despite it being trademarked. I could be wrong though. So despite the fact that the name was leaked by a worker way back when the flume was being demolished, and that they are building a big Wicker Man statue as theming for ...
by dazza4783
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542621

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

How early on did we find that The Smiler was 'The Smiler'? They announced the name in January 2013 just after they put those posters up, projected the logo onto things and spray painted the sheep. Although we knew that they had trademarked the name long before that. I would assume that seeing as th...
by dazza4783
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542621

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

How early on did we find that The Smiler was 'The Smiler'? They announced the name in January 2013 just after they put those posters up, projected the logo onto things and spray painted the sheep. Although we knew that they had trademarked the name long before that. I would assume that seeing as th...
by dazza4783
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542621

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

"Ground Breaking Development", "Globally Unique Experience" Sounds like they are trying really hard to say "World First" without actually saying it. 
by dazza4783
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Silver Dollar City
Replies: 48
Views: 5348

Re: Silver Dollar City

I'm not sure I fully trust that, as the trademark filed is for 'Time Traveler' as opposed to 'Time Machine'! I wouldn't be surprised if it is a Big Dipper though if I'm honest... Yeh not entirely sure about it myself, although the look of it does match all the teasers, the fonts are all the same. I...
by dazza4783
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Silver Dollar City
Replies: 48
Views: 5348

Re: Silver Dollar City

If this is real then it is going to be a Big Dipper model.
ImageWe'll find out for sure on Wednesday though.
by dazza4783
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 990
Views: 132792

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Also this image popped up in a discord server showing the turn around half way through the course... https://s2.postimg.org/5ycq43zu1/IMG_3378.jpg I'm sure you have noted the complete lack of banking on the turn which would suggest a low speed at this point, hopefully this is for a reason or anothe...
by dazza4783
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 990
Views: 132792

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

What is the actual purpose of the change in gradient? Just as a theory here is this because of the Alton power issues, if they are using LSM/LIM for the launch wouldn't this mean less power drain to launch the train ? While it probably isn't anything to do with Alton's power problems as such, if it...
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