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by ATI
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 248
Views: 48204

Re: SW9

I think a low height Soaring With Dragon style ride would work, especially if the launch section were to be dug way below the tree line.
by ATI
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901972

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

According to GCI's website, Wicker Man actually has a track length of 2,609ft:- https://www.greatcoasters.com/?p=wickerman In disbelief, I used the path tool on Google Earth to see how long the rides layout is, and I got around 2,400ft (excluding elevation). So if you include elevation, this statist...
by ATI
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901972

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Here is an even better quality POV by Coaster Touring:-
by ATI
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)
Replies: 46
Views: 5180

Re: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)

I have fairly unpopular opinions:-

1. Smiler
2. Wicker Man
3. Rita
4. Thirteen
5. Nemesis
6. Galactica
7. Spinball Whizzer
8. Oblivion
9. Runaway Mine Train
10. Octonauts
by ATI
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 18394

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

Don't know where I should best put this, but scaffolding has appeared on Nemesis Sub-Terra:- https://www.facebook.com/ThemeParkOracle/photos/a.128725777756435.1073741828.128669814428698/215425672419778/?type=3 Photo by Theme Park OracleTv . EDIT:- Never mind, it is in the Nemesis Sub-Terra thread. B...
by ATI
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 14095

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Were you in back row with Taylor B?
by ATI
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 248
Views: 48204

Re: SW9

I'd love to see a launched Wing Rider replace Rita. I think the combination of winged seats, a launch, and a ride better than Thunderbird is what Alton needs as their next coaster.
by ATI
Mon May 14, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020

Is it too early for SW9?
by ATI
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901972

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I'd happily let them remove one of the trains permanently, if it means resolving the technical issues. I think three trains is unnecessary on a layout of that size anyway. 
by ATI
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901972

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

If this is the case, I think it's a first for GCI. Maybe this also ties into the fact the layout was only designed to utilise 2 trains, but the park opted for 3. 
by ATI
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 14095

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I absolutely loved this ride, and in my opinion it is the best ride in the park, and my number 3 coaster, after Shambhala and The Swarm. It is the first ground-up GCI I have ever ridden, and I think part of the reason I loved it so much is because I set my expectations quite low, and it greatly exce...
by ATI
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901972

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The stats!
https://twitter.com/Thrill_Nation/statu ... 60128?s=19
I don't get the 952pph capacity fact, because the ride has 3 trains... doesn't it?
by ATI
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 248
Views: 48204

Re: SW9

There are quite a lot of options for what SW9 could be. Apparently, even Alton haven't got a clue at this time. I look forward to seeing what it is, that's for sure.
by ATI
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 248
Views: 48204

Re: SW9

There are quite a lot of options for what SW9 could be. Apparently, even Alton haven't got a clue at this time. I look forward to seeing what it is, that's for sure.
by ATI
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901972

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Loakin wrote:
It's also worth noting that IMAscore announced that they have made Wickerman's soundtrack in this tweet. What's everyone's thoughts?

It's hardly a surprise tbh.
by ATI
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 225164

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

What's scruffy dog?
by ATI
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901972

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

JC13 wrote:
What did the video show?

You'll see when it officially gets released. ;)
by ATI
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 225164

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

I've just noticed that the train is missing it's zero car, which is why it looks different.
by ATI
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901972

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

^You are correct:-

So therefore I predict tomorrow's video will be of Th13teen, and then Sunday's as the Smiler. And then I think Alton will make a video on Monday announcing SW8 in a similar format.
by ATI
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 225164

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Smiler313 wrote:
GCI coasters tend to feel pretty speedy so I am sure the coaster will have some speed to it.

Yeah, I trust Jeff Pike and Adam House knew what they were doing when they were designing this thing. It'll be good. Possibly great.