Fans of the original 1973 or the flop 2006 remake of The Wicker Man can now scream as loud as they want at Alton Towers Resort’s upcoming roller coaster of the same name. On January 8th, Alton Towers announced the new ride and the opening date, as it’s now under construction. Alton Towers says the ride will be ready in time for the park’s season opening in the spring in Alton, Staffordshire, England.
The roller coaster will be the first wooden roller coaster built in the UK in 21 years with the concept of fusing fire and wood, yes, fire. That aspect of the ride has raised some concerns for ride goers on social media saying that they don’t think it’s a good idea. Contrary to Alton Towers’ statement, this is not the first time a wooden roller coaster was fused with fire. The company building the ride, Great Coasters International, has made two roller coasters in the past that involves fire, Joris en de Draak (George and the Dragon) in the Netherlands and Apocalypse: The Ride in Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Though not much is known about the ride itself, there’s one thing thrill seekers and fans of the film will like, you will pass through a burning wicker man! I’m curious if people will be screaming some of the most beloved lines from the 2006 remake like “Not the bees!”, “What’s in there, a shark or something?”, “Killing me won’t bring back your god*amn honey!”, “The drone must die!”, and my personal favorite, “How’d it get burned? How’d it get burned!? HOW’D IT GET BURNED, HOW’D IT GET BURNED!?”
And just because I could watch this part all day…