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by Owen
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 200
Views: 32488

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: 6772
Views: 1122458

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: 6772
Views: 1122458

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: 6437
Views: 483991

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: 3082
Views: 216111

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: 690
Views: 81438

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: 6772
Views: 1122458

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: 265284

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: 265284

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: 6772
Views: 1122458

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: 6772
Views: 1122458

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: 636
Views: 67978

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: 6772
Views: 1122458

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...
by Owen
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 38753

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: 6772
Views: 1122458

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: 6772
Views: 1122458

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: 6772
Views: 1122458

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: 6772
Views: 1122458

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: 6772
Views: 1122458

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: 312
Views: 72443

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