2018: Wicker Man - General Discussion - SPOILERS! - Part One

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  1. Wilko

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    Enchanted Lodge price for 1 night 17/03 with 2 days theme park entry. Bare in mind this includes the usual Map discount. Crazy. [​IMG]

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    That’s normal for the Tree Houses, Lodges are sold out
     
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    Ahhh, that wasn't clear!

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    Words first something to do with fire on a wooden coaster or something like that. I'm genuinely speechless, I didn't think they would scrape the barrel quite so rigorously.

    I hope Six Flags and Europa Park have consulted their lawyers about such an outrageous claim.
     
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    That's still an obscene amount of money for a one night stay, even if it does have a hot tub.
     
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    And the “World Class” term refers to the team who made it happpen, not the ride itself.

    A worldclass team of experts continue to work on the new attraction, led by Great Coasters International, the world’s leading creators of wooden rollercoasters.
     
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    I'm fairly sure the human race has been fusing wood with fire for a few thousand years.

    Maybe someone should have told the Merlin marketing department...
     
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    It's already being "cross site advertised":

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    Now that looks awesome!

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  10. Matt.GC

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    At least "world class" was a subjective claim that can't be proved either way. I'm sure if someone tried to sue them for this claim, they could at least have it withdrawn.

    I wouldn't look to much into the "infuse" terminology, it technically means 'combine', so other wooden coasters with fire effects are in fact also infusing wood and fire to create an experience.
     
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    Not even going to pick apart the Photoshop job for that main graphic because, for once, the idea is one I actually like.

    Actually both of them are pretty decent, if you serve them with a generous helping of creative license. I especially like the symbols as embers on them, particularly on the website version.
     
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    A pity the trains don't look as good as they do in the artwork.
     
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    Does anyone really care about the world's first? I'm just looking forward to the ride - should be good fun. A bit of fire won't change that.
     
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    Cross-site photoshopped more like.
     
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    You're joking?! Next you'll be telling me that Robert Downey Jr. isn't actually flying around in the Iron Man suit in all those movies.

    I do like the fact they've photoshopped someone taking a photo of the photoshopped London Eye. The sort of meta nonsense I approve of.
     
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    ...this is going to be a long year...
     
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    Nice to see it all officially announced.
    Looking forward to the opening weekend now!
     
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    World's First Rollercoaster Experience fusing wood with fire?

    I am laughing so hard.

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    Joris and Wodan both existing GCI's with fire effects, so surely AT can't be that stupid, righto_O?

    I'm expecting (hoping) more than just a simple flame thrower on the shoulders. Maybe something inside the Wickerman as you pass through. If not just sacrifice Varney in it to the rollercoaster gods, so that SW9 becomes a genuine world's first.

    If it's simply adding fire effects, then marketing it along side other SWs with some genuine world firsts may not have been a great idea. d'oh:banghead:
     
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    SW never meant world's first.

    Alton are just obsessed by the concept.

    This will be a perfectly lovely, nicely packaged family/thrill coaster.

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