Alton Towers’ new Wicker Man-themed rollercoaster merges fireplace and wooden

A model new Wicker Man-themed rollercoaster has been unveiled at Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire, England that may see guests take an exhilarating, fast-paced trip over a wood, flaming construction.

The £16m thrill attraction, Wicker Man, fuses wooden with fireplace. Image by Mikael Buck / Alton Towers

Due to open in spring 2018 following years of improvement, the trip is the primary new wood rollercoaster expertise to be constructed within the UK in 21 years, and is the world’s first ever to include wooden and fireplace. Sharing the identify of the 1973 cult horror movie directed by Robin Hardy, the Wicker Man trip follows a storyline that sees friends taken on a multi-sensory journey into the mysterious world of the Beornen, a shadowy group dwelling within the woods surrounding the theme park. It incorporates an enormous flaming construction of a Wicker Man that stands six stories-high and acts as the brand new focus on the centre of the resort. The different aspect of the construction has an enormous wood ram’s head which seems down on guests. During the expertise, the massive effigy seems to burst into flames as friends race across the monitor a complete of 3 times.

The rollercoaster is due to open this spring.
The rollercoaster is because of open this spring. Image by Mikael Buck / Alton Towers

The monitor spans 2000 toes, and the trip homes two trains, every made up of six wood carriages with the capability for 12 passengers. “We hope visitors will be blown away by Wicker Man’s breath-taking scale whilst the primal essence of the wooden coaster and astonishing effects will leave them delighted, exhilarated and eager to ride again,” stated Bradley Wynne, Creative Lead at Alton Towers Resort. 2018 additionally sees friends capable of buy Alton Towers 2018 Season Passes, by means of the web site, at £55 for a number of visits.

The ride is based on the 1973 horror movie starring Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee.
The trip is predicated on the 1973 horror film starring Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee. Image by Mikael Buck / Alton Towers

The venture is the newest in a sequence of latest rides launched by Alton Towers, which has launched quite a lot of new security rules and checks. June 2015 noticed an accident happen on the park when the Smiler trip crashed, leaving 16 individuals with accidents together with two younger girls who later wanted leg amputations.

More data on the Wicker Man at Alton Towers Resort is obtainable on the official web site.

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