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by Loakin
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1173
Views: 164932

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

First I notice is the train looks different from the reveal image, and is definitely a millennium flyer train, which is great to see!
by Loakin
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615532

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

An interesting blog post from Wicker Man’s Creative Lead, Bradley Wynne. Among other things, it offers some insight into the actual Wicker Man structure: The six-storey Wicker Man itself will have a head which is half human and half ram. The human face represents the Beornen’s deity, who they’re ho...
by Loakin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615532

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Wicker Man aims to reconnect riders with the primal essence of rollercoasters as they enjoy a multi-sensory immersive experience, in which they’ll be drawn into the mysterious world of The Beornen. This shadowy group live in the woods around Alton Towers and have built the huge wicker effigy believ...
by Loakin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615532

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

We can also hear some parts of the new soundtrack that sound like something just from a ghost hunt documentary xD
by Loakin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615532

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

With everyone talking about the reveal date, I think we’re looking too far into it, searching for things that aren’t there. Towers always do their announcements in January, it’s purely coincidence. And with what 8byfire said about the two 1s in the reveal date potentially showing the marks from the ...
by Loakin
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615532

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Just noticed from the video, the date reads backwards I didn't notice any dates that read backwards? Could you provide a screenshot? It doesn't read backwards, it just reads the same forwards as it does backwards, 8118. But it is spaced to only read forward 8-1-18 (8th January 2018) Ahh, thanks. It...
by Loakin
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615532

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

The Nemesis Fox wrote:
Just noticed from the video, the date reads backwards

I didn't notice any dates that read backwards? Could you provide a screenshot?
by Loakin
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1173
Views: 164932

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

A recent video posted on YouTube shows the side of the head facing the towers and skyride, it definitely a man's head, looking up, and is a lot bigger than the ram head. On top of this, the video shows the entrance of ride, which looks very similar to TH13TEEN's entrance, with two wooden posts eithe...
by Loakin
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615532

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Also the URL for that video on the website ends with "The Beornen"  I have no idea what it means, but it could be a very big clue. However I did find that the term "beornings" is the name of a mystical creature, that looks kind of like a giant and something you would worship. May...
by Loakin
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615532

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

The message at the end of the video reads: Pay Homage and unite
This ties in with the whole worshipping thing, homage means to pay respect or honour.
by Loakin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1173
Views: 164932

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

It looks like the BFG. And is also an extremely similar shape to the existing main theming structure that has been covered up for ages.
by Loakin
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1173
Views: 164932

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Oh well, way to mislead us xD
by Loakin
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1173
Views: 164932

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Did anyone notice that there is an antirollback system on the small bunny hills going through the theming structure, this could mean that it would be quite a slow section of the ride, allowing for us to take in the views of the theming structure, before descending back down the rest of the layout.
by Loakin
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615532

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Nothing has really happened unfortunately
by Loakin
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615532

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I feel like SW8/Wickerman will basically be a mixture of Hex and TH13TEEN. I really hope Towers will come through with this one, with the tagline: “World Class Experience” and I really hope it doesn’t end up being a gimmick, like The Smiler.
by Loakin
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5599
Views: 615532

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

With the very strong rumours surrounding two pre shows, a pre loft section and when the train goes through the maintenance shed, we will probably be in for a very detailed storyline. I’m expecting something very similar to Hex in terms of the overall experience. However, with the discussion of a pot...