UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Phild94
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 543634

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 Phild94
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 543634

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 enti...
by Phild94
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 543634

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Somehow I think Merlin are saying Globally Unique because it will lead people to think there's a world first, while there isn't. It gives them a bit of wiggle room during the marketing. I’m not sure whether the Advertising Standards Authority would agree... Globally unique still means a unique expe...
by Phild94
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 543634

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Couldn’t agree more, which is why if they had done this, it wouldn’t be pushed to Joe Bloggs. I’m sure they’ve used the the term world beating, ground breaking (or similar). I love the look of this coaster and think it will be an excellent new ride in the park, especially with the theming put in so ...
by Phild94
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 543634

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Just wondering what someone else might think of this... After watching the NL2 mock-ups of this ride it seems a little tame/slow in places, so could AT have designed a ‘worlds fastest chain lift’, would classify as world-beating but wouldn’t interest the public largely They would really be scraping...
by Phild94
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 543634

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Just wondering what someone else might think of this...

After watching the NL2 mock-ups of this ride it seems a little tame/slow in places, so could AT have designed a ‘worlds fastest chain lift’, would classify as world-beating but wouldn’t interest the public largely
by Phild94
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 543634

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Where are these names even coming from may I ask? I believe 8byfire began using them and is trying to get them to stick. Apparently... Bony is the bone/snake/old pirate theming Wicky is the skull from the old pirate show But Wicky is also the statue so some confusion there! Hope it helps, I’m sure ...
by Phild94
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 998
Views: 134197

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Doesn’t this mean that the alternative pathway has now been closed or is this staying open for the future?
by Phild94
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 543634

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Have they given any indication when it might be possible to reshare this post?
by Phild94
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 120
Views: 21859

Re: SW9

This is exactly the point I wanted to convey. Alton Towers has undoubtedly he best rollercoaster line up of any UK park, and arguably/potentially the best mix of rides in the world (including SW8). However when it comes to flat rides they’re seriously lacking any initiative. I would prefer for them ...
by Phild94
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 120
Views: 21859

Re: SW9

I would actually like SW9 to be delayed by 12 months from its current schedule and instead a role out of a new flat to every area in the park as that’s what the park is desperate for at the moment, 4 or 5 10/15 minute queue time flats. It would lessen the capacity issue across the park and rejuvenat...
by Phild94
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 998
Views: 134197

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Heading down there on Thursday and Friday next week.  What's the route for accessing River Rapids and Mine Train? The SW8 path that does from Mutiny Bay to Gloomy Wood and then the usual path from Gloomy Wood to Katanga Canyon. You could also take the Haunted Hollow path to Gloomy Wood rather than ...
by Phild94
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 543634

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

This is what I see in the image... I think the rams head is spot on though so I’ve included that image as well!

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by Phild94
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 543634

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I said this not too long back and I’m glad that it’s been drawn out, you can really tell what’s going on beneath the sheets... Just a note on the human side I’m pretty sure the face will be looking straight on, rather than towards the sky, potentially with an open mouth where you’ve put he depressio...
by Phild94
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 998
Views: 134197

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Don’t want to quote myself but this is exactly what I said a few posts ago, the reverse of the statue looks like a rams head though
by Phild94
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 543634

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Also thank you for that, makes it really clear! Something I’ve just noticed about the statue and thought I would run it in here.... could it be that the statue has a human face on one side and a ram on the other? I’ve been trying to decipher the shape and this is all I could come up with... Ram faci...
by Phild94
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 998
Views: 134197

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Haha is this Name confirmed?

The Wicker-Ram
by Phild94
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 998
Views: 134197

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Capt. Barnacles wrote:
I feel bad saying it, the rails have been laid for several weeks now, but the steel plating is new as of Thursday :P


Realise I hadn’t typed specifically enough!

Edited it now
by Phild94
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 998
Views: 134197

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

WARNING: TRACK ALERT! These have just been posted onto a SW8 group on Facebook, Steel track is being fitted to the lift hill. https://preview.ibb.co/kG7sVb/B5_A78248_CEED_4019_83_BA_A96125070_AD9.jpg https://preview.ibb.co/neNFiw/E794_F1_C6_8_ADC_4180_A8_CB_1938905264_D7.jpg
by Phild94
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 543634

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Although the idea of spending £25 on a piece of wood is somewhat ludicrous to me, the person who came up with the idea deserves a raise!

It’s effectively free money so why wouldn’t they use their assets! And I’m sure they would use the wood from SW8 exactly for their reason (it’s free to use)
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