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Alton Towers | Wicker Man | GCI Wood

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

  1. Bert2theSpark

    Bert2theSpark Well-Known Member

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    15 inversions
    130mph launch
    32 seconds of airtime
    125 degree drop
    450ft high

    Done. :D
     
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  2. davidm

    davidm Well-Known Member

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    ^ yeah the engineering-goons who work for the manufacturers (Schilke et al) I was rather thinking of :)
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    LOL re-upload:-
     
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    Wow. Looks amazing.
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Hey cool -

    If you set the YouTube playback to 1.25x it looks half decent.

    If you set it to 1.5x it looks like Wodan.
     
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    Efan Active Member

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    Jesus Christ. Not gonna lie, this must be in contention for worst Secret Weapon ever. Only way we'll find out is when it opens.
     
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    ^Well there's not exactly a whole load of them to choose from ;)
     
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  8. Bert2theSpark

    Bert2theSpark Well-Known Member

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    And the lift hill looks like a launch if you set it to 2x...
     
  9. elephant58

    elephant58 Well-Known Member

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    So the rumours of a launched wooden coaster are correct after all!
     
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    Edward M Well-Known Member

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    While the coaster looks pretty s**t, I gotta give props to the theming here. Really love the Wicker Man aesthetic.
     
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    Can someone make one of these for Wickerman? Make sure to credit me :)

     
  12. Matt N

    Matt N Well-Known Member

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    I still don't think it looks that bad!
     
  13. Robbie

    Robbie Well-Known Member

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    At least the lift hill gives you plenty of time to admire the stagnant water of a non-operating popular ride.
     
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    That decision has now been reversed - the rapids are open all season, and they'll open by 11 every day (which is the same as it's been last year and maybe the year before).
     
  15. Matt N

    Matt N Well-Known Member

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    Ever since I first visited Alton in 2009, the water rides have always opened at 11am.
     
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    Robbie Well-Known Member

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    Hurrah! Now I can spend considerable time looking longingly at a better, more substantial ride.
     
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    Wow! That actually looks great imo. I’m sure it’ll look even better when the special effects are running!
     
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    At least this coaster looks pretty. Rita and Thirteen aren't exactly lookers with all the scaffolding around the place and the Smiler's often slated for its concrete scenery (although I personally like the Smiler's aesthetic).

    Also, do we think that something might happen in the maintenance shed? Because Alton's described the coaster as 'just one part of the experience' or something like that, although it being Alton that could mean anything.
     
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    I like the entrance sign. Sort of looks like Wildfire's at a glance.
     
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