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by Aidan Lowe
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 859
Views: 111316

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Learn To Fly at Tattenhill Airfield page on Facebook posted this from Tuesday.

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by Aidan Lowe
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1209
Views: 88532

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

(Note you will need to see the final cut of the oirginal to see this) See I disagree, you can go onto Wikipedia and read the summarized version of the plot beforehand. Let's face it Blade Runner was a visionary masterpiece for its time, plot-wise it is hardly an in-depth mind-boggling sci-fi. Howev...
by Aidan Lowe
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2157
Views: 143954

Re: Scarefest

For those who perhaps can't make it this year to Scarefest here is a video blog from one of the run-throughs on preview night of The Welcoming: Be Chosen by Kip Hakes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ovb4Y4mUUg
by Aidan Lowe
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2157
Views: 143954

Re: Scarefest

 Just a FYI Zach from my end I can only read ToTT in the spoiler tag and none of the others. General views of The Welcoming from the media event is that it's intense/terrifying. Couple of images below in a spoiler tag taken from Twitter, videos likely to follow throughout the early morning hours. ht...
by Aidan Lowe
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2157
Views: 143954

Re: Scarefest

You'll only ever be alone in Brave it Alone, however some Scare Mazes do incorporate separation into the mix during the run through. Out of the four currently on offer at Scarefest I only know that Terror of the Towers you go around as a group conga line style & that Sub Species initially you ar...
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 859
Views: 111316

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Can I just say btw that where theming structure #2 is supposed to be after seeing it recently now I do believe they'll be something there. They are putting huge blocks down to partition the queueline from it and its quite high as well as they are leveling the ground up there so perhaps a large piece...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2157
Views: 143954

Re: Scarefest

[Edit] I've only just noticed the ropes in the above picture to guide people thus confirming a hooded section which tbh people guessed from the promotional video anyway. Markings seem to be abundance on the wood fencing. It may simply be repeating itself about The Welcoming: Be Chosen kind of messag...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 859
Views: 111316

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Ohh, Backstage Technology do flame, fake flame effects and smoke effects, Intresting. :sus: How many contractors are working on SW8 now, Nearly as many as DBGT?  Seems this company did The Smiler effects amongst other projects. They did the effects for the Pirates of Mutiny Bay show which can be se...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2157
Views: 143954

Re: Scarefest

Few pics of The Welcoming taken today.

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by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 859
Views: 111316

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Construction Photos from 3rd October The only real exciting thing happening today was  Back Stage Technologies  who specialize in theme park, movie & entertainment special effects were on site. https://i.imgur.com/8HA6vAB.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5SopQov.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fbjPE1h.jpg https...
by Aidan Lowe
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5015
Views: 512776

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

So I've seen another advert for "The Ritual" the new movie based on Wickerman and I don't think it's anything related to the ride. Nice find however to have a ride and movie co-exist and release/open roughly the same time is very American which Alton Towers isn't. It was simply coincidenc...
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 859
Views: 111316

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Joe.hxlmxs wrote:
Looking forward to see what they'll end up cladding the sound tunnels in, hopefully that's also implemented with the theme.

Hopefully it's the same as the station / maintenance roofing. I think they have created a lovely look with that.
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1209
Views: 88532

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

Kingsman: The Golden Circle - 4/10 Not so golden the second time around. When all you do for a sequel is introduce an American sister spy organization because you wipe out the British equivalent but keep a sole antagonist set on inflicting damage on a worldwide scale, have the same over the top CGI ...
by Aidan Lowe
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1209
Views: 88532

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

It - 6/10 Solid film, great losers club actors for part I and loved what Bill did for Pennywise. The two stand-out scenes for Pennywise imo was the projection scene & when he confronts Eddie in the house, bringing horror, comedy & mocking him. Scare wise there really wasn't anything there th...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 859
Views: 111316

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Theme Park Worldwide have a few pics from today. Seems the head is now complete and awaiting installation on top of the structure and more of the first drop / sound tunnel has been put up.

https://twitter.com/ThemeParkWW/status/ ... 5178618881
by Aidan Lowe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 859
Views: 111316

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

We can't really judge how much detailing has gone into this until its fully uncovered, but The Marmaliser will take some beating. But I love where this theme is heading, extremely dark. Woods, cult, sacrifices, rituals, the horned god / satanism / ram. This has to have a killer IMAscore, can't wait ...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2157
Views: 143954

Re: Scarefest

I've never found it achievable to do all mazes within 45 minutes unless you queue prior to them opening and do them early on while its still light. 2 hours for the 3-4 mazes is probably about right.
by Aidan Lowe
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2157
Views: 143954

Re: Scarefest

Would they really use the stage area as part of the route, or will it just be the skull lit up with it being visible from inside the maze? With it being called The Welcoming: Be Chosen I'd probably wager an actor will be on stage where the group congregates to perhaps listen to some story thing or ...
by Aidan Lowe
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2157
Views: 143954

Re: Scarefest

Unlike SW8 I hope they are able to quickly cover stuff up to avoid potential spoilers.
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 859
Views: 111316

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Few pics from today: http://imgur.com/a/IYLou

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