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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:30 pm

I imagine we will get a few, although December should see some other marketing taking place too so I can see the attention focused on more important marketing!
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:08 pm

Do you think? I don't personally think we'll see anything significant until January, especially with Christmas just around the corner. This competition will keep us ticking over until that point, then it will be all systems go!
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:54 am

I could expect some little teasers throughout this month, not a lot but just gradual build up marketing towards January when the name is most likely confirmed. I can't see them stopping the marketing and then starting up again in January. They'll want people to be talking and discussing about the ride regularly up until the opening. I must admit I wasn't too excited for this but the theme is intriguing and the marketing has been good (for the most part). The Welcoming I do feel helped with establishing what type of back drop this ride will have and the (loosely) based lore of the ride. It's been nice to see the construction start at the beginning of the season and seeing where it has got up to when the season ended. It should be a good ride none the less. :)
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:00 am

I think they'll wait for the extreme marketing after the winners are announced, using the clues as hype bait until and then the stunts as hype bait after.
 
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:10 am

Judging by how Merlin handle their marketing.. I agree we will see more of these clues (obviously) for this month, and maybe some other small teases for January, but I don't think we'll see much of solid marketing until February time. This would make sense as it would bring the GP to look at what is in store for them in "spring" when the park opens for the February Half Term. Having big marketing in January would be a little pointless, since you see it, want to ride it, but can't for another 2 months :lol like I said, I do think we'll have a few teases in January but nothing big until February, as the hype will increase as it will only be a month or so to wait.
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:00 pm

^ What about all the other 2018 coasters, SW8 is the only one left which hasn't been announced as far as I'm aware. 

Also Merlin announced The Smiler, DBGT, Sub Terra(Well just a few hours earlier) and Gruffalo all in January of their opening years, I think SW8 will follow suit.
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:17 pm

Alton just posted another video/advert thing  :D

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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:30 pm

Seems to feature a brief glimpse of the mini wicker man...

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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:06 pm

lewis97 wrote:
Seems to feature a brief glimpse of the mini wicker man...

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I’m guessing this says

“The Awakening Has Begun”

I’ve been thinking about this ‘The Boernen’, I think its more likely to the the name of the ritual itself rather than the group. As in the boernen (burning) of the wickerman. Unless I’ve missed something somewhere!
 
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Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:15 pm

It can also be seen as a shadow at 0:14 
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:17 pm

The opening line of “it is done” suggests to me that either the theming structure or the ride itself is finished.

I really am loving these teasers and I can’t wait for the full announcement, whenever that may be.
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:25 pm

Dan wrote:
The opening line of “it is done” suggests to me that either the theming structure or the ride itself is finished.

I really am loving these teasers and I can’t wait for the full announcement, whenever that may be.

I think it means the ride has been finished, and they are ready to test. I think the announcment will be around the time the competition finishes, I’m starting to get really excited for this ride. Can we just skip to March now so we can ride it?
 
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:47 pm

I’m sure the planning documents stated the ride would be finished by December to allow for testing and training to begin. I may just be making that up though so correct me if I’m wrong.
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:22 am

The documents did say the ride would be finished by December for 3 months of testing and training. I think it will open on opening day now
 
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:11 am

I wonder if the trains have been delivered then???
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:47 am

Tom170499 wrote:
I wonder if the trains have been delivered then???

I'd imagine trains would be delivered some time in January, but we probably won't see them for a good while.
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:55 am

theparklifekid wrote:
Tom170499 wrote:
I wonder if the trains have been delivered then???

I'd imagine trains would be delivered some time in January, but we probably won't see them for a good while.

That would make sense. The Smiler’s trains were delivered in January I believe so SW8 will most likely follow suit. 
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:17 pm

I would imagine if the ride is done, the trains should be there either now or in the next week.

The Smiler was really behind at this point, so I wouldn’t look at it as an accurate reflection on when SW8’s trains will be there! :)
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:39 pm

Another challenge has been posted by Alton Towers,
this one was found on their Snapchat Story.

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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:24 pm

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