I rode Wicker Man today. I thought it was really really
I managed to get to rides on Wicker Man, one around lunchtime and one around 5:30 and can I say how well this coaster warms up by the end of the day as my second ride on it was breathtaking!
The preshow wipes Hex and DBGT's preshows to the floor. I loved the style of the video, and whilst the projection mapping isn't the best it's very good. I love how the queueline boards say 'Do not eat your modern food from this point, It does not please the Wicker Man' and I also love the way they end the preshow with 'Let the ceromony commence' as a nod to The Hunger Games.
The ride experience is amazing, the ride has stong laterals, a good amount of force (but not to much) and even a few pops of airtime (espically towards the end of the day).
The post show is also pretty cool, you go into the shed and music starts playing and as you turn back into the station theatrical fog in orangy yellow light goes off in your face, I still stink of it almost 4 hours later!
The Public's responce seems overwhelmingly positive and I was genuinely suprised how many children were riding and enjoying Wicker Man!
This truely is a world class coaster!
'Let the ceromony commence' as a nod to The Hunger Games.
It has been brought to my attention that the quote 'Let the games begin' is used in other media which as google informs me is also used in various songs and The Dark Knight. Whereas it's not a direct nod to THG, it serves as a nod to the quote 'let the games begin'.
And I can still
smell the theatrical fog on me! (It's a nice smell though)