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by S.J_O'Grady
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 889
Views: 111188

Re: Towers Loving Care

And I thought it was a strawberry.  :|
by S.J_O'Grady
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5604
Views: 618113

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I agree the 1.2 restriction is probably a positive. At the moment Th13teen has felt almost like a blip in the line up, with it being the one Big Six ride that smaller folks can go on. It'll be nice to have something else that's a step up from Spinball but not quite the high intensity of The Smiler.
by S.J_O'Grady
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5604
Views: 618113

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I love the visuals, love the theme, really hoping the soundtrack will be on par with The Welcoming's, my only concern with the ride is that in terms of track length, it's even shorter than Th13teen. I'm hoping for plenty of speed, but at the same time, I'd like the ride to last as long as possible!
by S.J_O'Grady
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1175
Views: 165916

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Is Ben and Jerry's supposed to still be there? I kind of assumed it'd be demolished but it's still looking pretty untouched?
by S.J_O'Grady
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 1930
Views: 209838

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I'm half expecting some TLC updates on Monday. They're first update of 2017 came on the 8th, and with the SW8 announcement it will certainly give us plenty to talk about!
by S.J_O'Grady
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5604
Views: 618113

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Anyone else find it annoying that Rita's not a Secret Weapon?  :| I like the idea of these little countdown videos but they are slightly poorly made. For example, they could be better if glimpses of the past SWs appeared in a cloud of black smoke or behind some flames or something. They just look a ...
by S.J_O'Grady
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5604
Views: 618113

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I'm hoping the tv ad will be in the same style as the last few (Smiler and Galactica) looking over an animated Towers Street at the ruins with some of that lovely tribal Mountain King playing!
by S.J_O'Grady
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Scarefest Mazes for First timers
Replies: 14
Views: 1446

Re: Scarefest Mazes for First timers

I'd recommend Scarefest even if you don't do the mazes. There is a great atmosphere with the coloured lighting etc, and rides in the dark feel so different. You could at least do the scare zone(s), and you should be alright in the mazes. They're more fun than scary, you'll likely run out laughing! A...
by S.J_O'Grady
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1175
Views: 165916

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

What I love about this project is that it's bringing so many basic things to Towers' line up that they don't really have yet. This doesn't seem to be all about one world's first, it's just a wooden rollercoaster, with a near miss element, some memorable theming, and a good bit of airtime. 
by S.J_O'Grady
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1175
Views: 165916

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

You should get a pretty good view from the Skyride though!
by S.J_O'Grady
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride pin badges
Replies: 211
Views: 31386

Re: Ride pin badges

All these events pin badges are too hard to get hold off for me to bother trying.  :( It'd annoy me to have some but not the others so I'll just stick to the main season ones I think!
by S.J_O'Grady
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: X:\ No Way Out
Replies: 301
Views: 29518

Re: X:\ No Way Out

The Walking Dead is 18+, and X has a height restriction that the average 4 year old will pass. Seems a bit odd to me. Plus I like it's current theme, and I don't like IPs or too many horror themes. So I cannot get excited about this one unfortunately!
by S.J_O'Grady
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5604
Views: 618113

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Not saying that the ride will be related to the movie, but the accent may be a reference to the fact that the original film took place in Scotland.
by S.J_O'Grady
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5604
Views: 618113

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I think they've removed anything that's sold out, rather than having them on there but marked as sold out. This year's pin badges have now gone too.
by S.J_O'Grady
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 19672

Re: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion

Oh right, I only really remember the lively dancy bit from Welcoming :D
by S.J_O'Grady
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 19672

Re: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion

I have a feeling that the teaser posted to Facebook this evening (see Construction topic) may have given us our first taste of the ride's soundtrack. A little like Th13teen in places.
by S.J_O'Grady
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1397
Views: 161568

Re: Galactica

Somehow although Air's theme was nothing like that of Nemesis, it complimented the area really well and it just worked. Not only is Galactica a terrible pathetic attempt at bringing in crowds, it ruined the whole feel of the area. This year in particular it's been awful. No audio, blurry picture, an...
by S.J_O'Grady
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 1930
Views: 209838

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I believe it's a Rumba Rapids boat. These modifications will likely be seen on the usual yellow boats next year.
by S.J_O'Grady
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 889
Views: 111188

Re: Towers Loving Care

-Theming back on River Rapids roof
-Sub Terra ready to reopen with improvements
-The Smiler queue line
-Tidy up some Battle Galleons theming
-I would say CCL but it needs far more than TLC
by S.J_O'Grady
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2203
Views: 168548

Re: Scarefest

Has anyone else noticed that the actors in Freak Show seam to get a bit messy for the last week of Scarefest? It happened last year and looks to be happening again now. They all seem to swap roles and costumes and play with the make up but it doesn't work quite as well from what I see, which is a bi...
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