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by Phild94
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673891

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Also a quick point is that these effects are going to show up on camera a lot better in dusk/night conditions....

The scale of flames etc will likely look lot better in person despite the great british weather
by Phild94
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673891

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but the effects on that live video seemed to be a lot stronger than the video we posted a few days ago. It may just be because it’s dark so the flames are naturally more visible but is it possible they’re gradually increasing the size of the flames as we get closer to ...
by Phild94
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673891

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Not knocking it! I look forward to riding this come March! Just saying his initial comments weren’t all too positive.

Still better than expected is good enough for me!
by Phild94
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673891

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I’ve just recently seen a post on Twitter from Coastertouring, that John wardley has ridden Wicker man and has given a short review on his experience. Let’s just say he really enjoyed it, and by what he’s experienced it sounds very promising! Wardley was on site Monday to ride Wicker Man and provid...
by Phild94
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1288
Views: 186574

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

I'm sure it will all be open at first, but eventually.. like how Th13teen is, they will close off the parts due to numbers.. I can see the queues being similar to Th13teen after a season or 2 goes by.. oh well, less queue for me :lol Think he’s talking about the access path to Gloomy Wood, but you’...
by Phild94
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673891

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Exactly my point! The ride experience is all to do with the story and novelty of track layout.

Oblivion is a great example of how a simple ride can be brilliant
by Phild94
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 4656

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Couldn’t agree more, especially with all the TLC to restore its former glory...

There’s a very good reason why it’s been voted as the best inverted coaster several times!
by Phild94
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673891

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The promo shots and trains look really impressive. My only gripe is that the ride looks really short unless something amazing happens in the pre-show area. The centrepiece with the big rams head looks very well done. Hopefully the ride whips you at a decent pace over some of those airtime hills and...
by Phild94
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1288
Views: 186574

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

I love this aerial view but I have to say that the queueline doesn’t look particularly long. Might cause a serious issue with customers queuing outside the gates through to Mutiny Bay EDIT: As a side note I’m a little concerned about the lack of extractor fans on the maintenance shed roof. If this w...
by Phild94
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673891

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Robert.W wrote:
Isn't that the station and the maintenance area the bigger building behind / next to the station?


Yeah you’re right! I’ve seen an image somewhere and thought that was the one!

Image now amended
by Phild94
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673891

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I’m not sure that there would be space for a large turntable like device in the maintenance shed, especially with the required space for “Maintenance”. Besides, I think we would have seen this during main construction as it would make more sense to put this type of mechanism in before the roof/walls...
by Phild94
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673891

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

T0mPr1ce wrote:
May I add, regarding the speed, the train is only half full with water dummies..


That’s a seriously good point... this thing could absolutely fly!
by Phild94
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673891

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It is disappointing to see an image of the trains leaked, however, it does look they have been tied into the theme well with lots of detail. It will be nice when the side profile is released, to see if the detail continues all the way around :) If you look to the right of the image that has been le...
by Phild94
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2068
Views: 224183

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I don’t know of anyone who goes to AT who doesn’t have 2-4-1s or a season pass as there’s so many available. So although £30 looks like a severe price decrease (and is really appealing to the GP) it’s more than the cost of a 2-4-1 discounted ticket. Also if this drive visitor numbers then they’re go...
by Phild94
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2068
Views: 224183

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

With all these new ticket machines being installed I hope AT decides to make a large step forward in its pricing of tickets. I think that it may be worth finally reducing the ticket price to around £30 and severely limiting the number of 2-4-1’s that it puts out into the GPs hands. Does anyone think...
by Phild94
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2068
Views: 224183

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Luce wrote:
It does seem a good idea but personally I think it's a bit too pricey for me :)


If this was £20 I might actually consider buying one as it’s a great novelty gift... but for £50 I would rather pay for park entry for 2 people with 2-4-1s!
by Phild94
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Non Rollercoaster Rides
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Non Rollercoaster Rides

I think every area in the park needs an additional flat ride to be honest. With the removal of Ripsaw and Submission, and the total lack of flats in Dark forest there’s very little to do aside from queuing for the big rides. I used to love being able to jump on the small rides and have a great laugh...
by Phild94
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5932
Views: 673891

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Justin wrote:
It would be nice to see a resin and print of the actual themeing structure too. I'd also like to see another block of wood with the logo added.


I’d love to see this as a hollow resin with amber lights in the head/shoulders matching the actual structure
by Phild94
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1288
Views: 186574

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

I really hope the top of the entrance pillars are connected up to the gas supply :D

Also great look to this already, a little bit more growth and greenery and this thing will look great.
by Phild94
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1421
Views: 168159

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Surely they could finally bring Galactica into Nemesis’ theming by having some relationship to the Nemmy Alien homeworld
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