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Wicker Man features
Operating
United Kingdom
GCI
Wooden
Sit Down
Chain lift hill
Lap bar
3/18/18
16 000 000 £
Reviews  125
  • Sam P.
    Sam P. 6 days ago

    Airtimes Theming Comfort

    Wicker Man is number 1 for me at Alton Towers - as an experience it's just outstanding. The whole area is wonderfully themed, with great views of the ride. This continues into the queue line, which has theming throughout, and is generally a very enjoyable queue even when wait times are long. The brilliant soundtrack is pumping all the way round, and it really builds up the anticipation. Sadly i've not seen the full pre-show (not running currently due to covid), but they leave the projector in the room running. It's atmospheric though even now, likewise for the station. The trains are comfortable, and the zero car design is great, and as they're very long, the back row is definitely the place to be! The ride itself, whilst a little short, is non-stop and has some great airtime moments towards the back of the train, particularly the first drop and the drop off the flat turn. There's nothing quite like hurtling towards Big Bob when the fire is on, such a spectacle on and off ride. The pacing is also very good, it keeps it's speed going right into the brake run, and for much of the layout feels a lot faster than it actually is. I'd describe Wicker Man as a family thrill coaster, rather than a thrilling family coaster, but really it's the perfect ride for everyone to enjoy, it just has a bit of everything! And it's also an immense night ride!

  • James Kerfoot
    James Kerfoot 1 month ago

    Fun

    A solid woodie, with a great first drop. However from then on I would have liked to see more airtime. The Grand National at Blackpool is a far more intense ride, but Wickerman has it for smoothness. I couldn’t pick between them for best woodie in UK for those reasons.

  • Slovis Celery
    Slovis Celery 1 month ago

    Airtimes Theming Pace

    The theming is stunning as you'd expect, and I personally really like the layout for the ride itself. It ran very fast when I went, and that drop, hill, twist to start off the ride is truly pronominal. The rest of the layout packs enough lateral forces and airtime, with a good pace to be very thrilling.

  • Semina S.
    Semina S. 1 month ago

    Theming Pace Fun Dead spots

    Very good coaster, brilliant atmosphere which adds to the Overall experience Of the ride, the airtime is light ejector and the pacing is relentless, some dead spots but overall it is good for the park.

  • Robert A.
    Robert A. 2 months ago

    Airtimes Theming Lap Bar Dead spots

    While the theming is incredible, sometimes not all parts are working, and actually quite often there are parts of the main structure that are broekn. There's a long unbanked turn halfway through which feels weird and out of place. Other than that, a very enjoyable ride.

  • Greg Hudson
    Greg Hudson 3 months ago

    Theming Fun Layout

    The layout might not look like much, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the pacing and surprise pops of airtime on arguably the best themed wooden coaster out there right now

  • Brendan Jackson
    Brendan Jackson 3 months ago

    Airtimes Theming Layout Too short

    Best themed wooden roller coaster around. Fun family thrill coaster. Could do with being slightly taller and a couple more airtime moments but is still great as is

  • Samuel Hammond
    Samuel Hammond 3 months ago

    Theming Fun Intensity Too short Airtimes

    A family coaster which is intense enough for thrill seekers and tame enough for the kids. The central piece of theming is very imposing, and the theming is consistently good throughout. The pre-show is a nice cherry on top. The smoke in the station really does make you feel like you are being sacrificed to the Wicker Man. The turns had AMAZING laterals but the hills were lacking the airtime I expected, even in the back seat.

  • Syd Carandang
    Syd Carandang 5 months ago

    Theming Masterpiece Ejectors Dead spots

    This is a perfect fit for the Towers. The theming is world class, best theming in the UK for sure, it's suprisingly intense for a wooden family coaster, the way it whips you around some of those elements, and you get some incredible ejector. And that centrepiece, Big Bob, is an absoloute masterpiece. Wickerman is really more of an experience that just a coaster. You have that pre-show, fab pre-show by the way, then you board your train and start the ride, everything about Wickerman is really immersive. There are a couple of dead spots, for example that long flat turnaround, but even I didnt really mind that. Overall, Wickerman is an unmissable experience and is a true Alton Towers masterpiece.

