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by Owen
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 35988

Re: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion

To be honest I did produce that in order to show why I didn’t think it’d work. To me it just seems like its a very odd ‘area’ considering you won’t see it’s headline attraction for what 60% of it. Personally I’m anticipating either the front strip of pavement outside Wicker Man and the courtyard may...
by Owen
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I would expect if any is to be added it’ll be after main construction is done. In other news we have a sponsor in the shape of Seabrook Crisps! The below post was also shared by Towers on Facebook. https://s14.postimg.org/dewetzhm9/7797_DC93-4_D3_C-4_F7_A-9_BA2-143_E9_A25_A98_F.jpg What do you make ...
by Owen
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I would anticipate the real fire would burst from the shoulders :)
by Owen
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

They did put up a video of The Smiler testing so I wouldn’t be surprised!
by Owen
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I expect it’d be a jackhammer. I did think it could have been testing but then supposedly this is going to use the silent lift tech, so I’m not sure if we would hear the anti-rollback. :-k
by Owen
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I honestly think people need to remember the worlds first is literally a marketing thing here and should not be a factor to judge the ride on. Based on how others who are actively involved with designing and building this are avoiding mentioning a world first it’s sage to say the experience has been...
by Owen
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 279
Views: 61006

Re: SW9

Exactly my point. There’s been a range of different gaps, and with Wicker Man being pushed back (and us being aware the first stages of SW9 have been in planning for a decent time already) doesn’t make it at all crazy to think that SW9 could be on track to debut before 2022 as you suggest! :P
by Owen
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 279
Views: 61006

Re: SW9

I wouldn’t be surprised if we see it earlier. Considering that the gap between major addition fluctuates so often I wouldn’t look into this 4 year cycle too heavily - especially looking at the circumstances of Wicker Man. :)
by Owen
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Lewis is indeed correct that the structure is not wood. That being said, smoke and lighting can easily be used to create a burning effect in areas where it’s not possible to use real flames. The keyholes perhaps? :P
by Owen
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Heide Park
Replies: 788
Views: 75393

Re: Heide Park

It looks the same as the Paultons Park one which was made by Metalbau Emmeln. It is certainly not a new steeplechase.

And although it really shouldn’t matter, yes I would class it as a ‘credit’. :P
by Owen
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 248906

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

That looks to be how you exit the station and get to baggage before heading to the shop. :)
by Owen
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Smiler313 wrote:
How was The Smiler announced?


https://youtu.be/kBVojSrWcd8

That’s what I could find :-k

This was followed by a testing video and a video of a news reporter riding it on the next day.
by Owen
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I would expect we will be seeing a few bits of info, mainly on the website. I certainly think the social media announcement could be like this but reading some comments it looks like the public are growing tedious with being reminded about the existing rides, so I’m not sure if it’s a great idea!
by Owen
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

It certainly won’t be in the evening, although I wouldn’t be shocked to see this theory play out (I first saw someone say it on Facebook the other day too so it’s noticeable) in the morning.
by Owen
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

How much Wardley will we see in this woodie? Not much according to him - he only changed the first drop as he felt the original was boring but for the most part has stayed out of it. I’m quite glad he isn’t a huge part of this. The Smiler was a phenomenal send off and I think that it’ll be nice to ...
by Owen
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 191502

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I’m more annoyed in that by all accounts, they seemed to be planning to keep this a secret seeing as the park opens next month.

Considering how loved the attraction is I think it’s a little harsh to allow people to turn up and discover one of their favourite Coaster is now not even there...
by Owen
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

The worlds first aspect of Ghost Train was only mentioned every now and then on the website and such from what I remember and was consideringvthe whole attractions as one (which it is). No widespread marketing (adverts etc.) ever mentioned it. I agree with Lewis in that this is just being done to bo...
by Owen
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 248906

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

In regards to the music Adam.W mentions, it sounds like the audio used in the hooded section of The Welcoming. Then to address the point on theming, What we see now is likely the only major exterior theming we will get. The ride was originally set to use The Flumes station as a theming element cover...
by Owen
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

It’s probably just so they can push deals and marketing through your emails! :P
by Owen
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030135

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

JC13 wrote:
What would this mean? Was it only done on certain days?


It happened all the time, not just on Halloween. I know someone who had it go from their ear to their cheek and apparently it was a nightmare to get off :lol