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Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:32 pm

^They are selling fastrack valid on Wicker Man for March 17th though ;)
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:32 pm

Maybe the ride will soft open on the 17th and on the 22nd will be some kind of promotional event/official opening.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:32 pm

MMM have posted this picture of the entrance on Instagram, I really don't like how the first thing you see as you enter the queue are two giant steel beams.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgB5-9Mgw11/
 
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:43 pm

MakoMania wrote:
^They are selling fastrack valid on Wicker Man for March 17th though ;)

Aah, I was unaware of that.  So it's either a case of (1) letting the opening date leak by mistake, or (2) the "left hand does not know what the right hand is doing" - or - a mix of the two!  
Would not be the first time Towers have cocked up... back in the days when Towers ran the games units themselves they had a "crack the safe to win £500" game near where N:ST now lies.  You had to guess the PIN number to open the safe & if it opened, you won £500.  It was won on the first day as someone had forgotten to change the PIN from the default one on the safe & a guest recognised the safe make/model from work & knew what the default was.  (Was not 1234 - but even so...!)  
 
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:09 pm

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Tomorrow afternoon we’ll be heading to Alton Towers for a special ‘Meet the Maker’ event for Wicker Man.

Keep an eye on our social media channels as we’ll be bringing you coverage throughout the afternoon, including hearing from some of the creative minds behind the world class rollercoaster.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:16 pm

rolicoli8 wrote:
MMM have posted this picture of the entrance on Instagram, I really don't like how the first thing you see as you enter the queue are two giant steel beams.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgB5-9Mgw11/

Yeah, that's interesting. I thought they had already been painted. By the looks of things, this image might not be from recently and was maybe taken a little while ago :)
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:54 pm

Yeah they have been painted since.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:30 pm

Anybody know if the shop has it's own name like Buy The Smiler does?

I'd personally suggest "Beornen Bargains" :lol
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:47 am

That name sounds very nice however I doubt there will be any bargains in store! :lol
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:53 am

I find it interesting that they have an event or something scheduled for the 22nd of March - honestly, I was (and still am) expecting it to open on Saturday the 17th. It may be a soft opening for a few days before a ceremony or anything such, but I think with how early the ride was finished they have no reason to keep it shut and maybe deter guests.
 
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:46 am

There is an official media launch scheduled for Friday 16th March as well.
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:16 am

@PatFenelonITV on Twitter has tweeted a short video from the area around Wicker Man, with what presumably is a snippet of the area soundtrack in the background.

Stay tuned to the TowersTimes social media channels for regular updates from this afternoons ‘Meet The Maker’ event.
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:45 am

Wow, the fire FX  look really good even in the day time.  I know its a bit gloomy in the vid, but still.
I like the decorations on the tunnels too, who doesn't like a bit of bunting.  Wonder if there are any SFX in the tunnel.... I'm sure i remember Alton saying that embers light up the track at some point or something.  Maybe i'm imagining it.
 
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:47 am

Get ready to “Feed the Flames” and "Be Chosen" as Alton Towers have confirmed that Wicker Man opens on 17th March 2018!

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Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:46 pm

Some more footage here from  @ChrisHaplinTV and a nice time lapse from @altontowers
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:02 pm

We have an official snippet of the soundtrack by IMAScore!

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Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:09 pm

Best Alton Towers soundtrack confirmed
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:51 pm

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The time is almost upon us! If you haven't already, be sure to like/follow/subscribe-to us on the following social media channels to see plenty of Wicker Man content this afternoon and in the coming days from today's 'Meet the Maker' event:
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:13 pm

NemesisRider wrote:
I find it interesting that they have an event or something scheduled for the 22nd of March - honestly, I was (and still am) expecting it to open on Saturday the 17th. It may be a soft opening for a few days before a ceremony or anything such, but I think with how early the ride was finished they have no reason to keep it shut and maybe deter guests.

The 22nd is a trade familiarisation day I think :) 
 
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:41 pm

Our first photos of the Wicker Man structure itself! Lots more to be seen on Instagram, including videos on our story.

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