Alton Towers - Wicker Man Revealed
Sunday 7th January 2018
Alton Towers have now confirmed that new for 2018 will be "Wicker Man"
Previously known as SW8 the ride name will be "Wicker Man" as seen by the 2018 promo artwork. From the construction, we saw when the park was open this year is going to be interesting with Universal Rocks, the company that built the rock work around Taron (Klugheim) at Phantasialand everyone's got high hopes for the theming around the ride.
The new rollercoaster will be opening Spring 2018 with an opening date for the ride to be confirmed later on this year.
Being the first wooden rollercoaster at Alton Towers this rollercoaster will be very different to what the park has built previously. Unlike other secret weapons, the park has not advertised the ride as a world's first but instead a world class experience.
The term "World class experience" has been mentioned a lot during press interviews and advertising. The ride is being pushed as an experience rather than a rollercoaster which is something the park used to do back in the 90's with the likes of Nemesis, in fact, until now the fact it is a rollercoaster has never been mentioned to the general public.
The micro site of the website has also changed from TheWelcoming.com to WickerMan.com
We will be live from the opening day of the rollercoaster over on our live blog. More details to follow closer to the time.
EDIT: More information has been added since this article was added:
NEW FOR 2018 – WICKER MAN AT ALTON TOWERS RESORT - THE WORLD’S FIRST ROLLERCOASTER EXPERIENCE FUSING WOOD WITH FIRE!
Wicker Man is a multisensory rite of passage guaranteed to get your heart pumping and senses tingling!
Join the chosen ones on the world’s most immersive rollercoaster experience to date, unifying cutting edge special effects with classic wooden coaster technology for the first time!