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Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:53 pm

The man of wicker actually sounds better in some way hahahaha 
 
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:41 pm

I'm so excited for the release of SW8 now 
 
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:06 pm

I've been counting down the days! :lol
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:16 pm

This is a bit of a crackpot theory but here goes; the ride will be named after the ritual the riders undertake.
The reason The Wickerman could have been trademarked is either as a red herring or as a way to sell merchandise with Wickerman on it, they would also have merchandise with the ride name on it but I feel like the Wickerman statue will be a main part of the merchandise as it's so iconic.
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:22 pm

TheBeornen wrote:
This is a bit of a crackpot theory but here goes; the ride will be named after the ritual the riders undertake.
The reason The Wickerman could have been trademarked is either as a red herring or as a way to sell merchandise with Wickerman on it, they would also have merchandise with the ride name on it but I feel like the Wickerman statue will be a main part of the merchandise as it's so iconic.

Personally I could definitely see that happening, as it would be a way to push out more merch, and therefore get more money in. I'm very excited to see the resin, or they could possibly do two (one with The Wickerman on)... 
 
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:35 pm

Do people think Fastrack for SW8 will be available for opening weekend/week?
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:36 pm

Probably not, I’m pretty sure it wasn available on Smiler’s opening days
 
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:37 pm

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Do people think Fastrack for SW8 will be available for opening weekend/week?

Fastrack won't be available until at least the autumn, if at all in the ride's first season.
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:39 pm

Usually, for new attractions, they don't offer Fastrack straight off. I expect VIP holders will be the only exception to this rule. If they do, then I'll be looking to Fastrack as I'm not looking forward to queuing on opening day :lol
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:44 pm

I went to AT in early July 2013 so the smiler was just over a month old and they had it on sale as part of the fast track package. So SW8 might get a fast track a month or so after release or just before the summer begins 
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:45 pm

Justin wrote:
Usually, for new attractions, they don't offer Fastrack straight off. I expect VIP holders will be the only exception to this rule. If they do, then I'll be looking to Fastrack as I'm not looking forward to queuing on opening day :lol

It’s an interesting subject, Fast track essentially costs the park nothing to deliver making huge profit. The demand will be high so it’s often puzzled me why they don’t sell it during opening, even in limited quantities. When we do see FT I expect it to cost the same as The Smiler did, at £10 single shot and to be only available on its own. Like Justin has said the only exception to this i would expect is VIP pass holders.
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:45 pm

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Do people think Fastrack for SW8 will be available for opening weekend/week?

I really hope so! But doubt it. As I would like to experience my first ride on it after going through all the queue and everything, but that maybe just be my personal taste. But I don't particularly want to be waiting 3 hours to go on it a second and a third time  :D
 
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:50 pm

I don't know if this will happen as this is my first time closely watching the launch of an SW but will other parts of the park be quiet, for example would most rides be walk on except SW8 and surrounding rides in MB and KC? 
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:08 pm

And on que Towers have posted the SW7 video on Facebook at 20:07 
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:10 pm

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And on que Towers have posted the SW7 video on Facebook at 20:07 

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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:17 pm

Maybe the full announcement won't be at 20:08 as a morning release will allow the whole day to be focused on SW8 whereas the Facebook page might release might release the trailer at that time.
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:42 pm

I think it'll be released at 8 am tomorrow
 
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:47 pm

What will it be released on? On YouTube?
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Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:59 pm

TheBeornen wrote:
I don't know if this will happen as this is my first time closely watching the launch of an SW but will other parts of the park be quiet, for example would most rides be walk on except SW8 and surrounding rides in MB and KC? 


Maybe during the morning rush, crowds always spread though.

Spinball normally gets long queues in the morning and at the end of the day due to its location, I would imagine that SW8 will be similar.
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Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:03 pm

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What will it be released on? On YouTube?


The main announcement is likely to come in the form of a press release on their social media channels, along with a video in the same vein as the ones we have seen over the past few days.

Like some have speculated, I don’t think the announcement video will mention any of the previous Secret Weapons.
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