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by Adam.W
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 144203

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

This video is linked to on the SW8/Welcoming site - what's up with the music? I can't tell if it's just music from the welcoming, or if it's the first glimpse we might be getting of the ride's soundtrack. Sounds... weird  :|
by Adam.W
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 15847

Re: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion

You’ve got to remember that the park map is very different to actually being at the park. Having an area where you can’t see it’s only attraction for 80% of it sounds a little odd to me! In reality having the area above would be something like this - https://s18.postimg.org/l6odtsl6h/37615_B9_B-0_A...
by Adam.W
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Monorail
Replies: 44
Views: 5806

Re: Future of the Monorail

I still believe that the monorail needs to be scrapped completely and be replaced with a transit system similar to that used in the car parks at Walt Disney World. Apart from the fact that the current system is old and needs replacing/updating, but it kills the immersion a bit when you're supposed t...
by Adam.W
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 170
Views: 20604

Re: Fireworks

Maybe I'm being a bit harsh, it was just very cringeworthy, I looked at someone else in our group and we were both covering our mouths, the cringe was unreal. I think it would've been better if they'd had one or two sections of people talking rather than throughout the whole show. Don't get be wron...
by Adam.W
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 170
Views: 20604

Re: Fireworks

What was the fireworks theme this year? I’ve never been to the fireworks event so I don’t know what it’s like.  Memories and people's experiences in Alton Towers, pretty much, just as we'd expected. A full (albeit low quality) video of this year's display is available here . Obviously, spoi...
by Adam.W
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563552

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I thoight we already knew the name? Its all over google, pr atleast the supposed trademarked named with logo is on google, also on the code bit has anyone figured out the rest of the letters to decode the bit on the bottom of the welcome page? If we're both talking about the same thing here, then i...
by Adam.W
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563552

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I much prefer the music around The Welcoming to that! It's a bit depressing and forgettable, although if it is going to be the ride's soundtrack I'm sure there'll be more to it Whilst I agree here, does the soundtrack really have to have a sort of tune or "memorability" to it? Personally ...
by Adam.W
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563552

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

lewis97 wrote:
A video of yesterday's PR stunt in London has now been released, not that there's really anything too significant in it.

So they got some people to walk into a thing and started waving their hands in their faces?  :-s
by Adam.W
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 144203

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Aren't the supports/foundations for the bottom of the chain lift underneath the point where the hill changes gradient? I'm thinking that this could potentially be a case of a magnetic system being used for the first part, in order to take it up to speed, followed by a fast chain lift system.
by Adam.W
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Sonic Spinball
Replies: 93
Views: 14906

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

I'd rather see it turned into it's own mini area. Maybe only consisting of a flatride or two since space is tight. It would replace the hospitality suite, spinball and the space between Octonauts and spinball.  Something else which is kind of on topic, but after it's removal I think we'll need to se...
by Adam.W
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2202
Views: 159338

Re: Scarefest

Hi guys, I was just wondering if towers enforce the 15+ rule? my friend's 14 but he'll be 15 in December and we were just wondering how strictly they enforce this rule as it'd be a shame for him to miss out when he's only too young by like a couple of months. To be honest, it's probably a lot easie...
by Adam.W
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563552

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 General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563552

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: 24054

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: 1035
Views: 144203

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: 2202
Views: 159338

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: 1035
Views: 144203

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Dan wrote:
Image

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 General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563552

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: 1035
Views: 144203

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 General Discussion
Replies: 5216
Views: 563552

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...
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