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by Jack
Sun May 20, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10108

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Seeing the ride today, the second train is mostly together in the maintenance bay, the visible car is missing a restraint. Depending on the actual condition it was in the other day this may be a good sign that it's soon to return. If it was not in fact in pieces as reported, this could be the start ...
by Jack
Wed May 16, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 773795

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Everyone always has to assume the worst of Merlin, don't they? :lol They aren't just going to turn off the selling point of their brand new ride that has been incredibly successful and has expensive effects set up just because it's not busy enough guys, I know Merlin aren't seen in the best of light...
by Jack
Tue May 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 773795

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I doubt they'd spend the amount they have on the fire effects (to even install them the way they have) and then turn them off without good reason. I expect there is an issue with the fire that is caused indirectly which has made it difficult to make it work without causing the ride to break down in ...
by Jack
Wed May 09, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 773795

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The best way for the park to increase admissions revenue as well as average spend per head is to use these sorts of adverts and promotions. They know that nobody will pay the full price on the gate, and they also know a lot of people won't take advantage of the booking in advance discount. I think i...
by Jack
Fri May 04, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 773795

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Very nice to hear Pete Cliff still being heavily involved in Alton Towers, he can't seem to escape :lol
by Jack
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 773795

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Wicker Man didn't actually go down at all today. Only to add the 2nd and 3rd trains when they were ready for operation. The staff on the ride today were sending out trains faster than any team I've seen at a Merlin park for years, so much so they got trains fast enough while operating three for the ...
by Jack
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4845
Views: 600438

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

I would advise anybody who has the video not share it. Not only will it spoil DBGT for many, Merlin may well take action against yourself and the person who filmed the video :)
by Jack
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1456
Views: 180697

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

On Ride Photos for Galactica have indeed returned, and it's far better than the strange ones in the queue line. I feel this is even better positioned than Air's old spot, some very good reactions on the final turn :)
by Jack
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 549

Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

I'm honestly very hopeful for Alonso this year, he's been stuck in a bad car for so long and it seems he's finally getting back to where he wants to be. I don't expect amazing results for him (however one or two podiums isn't out of the question), but it's nice seeing the normal mid-low tier teams l...
by Jack
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 773795

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

For it to need trims it'd need to be overshooting the brake run, and luckily it isn't doing that ;)
by Jack
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 7267

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

To comment on Jack's opinion that this is the best woodie in the UK, I would have to disagree. Personally for me Megafobia is a much better woodie, if you were to qualify it on roller coaster experience alone. Obviously as a themed attraction Wicker Man is vastly superior. I will say it was tough s...
by Jack
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 7267

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I won't waste my time on what the ride consists of as it is all listed above (thank you all for saving me typing ;) ), however these are my thoughts and feelings about Wicker Man; I think I make a very good case when I say the coaster itself is not the best thing in the UK, possibly not the best thi...
by Jack
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 773795

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The advert is there to sell the product to the masses, not the story to enthusiasts and I feel that needs to be remembered. This ad will hype up non enthusiasts to ride Wicker Man in the end, and that's what we all want considering how long we've waited for a wooden coaster, isn't it? Remember guys,...
by Jack
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 26409

Re: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion

We must hope the queue moves fast enough so people don't have time to deface anything. I also very much hope Alton Towers put the time and money into fixing anything vandalized, as you say, it's pretty much inevitable
by Jack
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 26409

Re: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion

Loakin wrote:
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But what...is it? Is it meant to impale geeks running to it on opening day or be a medieval  AT-AT from Star Wars? :lol
by Jack
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 773795

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I've listened to the audio snippet twice now, and it's pretty nice, if a bit generic. But geez, the audio is dark for a family coaster. The ride is literally about human sacrifice ;) From bits of area audio I've heard from videos today though, it sounds a lot more festival-esque (Similar, but not t...
by Jack
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 773795

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Best Alton Towers soundtrack confirmed
by Jack
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: A Picture A Day
Replies: 209
Views: 14787

Re: A Picture A Day

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by Jack
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 773795

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I honestly don't think the fire effects will have too much issue operating in the rain, I believe the problem that the Swarm and Scorpion Express have is ignition, and looking at how Wicker Man will be working, there will be no such issues. There's many instances of different fire effects around the...
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