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by dazza4783
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5604
Views: 617625

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: 5604
Views: 617625

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: 5604
Views: 617625

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: 1175
Views: 165791

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: 1175
Views: 165791

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: 5604
Views: 617625

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: 1175
Views: 165791

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: 1175
Views: 165791

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: 1175
Views: 165791

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: 5604
Views: 617625

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: 5604
Views: 617625

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: 5604
Views: 617625

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: 5604
Views: 617625

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: 5604
Views: 617625

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: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5604
Views: 617625

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: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1175
Views: 165791

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: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5604
Views: 617625

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: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5604
Views: 617625

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: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5604
Views: 617625

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 ...
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