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by rolicoli8
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future Entertainment ideas for ATR
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

Re: Future Entertainment ideas for ATR

I love this topic. Towers ents set an example for the rest of the UK to look up to and they need to be given the budget and resources to allow them to work their magic. Merlin are trying to turn the resort into a world-class short break resort, but they need more than just rides and shops for people...
by rolicoli8
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997905

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

MMM have posted this picture of the entrance on Instagram, I really don't like how the first thing you see as you enter the queue are two giant steel beams.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgB5-9Mgw11/
by rolicoli8
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 175375

Re: Towers Loving Care

I actually couldn't be happier that Simon from ents is composing the audio, I have full faith that he's going to produce one of the best soundtracks in the park as his previous work has without fail been super genuinely atmospheric (which is rare for modern theme park audio) and just generally pleas...
by rolicoli8
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 243383

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Woah, it looks brilliant! And I agree, the are will looks even better once the plants etc., have grown a bit more! And the entrance sign is beautiful. :)  I disagree, to me the entrance sign looks very disappointing compared to the scale of the theming and style of the ride. Towers doesn't really s...
by rolicoli8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997905

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I really really hope they do some sort of opening ceremony for Wicker Man instead of just opening it like any other day like they do for almost all other rides Merlin have ever opened. This is a £16 million new ride which is meant to kick the park back to normal, it should be made a huge deal of. Th...
by rolicoli8
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997905

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It appears as though the tunnels are dark in that video, suggesting we may se some sort of lighting effects used.
by rolicoli8
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 243383

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

A friend was at the Resort today and saw Wicker Man testing.
by rolicoli8
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 243383

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Is Ben and Jerry's supposed to still be there? I kind of assumed it'd be demolished but it's still looking pretty untouched? The Ben & Jerry's stand was the only building that survived demolishion, I think it'll open as a Nitrogenie when the new season starts though, Because I don't see Towers ...
by rolicoli8
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997905

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I'm a little worried about how they're going to keep the effects running. The Swarm's only goes off every 3 trains when it's turned on, presumably to save on cost and this will seemingly have at least 3 real fire effects per train, and Merlin parks have been notoriously bad with keeping effects runn...
by rolicoli8
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997905

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I just realised the new video is called "our new thrill attraction", which is completely branding it wrongly as a thrill ride instead of family.
by rolicoli8
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997905

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Are you actually joking... that's the big announcement they were hyping up? A world's first that has been done so many times before?? They also used 'world class experince' or something instead of world's first up until now. So that means either they've realised it's just going to be a standard disa...
by rolicoli8
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997905

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Oh yes what a great family coaster this looks to be! Wait, what are they unearthing if they've just revealed the name, full theme, and theming structure??
by rolicoli8
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997905

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Judging from the ghost train's awful announcements, I wouldn't be surprised if they just announce that it's a wooden coaster.
by rolicoli8
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997905

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Slight change of subject, the music was just briefly mentioned on the construction thread and I'd like to expand on it here. I really hope the park doesn't use IMAscore for this as while they can make some nice music sometimes, I find a lot of their recent compositions have been very generic, as if ...
by rolicoli8
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 243383

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I agree with that, yeah.
by rolicoli8
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 243383

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I'm wondering how well the face will be able to be seen from ground level as it's facing the sky at quite an angle.
by rolicoli8
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997905

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Hopefully Merlin have learnt from their mistakes, and know that DBGT failed, I think they this will have World class theming, but I’m not sure if the ride will be world class (Still probably will be best or second best at Alton Towers for me, only behind Rita) One of my main problems with Merlin is...
by rolicoli8
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997905

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

While I can't help but get excited when I see things like this video, I still have an underlying worry when I see how they're marketing this as a world-class themed experience as the last time Merlin did that sort of thing, we got the sensational fail of the Ghost Train.
by rolicoli8
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2487
Views: 293298

Re: Scarefest

About whether the person being gunged is an actor or not, I've seen one of the strong man actors used in a few videos, so I'd say it's probably an actor each time.
by rolicoli8
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4871
Views: 732731

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

Spoiler: show
A host told us that they don't have the budget to fix the oncoming train in scene 2 or the moving floor in scene 4