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by Yappo
Tue May 29, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3037
Views: 130408

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

So I had 12 rides in total on Icon on Friday, and here's my review... I think we were all hoping this would be the coaster that would blow everything else in the UK out of the water. Finally a new world-class coaster in this country after so many years of mediocrity. We had Wicker Man, which we were...
by Yappo
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 829117

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Was googling wicker man pics for my latest musical offering *cheeky plug* and it popped up. This is the site it came from.
by Yappo
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 829117

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Here's a really awesome bit of concept art I've just come across that I'd never seen before... Has this been posted before but I just missed it?

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by Yappo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 10979

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ahh I did wonder what was up with those effects. On all 4 rides I've had on it so far, the train stopped and we just saw the effects going off in front of us so I just assumed that was what's supposed to happen. I thought "is that it? That's extremely underwhelming." I suppose it makes a l...
by Yappo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 10979

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is the spoiler thread right, so we can talk about the preshow in detail right? I had tried to avoid spoilers as much as possible but unfortunately I watched a video of the Meet the Maker Q&A that hadn't had the spoilers edited out nor did it have a spoiler warning, so from that I knew there...
by Yappo
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 829117

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Robert.W wrote:
The designer has now revealed the full rune alphabet! :)

Brilliant! I guess it's time for another font update then...
by Yappo
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 829117

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Saw it in person today, and the ride is looking pretty neat. The actual wicker-man structure is pretty big and imposing, but it's pretty obvious that they've used LED screens as "fire" throughout a lot of it (much more obvious in person). Yeah I thought they looked pretty good in all the ...
by Yappo
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Fonts
Replies: 86
Views: 30150

Re: Alton Towers Fonts

I've put together a font of the runes used in the Wicker Man marketing, the link is in my signature. All the letters are there but I haven't included any of the numbers yet as we only have a few of those. Hope it comes in useful and/or fun!
by Yappo
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Opening Day Meet Up - 17th March 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 3133

Re: Alton Towers Resort Opening Day Meet Up - 17th March 2018

Never attended a meetup before, but given that I'll be there on the day anyway, might as well count me in!
by Yappo
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 829117

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I had a dream about opening day last night. Towards the end of the day as the sun was setting, they'd actually built a second wicker man out the front of the park and properly burned it down to celebrate the ride's opening, and it looked absolutely spectacular against the sunset. How cool would it b...
by Yappo
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 829117

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Oh really? Well evidently I've never noticed it in those before which means it's probably incorporated a lot better and more subtly, which I'd have preferred here :lol I've shared the font before, it's here , though yeah it's missing the X and Z, for now. It's how I made my signature actually, speak...
by Yappo
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 829117

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Thanks to that great big red banner with all the runic writing on (which I first saw in a photo that didn't show under it, and I worked on translating it before then seeing in another photo that the translation was right underneath it!) we now finally have X and Z to complete the full set! I'll have...
by Yappo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 829117

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I want to keep myself unspoiled in terms of details of what happens, but do we now know whether or not there's any kind of "post-show" in the maintenance shed?
by Yappo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 211826

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

MakoMania wrote:
Why is it called the one tree path? :P

I've always been meaning to ask that myself. How did that name come about? There are plenty more than one tree on that path :P
by Yappo
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 829117

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

"More theming than any of our other rides" - A bold claim, suggesting it has even more theming than say, Hex? If true, this probably means the queue/station/pre show will be heavily themed which will be good to see.
by Yappo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1031
Views: 115818

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Cool, thanks. I'll check with them when this staggered openings thing has blown over and they're less busy :P I'm disappointed that this type of pass doesn't seem to be available any more as it means I presumably won't be able to renew it next year and will have to choose between paying a ridiculous...
by Yappo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1031
Views: 115818

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I have an Alton Towers annual pass - not this new "season pass" they've just introduced, nor a Merlin pass, just the old AT pass. It's valid through to October this year. What I'm wondering is, will it still entitle me to the same things this year as it did last year, or is the new "s...
by Yappo
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 829117

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: 6619
Views: 829117

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: 6619
Views: 829117

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...