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Alton Towers | Wicker Man | GCI Wood

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Dar, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Imagine spending your free time writing to the advertising standards agency to complain about the wording of an advert for a rollercoaster at a theme park.

    And then posting about it on the internet.

    And then sharing the response as if it's a victory. My days. Go outside.
     
  2. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Well at least they didn't need a petition

    Sent from my VS501 using Tapatalk
     
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    Dave Well-Known Member

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    I hope their family is proud, and it sits on their CV as well.
     
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    Dar Well-Known Member

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    I mean, it's the very definition of geekery but at least they've done more than all the people just moaning about it, on the internet of all places :p
     
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    SilverArrow Well-Known Member

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    That is hilarious. Fab. Haha
     
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    balrog Well-Known Member

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    You made me explore the AT website, and now all I can think of is ... why ?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    ^What am I looking at?
     
  8. JoshC.

    JoshC. Well-Known Member

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    Vekoma flyer for Merlin confirmed.
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    You mean the fact they used instantly iconic coaster track to represent their coaster flying through space because the elements at their disposal were of Vekoma track? Wow, shame on them...

    In reality, that track is 10 a penny online if you search for it and is easily manipulatable. Plus, it creates a much more dynamic structure to texture and render than B&M track.
     
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    balrog Well-Known Member

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    I was just joking, in a way that was echoing the current discussion about that guy that was bragging about making AT change their website. I have no idea how you could have misinterpreted that.
    Coasterforce's 2018 new rule : each joke should come with a disclaimer ...
     
  11. Howie

    Howie Well-Known Member

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    ^That's not a new 2018 rule, it's been around for a few years now. Keep up, fella.

    Disclaimer: the above comment was intended as a joke. Any offence caused to any member is coincidental and unintentional.
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Based off of the comment above mine, it was taken from that, Balrog. The 'joke' you said could've easily been interpreted to be many things, including the one I commented about - having a very very very vague joke doesn't help the situation, love.
     
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    New photo from Attraction Images, which really shows off the whole area well:
    [​IMG]

    Whilst the coaster itself isn't exactly the most impressive woodie around, I think it fits really well with the surrounding scenery in Mutiny Bay and the rapids. And it'll only get better I think once vegetation starts growing in the ride area.

    Here's another one:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    Here is a couple of pictures of a full 12-car train on the brake run:-

     
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    Efan Active Member

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    Not sure about the themeing on the tunnels... looks a bit out of place to me
     
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    I might need new glasses to see the train unless the image is bigger for you..
     
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    Edward M Well-Known Member

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    I know most people hate this, but I feel like it could be a lot worse. It's not the bees after all.
     
  18. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    There isn't any photos taken closer up. Why don't you just zoom in on the train?
     
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    Nah, good. Good I'm glad someone could be bothered. Because the worlds first thing is an an absurd lie at best and a sad unfunny meme at worst. It's so irrelevant and stupid and if this can help a smidgen to make the marketing team go "actually remember that time we got called out for lying? maybe we should be more careful this time" then good.
     
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    Because it turns too pixelated to tell what it actually looks like :confused: All i can make out is the water dummies

    edit: i thought someone had commented about what it looked like, just realised it was about the length :p
     

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