  • ROLLERCOASTING DAILY

    Theming Pace Fun

    Wicker Man is exactly the sort of coaster that Alton Towers needed as a park. Despite its 1.2m height restriction i do not believe that this is a family coaster, it is too fast and aggressively paced in my eyes to be considered one. However it is suitable for more brave youngsters. The thing that really sets this coaster apart is the theming levels, it has got to be one of the most themed rollercoasters in the world. The preshow is stunning: captivating, dynamic and just the correct length. The station is also amazingly themed but the real star is Big Bob in the center, which the coaster passes through 3 times. When it comes to the coaster itself, speed is the main element. It feels incredibly out of control and is way more thrilling than is made out to be. There are a few pops of floater and flojector airtime through the experience however the ride is so fast paced and the layout so confusing its difficult to pinpoint exactly where they are. The experience also includes several lateral moments and an amazing station transition section. Overall, Wicker Man is a fantastic experience with an amazing coaster as the finale.

  • Charlie Thornton
    Charlie Thornton 10 months ago

    First Drop Fun Duration Too short Capacity

    Great preshow. - Good duration, amazing first drop, and a very fun ride!

  • Marijke D.
    Marijke D. 1 year ago

    Theming Airtimes

    Theming is amazing, with one of the best preshows I've ever seen! But the ride itself, meh... Lack of airtime and speed and hardly any fun GCI twists and turns. (Rode it in the morning in the back row)

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 1 year ago

    Nicely themed wooden coaster, however the horror theming is incongruous with the ride experience, that is a marginally oversized kiddie woodie. Well built, but only mild airtime to be found in the back seats

  • Theo Brigham
    Theo Brigham 1 year ago

    Airtimes Theming Comfort Too short Airtimes

    Its a nice fun family friendly ride. The fact i'm ranking it among completely thrill coasters like the Smiler, Nemesis and others shows this and it kind of hits the ceiling of what could be done to it while keeping it family friendly. A superb coaster with lots of airtime moments just they could be stronger and the ride overall is just way too short. Theming is brilliant.

  • Moogal
    Moogal 1 year ago

    Airtimes Theming Fun Dead spots Layout

    Beautiful theming and a fast, exciting ride, though with a few dead spots where it just seems to be trundling along waiting for the next drop. A worthy addition to the park.

  • Nicky Borrill
    Nicky Borrill 1 year ago

    Airtimes Theming Fun Too short Dead spots

    Have rated this in comparison to other family coasters. As a family coaster it is easily the best family coaster I’ve ridden, but as a thrill coaster, it doesn’t stand up to some of the bigger woodies I’ve done. Sooo good job it’s a family coaster then, although with what some might consider an unsuitably dark theme. Great little woodie, amazing theming, some nice forces of all kinds and an amazing dark ride... Beg, and beg, and beg for the back row ;)

  • Formula 1st
    Formula 1st 1 year ago

    First Drop Theming Lap Bar Rattle Discomfort

    Great ride, especially the head choppers. The drops really got me off guard and got my stomach going. The only issue is on my second ride ( at the back ) I got a headache because it was so rattly. I know it’s wooden but it was too painful

  • Oscar Pinchbeck

    Airtimes Theming Harness Too short Dead spots Intensity

    Its a great ride, but its nothing more than a family coaster. The back row is by far the best and it sucks that you can no longer pick your row

  • Poodz
    Poodz 1 year ago

    Airtimes Theming Fun

    The theme to this ride is incredibly well done. On a good day there are some great pops of airtime throughout the layout. My biggest gripe is the assigned seating making it impossible to choose a back row ride except by chance.

  • kai phillips
    kai phillips 1 year ago

    Theming Pace Fun Too short

    One of the best all-out experiences out there

  • Lachlan S.
    Lachlan S. 1 year ago

    Airtimes Theming Pace

    Not a special layout compared to other wooden coasters across the world, but unique in the UK and just what Alton Towers needed. A fast paced ride with airtime pops and fast turns. The Wicker Man theme fits the hardware well and adds to the experience. A fantastic addition for the UK.

