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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Robert.W » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:11 pm

I just want to point out that these images are for promotional purposes. Many of the effects used in these pictures won't actually be in use when the coaster opens to the public.

As the park is only open during the day, bar a few weeks at the end of October, the lighting and fog effects wouldn't nearly be as effective as they are in the pictures released today.

Having said that, the coasters theming sure does look absolutely fantastic, even without the extra lighting and smoke effects!
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Postby KarlaKoaster » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:35 pm

Shame the park is rarely open into dusk, but fingers crossed it looks nice during daytime hours too.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby cookiex » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:59 pm

I feel this is an example that Merlin can be really good with theming when they put money and effort to it. Even if it seems limited to the wicker man structure it alone looks amazing.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Robert.W » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:53 am

First close up of one of the trains for Wicker Man!
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby RCT3Bross » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:59 am

It looks good. I'm finally looking forward to ride it now. This might be better then what I expected.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:47 am

ObeyTheShihTzu! wrote:Christopher Lee would be so proud! This coaster should appeal to pagans and non-pagans, alike! :devil:

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Postby WestCoasterKing » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:17 am

cfc wrote:
ObeyTheShihTzu! wrote:Christopher Lee would be so proud! This coaster should appeal to pagans and non-pagans, alike! :devil:

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:40 am

WestCoasterKing wrote:
cfc wrote:
ObeyTheShihTzu! wrote:Christopher Lee would be so proud! This coaster should appeal to pagans and non-pagans, alike! :devil:

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Robert.W » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:28 am

Wicker Man is NOT based off of the films of the same name!! It is based on the same myths and legends that inspired the films.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:33 am

Robert.W wrote:Wicker Man is NOT based off of the films of the same name!! It is based on the same myths and legends that inspired the films.


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