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by lewis97
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673941

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Is that just a promo shot or is that actual effects we will experience?? Cause that looks incredible! Hope it's no spoilers lol.. advert will be fine thanks :lol It's one of the photos released last Friday. It features some of the effects that will form part of the final experience, as well as some...
by lewis97
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1288
Views: 186588

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Earlier this evening, the Learn To Fly At Tatenhill Airfield Facebook page posted an aerial photo from today, although I can't see anything new of significance in it. https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27973486_1409985512464254_420944316674007523_n.jpg?oh=f0b4aec908f478edcc15cb0e7bf9b8a1&...
by lewis97
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 171
Views: 23026

Re: Fireworks

Jubilee Fireworks have uploaded the full 2017 display to Vimeo.
by lewis97
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Merlin General Discussion
Replies: 1350
Views: 35724

Re: Merlin General Discussion

It's today been revealed that ValueAct Capital, a so-called "activist investor", has purchased a 5.4% stake in Merlin, making it the third largest shareholder. Although the company does have a reputation for pushing changes to management and strategy, sources have stated that it is support...
by lewis97
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 6946

Re: Project 2020

Wait, is it confirmed X is being rethemed? If so i am going to be so angry, X is an alright theme, there’s no need to change it to The Walking Dead! I hate The Walking Dead, if it were to be rethemed I would love it to go back to X:\ No Way Out.  It will likely be confirmed by the announcement from...
by lewis97
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 657
Views: 41692

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

Screamscape have reported the following rumour for why Kraken’s VR was removed: It seems insurance companies became involved and the park was made to remove the VR gear. Despite running on the ride for about 8-9 months, a few issues came up with the mounting hardware added to the trains that needed...
by lewis97
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1288
Views: 186588

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Have moved the posts relating to Wicker Man’s train to the General Discussion, so as to keep it all in one place :)
by lewis97
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673941

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Loakin wrote:
I do like the bunting in the foreground of the shot.

Had a quick check to see what characters the two runes represent - it's W and M :P
by lewis97
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673941

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

We’ve uploaded the full resolution images to the SW8 minisite (scroll right to the bottom of the linked page), for anyone who may be interested. It does appear that they’ve actually themed the ORP camera if you zoom in on this photo: https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/sw8/files/2018/02/Alton-Towers_Wicke...
by lewis97
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Land of the Tiger - 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3666

Re: Land of the Tiger - 2018

Chessington have shared this sneak peek of their "Chinese inspired theming" in Land of the Tiger on social media . https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27973111_10156103511059035_6245830463245961547_n.jpg?oh=2499b94a4b5db314b211eb7150fc6932&oe=5B11B5FC
by lewis97
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 64
Views: 8208

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

It's today been confirmed that Toy Story Land will open on June 30th.

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by lewis97
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673941

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It's worded quite bizarrely and somewhat ambiguously in the press release:

Every ride will house 2 trains, each made up of 6 wooden carriages carrying 12 passengers (24 passengers per ride)

Given that, it could well be some sort of mix up, as Jack says.
by lewis97
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673941

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

You speak as if this “interest” can’t be relatively easily piqued again with the revelation of some exciting photos/video and a release or two to the national press :P As Ladyofthelake says, we’ve still got over a month until it (presumably) opens, which is still plenty of time to build hype amongst...
by lewis97
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Land of the Tiger - 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3666

Re: Land of the Tiger - 2018

Earlier on, Chessington uploaded the first instalment in a series of videos that will provide an insight into the preparation for Land of the Tiger and Tiger Rock.  As well as giving a look at the latest construction progress, this video also features short interviews with some of the staff involved...
by lewis97
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673941

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

An additional photo has been added to the Wicker Man Photography Box page, showing all the items it contains. The page has also been updated to make clear that the majority of items included are exclusive to the box.

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by lewis97
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673941

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I imagine they'd probably see an increase in sales if they showed what some/all of the included merchandise looked like (assuming it looked good). Would have perhaps been a good opportunity to reveal some of the Wicker Man merchandise lines alongside launching this product, although perhaps that cou...
by lewis97
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673941

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

A limited edition 'Wicker Man Premium Photography Box' has been added to Towers' online store. There are 250 available , at a price of £80 each (no AP discount is available) which includes: ⋅ 8 x 6 limited edition Wicker Man ride photo ⋅ 3D photo frame ⋅ USB stick &sdot...
by lewis97
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2068
Views: 224186

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

With the introduction of the Season Pass, it seems Towers may no longer be offering Bounceback or Return Any Day tickets, going by this FAQ response : CAN I BUY A RETURN TICKET TO COME BACK THE FOLLOWING DAY/ANOTHER DAY? Whilst we do not offer a return ticket, we strongly recommend guests to purchas...
by lewis97
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673941

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It seems Towers have launched a new online help centre, which includes a section of FAQs related to Wicker Man. The vast majority of stuff doesn't give us anything new, apart from seemingly confirm that Fastrack won't initially be available ... oh and I guess a retheme of Mutiny Bay to Mutiny Bar......
by lewis97
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 6946

Re: Project 2020

Generally, I think the purpose of using an IP can be summarised as providing an attraction, that on its own merit doesn't offer a compelling enough proposition that's also marketable, with a hook that will (hopefully) draw in the crowds. To use the examples Dan referenced above: Angry Birds Land and...