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Alton Towers | Wicker Man | GCI Wood

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

  1. scw55

    scw55 Well-Known Member

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    Worst case scenario is that SW8 is a very elaborate piece of scenery.
    I love how popular opinion on this thread swings between excitement and underwhelment.
     
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    I was thinking the same yesterday, I don't think I've ever seen this much switching back and forth between positive and negative thoughts before.
     
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    At least I'm not the only person who thinks people's opinion change everything something comes out about the ride. If something bad happens people complain and say 'This is unacceptable' but when good happens people say 'I'm excited to ride this'.

    After opening day I predict people's thoughts will become final and the ride will be, much like The Smiler and Th13teen, marmite thoughts between coaster enthusiasts.
     
  4. scw55

    scw55 Well-Known Member

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    As someone who enjoys atmosphere and visual appearance, I am excited.
    If the ride appeals to enthusiasts and members of the public, that would be nice.
     
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    See, I’m not so bothered about all the marketing hype, how it looks, whether it’s fast or slow etc. I’m just glad that when I’m next at Towers it’ll be a different ride experience on offer. Sure, the theming looks fab, the layout looks okay I guess and the story sounds cool, but I’m more excited by the fact that it’s different.
     
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    Leaked onride footage (not my video).

     
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    Dar Well-Known Member

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    It's no real surprise, especially if you managed to watch the drone video before. Such a missed opportunity :(
     
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    Haha you :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing arse
     
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    According to people have ridden it, it’s meant to be surprisingly good!


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    CoasterMac305 Well-Known Member

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    ^I'm just gonna sit back and assume the "people that have ridden it" haven't been on another GCI.
     
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    I'd hazard a guess I say that anyone whose ridden it this early on are probably fairly important people in this project and so would most likely have ridden other GCIs or similar rides (like Amanda with Liseberg). As has been said before by people, park managers ride all sorts of different rides anyway when choosing a new project, making it more likely that they'd have been on a GCI at some point previously. Could be completely talking out of my arse about this though.
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    ^ You're saying that like 'park managers' at Merlin have a large say in what gets built, when in reality, the Marketing departments has the largest say.
     
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    The marketing department didn't get a say in whether the ride was a GCI or a Gravity Group, which it very nearly was :p
     
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    Probably right,but like @Lofty said, your typical park manager won't have made a decision like this. Just bear in mind that most of these "fairly important people" won't be honest if it's a massive pile of garbage will they?
    It's the opinions of respected people in their field who's comments should be paid attention to, like John, who's very much criticised it.
     
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    If the people who ordered and paid for it (and are therefore expecting it to be decent) have come off it saying it was "surprisingly" good it doesn't bode well for the rest of us. It's like eating food from the garbage and declaring it "surprisingly" tasty.
     
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    Yeah that's true. I mean I originally just meant that they'd have ridden GCIs before, but after all, that doesn't really matter, they're still gonna say whatever makes it sound good.
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Not to mention, I genuinely wouldn't be surprised if some of them hadn't even been on a GCI tbf.
     
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    If the people who have ridden it are involved in the project they're hardly going to say it is pants are they.......

    And I expect (well, know) a lot of those people won't be up to date on the latest good wooden coasters.
     
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    Are we really doing this?

    I don't give a :emoji_poop: whether the people who've ridden it have ridden another GCI, if they're involved in the marketing team, I don't care of their opinion at all. I'll ride it myself and make my own mind up rather than finding yet another reason to kick the ride.
     
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    The last few posts have reminded me of that amazing video of Amanda Thompson riding Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens.
     
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