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by T0mPr1ce
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 222
Views: 39455

Re: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020

Any ideas on the dark ride?
by T0mPr1ce
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I think the station looks incredibly impressive. This project has definitely been a step up from the other attractions at the park. Hopefully, MMM and Alton Towers can keep it up in the future!
by T0mPr1ce
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I imagine it will stay under the family tab, due to the 1.2m height restriction
by T0mPr1ce
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

May I add, regarding the speed, the train is only half full with water dummies..
by T0mPr1ce
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 250987

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Looks as though they have painted the steel beams in the support structure. Another small but nice detail they've seen to, those steel beams were very obvious and looked quite out of place.
by T0mPr1ce
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Well done GCI, I love those trains. I hope one of the other trains has the Wickerman head as opposed to the rams head on this train.

Is the scaffolding mounted onto the car in that image for filming purposes? i.e. Will cameras be fixed to the scaffolding?
by T0mPr1ce
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Looks like the tarmac on the Katanga Canyon path running behind the maintenance building has been all removed. A bricked path will look so much better. I'm not sure, but it looks like some theming has been applied to the concrete walls on the first turn out of the station. It doesn't look much but a...
by T0mPr1ce
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The Mummy in Universal Studios Florida has a cool mid-course show scene, which has a fire effect on the ceiling. Something like that could work well. Although, what does confuse me, is that (from a storytelling point of view) you pass through the Wickerman a few times with fire effects on. Why would...
by T0mPr1ce
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

simononestop wrote:
 What's in the shed!  (again)
I don't think there will be anything. just my opinion.

Then why have tunnels leading from the brake run to the maintenance shed and from the maintanence shed to the station? I'm certain there is going to be a small 'postshow' in the maintainence shed.
by T0mPr1ce
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

They could go all out with the ride staff outfits and have them dressed like the Beornen or just medieval villager costumes. If not, something a bit simpler like the Flight of the Hipogriff ride staff outfits could work, if anyone is familiar with those. I really hope it isn't just black trousers an...
by T0mPr1ce
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 250987

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Really nice. It's going to look fantastic when all the plants have grown a bit more. I like the use of rocks for borders.
by T0mPr1ce
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Also the head and shoulders are the only parts made of metal - the rest is wood. While I believe you're right about the head and tops of the shoulders being made of metal, I don't think there's any wood in the theming structure, with the main body instead being made up of timber-themed cladding, as...
by T0mPr1ce
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I have a feeling that only the head and shoulders of the structure will be exposed to fire. I seem to remember on images that there are vents on the shoulders, where the fire could be released from. Also the head and shoulders are the only parts made of metal - the rest is wood. Either the whole hea...
by T0mPr1ce
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I think it's been assumed the first themeing element has been scrapped. Seeming as on the plans it is a structure as tall as structure we have as theming element 2, I doubt it will be built or even could be built in time for opening in March. I'm more than happy with this as being able to watch the ...
by T0mPr1ce
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

1st January 2018 was a Monday
by T0mPr1ce
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Your research into this is quite remarkable 8byfire, but I fear you are looking too hard into this to try and find something. I know there's no excitement in waiting but we won't know much until Monday or even until we have ridden it! 
by T0mPr1ce
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

^Very clever Sir, good spot
by T0mPr1ce
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Lovely stuff, getting quite excited now. Roll on Monday!

Love the Towers music in that tease as well!
by T0mPr1ce
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040948

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

The TowersStreet forum is so filled with negativity that I couldn't even read all of their comments, it looked like a group of hurt fanboys just because this ride isn't a bit bigger than they had hopped. It's ridiculous. One commenter in particular made me laugh; a certain person who was slating the...
by T0mPr1ce
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 250987

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

There's going to be a lot of airtime.
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