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by Aidan Lowe
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234711

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

So with that translation, I'm more inclined the backstory of the ride is to do with what I posted back here . Fire, Cleansing, Pheonix, Rise from the Ashes, Rebirth of Man (not sexist, back to a simpler time.) While this doesn't sound too exciting for a ride backstory if this is to be the case is ac...
by Aidan Lowe
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234711

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Not to do with speculation but going into the source code the font used for the website text is Plague Master

The video tbh was a let down only because they mentioned in the next video there would be on site footage, hopefully, though the videos come quicker now.
by Aidan Lowe
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2748
Views: 388806

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

I think I already know the answer to this but my car was broken into & wallet stolen which had my Premium Annual Pass in it, there isn't anything Merlin can do is there? Am I going to have to purchase a new one now? I believe lost passes can be reprinted for £10 but your best bet would be to ch...
by Aidan Lowe
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2748
Views: 388806

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

I think I already know the answer to this but my car was broken into & wallet stolen which had my Premium Annual Pass in it, there isn't anything Merlin can do is there? Am I going to have to purchase a new one now?
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Few more pics from yesterday: Roofing is being added now to the games unit in the first pic, second pic you can see rockwork & nice paving near the operations unit? for the theming structure as well as some large black things. Also, the elevated part is now looking like part of the queue line at...
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234711

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Seeing as the train passes through the structure 3 times I googled "3 stages of a ritual" and this page come up.  Here are the 3 stages as described briefly: Seperation Stage The purpose of the separation stage is to acknowledge the problems and difficulties that make change necessary and ...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sorry for the double post but looking back again at a picture before they installed the head this below was snapped. After seeing the completed piece under the sheets it is most definitely as others have suggested & illustrated a face facing towards the sky ride while the back of the head has th...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

second picture photo bomb! lol Do you know what at that point in time he saw I was taking pictures, stopped & moved out of view while I finished taking a few pics. Incredibly polite as they had a job to do and there was like 6-7 of them along that footpath behind him. Seeing as he was so kind I...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tuesday 17th October Construction Update https://image.ibb.co/dNuiwR/IMG_3330.jpg https://image.ibb.co/d49u36/IMG_3331.jpg https://image.ibb.co/d6XQAm/IMG_3332.jpg https://image.ibb.co/d3gwGR/IMG_3333.jpg https://image.ibb.co/dazu36/IMG_3334.jpg https://image.ibb.co/ckqdVm/IMG_3335.jpg https://imag...
by Aidan Lowe
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Learn To Fly at Tattenhill Airfield page on Facebook posted this from Tuesday.

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by Aidan Lowe
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 394282

Re: Scarefest

For those who perhaps can't make it this year to Scarefest here is a video blog from one of the run-throughs on preview night of The Welcoming: Be Chosen by Kip Hakes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ovb4Y4mUUg
by Aidan Lowe
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 394282

Re: Scarefest

 Just a FYI Zach from my end I can only read ToTT in the spoiler tag and none of the others. General views of The Welcoming from the media event is that it's intense/terrifying. Couple of images below in a spoiler tag taken from Twitter, videos likely to follow throughout the early morning hours. ht...
by Aidan Lowe
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 394282

Re: Scarefest

You'll only ever be alone in Brave it Alone, however some Scare Mazes do incorporate separation into the mix during the run through. Out of the four currently on offer at Scarefest I only know that Terror of the Towers you go around as a group conga line style & that Sub Species initially you ar...
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Can I just say btw that where theming structure #2 is supposed to be after seeing it recently now I do believe they'll be something there. They are putting huge blocks down to partition the queueline from it and its quite high as well as they are leveling the ground up there so perhaps a large piece...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 394282

Re: Scarefest

[Edit] I've only just noticed the ropes in the above picture to guide people thus confirming a hooded section which tbh people guessed from the promotional video anyway. Markings seem to be abundance on the wood fencing. It may simply be repeating itself about The Welcoming: Be Chosen kind of messag...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Ohh, Backstage Technology do flame, fake flame effects and smoke effects, Intresting. :sus: How many contractors are working on SW8 now, Nearly as many as DBGT?  Seems this company did The Smiler effects amongst other projects. They did the effects for the Pirates of Mutiny Bay show which can be se...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 394282

Re: Scarefest

Few pics of The Welcoming taken today.

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by Aidan Lowe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Construction Photos from 3rd October The only real exciting thing happening today was  Back Stage Technologies  who specialize in theme park, movie & entertainment special effects were on site. https://i.imgur.com/8HA6vAB.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5SopQov.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fbjPE1h.jpg https...
by Aidan Lowe
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234711

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

So I've seen another advert for "The Ritual" the new movie based on Wickerman and I don't think it's anything related to the ride. Nice find however to have a ride and movie co-exist and release/open roughly the same time is very American which Alton Towers isn't. It was simply coincidenc...
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Joe.hxlmxs wrote:
Looking forward to see what they'll end up cladding the sound tunnels in, hopefully that's also implemented with the theme.

Hopefully it's the same as the station / maintenance roofing. I think they have created a lovely look with that.