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by Phild94
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 214652

Re: What ride / s will be next to go?

I doubt it will be the mine train, it’s a really solid ride and a great family ride in the park.

I think it’s widely known that Spinball Whizzer is due to leave fairly soon though, despite the loss it will be in the park
by Phild94
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 86594

Re: SW9

I think a great option for placing SW9 would be to remove Rita and use the existing space but launching towards the skyride station, possibly interacting with Th13teen either amongst the current supports or around the largely unused central space. A Multi-Launch airtime coaster would be great but on...
by Phild94
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 86594

Re: SW9

Unfortunately no. But I think they could use a wing coaster. The biggest issue with a wing coaster is the amount of space necessary for it to be built. Currently the only space large enough for an investment like this is the Air Car Park, which still has stringent height regulations. I doubt they w...
by Phild94
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 86594

Re: SW9

Budgets are not set in stone. Ghost Train certainly exceeded that when it was built in 2015/16. Can’t disagree with you about budgets changing, but these 3D VR attractions are seriously expensive, in excess of £100M easily, not to mention the required space for a ride like this. I would love an ind...
by Phild94
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1260
Views: 236408

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

On my last visit the rapids didn’t have any additional restraints and the waterfalls were working, however they often do seem to be none operational.

Also....... Welcome to the forum!
by Phild94
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Park Map
Replies: 63
Views: 14166

Re: The Alton Towers Park Map

The map does look great, aside from one small thing....
The wickerman looks like a disgruntled dog!

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Credit to TTSP FB for the original
by Phild94
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1270477

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The stats! https://twitter.com/Thrill_Nation/status/974913697117360128?s=19 I don't get the 952pph capacity fact, because the ride has 3 trains... doesn't it? I don’t get it either, if the ride time is 3:30 as suggested this leads to a throughput (using 2 cars as previously confirmed) as 822pph. (6...
by Phild94
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1270477

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

So when are we expecting the full TV advert?

Surely it should be airing any day now?
by Phild94
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1270477

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I'm sorry but this is a step backward, why have CGI flames? I'm pretty sure they are not the real thing as we've all seen the real footage. It’s likely due to the fact that the real effects aren’t intended for prolonged flame effects, but short blasts. Also was it just me or did the first statue in...
by Phild94
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 44293

Re: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYCcuGcW4AYUcvh?format=jpg&name=medium Whilst I do like the look of these columns, I hope they put some bunting between them as they do look a little out of place at the moment! But I do like the Wicker statue, but it’s in an odd place, pushed right up to the seating...
by Phild94
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1270477

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I was listening to the radio today and they were discussing Wickerman after the press release... One of the things they said was that the ride music changes depending on your position in the queue, starting very upbeat and festival atmosphere and getting darker until you reach the station building. ...
by Phild94
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1270477

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Oh really? Well evidently I've never noticed it in those before which means it's probably incorporated a lot better and more subtly, which I'd have preferred here :lol I've shared the font before, it's here , though yeah it's missing the X and Z, for now. It's how I made my signature actually, spea...
by Phild94
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1270477

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The advert (adverts if you count the Merlin Annual Pass one) released so far is not the offical 2018 Alton Towers advert, The adverts we've seen so far this year are for the MAP's and Hotels.  I’ve seen this advert tacked onto the end of the AT Resort adverts several times https://youtu.be/eHf4LNMs...
by Phild94
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1270477

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Just over two weeks left until supposed opening day (unconfirmed I know)... and still no TV advert. Is this normal? seems a like it will be cutting it a bit short... right? I’ve seen the TV advert 4/5 times now, no on ride footage but just the usual tacked onto the end of the AT Resort ad The adver...
by Phild94
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1270477

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

RobHand wrote:
Just over two weeks left until supposed opening day (unconfirmed I know)... and still no TV advert.

Is this normal? seems a like it will be cutting it a bit short... right?


I’ve seen the TV advert 4/5 times now, no on ride footage but just the usual tacked onto the end of the AT Resort ad
by Phild94
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1270477

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I know they’re for maintenance and safety but think they would be great to use as part of a behind the scenes tour!
by Phild94
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1270477

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

If anyone hasn’t seen the video it’s nothing spectacular that we haven’t seen HOWEVER... 1. There’s a visible staircase to the Wicker Man’s shoulders (behind the scenes tour excitement builds) 2. The music at around 0:16 is really great, hope this is used in the same way as the Smiler’s TV ad laughi...
by Phild94
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 86594

Re: SW9

Imagine if SW9 went for the airtime record! Dunno how marketable it'll be to the general public though... I would quite like “Worlds First Triple Launched Rollercoaster” Not too sure BPB would be impressed though haha There already many triple launch coasters across the world, Including Sky Rocket ...
by Phild94
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 86594

Re: SW9

The one thing we definitely lack at AT is something with a good amount of air time Imagine if SW9 went for the airtime record! Dunno how marketable it'll be to the general public though... I would quite like “Worlds First Triple Launched Rollercoaster” Not too sure BPB would be impressed though haha
by Phild94
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 86594

Re: SW9

I don't know if it's just me but I hope we one day get a Gatekeeper style ride that goes near the entrance and over the car park at points, obviously things would have the be moved about but I just love the idea of a corkscrew around a section of the monorail track. Doubt we’ll ever get a gatekeepe...
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