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by Owen
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 37508

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: 6770
Views: 1079534

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: 3082
Views: 204923

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: 3082
Views: 204923

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: 69414

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: 289
Views: 66988

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: 6770
Views: 1079534

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: 6770
Views: 1079534

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: 6770
Views: 1079534

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: 6770
Views: 1079534

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: 6770
Views: 1079534

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: 30763

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: 6770
Views: 1079534

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The TV ad normally doesn’t get released until a day or two before opening :)
by Owen
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1079534

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I've been thinking about the shop today and what appearance it will take. Personally I’m expecting something along the lines of The Smiler as opposed to Ghost Train with this. Something not too flashy but nicely themed. I’d like to see something like Ghost Train but I honestly don’t know if we will...
by Owen
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1079534

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It should also be noted that they have now called it "A globally unique rollercoaster experience fusing wood and fire!", although "World’s first rollercoaster fusing wood and fire." does also feature on the site's Wicker Man FAQs. It does say that, however it also says that “Wic...
by Owen
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disney Future Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 5637

Re: Disney Future Parks

This is expected to be where we will see lands like Galaxy’s Edge and Pandora to come into play as well as other IP based lands, so as you can imagine some Disney fans are not too fond of the idea!
by Owen
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Non Rollercoaster Rides
Replies: 7
Views: 2416

Re: Non Rollercoaster Rides

Looking at Merlin right now, it would be very strange seeing them invest millions in a dark ride that wouldn't be as good as anything in Orlando. Merlin also doesn't have the size or money to build and maintain something that big.  I would want to see one in the future but I think it's very unlikel...
by Owen
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Replies: 143
Views: 18330

Re: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Now the guessing game begins... how many years will it be delayed :-k
by Owen
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1079534

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Image

I wonder... :-k

Might be a bit chilly though! :lol
by Owen
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 200
Views: 30763

Re: Liseberg

More lift has gone up!

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