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Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:09 pm

Where’s the Wicker Man Monopoly?
Don't take me serious..
But come, sit, have a drink.. don't mind me..
Hush little baby, don't say a word..
It'll only hurt forever.
 
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Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:56 pm

I didn't go for that. Never say never though. I think one of my next purchases will be the Runes bear as that looked cool, along with any other new ride wood products.
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Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:08 am

How many different types of the wood are they selling, or have you just bought multiple of the same one?
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Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:14 am

I have a double of SW8 block and the coasters, but the ride wood available from the Wicker Man Shop includes the following...

  • Ride Wood Frame + Print (3 Print Designs)
  • Ride Wood Blocks (SW8 2017 [Sold Out] / Wicker Man 2018)
  • Ride Wood Coasters (Various Designs - Logo / Feed The Flames / Be Chosen / Wicker Man (Big Bob)
  • Wicker Man Photo Box (Limited Edition to 250)

Obviously, all these items will be limited as they are being manufactured from excess materials and offcuts.
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Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:50 pm

Some stats about the special effects systems provided by Back Stage Technologies:


BST provide six giant propane burners which required five dedicated propane tanks storing 10,000kg of propane. In addition, 12 metres of simulated flame was installed in the loading area together with fragrances of burning wood - delivered by BST's latest fragrance system, the CFS-5. In addition to these effects a large number of smoke machines, combined with 100's of LED lights, were used to fill the tunnels and simulate the experience of travelling through burning wicker structures. The six-story effigy was filled with over 200 fog nozzles which use the Koolfog high-pressure water system to simulate smoke within the Wicker Man himself.
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Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:35 pm

All these 'what did they think of it' videos that AT are posting on their YouTube channel just make me laugh at how hard the GP are trying to sound like they know what they’re talking about! :lol

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Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:50 pm

That moment when one of the people in the video you linked is an enthusiast...
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Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:54 pm

The first chap also featured in the Sub Species reaction video from 2015. Also featuring Dan and I exiting ;)
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Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:58 pm

There are probably enthusiasts in it but that kid...
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Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:56 pm

Nutty Man wrote:
There are probably enthusiasts in it but that kid...

The kid is there to reinforce the message that this is suitable for younger guests as well as adults and teenagers, I think it's good that it' not just enthusiasts because, let's remember, Towers have to aim their marketing at everyone not just enthusiasts.
 
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Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:10 pm

I agree the ride is suitable for younger guests.. but to a certain point, we had 2 kids behind us in the queue who were just the right height for the ride, but the pre-show scared the living hell out of them, so left the ride in a bit of a state..

It is quite a dark theme.. I mean.. sacrificing yourself :lol

Should have a recommended age for the ride aswell as the height. (recommended being a guide and not a mandatory rule, hence the parents responsibility)
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Hush little baby, don't say a word..
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:20 pm

How loud is it on Wicker Man? I have Aspergers and struggle with loud noises, it was too loud in the ride area and I pretty much cant ride thirteen because of the air cannons so what would it be like for me in the maintenance shed etc. (I wont be going in the pre show no matter what.
 
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:02 pm

Wicker Man is loud when it comes near you, and the maintenance shed has got some loud audio. The station also has some loudish dispatch audio. Unfortunately as a ride it is very loud because of the amount of music they use, even whilst the coaster itself isn’t awfully loud!
 
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:20 pm

Not completely sure on this, but the resort allow people to hire out ear defenders if the loud noise of the park feels a bit too much, and although I'm really not sure wether you would be able to wear these on Wicker Man, it might be worth asking a staff member to check, if you think it's something that could potentially help. :)
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:25 pm

Thanks guys. Is it like the air cannons on Thirteen or is it just speaker based?
 
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:43 pm

Nothing like th13teen's air cannons, it's just good old fashioned speakers.
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:56 pm

Thanks guys, might go on it now!

EDIT Nevermind its shut again
 
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Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:15 pm

Another difficult day, has spent far more time closed than open.

This is so strange, other new GCIs have nowhere near this amount of downtime.
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Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:27 pm

If anyone is interested (or just has nothing better to do), there is a new game about Fiery Woodsmoked BBQ Crisps. :savour 

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Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:41 pm

Yeah today was pretty bad. It was closed most of the day and when it was open, the real fire wasnt on.

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