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

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  1. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

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    Merlin's strategy is to employ more IPs, there's no reason why they couldn't/wouldn't use one for SW8.
     
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    World's first ride fully dedicated to Pirates of the Caribbean?
    Hang on a minute...
     
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    If as it appears SW8 has a far lower budget than other SW projects, then I wonder if it is possible that the next few SW could be closer together. For example 3, £6million projects over 4 years, rather than 1 £18 project every 4 years.

    The fact that AT has closed some of its less popular attractions could mean a few medium investments to replace them over the next few years.

    I could live with a medium investment family wooden coaster, flume and dark ride (but we need a new thrill coaster too).

    More regular medium investment options, marketed to the family and family thrill demographic could see gate figures rise year on year to get AT back to where it needs to be.
     
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    Worlds first SW to have an IP
     
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  5. AliceHL91

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    Sw8 sponsored by Travis Perkins, for all your timber needs..
     
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    Theme Park Worldwide (TPW) has released a YouTube video about SW8:

     
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    Looking at the plans, can anyone inform me where the skyride fits in?
     
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    Someone said a bit further up about it being stupid to put a wooden ride in after the smiler crash.

    This is purely marketing.

    Blackpool has all the woodies and now are catching up with the steel.

    The new coaster Blackpool have planned Alton can't compete with. So instead of trying to compete they're at least trying to rival by adding a woodie.
     
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    I've highlighted it in a very obvious colour ;) (I hope I'm right....)
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    Found this mockup from coasterfriends.de courtesy of @BigAl.

    Have to say, it does look rather underwhelming when shown like that.

    [​IMG]
     
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    why on earth is there a straight section in between the two slopes at the start of the ride? they could quite easily add a hump.
     
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    Words first wooden launch in-between two inclines?
     
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    Is this actually a world first or have they only said "ground breaking" i.e they've dug a trench for part of the track
     
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    The flat section inbetween the two inclines could be a good potential to have some kind of effect going on, linking in with a story. So incline on a normal lift, train goes level, music/effects/story kicks in as train goes slow, train moves onto second incline with a small launch.
     
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    Isn't that section in the sound tunnel?
     
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    These latest plans do not show a flat section of the lift like that recreation does. The lift hill is slightly steeper at its start though, becoming shallower once it has cleared the final brake run.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I think that mock up was made after the environmental impact plan came out. It still shows the double pitched lift hill.
     
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    Extremely mixed emotions. Pleased were getting wood and a pre show. If well themed could be great. Then you so the 3D model above and you think meh..... Hmmm
     
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    Me too! Time to get obsessed with checking the forum 10 times a day again! :D
     
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    Disappointed. I hope I'm wrong but this looks like an uninspired and wasteful design. The layout is dull (even for family thrill) and the enormous space that they have to play with here has not been fully utilised.

    Wooden coasters are at their best when they are lengthy and speedy with airtime hills and nippy turnarounds - this coaster looks like it will lumber around a level-ish track monotonously for a relatively short duration of time. The plans show a wooden coaster that neglects to incorporate the distinctive features that make woodies so great. It all just seems a little bit underwhelming.
     
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