Wicker Man is currently having one of its turns rebuilt from scratch from what I can see. Specifically either the turn after the first drop or the turn out from the airtime hill through the centre of the effigy.
I have to admit, whilst I like Wicker Man it’s become somewhat painful in places and for a ride that’s barely 3 years old, the fact it’s having to be rebuilt is highly concerning to me. Could we be seeing a lawsuit filed against GCI for creating what could be argued as a faulty product or even an unsafe one?
On the plus side, looks like we might have an answer to which SW will go first, as well as the fact we may be getting an RMC at towers far sooner than anyone thought!
UPDATE - The track seems to have been sorted however from the limited view from the sky ride I can’t be 100% sure!
UPDATE 2 - I’ve tried to get some photos of the track however those I managed to get aren’t great quality due to the sky ride’s position in relation to the element. In summery, yesterday we saw a large white tent coving the track piece the entire day, today I am almost certain the track was at least stripped down to the support structure but don’t take this as gospel as on leaving the track layout seemed to be together again, albeit the section that looked to be removed had much lighter wood then the rest of the coaster now (supporting its been replaced). Whatever has happened it’s a big deal as not only has Wicker Man itself been blocked off the surrounding area has also been fenced off stopping from pictures being taken.
Fingers crossed it’ll operate again soon!