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Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:56 pm

I'm so pleased to see that everyone is raving about Wicker Man. It really is a stunning ride. It will be a massive hit during our exclusive hire during ScareCON!  (We have a few "Scare fan" tickets available for when we open the park on May 23rd for 2 hours on Wicker Man, a very special House of Monsters and the return of Skinsnatchers)
 
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:36 pm

The designer has now revealed the full rune alphabet! :)

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Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:50 pm

Tomorrow at 6:30pm, Alton Towers will unveil the new TV advert featuring the Wicker Man as confirmed on their Twitter account.
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:01 pm

Robert.W wrote:
The designer has now revealed the full rune alphabet! :)

Brilliant! I guess it's time for another font update then...
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:05 pm

Man I can't wait to ride this, all the videos from the night press event has really got me hyped, April 2nd can't come soon enough.
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:26 pm

I've been thinking. What if Alton towers called the weather warning late on purpose to generate media involvement and get more people talking about it?
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:31 pm

Wagstaff04 wrote:
I've been thinking. What if Alton towers called the weather warning late on purpose to generate media involvement and get more people talking about it?


I’m sorry, but no.

I believe they left the announcement so late as they wanted to give as much time as possible for the weather forecast to change, and when it was clear it wasn’t going to, they adjusted their operational schedule.

Having been there at the weekend, there’s no way it could have opened, the weather was just too poor.
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Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:33 pm

Wagstaff04 wrote:
I've been thinking. What if Alton towers called the weather warning late on purpose to generate media involvement and get more people talking about it?

I can assure you that Towers would in no way have done that. They were all set for opening on Saturday 17th March - that's why the Press Night was the 16th so that media could experience it that evening then cover opening day the following morning. They will have also had to rearrange a significant amount of other elements which were in place for the 17th, something which will create some additional expense for them to move to the 24th. As Dan mentioned, the only reason they would have left things so late would have been to give the forecast chance to improve.
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:06 am

Wicker man has opened as a part of ERT today!
 
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:30 pm

Having travelled up for opening weekend, I'm really looking forward to visiting again next week. Having seen it in person, I'm probably even more excited about riding it than I was before! :)
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:13 pm

I didn’t make it to the gates last weekend, due to the Facebook status made by AT.. this weekend however I will be there nice and early for the grand opening! Will be nice to see others there from this forum :P
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:16 pm

Justin wrote:
Having travelled up for opening weekend, I'm really looking forward to visiting again next week.  Having seen it in person, I'm probably even more excited about riding it than I was before! :)

I'm the same! Seeing it in person and teasing me knowing I could have been riding it has just made me even more excited for riding it! Saturday can't come fast enough!
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:33 pm

The advert is on their facebook, and it’s, interesting...
 
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:34 pm

Quite disappointed with the advert :I 
 
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:41 pm

Worst TV ad they’ve put out for a SW. Massive shame, this had so much more potential to showcase the story of the Beornen and to really generate some interest. Instead we’re fed with heavily CGI’d track shots, no clear story and a really half arsed attempt.
 
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:44 pm

I absolutely love that advert :love
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:48 pm

I really, really like the advert. It is very good!
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:14 pm

I actually really enjoyed that advert, it followed the similar style of the previous two ride tv adverts as well which I liked (The Smiler and Galactica.)
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:17 pm

I really like their advert! I think it fits in with the other SW advers (like The Smiler), quite well! The fact it is youths and families riding it shows the target market to the GP well. Well done Towers in my opinion!
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Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:17 pm

The CGI used on the Wicker Man itself looks a bit odd (and I don't really get why they've had to use it to the extent they have, as it looks great as it is), but otherwise I think it does what it needs to and it's pleasing to see the use of some actual ride footage.
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