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by Adam.W
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 488464

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

What if the rollercoaster's trains will be able to roll sideways, similar to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at the Magic Kingdom in Florida? It would make sense, looking at the section of track without any banking, since the trains would roll to counter the lateral g's. Video The seats are attached to ...
by Adam.W
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 488464

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I found some "clues" in the video: https://image.prntscr.com/image/jYMziPPtTqKkjto9MCic1g.png She walks past the bookshelf and the letters are gone. https://image.prntscr.com/image/Z6JNszwvQNC9xJz6epYh8A.png These are runes on the computer screen behind the guy. We haven't seen these ones ...
by Adam.W
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Fonts
Replies: 77
Views: 22212

Re: Alton Towers Fonts

Does anyone know the font Wickerman uses? https://image.prntscr.com/image/wuJY6S0eQlmQcZjG9VRPjw.png Looking at the curvature and colouring of the text, I wouldn't be surprised if the text was done by the artist designing the logo rather than an actual font. I guess we'd have to wait until we see m...
by Adam.W
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Interestingly, Google maps has been updated with an image from the beginning of the season. https://image.prntscr.com/image/BLg65VsIQFu7jZxGmlcRkA.png Where abouts on the site is this? I've been struggling for around 15 minutes to work it out   Looks like it's to the left of that turny...helix t...
by Adam.W
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2006
Views: 130151

Re: Scarefest

"Is this really an initiation?" seems to me as though people will be mislead to believe that they're witnessing some ritual, but then are attempted to be killed/sacrificed by the group. And then, I guess, the guests manage to escape the ritual. If this is to tie in with the whole wickerman...
by Adam.W
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Dan wrote:
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To me that totally looks like sticks/branches sticking out of the top.
by Adam.W
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 488464

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Well given that a lot of things have already hinted towards it, than it is highly likely, but until its confirmed by the park themself than it is purely speculation. I take everything said about this ride with a pinch of salt as Towers have been known in the past to send enthusiasts down the wrong ...
by Adam.W
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

These pictures confirm that Universal Rocks will almost certainly be working on the theming structure, at least.
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Credit to Theme Park Guide
by Adam.W
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 488464

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

pretty much confirmed by many reliable sources as being Wicker/Pagan themed. What sources? The only semi-official confirmation that I remember seeing is something by one of the construction firms being involved in the construction of the ride some time last year. That's hardly reliable in my opinio...
by Adam.W
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 745
Views: 64679

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

To be completely honest though, I don't see why people have the urge to record on ride POVs themselves anyway, especially considering there are already much higher quality versions on youtube (not to mention the other disadvantages pointed out in previous posts).
by Adam.W
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The path that runs alongside SW8 is reportedly closed today as more bents are being added. Perhaps that's why we saw so many of them being built over the past few days, so that they could all be installed at once and allowing for the path to be closed for the shortest amount of time possible. https:...
by Adam.W
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I have a feeling that said rockwork will be for the lower station/preshow areas which are currently concrete walls. Certainly interesting stuff!
by Adam.W
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 488464

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

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This is the statue of the god - if the ride does turn out to be themed to this, then I would expect that we see merch related to the statue/symbol.

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by Adam.W
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1845
Views: 184956

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

So does that mean that if you were to buy the Annual Pass before the sale and before fireworks entry was excluded, you are still allowed in to the fireworks? Also, if you have an Annual Pass, does this stop you from paying for entry to attractions on any other blackout dates? 1. Yes 2. If the black...
by Adam.W
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Also, regarding the size of the structure, are we 100% sure that it has reached it's maximum height? Looking at the top of it, it seems possible that something could be placed on it, maybe a head or something. I was also just looking at the plans, and apparently there's going to be a theming structu...
by Adam.W
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

A dragon, perhaps? For me the first thing that came to mind was the dragon from Universal Studios Orlando. Could explain the potential for a fire/water effect mentioned a couple of months ago.
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by Adam.W
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica
Replies: 1383
Views: 146206

Re: Galactica

At one point the train was literally just parked in the station, fully loaded with guests ready to go but there was nothing happening apart from the staff skipping about everywhere, as if to make it look like they were doing something... Are you sure it wasn't to do with timing with the other stati...
by Adam.W
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Just a guess/prediction, but I think this could involve the use of TVs (making use of the plug sockets) which display what the finished ride will look like, in an augmented reality type thing. Either that or it's just marketing material - I'm fairly confident that it will use TVs though.
by Adam.W
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The Smiler's first outdoor drop minus the inversion. 

Isn't that just corkscrew's first drop though? :P
It seems to dip down, flatten out, then dip down some more, anyone else think that that could potentially carry some airtime?
by Adam.W
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 488464

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Another point brought up in the construction thread is the German flag on top of the lift hill. I think this could either be related to the person/people behind designing the ride or it's technology, or the people involved in manufacturing the ride. The manufacturers I could find which are based in ...
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