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by 118hazaman
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752804

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Anyone any thoughts on what the thorough-put will be of Wicker Man?  3 trains, 24 riders, maybe a train dispatched every 90 seconds.  That makes about 960 riders an hour maybe?.... 952 riders per hour is what’s on the on-ride photo, so your maths was pretty good! I imagine we will see real world op...
by 118hazaman
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752804

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

MakoMania wrote:
There is a media event this week, Thursday I believe but it might have been Wednesday I can't remember 100%. It was supposed to be last week but got cancelled due to the snow.

The media event is this Thursday, so expect to hear more about Wicker Man then.
by 118hazaman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 25594

Re: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion

Let's not forget that previously - we had bathtubs and rubber ducks! ;) anything better than that is a step forward. This is true, the wooden/tribal/wicker theme we have so far is much closer to the Mutiny Bay style than the refurbed Flume ever was. To be fair, I do think that the two areas mesh de...
by 118hazaman
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 197098

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

It's great to see that additional theming will be placed around the ride, other than the large structure.
by 118hazaman
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 197098

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I'm interested to see how they are going to run the chain return to the bottom of the site, especially when latter parts of the layout run directly under the lift hill.
by 118hazaman
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752804

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

In terms of dark themes, I think they are used to make the ride itself seem more thrilling. SW8 looks like a family sized GCI coaster. From this alone the ride will appeal to quite a range of audiences. However, you may get die hard thrill seekers overlooking the coaster because they consider it tam...
by 118hazaman
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 197098

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The real question is: How long will it take before the queue line shop becomes a set of vending machines?  :-k
by 118hazaman
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 197098

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I still think the tunnel from the top of the lift to the drop is going to kill what would be a great ride? looking wise and the view from the ride? does the coaster make that much noise going round the top of the first drop? surely the tunnel should be all the way up the lift hill? Why? Heading str...
by 118hazaman
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 197098

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I was on park today and took some photos of the construction. It was very interesting to see the scale of SW8. It truly can't be understood from photos alone. http://i.imgur.com/e7OuswP.jpg http://i.imgur.com/2LtVopH.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ZpHBJPN.jpg http://i.imgur.com/FLl0L7d.jpg http://i.imgur.co...
by 118hazaman
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 197098

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Based on the wider planks at the top of each support, there doesn't seem to be a gradient change at all actually.
by 118hazaman
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 197098

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

yes timber is darker when wet but that still looks quite dark. although all timber gets bleached by the sun and goes grey so after a few moths to a year it will all turn grey (unless re treated/oiled) I'm surprised at a pine as its a softwood so would need to be tanalised treated. and Treatment wis...
by 118hazaman
Mon May 29, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93641

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Does anyone know if The Smiler has run 4 trains yet this season and will it during school peaks because I am not prepared to be waiting with just 2 trains in operation! :lol At most it will run 3 trains from my understanding, the park have found that it runs best on 3 trains and this easily underst...
by 118hazaman
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752804

Re: SW8

I hope the construction of a new family thrill coaster will signal the end of Spinball. But it will probably be replaced with a expansion with a new kiddy flat nobody wants. Well surely children enjoy the children's rides? Alton Towers does need some new thrilling flat rides but that is definitely ...
by 118hazaman
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 988
Views: 132739

Re: Towers Loving Care

I love the fact Towers Street is resembling the bright and colourful version shown on some of Alton Towers' adverts. However, I wish they repainted the entire area in one go rather than gradually. I feel this would have been a more dramatic change. It would have also meant that all of the buildings ...
by 118hazaman
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2277
Views: 246307

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

But that's without flights right? So it would be even more than that. Look's like I'll stick to visiting the 'poor value for money' Alton Towers offers...
by 118hazaman
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2277
Views: 246307

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

According to AT Facebook, Sub Terra will eventually be reopening at some point: Hi Joe, Sub Terra is currently unavailable, we do hope to have it open at some point in the future but at present we do not have a timescale of when this may be. This is a massive part of the problem. I've just sat here...
by 118hazaman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752804

Re: SW8

I'd just like to point out that the ride which caused visitor numbers to reach a recent high in 2010 was Thirteen, a family coaster. I wasn't around on this forum at that time but I am sure many said the ride looked underwhelming from the start. We are back in the same position. I believe that Alton...
by 118hazaman
Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Slagharen
Replies: 15
Views: 1728

Re: Slagharen

It looks to be a very interesting ride. It definitely has a better layout compared to the many Sky Rocket IIs out there. Plus, it's also the first infinity coaster to have 5 cars per train!
by 118hazaman
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2984
Views: 391760

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I was reading Coaster Bots Twitter the other day and when he went last he stated that the Projection Block was back to normal apart from one E-Light near the entrance flaps. I was so excited to show my friends the Block when we went with School but then to find we were waiting for ages, in the baki...
by 118hazaman
Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Exam Results
Replies: 21
Views: 2874

Re: Exam Results

Smiler313 wrote:
I've got 3 more years before this most joyful moment in life... Im nervous already..,

If you stay onto do A-Level it only gets better. ;)
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