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by Owen
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 39238

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Alton Towers Resort has released their latest TV advert which features The Alton Towers Dungeon. I do wonder if they will add the flame torches as featured in the still below? From what I hear they are going to be installed, however they haven't been yet (evidently) and so we have the temporary one...
by Owen
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1029676

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

I have to admit, Wicker Man really is the fastest ride that I've experienced a decline in opinion on ever. Since going on it multiple times over the past few weeks, I've realised that it just doesn't seem to impress me anywhere near as much as it did initially, and I think I'm starting to gather why...
by Owen
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride
Replies: 416
Views: 32766

Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Clearly there must have been a light out for you, because I could easily see the large set piece which is a few feet from the queue, along with the various Easter eggs in the boxes and on the walls (especially love the one near the front end of the station!). In regards to the actors it’s unfortunat...
by Owen
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: The Haunted House Monster Party! - New for 2019
Replies: 57
Views: 6980

Re: Haunted House Monster Party - Opening Spring 2019

Bert2theSpark wrote:
Also it looks like it will be based off the Lego Monster Fighters sets as I recognise the Mummy and Frankenstein's monster from the set. 


That is correct. :)
by Owen
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1029676

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Wicker Man is loud when it comes near you, and the maintenance shed has got some loud audio. The station also has some loudish dispatch audio. Unfortunately as a ride it is very loud because of the amount of music they use, even whilst the coaster itself isn’t awfully loud!
by Owen
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1029676

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The effect was broken on Thursday as well...

Needless to say when you’re hit in the face with water at 30+ mph it’s not very comfortable!
by Owen
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1029676

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It’s nothing to do with the SW thing though? This is purely just the usual marketing image we get showing off the coasters! :)
by Owen
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 35975

Re: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion

With how disgraceful The Smiler now looks I don’t have any hope if I’m honest.
by Owen
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1029676

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The TV ad still has to be edited, had any VFX added and have it’s graphics and CGI material added, so whilst it was filmed before it may have only just been finished more recently.

In the past the TV ad for attractions has even came out the day before opening, so it really could be at any point now!
by Owen
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 191383

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Hence the word supposedly. It was also said to be the first - which is the 7th.
by Owen
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 191383

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Amanda Thompson has supposedly confirmed that ICON will open on May 7th!
by Owen
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 917
Views: 64587

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Here’s some pictures taken from the concept art! An All New Marvel Land https://s14.postimg.org/7jty6eglt/544_A0_D0_D-428_B-452_A-9_A9_E-_F3_FAD33_B8_F19.jpg An All New Frozen Land https://s14.postimg.org/xfdoph0e9/1_ED8_A829-_B517-4_A0_D-_AADA-_E41_B50_AEFC37.jpg Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Or Simila...
by Owen
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 279
Views: 60925

Re: SW9

Also in a more traditional sense, Cheetah Hunt is a triple launch coaster :P
by Owen
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1029676

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

ROYJESS wrote:
I think the upper height limit has more to do with leg room in the cars than headroom avoiding the themeing above you head


It will be to do with the near miss elements, this is why THE SWARM has one and Runaway Mine Train doesn’t :)
by Owen
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1029676

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Normally between 1.94&1.96M although it may not be the case. If you’ve been going on 13 ok I’d imagine you’ll be fine - just avoid putting hands up! :lol
by Owen
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1029676

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Adam W wrote:
As a tall person, I do wonder if the ride will have an upper height limit (like Th13teen) because of the head choppers etc.


Yes, yes it will :lol

I imagine it’ll be 1.94M like all other rides :)
by Owen
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1029676

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Dan wrote:

That’s quite normal for promotional images, remember the amount of lighting The Smiler had when those images were released


Yes I know, my point was just to say that on opening we shouldn’t expect the fog over the track etc, or so much lighting!
by Owen
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1029676

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Apparently the fog machines and some of the lighting was added for the images, so we should expect less lighting and fog :)
by Owen
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 200
Views: 28503

Re: Liseberg

Construction is flying now, with the drop ready to be installed and the south end of the attraction having started to be put up! https://s14.postimg.org/qpwfwxmhd/8_B51_C6_DE-83_EA-40_CC-_BB18-_B261086_F95_EA.jpg Credit - @veilstrup on twitter https://s14.postimg.org/mgrpux3u9/E3_E4_C317-5_FDF-4014-...
by Owen
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1029676

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The TV ad normally doesn’t get released until a day or two before opening :)