Alton Towers reveals new roller coaster after almost 2 years of secrecy
Alton Towers Resort has announced its latest ground-breaking thrill attraction set to open in Spring 2018 – Wicker Man.
Wicker Man is UK’s first new wooden roller coaster experience in 21 years and comes with an interesting twist – bringing together wood and fire for the very first time. Wicker Man’s structure will stand 57.57ft (17.55m) tall – the height of a six-storey building, and will appear to burst into flames as the wooden track races three separate times through the structure.
“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.” Bradley Wynne, Creative Lead at Alton Towers Resort commented.
To celebrate the announcement, Alton Towers lit the London Eye up in the rides logo, as seen in the above image.
The project was previously known as ‘SW8’. The coaster is being spear-headed by Great Coasters International (GCI).