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by Justin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4671
Views: 455904

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

The construction fences have now been updated to reflect the website. Credit to Towers Street. https://s27.postimg.org/3omun3gtf/IMG_3993.jpg https://s27.postimg.org/5hprbf203/IMG_3994.jpg https://s27.postimg.org/skgaal3hf/IMG_3995.jpg https://s27.postimg.org/o141p2llv/IMG_3996.jpg
by Justin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4671
Views: 455904

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Hopefully we'll be able to get a picture, however, the marketing boards around SW8 have changed to reflect the branding introduced last week. More runes have also appeared. It appears that 'Be Chosen' is spelt out down each side of the new boards through runes carved into the wood, while SW8 appears...
by Justin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4805
Views: 491648

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

It is an improvement! Did you like the new additions?
by Justin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 170
Views: 19200

Re: Ride Downtime

This is an unexpected closure. The only coaster (that I know of ) that has planned maintenance mid-season is Stealth. Apart from daily checks, all other coasters are checked closed season.
by Justin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4671
Views: 455904

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

They have opted for a 'World Class' experience so expect a solid and entertaining rollercoaster. As we know from TT15, John Wardly has seen the plans and he has hinted at fun coaster but not thrilling. He has also re-profiled the first drop (The Wardly Drop) along with another section. In the past, ...
by Justin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4671
Views: 455904

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Aidan Lowe makes many valid points.
I must agree that wooden coasters in recent years have increased in popularity worldwide therefore views change.

Welcome to the forum by the way :)
by Justin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4671
Views: 455904

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

If they have a meaning?!?! Were they the right way up to begin with? :D
by Justin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4671
Views: 455904

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

The shape of the structure doesn't lend itself to a tree.

In other news... I've just played about with the runes and came up with this!

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by Justin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1822
Views: 178680

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

It would be an ideal attraction for HB to implement around the park! If they could tie it in with the resort itself then even better! I was very impressed and would welcome its return in some form!
by Justin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 1925
Views: 120172

Re: Scarefest

Perhaps it will be in the area where Zombies! Scarezone was. That's close enough to the Towers, surely?  This area is used more as a staff area now. The gate was open the other day and it is currently not fit for a maze or scare zone. Also, the path is very short and area is very small for them to ...
by Justin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 170
Views: 19200

Re: Ride Downtime

Runaway Mine Train seems to have been down since Monday or Tuesday last week. Does anyone know if there's issues with it or is it closed because of SW8 being built? Also, on a side note reliability in the last month or so seems to have been very good around the resort so hopefully they can keep thi...
by Justin
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4671
Views: 455904

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I agree. The theme won't play on death but it could be an escape from rituals. I'd like it, and certainly wouldn't be surprised, if 'The Chosen' theme was to be used more. I would like it to be the final name for SW8 to be honest.
by Justin
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4671
Views: 455904

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Although there are mentions of Moloch in Greek Mythology, there are also traces of the god like figure throughout history. When I was looking into it, you can find many different forms of such god. Also, as mentioned, Wicca and the horned god may also be an option, but if Merlin were to adopt either...
by Justin
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 1925
Views: 120172

Re: Scarefest

That is true! I strongly expect this to have an outdoor section, especially based on the blurb posted for the maze!
by Justin
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1822
Views: 178680

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Anyone for a random VR attraction in the Alton Towers Hotel's Emperor Suite? Going by these photos posted in the MAP Facebook group , it seems there is now a WePlayVR upcharge experience called Mayan Adventure, which looks to be one of the two games they can supply. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn...
by Justin
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 1925
Views: 120172

Re: Scarefest

There are no hints at the moment and it could be placed anywhere, but I'm expecting the Haunted Hollows to be used.
by Justin
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 1925
Views: 120172

Re: Scarefest

I'm hopeful that you will be pleasantly surprised :) Alton have certainly stepped up their game to create unique and atmospheric mazes, utilising the Towers and grounds to their best. With regards to The Welcoming, I can understand your fears. Hopefully it wont just be a walk through experience like...
by Justin
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 997
Views: 72190

Re: Fright Nights

It is more to do with the apocalyptic image they released earlier as it appeared to be all geared up to be a major overhaul of Fright Nights. With the Lionsgate IPs being coming to an end as well (apart from Saw Alive), this was an ideal opportunity to relaunch. Instead we have one new maze based on...
by Justin
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 629
Views: 75388

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

A few more I've just found...

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by Justin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 1925
Views: 120172

Re: Scarefest

It was around the same time last year. What must be remembered is that there will be an established team already in place from previous years. Additional actors, presenters, and dancers are then integrated into the team. Good luck for your audition though :)
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