Discussion in 'Other Worldwide Parks' started by scott_walker, Jul 11, 2017.
Wait, LIKE THE MOVIE!?!?
Jesus I hope this involves Nicholas Cage somehow.
While it's looks to be more of a original take, it's probably more akin to the 1973 original with Christopher Lee.
The Wicker Man - Wikipedia
As for the coaster, it'll probably be fun and all, but I think the "Worlds First" is the World's First claim of a World's First that's not even a World's First. Considering both Terminator: Salvation/Apocalypse at Magic Mountain and Wodan at Europa Park both say hi when it comes to fire effects being used on a wooden coaster.
Hypothetical, what if they try to replicate a fire effect that engulfs the entire Wicker Man structure, only without using actual fire?
Now I may not know if that's possible, but that actually could make sense IMO on what they could be desiring to accomplish for Wicker Man.
They're not replicating fire, they're using actual fire for this. Take a look at the picture below at the lower right.
Notice the 6 fenced off gas tanks? Those weren't normally there before, so they're using real fire for the Wicker Man. I also recall reading (either on Towers Times or Towers Street) someone who saw blueprints which showed the several points where the fire will be emitting off the Wicker Man. (Mostly off it's shoulders)
I hope this is a solid GCI with the effort put into the theming. I hope they keep the effects going full bore over time and not cut back. I've seen so many rides that opened with fog effects to lose it later on.
The fog (in the large extent shown here) is just for shooting promotional material and will not be present on opening day
That is just a shame!
Here's the lead car!
The levels of theming on this ride are superb, even the on ride photo camera had been themed!
It's great to see another large coaster at AT, it'll be a good ride with a wide audience. Hopefully there will be some decent airtime in parts as well.
Alton Towers is an amazing park, and I hope to visit someday
This ride is making me jealous haha
It is an amazing park, that has had some questionable operational decisions made by Merlin, but nevertheless the coaster lineup is one of the best in Europe.
On another note.....
Looks like a decent coaster, will have to take it for a spin in the summer.
Couple decent videos here Alton Towers reveal first video of fiery wooden roller coaster ‘Wicker Man’ | Central - ITV News
That's pretty neat...They finally got the wooden coaster they've always wanted
Immense technical issues for the official opening today, queue line evacuations and the lot. I did manage to get on it twice, it's good but it's not going to blow your mind.
My friend was there this morning and it seemed it was cooler to look at than to ride.
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