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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:58 pm

That is some pretty large theming pieces, I have a feeling this could be one of Merlins biggest theming projects to date.  :lol
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:12 pm

The ride should be called Wicker head & shoulders rather than Wicker Man.

In all seriousness, this looks like it will be very impressive!
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:39 pm

Holy cow I was right for once.. that to me looks like a rams head, which is ironic because Satanism indicates a goats/rams head.. putting the marketing and that theory, could be a possibility.. some dark, dark stuff Towers are doing here possibly, but this is getting really exciting now!

Know it's a bit dark and stuff but here's what I mean.

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:56 pm

It is a rather impressive looking themeing element and it does look like it is sticking fairly close to the original planning documents with regards to it which is pretty cool.. I for one am more excited over this piece of themeing than the ride itself. 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:36 pm

This honestly excites me up so much. Definitely more detailed than the Marmaliser!  If this is the kind of theming we are getting, this could be one of their best themed rides!
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:54 pm

MakoMania wrote:
The ride should be called Wicker head & shoulders rather than Wicker Man.

In all seriousness, this looks like it will be very impressive!

I can see a sponsorship opportunity here. Replace a ride sponsored by Imperial Leather with one sponsored by another bathing product...
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:35 pm

This looks like it's going to be an immense ride! From what lacks of a gimmicky worlds first might be replaced with world class theming! This is exactly what us enthusiast want in Alton towers! Airtime, wood and incredible theming!
 
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:49 pm

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Definitely more detailed than the Marmaliser!


Sorry but I don't really get what you mean? Unless I'm missing something a few wooden beams shaped to a point is hardly more detailed than the entire marmaliser is it? :lol
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:11 pm

We can't really judge how much detailing has gone into this until its fully uncovered, but The Marmaliser will take some beating.

But I love where this theme is heading, extremely dark. Woods, cult, sacrifices, rituals, the horned god / satanism / ram. This has to have a killer IMAscore, can't wait for the marketing on this to kick in.

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:14 pm

Sorry for the confusion, I meant personally as a whole I speculate it will be better and look better than the marmaliser as a theming element. However who knows until it is revealed! Looking back on my previous post, I see your point Owen!  8-[ ](*,)
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:32 pm

Ahaha it's fine, I was just a bit confused.

Whilst I'm not thrilled by the layout, I'm sure that this attraction will be impressive from a theming and story telling perspective ;)
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:03 pm

Looks like something with a Nemesis-esque feel. Dark, natural and culty.
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:11 pm

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Looks like something with a Nemesis-esque feel. Dark, natural and culty.

Funny you should say that, as I have been thinking the same. I have a feeling that SW8 could be the Nemesis of wooden coasters.
And it's  great to see some of the themeing as well! It starting to get interesting!
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:24 pm

MakoMania wrote:
The ride should be called Wicker head & shoulders rather than Wicker Man.

In all seriousness, this looks like it will be very impressive!

Sponsored by "heads & shoulders" ??? :lol
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:32 am

Stan.H wrote:
MakoMania wrote:
The ride should be called Wicker head & shoulders rather than Wicker Man.

In all seriousness, this looks like it will be very impressive!

Sponsored by "heads & shoulders" ??? :lol


That would be hilarious, especially as the theming element looks to be a right good head chopper haha :lol
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:49 pm

looks like a face to me nose on the right eye brow above.. its the wicker mans head!

the other bit is the horns which must fit on each side of the face
 
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Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:21 pm

Theme Park Worldwide have a few pics from today. Seems the head is now complete and awaiting installation on top of the structure and more of the first drop / sound tunnel has been put up.

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:34 pm

I wonder what they have been up to today whilst the parks closed.. if anything at all.
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:23 pm

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I wonder what they have been up to today whilst the parks closed.. if anything at all.

There have been suggestions elsewhere that Towers have taken advantage of the theme park being closed today by filming promotional material on the construction site with the 'head' uncovered - presumably this would be for the next episode of the mini-series, so we shall see soon enough...
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:20 pm

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PhNx Survivor wrote:
I wonder what they have been up to today whilst the parks closed.. if anything at all.

There have been suggestions elsewhere that Towers have taken advantage of the theme park being closed today by filming promotional material on the construction site with the 'head' uncovered - presumably this would be for the next episode of the mini-series, so we shall see soon enough...

It is about time we got another video to be honest, the last one didn't do much for marketing apart from all the symbols that were spotted! Hope the suggestions are right, I personally think they'll be putting the head onto the structure, as nobody can see what them work. if not this Wednesday, there's still 2 more Wednesdays.
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