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by Owen
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1028563

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: 6765
Views: 1028563

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: 5414

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: 2157

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: 16993

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: 6765
Views: 1028563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

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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: 28449

Re: Liseberg

More lift has gone up!

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by Owen
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 200
Views: 28449

Re: Liseberg

Apparently the ride is up to two months delayed due to issues when constructing the tunnel. Although looking at the station I see this as no surprise!
by Owen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1028563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

As I say in my initial post, the wood coaster specialist is required when a park instals their first wood coaster - they’re very different beasts compared to the steel coasters we see at Towers now, and although I expect it’ll be looked after in the long term, I wouldn’t look much into it just yet! ;)
by Owen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1028563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

This has been found online, looking for a wooden coaster specialist (a necessary job role needed for parks getting their first woodie).

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by Owen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6399
Views: 421741

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

I agree Muppet738. It’s pretty obvious that Thorpe is headed to be the new Alton. It’s been getting superior theming for years, now has a top notch dark ride, has plenty of flat rides and is getting updates and refreshes all the time. This makes so much sense though. Not only is Thorpe Park so much ...
by Owen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 191088

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Couple on site photos from Amanda Thompson!

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Insane all the path interactions it has!
by Owen
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 687
Views: 70897

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

Kraken was a fantastic VR coaster, and if I’m honest I’ll be disappointed to see it go as it added something to the ride - and it was far better than Galactica.

That being said this could just be the third train which as far as I’m aware never had VR in the first place...
by Owen
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1028563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Based on the fact that the layout is so short, you won’t be seeing two trains on the main circuit at once anyway - so it would have no effect on dispatches :)
by Owen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 248615

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

If I remember correctly, you enter the main shop and the ORP’s are right there on a raised platform area (may have been scrapped and is now on the same level) then the shop took up the rest of the room! :)
by Owen
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 248615

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Latest update. Here we can see the shop interior has started, the first look at the trains and how the tunnels are now almost all enclosed! Credit to Attraction Images - see more from them here . https://s14.postimg.org/s6ggdpmj5/D83_A8_BA8-_E9_C6-422_F-_BD04-_C65_C846_A68_E8.jpg https://s14.postimg...
by Owen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1028563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Scorpion Express’s fire effect works perfectly, and THE SWARM was on every time I went.

Based on the fact this seems to have a fairly large permanent set of gas containers to supply the gas it should be ablevto do more than these two! :P

If not, enjoy opening year :lol
by Owen
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1028563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Appearing? I’m expecting the real deal! :flamed:
by Owen
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 632
Views: 60962

Re: Phantasialand

Seems that some theming has been uncovered/spotted. Credit to phantafriends.de.

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by Owen
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1028563

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

To be honest the only cameras that are straight after the drops (as in individual ones) are 13, Rita and what was once Air. Oblivion’s single photo is after the oberbank, The Smiler’s after the sidewinder, Nemesis’s after the helix and Spinball’s before/after the overbank (Octonauts is also on the l...