I have never understood all of the questions about whether the ride fits into Mutiny Bay or not. I just think back to all of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, especially the second one with the cannibal island, where they try to roast Jack Sparrow for dinner. It can still be a pirates area, and the Wicker Man is just one of those destinations within the area. Pirates were around when this kinda sacrificial stuff was going on, right? I think it works as one of those pirate myths. If they plopped down Galactica in this area then there would definitely be a problem, but the differences aren't too vast in my opinion. Also, the GP don't care. I really really don't want this to become a Swarm island situation, where the ride is just left on its own.
There is no way they are going to keep that piece of theming with the pitchforks. Maybe they are trolling health and safety. We're going to have a wooden roller coaster with fire shooting everywhere, and we're also going to have pitchforks at ground level aimed at people on picnic tables. Fun for the entire family.
I hope there is something cool in that maintenance shed, but I am super happy with what has been built and somehow I don't think trapping people under lapbars inside a burning room will go down well, so maybe less is more. I hope this helps AT recover some of its negative publicity, and I especially hope that the media stop doing segments on the new ride and then focus 80% of the time on The Smiler accident. I'm excited for POVs and all of your in depth reviews.