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Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:05 pm

I'm sorry but this is a step backward, why have CGI flames? I'm pretty sure they are not the real thing as we've all seen the real footage.
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Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:05 pm

What I want to know is.. why are they using CGI flames on that video and not the real deal..

EDIT: Whoops, beat me to it :lol
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:14 pm

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I'm sorry but this is a step backward, why have CGI flames? I'm pretty sure they are not the real thing as we've all seen the real footage.


It’s likely due to the fact that the real effects aren’t intended for prolonged flame effects, but short blasts.

Also was it just me or did the first statue in that clip look a lot like the 8ft one we saw in the construction area!
 
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:19 pm

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Also was it just me or did the first statue in that clip look a lot like the 8ft one we saw in the construction area!


I was thinking that. It does look slightly different from the actual structure so I was wondering if they used the miniature one.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:47 pm

Am I the only one who is a little disappointed that they have set the Wicker Man story back in time? I thought their story was one of being outcasts as such, rebelling against technology etc. I'd prefer it if they were part of today's world, although it is not a big deal.

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Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:52 pm

Justin wrote:
Am I the only one who is a little disappointed that they have set the Wicker Man story back in time? I thought their story was being outcasts as such, rebelling against technology etc. I'd prefer it if they were part of today's world, although it is not a big deal.

I really can't wait till this weekend. It is going to be epic!


I’m not sure they have.

I think what they’re trying to convey in the video is that the Beornen have been worshipping the Wicker Man for a thousand years, such is their belief and faith in their way of life. The rebelling against technology may stem from the fact that they are still living like they were in 1018.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:10 pm

I think it's to show that it is an ancient tradition that they have done since then rather than taking us back in time.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:24 pm

Dan wrote:
Justin wrote:
Am I the only one who is a little disappointed that they have set the Wicker Man story back in time? I thought their story was being outcasts as such, rebelling against technology etc. I'd prefer it if they were part of today's world, although it is not a big deal.

I really can't wait till this weekend. It is going to be epic!


I’m not sure they have.

I think what they’re trying to convey in the video is that the Beornen have been worshipping the Wicker Man for a thousand years, such is their belief and faith in their way of life. The rebelling against technology may stem from the fact that they are still living like they were in 1018.


Logical. That addresses my issue :lol
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:54 pm

Not sure if anyone has seen this, but the Sun somehow seem to have got a forward facing POV and uploaded it to YouTube...

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Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:48 am

The POV looks amazing. I'm well excited
 
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:02 pm

Would you like to be featured on TV? Channel 4 have been documenting the construction of Wicker Man, and have reached out to TowersTimes members for a chance to be involved. Full details are below:

For the last few months, Channel 4 have been filming behind the scenes at Alton Towers, covering the building of the new Wicker Man ride.

As part of our film, we are interested in seeing your own personal videos or photos of your journey to Alton Towers on opening weekend to ride Wicker Man. We would love to hear from as many people as possible.
For more information on how to get involved, please email - euan.duncan@filmsofrecord.com

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Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:36 am

Dan wrote:
Would you like to be featured on TV? Channel 4 have been documenting the construction of Wicker Man, and have reached out to TowersTimes members for a chance to be involved. Full details are below:

For the last few months, Channel 4 have been filming behind the scenes at Alton Towers, covering the building of the new Wicker Man ride.

As part of our film, we are interested in seeing your own personal videos or photos of your journey to Alton Towers on opening weekend to ride Wicker Man. We would love to hear from as many people as possible.
For more information on how to get involved, please email - euan.duncan@filmsofrecord.com

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FILM ON ANY OF THE RIDES, WE WILL NOT USE YOUR FOOTAGE IF YOU DO.


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Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:56 am

As posted in the offers and vouchers thread, The Sun Superdays website contains a brand new version of the Wicker Man promotional image with all the other rides mixed in. It would be good to see the park map cover in a similar style as this looks epic!

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Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:40 pm

That's a really cool looking poster
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:41 pm

So when are we expecting the full TV advert?

Surely it should be airing any day now?
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:49 pm

My guess is that the advert will air either on Friday night, or Saturday night. Having said that, they could leave it till much later to increase visitor numbers during the Easter holidays.
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:55 pm

I hope they release the trailer on friday night, to build hype for us who have been following the construction but it would also grab the attention of the GP if it says something like "open now" or "opening tomorrow".
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Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:16 pm

Is the fog round the track fog from a fog machine or water vapor?

In any case everything looks great. Glad you guys finally got the woodie you've been wishing for for ages.
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:19 pm

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Is the fog round the track fog from a fog machine or water vapor?

In any case everything looks great. Glad you guys finally got the woodie you've been wishing for for ages.

I've heard from people who went to the "Meet the Makers" event that they use both types, just in different areas of the ride. :)
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:22 pm

Oh right, cool. Thanks!

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