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by Aidan Lowe
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234700

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Just a FYI when I went on YouTube last night it said 17 minutes ago so looks like these will adhere to following SW8 and will be posted the same time each night at 8pm I'd say. With the reveal being on the 8th as well I wouldn't put it past them for an 8am timeslot.
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234700

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Another video just about the release date, expect one of these per day now.

by Aidan Lowe
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234700

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Thinking along the lines of something happening in that enclosed section - we know from the plans that there is expected to be some form of preshow. What if this pre-show is the start of the ritual The Beornen make you a part of. Riding the coaster is the main section of the ritual, then the enclos...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288172

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I don't think they are nitpicking about the proportions of the theming structure. Don't forget the width has to be wide enough for the track & all its supports to pass through it three times which is bound to make the "shoulders" extremely wide.
by Aidan Lowe
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234700

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

It'll be at a set time. They'll be inviting press for the unveiling and they'll, in turn, post their articles for it as the full details and website are shared online.
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Ultimate Firework Spectacular
Replies: 218
Views: 52228

Re: Fireworks

Out of curiosity in previous years where did this set-up control for the Fireworks be?
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2909
Views: 491251

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

MakoMania wrote:
Isn't the current construction by the Enchanted Village to do with a Santa tipi for Christmas?

Could be in this case but I'm sure Tipis are a part of the development of the Enchanted Village.
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2909
Views: 491251

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Bert2theSpark wrote:
Enchanted Village expansion...

The Enchanted Village expansion has already begun construction I'm assuming for a launch next year.

I have read also there will be a large £18 million / 250 lodge accommodation site in a nearby quarry 4 miles away subject to planning permission approval.
by Aidan Lowe
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288172

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

CoasterForce Twitter posted 4 pictures this afternoon at a few select views, last time we'll see it from the ground until March / promotional videos.
by Aidan Lowe
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Ultimate Firework Spectacular
Replies: 218
Views: 52228

Re: Fireworks

but the storyline was absolutely appaling! What the hell were they thinking!?!? It was beyond shocking. That is the sort of idea that gets rejected at the first brainstorm. They've gone back to basics. Hearing from guests directly what Alton Towers Resort means to them, how it makes them feel, the ...
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288172

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Without the accompanying video, this really doesn't say a lot apart from it's a theatrical experience over a world first & safety after The Smiler is paramount which we kind of know anyway. 

Not sure if it's my end but I can't play the video at all on my phone or laptop.
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288172

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

doesn't look like much in the maintenance shed Could be just that, a maintenance building. I think I've said before but with it being a wooden coaster I'm not sure how maintenance bays work for those, I've not been on enough to fully know but with steel, you can do switch tracks to an outer building.
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288172

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Theme Park James over on his website has a large construction update from 29th October. One of the last updates we'll get before the closed season so head over there and take a look. here.
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The original Hex pre-show storyline
Replies: 21
Views: 9519

Re: The original Hex pre-show storyline

Posted today Stoke Sentinel has a look back in this quite lengthy article of the legend of the Chained Oak. It can be read here.
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Ultimate Firework Spectacular
Replies: 218
Views: 52228

Re: Fireworks

@blue5onichd has few pics of the current setup on park https://twitter.com/blue5onichd/status/925427850945155081
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234700

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Elliot Crawford who is the guy in the promotional videos has tweeted here . This is nothing new but posted hours before the 31st for me hints that we'll be seeing exactly what happens on site on Halloween. I'm thinking similar to CCTV / DBGT video. Perhaps a video where we see construction workers a...
by Aidan Lowe
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234700

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

So ahead of tomorrow in which I expect some reveal I watched the original 1973 version of The Wicker Man. Obviously, it's almost pretty certain Wicker Man will be the name of this attraction and in terms of every other attraction in the world, this at Alton Towers will be globally unique. These are ...
by Aidan Lowe
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Ultimate Firework Spectacular
Replies: 218
Views: 52228

Re: Fireworks

Justin wrote:
Yeah, that man with the lighter took forever to light them all last year!

BTS footage of Jubilee doing Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular 2016 - https://twitter.com/thepIugformemes/status/905174242475601920
by Aidan Lowe
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234700

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I saw it for the first time at the weekend and I can and can't see why everyone is going crazy over this. Its a wooden coaster and we are able to watch it being constructed but I couldn't help but feel it had been very over hyped by enthusiasts. For enthusiasts who visit AT regularly of an adult ag...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2748
Views: 388800

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

jackf1tz wrote:
If you get a crime number it will be replaced for free.

If you mean the crime reference number the Greater Manchester Police gave me then yes I have that.
Anyone been through this process before? When I go to a kiosk what do I say, ask to speak to a manager/team leader or what? 
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