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by Colinweir
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6574
Views: 809499

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Justin wrote:

With regards to any effects in the tunnel, I would expect a mist and water effect to be used. It would be an outstanding feature if they made the tunnel appear to be on fire, internally.


Maybe they would have some effects to make it look like the outside is on fire before going in!
by Colinweir
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 278584

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Obviously most of our attention has been focussed on SW8 but wondering if anyone is aware of any developments to the old Willie Wonka ride? Bit of a waste of a building to be laying idle!
by Colinweir
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6574
Views: 809499

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Depending on what TE1 is it may still appear. It could be something that’s yet to be installed. A tall burning tower/lantern that the human face is looking towards which might be what the gas tanks are for. Could be as simple as installing a tall lamp post and isn’t something that’s needing to be do...
by Colinweir
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 278584

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

When I saw them on FB, I instantly thought Thorpe but good spot with sticker mark. I wonder why it is up at Alton, unless this is an old boat used to practice making adjustments on? Late to the party on this one but was thinking about it this morning. Was it not at Thorpe Park that an accident happ...
by Colinweir
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 207889

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Maybe they’ll burn it as part of the opening lol.
by Colinweir
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 278584

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

That was my tweet the replied to lol! I’ve been down with my family the last three years at the Scottish half term in October which next year is W/B 15th Oct. we were down on the Thursday and Friday this year and, although this meant we got to experience Scarefest, it wasn’t in my opinion, worth the...
by Colinweir
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 987
Views: 109115

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

It was quite busy yesterday and not a lot of the English Schools were finished for half term. Smiler, Rita, Thirteen and Mone Train all had queues of 60mins at some points. Spin all whizzer was always constantly very busy!
by Colinweir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 987
Views: 109115

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

When did they start searching bags at the entrance to the park? Haven’t had this done the past two years when I’ve been down. This practice started earlier this year in response to the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena and can only be seen as a positive step to ensure the health & safety...
by Colinweir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 987
Views: 109115

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

When did they start searching bags at the entrance to the park? Haven’t had this done the past two years when I’ve been down.
by Colinweir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 207889

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I was there today and there was some interesting noises coming from the site as I was at the end of the river rapids. Wondered if they were testing out a sound system, however it seems a bit early for that. Sounded like some really decent music and theme soundings whatever it was!
by Colinweir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 987
Views: 109115

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Smiler was running great today, all day. Rita was closed for a while this morning but opened certainly by lunchtime. Queuing wasn’t an issue today, walked onto the front row of the Smiler and Oblivion and had to wait about 2 mins for Nemesis and Galactica. Walked straight onto Thirteen too. Biggest ...
by Colinweir
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 987
Views: 109115

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hi, does anyone know what's going on with the smiler? apparently it's been unavailable since Sunday evening? I was on one of the last trains of the day on Sunday at gone 9pm and it was running perfectly! Currently laying in a bed in the CBeebies hotel hoping it’s open for my visits tomorrow and Fri...
by Colinweir
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 207889

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Heading down there on Thursday and Friday next week.  What's the route for accessing River Rapids and Mine Train?
by Colinweir
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6574
Views: 809499

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Face on the back of the head?! You're all wrong - it has to be Voldermort's face on the back of Prof. Quirrel's head!  HP finally coming to AT lol.
by Colinweir
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 207889

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Think from these latest images that there is definitely the features of a face on the theming structure!
by Colinweir
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 987
Views: 109115

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hi everyone Heading down to AT from Scotland next month with the family.  Been down the two previous years during our half term break which is traditionally the week before the English schools are off.  We're going to be in the park Thursday 19th and Friday 20th.  At the time of booking in January I...
by Colinweir
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6574
Views: 809499

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I think/hope something significant about it will come out at Scarefest. The whole "Be Chosen" thing and the scare maze in the theme of it I think is significant. Thewelcoming website may or may not be something. Either way, regardless of its name, I'm looking forward to riding it!
by Colinweir
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6574
Views: 809499

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I kinda get a feeling that the fact there is a scare maze in the theming of it and the second part of that name is "Be Chosen" is a bit indicative of how they're going to be choosing some of the first riders of the ride. Also, the promo video for SW8 had "Be Chosen" a lot through...
by Colinweir
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2636
Views: 888806

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hi. I'm Colin and I'm new!
by Colinweir
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6574
Views: 809499

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Wondering if anything has been confirmed about the name being "Wicker Man" yet?  Just a thought, but is "The Welcoming" maybe a clue?  A wee look at information on the domain "thewelcoming.co.uk" that doesn't currently have any content brings up the following. Domain na...
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