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by Froboi
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1099614

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The POV looks amazing. I'm well excited
by Froboi
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1099614

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Themepark worldwide posted this queue walk through. It's very impressive. Also seeing the coaster in action carrying passengers is amazing. The theming is epic.

No bursts of flames on train pass through a though?

https://youtu.be/It3HUmS4mCc
by Froboi
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1099614

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

That train is still going at some speed tho!!
by Froboi
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 260889

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

I posted the below 2 days ago, but seems to have been overlooked.. Thought I made some valid points What you think?? My thoughts on the speed.. Possibly the lifthill will give it some extra speed as it is magnetized. A push off as such, a semi launch. The speed could be altered could it not?? If thi...
by Froboi
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 260889

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

My thoughts on the speed..

Possibly the lifthill will give it some extra speed as it is magnetized. A push off as such. The speed could be altered could it not??

If this is the case, we are in for a fantastic ride. The banks towards the end will pack some G and the hills some awesome airtime!!
by Froboi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1099614

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Don't be fooled by the 1 second POV shot.

It may have just been a rigged camera fly through. This doesn't prove the ride has actually started testing..
by Froboi
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1099614

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

@Robhand Hit the nail on the head there fella. Was thinking exactly the same thing with the flame effects. Think they will use these in the tunnels hopefully a sound system too.. Roaring flames effect?? Before entering the Wicker Man, I think flames will block the tunnel and disappear just before th...
by Froboi
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1099614

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

After following the hype for this ride, I don't know how I feel about it... So the name reveal wasn't a big surprise to most, we are all on board with the beautiful artwork. I personally didn't think much to the build up ads. The theming is stunning and very detailed. However it's very sinister in n...
by Froboi
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 260889

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

WOW. It's looking awesome!! Hoping to visit the park before season ends to have a good look myself.. Can't wait to ride it next season.. Just to let you know. It was 18:50 UK time I asked where the update was yesterday. Sorry if it sounded flippant. But 18:50 is classed as evening. And the cheeky Ad...
by Froboi
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 260889

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Right it's evening now... Where's the big announcement??
by Froboi
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 260889

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Or maybe the enclosed drop could be the back/inside of the Beast/Dragon you then emerge from it's mouth??

When it comes back under you will go beneath it..?
by Froboi
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 260889

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

New construction video...

LOTS of progression.

https://youtu.be/56DvGaleLPg
by Froboi
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1099614

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Love that!!

Has a perfect story arc too.. You may have hit the nail on the head? Good research tho..
by Froboi
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 260889

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I still believe they will enclose parts of the track into tunnels within the landscaping too??

Ground-breaking element??
by Froboi
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 260889

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I honestly think they are throwing us off with the launch/magnetic lift hill. As everyone seems to be focussing on this.. My gut tells me that it will be mine based themed. Also the first drop will go underground and not be a covered structure. This will reduce noise impact even more... Also that me...
by Froboi
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 37944

Re: Area Speculation and Discussion

The current map shows the ride being in between KC and MB?? No where near GW?? Once on the link click View Map Button.

https://www.altontowers.com/useful-info/resort-maps
by Froboi
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 260889

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

It also says a 'Ground Breaking' development..

The station looks like it could be partially built underground?? I have a feeling that there maybe sections of track underground also??
by Froboi
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1099614

Re: SW8

Just been looking at the plans again. Wondering about theming. If they are going to stick to the Katanga Canyon area check this out. Katanga is a province of the Dominican Republic. It is a rich Mining area. May be looking into it too much, but I'm thinking Tropical Style Theming. With the Thatched ...