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by Phild94
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4893
Views: 489756

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

jwewan wrote:
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by Phild94
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2019
Views: 131117

Re: Scarefest

Just to point out the 'T' symbol looks like the wicker man trademark Lane IP filed.  EDIT:There seems to be symbols on the person's hand on three fingers, I think it says SW8 but it's hard to tell. This has been mentioned in the SW8 speculation topic and I believe it says CHOSEN, it is difficult to...
by Phild94
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4893
Views: 489756

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Towers has just posted a video up for their scare maze based on the theming for sw8, looked at the translations On the coffin - gift On the hand - chosen Don't know if there is anything else I missed Was just about to post about this! https://image.ibb.co/c2P1b5/IMG_0395.jpg https://image.ibb.co/b7...
by Phild94
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 97214

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I hope it's some form of viewing zone (like what we were promised with The Smiler)

A bit like how Nemesis's Helix is a feature in of itself, even if you're not riding you can walk right up to it
by Phild94
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 97214

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I love the look of this ride, it will really stand out against AT's selection of coasters... however... I hope they age down the rock work though, it really stands out at the moment against the wood at the moment. A good deal of moss and dirt would look great and wrap up what looks to be a great ride!
by Phild94
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4893
Views: 489756

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I think it's much more likely to be smoke and stage lighting, probably with some fire effects maybe at the head of the structure.

I doubt they'll choreograph a fireball for every train, for exactly the reason you've just said!
by Phild94
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4893
Views: 489756

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Stan.H wrote:
What about the fire effects used on Scorpion Express at CWoA?


Isn't this a Steel ride anyway?
by Phild94
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4893
Views: 489756

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I'm not sure a fire effect is a good idea? It's a wooden coaster. Didn't stop Apocalypse at Six Flags Magic Mountain Apocalypse's pyro is situated a long way from the ride, if this is to be a wickerman with fire effects I would expect it to be in the statue itself. I do think it will have these typ...
by Phild94
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 97214

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

This was on Theme Park News For You's Facebook page!

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by Phild94
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2019
Views: 131117

Re: Scarefest

S.J_O'Grady wrote:
What was the Smiler looking like during Scarefest 2012?


Something like this

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Credit: TT SW7 Construction Archive 21st Novemeber 2017
by Phild94
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 97214

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

They have wrapped the 'head' for two reasons, 1) So no one can see it and 2) So the team can work on it, by that in a way where all sides are even and the team can work on it with space. It's not like wrapping a Christmas present where its obvious its a bottle of wine, they will need space to actua...
by Phild94
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 97214

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/sw8/files/2017/09/DSCN4824.jpg I love this view of the ride, gives a great sense of scale! Have we got any more information on 'Theming Envelope 1'? The large round structure meant to be situated to the right of the statue as you see in the picture in the middle of the ...
by Phild94
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 97214

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I think you could be right with regards to better than the smiler, I think the marmaliser looks fantastic, especially with all the screens lit up at night. This theming looks to be about 50% taller though, and not buried 20ft down like the marmaliser, so in terms of imposing it should be almost like...
by Phild94
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4893
Views: 489756

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I agree with Owen, animation would look gimmicky and odd on something that big I feel. I am personally excited just to see a massive statue towering above you, the fact that it doesn't move will also be quite ominous and imposing hopefully; as it stands there looking down upon you I think done well...
by Phild94
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 97214

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

intresting choice of queue entrance, however I can imagine the feeling of excitement you get as the GCI train races past :) I think it's great that they're utilising the ride as an entrance, they may as well be utilising what is going to look seriously impressive! It's a great showcase and entering...
by Phild94
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation

Thanks, looks great! It's nice to see it 'offride' as well, gives you a sense of scale with this thing!
by Phild94
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4893
Views: 489756

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Just a little bit of speculation... would be interesting if AT went all out with some form of Animatronics in this wicker head piece, maybe some satanic ritual talk etc As good as having an animatronic in the main theming structure, I personally highly doubt Alton would keep on top of maintaining i...
by Phild94
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4893
Views: 489756

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Just a little bit of speculation... would be interesting if AT went all out with some form of Animatronics in this wicker head piece, maybe some satanic ritual talk etc
by Phild94
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation

Liam.W wrote:
If you go to his twitch page, you can watch his latest stream which does have a POV in it 


You got a link?
by Phild94
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation

Have you got an 'In Progress' POV?
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