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by Yappo
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

That article was very interesting, especially the new hints on what the effects might be like. Definitely seems there WILL be real fire on the Wicker Man structure itself, and "burning embers" is very intriguing - perhaps an effect inside the sound tunnels? Could just be achieved with lots...
by Yappo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It should be a great experience. I'm not sure my bank account will have a great experience when it is raided in favour of merchandise :lol Nor mine if the merch looks as good as all this promo material! The resin for this will be awesome, I'm picturing the wicker man structure with the coaster comi...
by Yappo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Alton Towers have just posted a new video about the ride. d6UsEQAivds THAT SOUNDTRACK <3 If my ears do not deceive me, that main instrument we hear is a hurdy gurdy. As a huge fan of folk/celtic music and the various instruments used in the genre (the weirder the better), it's one of my fave instru...
by Yappo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

This announcement hasn't done much other than confirm what we already knew/strongly suspected, but I absolutely love all the promotional artwork! That little animation is particularly cool, if that's really what the flame effects will look like (coming out of various holes on the structure rather th...
by Yappo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I have to wonder if "your time will come" is a deliberate reference to the song "The Wicker Man" by Iron Maiden or just a coincidence (those are the lyrics of the chorus) :P

Edit: Oops, just ninja'd by Bert :P
by Yappo
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

The Beornen or just Beornen is my vote for a name! much better than anything else we have heard so far. Totally agree. That would be awesome!!! Much better than Wickerman if I’m honest. Yeah it's a really cool name, I'd be happy if it was either as I actually really like Wicker Man too. But I would...
by Yappo
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Yeah I was gonna say, "Wicky" is literally just the skull from the old pirate show with a different coat of paint and the addition of tusks (which were also just taken from the show's set) and the SW8 runes. Even the pyro effect isn't new, that was part of the show too. As for "Bony&q...
by Yappo
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Just looking at these excellent photos from Scarefest that just got posted... so much detail in The Welcoming that I missed, really makes you appreciate the effort gone into the theming... but this in particular caught my eye (no pun intended) which, despite its large size, I completely failed to no...
by Yappo
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Oh, that's a cool little easter egg! I'm just poking around for clues... I mean Theme Park Worldwide said they found a "wicker man" message in there somewhere, I'm just wondering where that was.

On another random tangent, again I'm really loving the music in the new video. Jaw harp ftw!
by Yappo
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

On a sidenote, now that we know what the J rune is... I was rushed through The Welcoming a bit too fast to have a chance to read the runes on the hanging vertical banners, but in the video runthrough that's been posted a few times, there aren't many good clear shots of the banners, but in the cleare...
by Yappo
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Sorry folks! Hey just cause I got there a little earlier doesn't mean you didn't put just as much work in. Well done everyone who figured it out! I just familiarised myself enough with the runes that I could just read it without having to decipher it, which is probably why I got there quicker. And o...
by Yappo
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

We interrupt this to bring you good news. You are invited to a celebration of our earth and its beauty. All this noise, all this technology. It's too much isn't it. There's no time or space to think is there. Deep down you know the truth don't you. The technology has now taken the reigns.* How did y...
by Yappo
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

That was my fault... well, and Towers really... they used the wrong symbol for L in the first version of "Feed the Flames" and I changed my alphabet thinking I'd got it wrong but then they quickly changed it to what I had originally so I was right all along. But my latest version of the al...
by Yappo
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Updated the alphabet with the new numbers, and corrected the L which I'd interpreted wrong from the previous image (where it was very hard to make out). It seems Towers made a mistake with the runes, as the L rune in ‘Feed the Flames’ has now been changed to what you originally had... https://www.t...
by Yappo
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Updated the alphabet with the new numbers, and corrected the L which I'd interpreted wrong from the previous image (where it was very hard to make out).
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by Yappo
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

EDIT: Video available from TT Facebook https://www.facebook.com/towerstimes/videos/10155740341618185/ Ooh, I like the music in that, I wonder if it's any indication of what the actual ride's soundtrack might be like... I just really like the pagan vibe of it, I'm fairly certain that main instrument...
by Yappo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Ooh really? It's been so long since we first saw the plans I'd quite forgotten. That's good, I wouldn't have expected a smaller coaster like this to have the full 12, but it's a pleasant surprise for sure!
by Yappo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

That looks awesome. But only 14 riders per train? ;D Like I said, was going for artistry and concept over accuracy :P That was just the number of cars that I could fit best into the picture on that section of track ;) In all seriousness I'm expecting 8 cars (16 riders) per train, like on other smal...
by Yappo
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615551

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Just got inspired to do a speculative "artist's impression" type sketch of what I think this coaster may or may not be like. Bear in mind it is just something I knocked together for fun and is entirely just for artistic purposes so isn't even necessarily accurate to the layout we already k...
by Yappo
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1173
Views: 164950

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Woww. I'm thinking this looks like it could be half of the head of the "wicker man", upside down. With crazy twirly horn-like ears.
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