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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:02 am

This video is linked to on the SW8/Welcoming site - what's up with the music? I can't tell if it's just music from the welcoming, or if it's the first glimpse we might be getting of the ride's soundtrack. Sounds... weird  :|
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:52 am

"Opening Spring 2018" hmm
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:00 am

Adam.W wrote:
This video is linked to on the SW8/Welcoming site - what's up with the music? I can't tell if it's just music from the welcoming, or if it's the first glimpse we might be getting of the ride's soundtrack. Sounds... weird  :|


It sounds something out of Dark Forest aha, I didn't go to Scarefest this year unfortunately but it does make me wonder if it is a glimpse of the soundtrack..

Something that's been weird since it was discovered, a lot of people are saying the ride is called 'Wicker Man', as it's not confirmed but is most likely.. However what gets me, AT can see a lot of people saying 'Wicker Man' but still call the ride 'SW8', it's making me think that the name isn't Wicker Man.. is a mystery :-k
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:16 pm

T0mPr1ce wrote:
"Opening Spring 2018" hmm

There's a reason they're not giving an exact month, ever since the fiasco that was getting The Smiler open, promising a March opening and missing it, then saying May and ONLY JUST getting it open on the last day of the month. They don't want to make any promises that any hitches would mean they couldn't keep. As far as we know, they're on track for a start-of-season opening, but we don't have any information beyond that.
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:48 pm

PhNx Survivor wrote:
Adam.W wrote:
This video is linked to on the SW8/Welcoming site - what's up with the music? I can't tell if it's just music from the welcoming, or if it's the first glimpse we might be getting of the ride's soundtrack. Sounds... weird  :|


It sounds something out of Dark Forest aha, I didn't go to Scarefest this year unfortunately but it does make me wonder if it is a glimpse of the soundtrack..

Something that's been weird since it was discovered, a lot of people are saying the ride is called 'Wicker Man', as it's not confirmed but is most likely.. However what gets me, AT can see a lot of people saying 'Wicker Man' but still call the ride 'SW8', it's making me think that the name isn't Wicker Man.. is a mystery  :-k

It is called "Wicker Man". While it hasn't been officially announced there is enough leaked information that confirms that is the name.
 
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:17 pm

dazza4783 wrote:
PhNx Survivor wrote:
Adam.W wrote:
This video is linked to on the SW8/Welcoming site - what's up with the music? I can't tell if it's just music from the welcoming, or if it's the first glimpse we might be getting of the ride's soundtrack. Sounds... weird  :|


It sounds something out of Dark Forest aha, I didn't go to Scarefest this year unfortunately but it does make me wonder if it is a glimpse of the soundtrack..

Something that's been weird since it was discovered, a lot of people are saying the ride is called 'Wicker Man', as it's not confirmed but is most likely.. However what gets me, AT can see a lot of people saying 'Wicker Man' but still call the ride 'SW8', it's making me think that the name isn't Wicker Man.. is a mystery  :-k

It is called "Wicker Man". While it hasn't been officially announced there is enough leaked information that confirms that is the name.

No it doesn’t. Until Alton Towers themselves confirm the name, nothing is certain or confirmed. 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:36 am

Friendly reminder that the leak that gave us the name "Wicker Man" also gave us the logo used around the park for the Welcoming and SW8 before they happened ;)

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Also guys, just to point out this really is a discussion for the Speculation thread :)
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:26 am

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wonder what's going on?
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:30 pm

No but I do now own a drone capable of 4k video recording, which I'm hoping to take for a flight soon, see what I can see without necessarily going over the park :P
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:44 pm

The theming element is now uncovered and can be seen by guests at the winter weekend. Here is a photo posted by TowersStreet curtesy of an unnamed guest -

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:00 pm

The structure looks great! I hope we see some pictures of track work (if you can see any of it from the areas you can go)
 
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:23 pm

I think it looks fantastic!
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:41 pm

I can't really seem to make out what it is from that angle :lol
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:50 pm

Woah, That's impressive! 

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:01 pm

Wow it looks brilliant. I’m not 100% what it is but it’s looking cool! It looks quite like a skull with mammoth or ram type horns to me what does everyone else think? Can’t wait to see more pics thanks!
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:05 pm

definitely wicker looking, very intresting to see it uncovered, wonder if we'll see more photos in the near future?
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:33 pm

Honestly that is amazing! Well done Merlin it has made my closed season day seeing that! :lol
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:00 pm

Azi889 wrote:
Wow it looks brilliant. I’m not 100% what it is but it’s looking cool! It looks quite like a skull with mammoth or ram type horns to me what does everyone else think? Can’t wait to see more pics thanks!


I firmly believe it will be a ram due to the horns. Only time will tell!
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:11 pm

LOOKS GREAT! Hopefully, we will be able to see more photos of the structure before the weekend ends!  
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:52 pm

They do look incredibly ram like because of the shape of them, I’m so intrigued now can’t wait to see it when it’s all in the open and what exactly it is/ the backstory and full theming of it. Whatever it is it’s looking amazing.

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