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Postby cal1br3tto » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:09 pm

^Agreed--I'm really impressed with the level of theming, and it's perfectly suited for a wooden coaster.
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Postby JordyC » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:45 am

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:11 pm

Feels like a decade ago they broke ground for this ride. I'm excited to see how this ride looks from the ground level and how consistent the full experience works.
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Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:45 pm

IMAScore officially released a few minutes of the soundtrack. Loving the ominous tone:
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Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:47 pm

Interesting that the coaster opens on St.Patrick's Day.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Baffles » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:50 am

Here's some off-ride footage from yesterday's preview event.

It's a great looking coaster, themed exceptionally well and rides pretty solidly.

Not the most thrilling GCI, but over time the ride will sell itself. No gimmicks needed.


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Postby Rill'o'beily » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:48 am

Is this the best themed Merlin ride?

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby livai » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:36 am

for a statue and a lot of wood? no
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Postby mr.sugar » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:11 pm

livai wrote:for a statue and a lot of wood? no


Well, what is better then? Saying this is lots of wood and statue is unfair. Even the statue itself is actually neat, but the big part of theming here are the effects too. All together, it works perfectly and I think this indeed is the best themed ride Merlin has.

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Postby Rill'o'beily » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:31 pm

mr.sugar wrote:
livai wrote:for a statue and a lot of wood? no


Well, what is better then? Saying this is lots of wood and statue is unfair. Even the statue itself is actually neat, but the big part of theming here are the effects too. All together, it works perfectly and I think this indeed is the best themed ride Merlin has.


Yep and if you look at the walkthrough videos on youtube of the queueline the area in general looks great, sure it's a lot of wood if you look at it like that but the fencing is theme specific, the lighting is theme specific and that is one terrific centerpiece.

Most other merlin coasters only have slight theming in the station or generic queues, and this not only has a themed station and queue but also has theming throughout the ride.

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