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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:50 am

The following logo has appeared around the construction site, however no reference to the name has been posted yet.

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:55 pm

Scaffolding around the theming element seems to be coming down today, hoping this means we will get a reveal at scarefest
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:58 pm

Thanks for the update. I've been expecting this to happen. It will certainly create a buzz!
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:27 pm

iloveshauni wrote:
Scaffolding around the theming element seems to be coming down today, hoping this means we will get a reveal at scarefest

Hopefully! I'll be attending this years scarefest and it'd be great to see, especially if they light it up at night!
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:12 pm

I do reckon there will be some sort of flame effect for this ride, especially now that logo has been used.. and any update on that scaffolding yet??
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:44 pm

The whole of the scaffold came down yesterday. Leaving the entire theming element in a black wrap same as the upper half. I've got some other photos as well, showing that the prep for the queueline passing through the structure is finally taking place, and the ground leveling for the queue up in the middle of the structure is happening too with lines laid out for a few small switchbacks up there before it passes through the structure. The lift rails also definitely have their steel plates now however I was unable to get decent clear photos of these.

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:17 am

Further to Cap'n Barnacle's post above, I was on park yesterday and got similar photos, however there is also this:

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Which clearly shows the themeing object is going to be a horned wicker duck. 
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:46 pm

WARNING: TRACK ALERT!

These have just been posted onto a SW8 group on Facebook, Steel track is being fitted to the lift hill.

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Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:01 pm

I feel bad saying it, the rails have been laid for several weeks now, but the steel plating is new as of Thursday :P
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:29 pm

Capt. Barnacles wrote:
I feel bad saying it, the rails have been laid for several weeks now, but the steel plating is new as of Thursday :P


Realise I hadn’t typed specifically enough!

Edited it now
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:28 pm

xylyx wrote:
Further to Cap'n Barnacle's post above, I was on park yesterday and got similar photos, however there is also this:

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Which clearly shows the themeing object is going to be a horned wicker duck. 

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:56 pm

That would be amazing if it was! :lol
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:39 pm

As already posted on towers street the outer covers have all come down off the theming element pretty much leaving what I would say is almost certainly a ram of some sort..
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:07 pm

Haha is this Name confirmed?

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:41 pm

Phild94 wrote:
Haha is this Name confirmed?

The Wicker-Ram


I like it! Lol! But knowing merlin it'll be The Wicker Man And His Ram! :P
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:35 am

Knowing Merlin it will be called something like ‘Twigs’  #-o
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:40 am

To be fair, the name "Twigs" sounds so docile that perhaps the newspapers won't keep bashing the towers for having "notoriously dangerous" rollercoasters 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:54 pm

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Am I the only one who can make out some eyes and a big open mouth? Is this the face of the wicker man?

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:33 pm

Don’t want to quote myself but this is exactly what I said a few posts ago, the reverse of the statue looks like a rams head though
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:16 pm

A little speculation.

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