This announcement hasn't done much other than confirm what we already knew/strongly suspected, but I absolutely love all the promotional artwork! That little animation is particularly cool, if that's really what the flame effects will look like (coming out of various holes on the structure rather than just in one place) it'll look amazing. I wonder if there will also be some kinda lighting effect to make the tunnel through the structure appear on fire as well, like in the picture.
Also gotta hand it to Merlin's marketing department for sinking to a brand new low in terms of "incredibly convoluted and inaccurate world's first claims".
Phild94 wrote:Could be!
Unless of course every train will be screeching down the tracks engulfed in flames... now that would be an experience!
It's also been called a 'theatrical experience' with the coaster just part of it- so we could see film/theatrical effects like Hex or maybe even live actors although perhaps this is less likely due to cost, there are rumors of X NWO WD being linked permanently to the scare maze, not sure if they'd do anything like that though.
And could the smokehouse have been a bit of a pun-based easter egg? With all the others it wouldn't surprise me, maybe they are doing one but they've left us to spot the joke first!
It'd be really cool if they kept The Welcoming open for the season, so you could get the whole package as a single experience - go through the maze then get taken straight to the Wicker Man for the final ritual!
As well as revealing the official name for the attraction, the Resort have also released the first look at the trains for the roller coaster which features a rams head at the front of the wicker styled trains, and what would appear to be a lapbar style restraint system.
The train in the artwork doesn't look anything like a GCI Millennium Flyer though, so I'm taking it to be an "artist's impression" rather than an accurate depiction. But I would guess the ram's head will be on the actual trains, and I'd of course be very surprised if it had anything other than lap bars
I love the visuals, love the theme, really hoping the soundtrack will be on par with The Welcoming's, my only concern with the ride is that in terms of track length, it's even shorter than Th13teen. I'm hoping for plenty of speed, but at the same time, I'd like the ride to last as long as possible!
Yeah, hopefully the preshow(s?) will add more length to the experience.