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by PhNx Survivor
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

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 PhNx Survivor
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I could see that.. but why have 2 of the same thing? We can see the massive structure from the queue, so there wouldn't really be a point.. unless like you say just for entrance sake.. I do still think they will add the Themeing Envelope 1, a lot of access was needed for the site, so something could...
by PhNx Survivor
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

If it had to be for anything.. my money is on Capt. Barnacles theory, would make sense as the building was only just being started before closed season.. if more than 1 appears then we'll know they could be anywhere on site.
by PhNx Survivor
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The only difference I can tell from those on Mystic Timbers, and on SW8, they face the opposite direction from that on Mystic Timbers, than on SW8.. I'm not saying they are anti-rollback.. things.. but I understand why they could of been anti-rollback.. things (what are they?). because on Mystic Tim...
by PhNx Survivor
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I don't think they'll be painting the wood, as it fits with the ride.. plus there is a lot to do, it'll have a polished treatment done to it to protect from weathering, unless this has already been applied to the wood before it got to AT. Either way, the vandals will always happen, it is a shame as ...
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wardley Drop.. love it :lol

Yeah the height difference between the top of the lift hill and the bottom of the site is dramatically different.. I'm looking forward to seeing what speed the trains will be travelling at when it hits the bend near the queue shop.. those Lateral G's..
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

That first turn just reminds me of Nemesis.. I'm sure that section was one Mr Wardley's inputs for sure! Can't wait.
by PhNx Survivor
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

And I'm sure some of us will be making our way to the hotels over the winter season, so could possibly see things in the parking lots or storage areas.. similar to when The Smiler trains were on the car park, (is that right? My memory is rubbish), could have the same thing this year! The Smiler tra...
by PhNx Survivor
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

And I'm sure some of us will be making our way to the hotels over the winter season, so could possibly see things in the parking lots or storage areas.. similar to when The Smiler trains were on the car park, (is that right? My memory is rubbish), could have the same thing this year!
by PhNx Survivor
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 13975

Re: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion

Has nobody considered the possibility that they have Gloomy extended to the point of SW8 and Duel, so all that land in between can be for other attractions? The flume area with the second lift could easily house another flat ride as the trees are rather tall in this area.
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Not gonna lie, it's going to be upsetting not to see this ride now for a while, however now we can look forward to seeing the trains coming in the next month or so.. 500 tests, then re-tests with people is quite a number.. is that common?
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5164
Views: 546309

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I know we are a while off yet but I'm looking forward to the tv advert for the ride, I love Alton's adverts, they're usually wicked Its a shame they don't advertise The Smiler one anymore.. the Halloween one was brilliant! But I can imagine the structure definitely being the focal point of the adve...
by PhNx Survivor
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5164
Views: 546309

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I do believe the only "Unique" feature on this ride will probably be how close the structure is to the track, it looked very close on pictures back when the wrapping wasn't there, and that was without any theming! There won't be any sort of secret element due to us already seeing the entir...
by PhNx Survivor
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5164
Views: 546309

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Getting discussion back to a more simple level, what does everyone think we may see in the pre-lift turn section? I am hoping for something exciting to really kick the ride off! I also hope for something to kick the ride off.. but judging by the speed on NL2 videos (I know it's not a good reference...
by PhNx Survivor
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5164
Views: 546309

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Lets just hope its not another "Ultimate Roller Coaster" stunt.. Th13teen could have been so much better if it were not for the family aspect. This new ride needs to have something for the older generations, I know we had The Smiler but look at how many flat rides have gone, AT need to sta...
by PhNx Survivor
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Ah cheers, was quite confused about that, but that makes sense. Might hopefully be heading to Alton this weekend, dependant on what the Mrs decides.
by PhNx Survivor
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I have to say I do like the theming of that maintenance shed from the walk back down Katanga Canton, however it does seem a bit empty and bland, like its a path then a building, is there a border or something there like for plants or for some form of scenery?
by PhNx Survivor
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

#WhatsInTheMaintenanceShed :lol
by PhNx Survivor
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5164
Views: 546309

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Quite a while ago we discussed possible things in the maintenance shed.. since it went up so fast and its being covered up with tunnels from both sides? could we be getting a surprise in that maintenance shed, since by all looks of it, it is either pitch black in there or has some form of lighting.....
by PhNx Survivor
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

So the path that goes through the area to link back to the path towards Runaway/Rapids is now starting to take shape.. I don't believe you. You have no picture evidence. ;) Is PhNx Survivor not talking about the path that goes through the site next to the Rapids, and will connect the current (close...
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