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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:42 pm
by RobJackson85
PhNx Survivor wrote:
The only difference I can tell from those on Mystic Timbers, and on SW8, they face the opposite direction from that on Mystic Timbers, than on SW8.. I'm not saying they are anti-rollback.. things.. but I understand why they could of been anti-rollback.. things (what are they?). because on Mystic Timbers from that picture they couldn't be?

AS others had pointed out, they are just something GCI do on their rides while under construction. Just looking at them you can tell there is no substance to them a 1"x1" piece of wood would not hold back a full train, Ok a few together may stand up better, but either way wooden anti-rollbacks would be a no go.

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:32 pm
by Justin
Is anyone planning on staying for a winter break or February half term at Alton? I'm sure with Sealife being open then it will be an ideal opportunity to see the site?

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:50 pm
by Burgertaster
 I took this photo this afternoon from the coach park the light was going so the photo is grainy but this is clearly a wicker man with horns. This is about 2 meters tall so it is probably for entrance or station theming.
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:11 pm
by Dan
Great spot, thanks for sharing!

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:15 pm
by Dom
Is it me or does it look like there is a mouse of something there too?

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:26 pm
by Burgertaster
There was no mouse Dom, there were curly ram horns from the side of his head and it looks like tree branches coming from his shoulders.

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:21 pm
by 118hazaman
It's great to see that additional theming will be placed around the ride, other than the large structure.

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:44 pm
by demz_4
Kind of upset it looks a bit happy lol! Was expecting it to be a bit more horror like, or a skull like design instead of it being an actual human feature head design. It’s defo a miniature version of the main themeing element I can tell the facial features are the same as the tarp covered version. I can’t un-see ‘the head’ off of the children’s programme art attack lmao! I’ve probably just ruined the whole way I look at this forever haha.

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:12 am
by cookiee_munster
demz_4 wrote:
Kind of upset it looks a bit happy lol! Was expecting it to be a bit more horror like, or a skull like design instead of it being an actual human feature head design. It’s defo a miniature version of the main themeing element I can tell the facial features are the same as the tarp covered version. I can’t un-see ‘the head’ off of the children’s programme art attack lmao! I’ve probably just ruined the whole way I look at this forever haha.

HAHA! omg, now i can't un-see it! :p
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:05 am
by simononestop
let me see! lol the image link doesn't work?

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:42 pm
by ROYJESS
Do not use photobucket to post pics unless you intend to pay the $400 a year ransom  #-o

Photo taken by Burgertaster

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:42 pm
by Liam.W
Just me or does it look like a 3D printed chocolate head?

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:11 pm
by Loakin
It looks like the BFG. And is also an extremely similar shape to the existing main theming structure that has been covered up for ages.

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:25 pm
by BigAlan
It reminds me of the monster from a monster calls.
I think the film is unrelated but the monster does looks similar.
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:00 pm
by Justin
I wonder if it will be similar in posture as it certainly completes the look, but more woukd have to be added to the structure over the closed season. I could see something similar, but I expect it will be pushing itself out of the ground as it awakes.

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:48 pm
by Adam W
I'm wondering where this guy is gonna go? He's pretty big anyway but I have no idea where they could put him.

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:29 pm
by Dan
Adam W wrote:
I'm wondering where this guy is gonna go? He's pretty big anyway but I have no idea where they could put him.


I could see him being part of the ride entrance structure and that we’ll walk under him as we enter the queue line.

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:03 pm
by lewis97
Dan wrote:
Adam W wrote:
I'm wondering where this guy is gonna go? He's pretty big anyway but I have no idea where they could put him.


I could see him being part of the ride entrance structure and that we’ll walk under him as we enter the queue line.

It could however look a bit odd to have a small version of the wicker man almost directly next to the actual theming element.

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:31 pm
by Robert.W
I'm thinking it could possibly be something for the pre show. 

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:27 pm
by JC13
Robert.W wrote:
I'm thinking it could possibly be something for the pre show. 


I hadn’t thought of that! That could work well, if there was a screen showing a video and then a light shines onto the statue, with a screen behind it showing flames rising, it might not work, but it could!