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by Justin
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 167
Views: 19029

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: 4656
Views: 454583

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: 4656
Views: 454583

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: 1924
Views: 119983

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: 1820
Views: 178454

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: 1924
Views: 119983

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: 1924
Views: 119983

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: 72147

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: 628
Views: 74757

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: 1924
Views: 119983

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 :)
by Justin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Mutiny Bay Smokehouse
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Mutiny Bay Smokehouse

The Smokehouse at Chessington is a nice addition to the park, so it will be nice to see this area revamped!
by Justin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 1924
Views: 119983

Re: Scarefest

JonDoesTT wrote:
Hopefully the SMN ticket will include this new maze, if so I can't wait!


The team are currently planning the event; however, there is no confirmation of what will be included.
by Justin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4656
Views: 454583

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Even more convinced with the news posed by Owen in the last couple of minutes in the Scarefest thread! Here is the new maze The Welcoming: Be Chosen ! https://s18.postimg.org/63bp1t81l/IMG_3751.jpg NEW FOR SCAREFEST 2017 - The Welcoming: Be Chosen A mysterious group who worship the woods and the ani...
by Justin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I think there is more to be added, but yes!
by Justin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 1924
Views: 119983

Re: Scarefest

Brilliant! Such a cool tie in with SW8 and provides more hints! Love the name!
by Justin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 997
Views: 72147

Re: Fright Nights

This is not exciting me to be honest!
So, now it looks like the same old Fright Nights with just Cabin replaced!
by Justin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4656
Views: 454583

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

The other option is the Pagan theme is the God of Wicca, also known as the horned god or Celtic Cernunnos, which would tie-in with why people have been banging on about the Wickerman! It could be that the theme was already in plain sight but Merlin twisted it!
by Justin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4656
Views: 454583

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Working on the Minotaur theme, it looks like the theming structure could be based on the Pagan theme of  Moloch although the ancient pagan god seems to be based on the sacrifice of children, although Alton may twist the theme and play on the sacrifice of riders in general, or that we are indeed all...
by Justin
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 74757

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I've not been through all my photos, but here is a close up of one photo...

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More soon!
by Justin
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 1924
Views: 119983

Re: Scarefest

The wooden structure with barbed wire is just set dressing to improve the appearance of the exit.
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