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by Aidan Lowe
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Theme Park Worldwide have a few pics from today. Seems the head is now complete and awaiting installation on top of the structure and more of the first drop / sound tunnel has been put up.

https://twitter.com/ThemeParkWW/status/ ... 5178618881
by Aidan Lowe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

We can't really judge how much detailing has gone into this until its fully uncovered, but The Marmaliser will take some beating. But I love where this theme is heading, extremely dark. Woods, cult, sacrifices, rituals, the horned god / satanism / ram. This has to have a killer IMAscore, can't wait ...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 394280

Re: Scarefest

I've never found it achievable to do all mazes within 45 minutes unless you queue prior to them opening and do them early on while its still light. 2 hours for the 3-4 mazes is probably about right.
by Aidan Lowe
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 394280

Re: Scarefest

Would they really use the stage area as part of the route, or will it just be the skull lit up with it being visible from inside the maze? With it being called The Welcoming: Be Chosen I'd probably wager an actor will be on stage where the group congregates to perhaps listen to some story thing or ...
by Aidan Lowe
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 394280

Re: Scarefest

Unlike SW8 I hope they are able to quickly cover stuff up to avoid potential spoilers.
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Few pics from today: http://imgur.com/a/IYLou

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by Aidan Lowe
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234701

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I see it more from Bert2theSpark view. I dabble in graphics & video editing and from a marketing standpoint I could easily do more with a darker toned theme than something safe. At the end of the day the ride is the ride, the GP should be more dubious of that than the made up story when debating...
by Aidan Lowe
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234701

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I am myself very excited for the ride but what do you guys think made Merlin change their minds? Could be many reasons but Wooden Coasters in recent years are getting a lot more popular with parks. Could also be any pipeline concepts are simply not achievable right now or don't fit in right now wit...
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 394280

Re: Scarefest

A landscape / social historian was with a group wearing high vis / hardhats on a tour of the home today, not sure if this is anything to do with Scarefest but its creepy nevertheless.

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by Aidan Lowe
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 180
Views: 44645

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

Not sure if this has been posted before or if its even new but uploaded not long ago was a half hour documentary about The Haunted House w/ John Wardley etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNE8g8mdn4
by Aidan Lowe
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234701

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

My personal opinion is Tom is on the right track, some speculate Wicker Man themed, some say could it be to do with Skin Snatchers. I think it will be part of Katanga Canyon & be African themed with the theming structure perhaps being a rockface with a statue carved in it or simply a large statu...
by Aidan Lowe
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234701

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Excellent work TheCodeMaster
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I really cant get as excited and enthusiastic about this coaster. looking at that height and layout I cant see this being very thrilling and I very much doubt were getting a launch, really hoping for once there will be a gimmick of some sort! maybe i'm being to pessimistic. History goes to show gim...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 289437

Re: Galactica

hope whatever improvements they made during its close have created a better VR experience than before I may be wrong but I don't think the closure was down to the VR and in the time it was closed I highly doubt anything major was adjusted. I went on it in May I believe with the new headset and audi...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra)
Replies: 354
Views: 95215

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

OhShambhala wrote:
I feel like I'm the only person in the world to really adore this attraction!

I am fond of this attraction also. While it was better in the previous years it still is a great addition and unique experience compared to what's on offer at the resort currently.
by Aidan Lowe
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288173

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Don't know if you've been on park recently PhNx but you can see the landscape of this attraction is all sorts of heights. You can see they've had to go down somewhat to achieve what they want. This is a very early mockup based on plans someone created probably the Nemesis guy and is mostly accurate ...
by Aidan Lowe
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land Hotel
Replies: 125
Views: 36166

Re: CBeebies Land Hotel - 2017

Photo credit: @WireRevMtb 

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by Aidan Lowe
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 498431

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I saw this yesterday, a fair few people on social media were tagging news outlets in their posts. Its pathetic this is what it has come to. To be fair though this seems to have been a worse breakdown than usually and it doesn't seem the 45 minute wait was exaggerated. That is an awful long time to b...
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 289437

Re: Galactica

I hate to be a miserable one and one not open for change but the day they decided to put VR on this ride is the day they killed it. I wouldn't mind but it genuinely isn't even that good a VR experience, I went on it with the new headset not couple of weeks ago and it still doesn't work correctly. Th...
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