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by Tom170499
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5611
Views: 619778

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

weird movement for a light aircraft... unless they mean so light that its a drone... It will be from a light aircraft. The footage is from Attraction Images. They have access to a light aircraft. And if it were a drone, but they will have had all relevant permission from the CAA if they had used on...
by Tom170499
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5611
Views: 619778

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Jack wrote:
Not going to lie, I'll take fire over VR any day ;)

That is true :D I just don’t have the faith in Merlin to maintain the effects properly though. I hope they prove me wrong. Other than that, I’m really looking forward to being chosen! 
by Tom170499
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5611
Views: 619778

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

"The world's first rollercoaster experience fusing wood and fire" I think this beats “World’s first rollercoaster fully dedicated to VR” for worst and most pathetic tag line.  Having said that, the promo shots do make the ride look amazing. I just wonder how many months it will be before ...
by Tom170499
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2925
Views: 89760

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I visited this year in October during the week (a Friday I think) and all rides were walk on. The Big One has its back two carriages closed off with sand bags because there weren’t enough people queuing to fill the train. Also, the last week of April is usually quiet.
by Tom170499
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1180
Views: 166742

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The Structure looks more like a ram than a man  I'm wondering if The Wickerman was put out as a red herring? I will be the first to hold my hands up and say I was wrong if I am, but I really don’t think it will be called Wickerman. I know there have been so many “leaks” but I think they could indee...
by Tom170499
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1180
Views: 166742

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I thought it was a bit early for testing! The last few pics we saw before the park closed showed no signs of the track being laid. I would guess it will take them at least 4-6 weeks to lay all the track down and secure it ready for initial testing! I don’t think we will see a coaster on the track u...
by Tom170499
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra
Replies: 220
Views: 38528

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

We know something has been done with Sub Terra as we have heard things going on inside the ending early 2017 season, And the egg appearing in the SW videos. Plus it's still on the AT website. There was also some merch on sale in Towers Trading this season. I very much doubt this ride has been aband...
by Tom170499
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 1930
Views: 210171

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Robert.W wrote:
Do you think they could be installing them the entire route? I'd really hope they won't... :no:

They will most likely be installing them at the block locations. 
by Tom170499
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 1930
Views: 210171

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

It looks to be on the right which would mean views of Nemesis, Duel, the Mine Train and the Rapids (one side) will be restricted if this is the case. 
by Tom170499
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park - General Discussion
Replies: 5879
Views: 213961

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Thanks Justin!! :D
by Tom170499
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park - General Discussion
Replies: 5879
Views: 213961

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

I’m gonna order a copy when I get paid on Friday but I’ve been on to see how much it would be including shipping. I put my address in to do so and then I went to the payment screen so I just closed the tab on my iPad without putting any card details in yet 10 minutes later, I got a payment confirmat...
by Tom170499
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5611
Views: 619778

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

If the trains were to have been delivered.. which way to Alton would you think would of been the route.. A50 to Uttoxeter and up through Alton.. or the back ways through Ashbourne.. I didn't want to say anything because I thought it wouldn't of been the trains, however on my way back home from work...
by Tom170499
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5611
Views: 619778

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I would imagine if the ride is done, the trains should be there either now or in the next week. The Smiler was really behind at this point, so I wouldn’t look at it as an accurate reflection on when SW8’s trains will be there! :) However, The Smiler’s trains were delivered and stored near the Skyri...
by Tom170499
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5611
Views: 619778

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

theparklifekid wrote:
Tom170499 wrote:
I wonder if the trains have been delivered then???

I'd imagine trains would be delivered some time in January, but we probably won't see them for a good while.

That would make sense. The Smiler’s trains were delivered in January I believe so SW8 will most likely follow suit. 
by Tom170499
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5611
Views: 619778

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I wonder if the trains have been delivered then???
by Tom170499
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5611
Views: 619778

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I’m sure the planning documents stated the ride would be finished by December to allow for testing and training to begin. I may just be making that up though so correct me if I’m wrong.
by Tom170499
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: X:\ No Way Out
Replies: 301
Views: 29596

Re: X:\ No Way Out

I’m getting pretty fed up with Merlín to be honest. Yet another horror theme and an IP. It’s just laziness and using a gimmick for the sake of it. I do like the Walking Dead but if you’re not a fan, you won’t understand the theme so it seems a silly move to remove a family themed ride (which, in com...
by Tom170499
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 8033

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

No I have not :lol That is a very rough B&M, the roughest I have ridden.  Oblivion is, in my opinion, a very smooth ride and like others have said, the simplicity of the ride is what makes it. Oblivion is the only ride that makes me feel like I did when I first rode it. I always get nervous on ...
by Tom170499
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 8033

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

I also love the drop on Oblivion and I find the pop of airtime before hitting the brakes very satisfying!  Its joint second with Nemesis in terms of Big Six rankings in my opinion. Having said that, it is the roughest B&M coaster I have done. It isn't terribly rough but there is a fair share of...
by Tom170499
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1180
Views: 166742

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...
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