  • Coasterfan3657
    Coasterfan3657 2 years ago

    Theming Comfort Fun Too short

    I was really pleasantly surprised by wicker man and what it brought to Alton towers. The area around the ride fitted in entirely, and the ride itself was nice and intense with some good near misses and airtime moments. Very good ride for everyone.

  • Anne-marie C.
    Anne-marie C. 2 years ago

    Fun Intensity Layout

    The pre show was great. Rode the back and the middle

  • Luke Freeman
    Luke Freeman 2 years ago

    Airtimes Theming Fun Reliability

    This is the best coaster I have ever been on! The preshow, soundtrack and layout are amazing! I could not ask for anything more, except its reliability is sometimes off, as it breaks down often, but what do you except with a new and state-of-the-art ride?

  • Harry D.
    Harry D. 2 years ago

    Airtimes Theming Fun

    Wicker Man is a fantastic addition to the Alton Towers Resort. It has both a fantastic theme, and a great layout, with a surprising amount of airtime!

  • Marcus Gear
    Marcus Gear 12 days ago
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    Fabrice Lizin 13 days ago
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    Hugo R. 16 days ago
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    Nan Dave 20 days ago
  • Person Man
    Person Man 24 days ago

    Theming Pace Intensity

  • Matthew Ritchie
    Matthew Ritchie 25 days ago
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    Matt Burgess 29 days ago
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    Hana E. 29 days ago
  • Daniel John
    Daniel John 1 month ago
  • Jeffrey E.
    Jeffrey E. 1 month ago

    Theming Duration Layout

  • Samantha Neersoo
    Samantha Neersoo 1 month ago
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    Alexandre CF 1 month ago
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    Muffled Donkey 1 month ago
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    melanie r. 2 months ago
  • Matt Newman
    Matt Newman 2 months ago

    Airtimes Nice surprise! Pace

  • Justine Bonvallat
    Justine Bonvallat 2 months ago
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    Llorenç R. 4 months ago
  • Sean P.
    Sean P. 6 months ago

    Airtimes Theming Pace Capacity

  • Florian L.
    Florian L. 6 months ago
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    Noraisha Y. 6 months ago
  • A Shambolic Enthusiast
  • Tom F.
    Tom F. 7 months ago

    Theming Airtimes Dead spots

  • Scott Pecqueux
    Scott Pecqueux 7 months ago
  • freddy johnson
    freddy johnson 8 months ago

    Theming Pace Too short

  • Jeff T.
    Jeff T. 9 months ago
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    Richard T. 10 months ago
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    Anthony C. 10 months ago
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    Gaku N. 10 months ago
  • Steffen Hermes
    Steffen Hermes 10 months ago

    Theming Fun Harness Intensity

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    Leo W 10 months ago
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    Sébastien V. 10 months ago
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    Katun GagaLefou 11 months ago
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    Fabien L. 11 months ago
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    Aleks W. 1 year ago
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    Warren Duke 1 year ago
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    Damien R. 1 year ago
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    Will B 1 year ago
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    James Fletcher 1 year ago
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    therealkci 1 year ago
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    Olly H. 1 year ago
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    james 1 year ago
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    Usa t. 1 year ago
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    MUHR Franck 1 year ago
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    Corentin Monin 1 year ago
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    Jamie T. 1 year ago
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    Jules Dwd 1 year ago
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    Sven Popelier 1 year ago
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    Rowena W 1 year ago
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    Dan Price 1 year ago
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    Rémy D. 1 year ago
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    Victor V. 1 year ago
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    coaster funegf 1 year ago
  • Fabien F.
    Fabien F. 1 year ago

    Airtimes Nice surprise! Fun Capacity

  • Melissa Reid
    Melissa Reid 1 year ago
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  • Stéphane Richet

    First Drop Theming Location Dead spots

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    THEM0LE12 1 year ago
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    Nick B. 1 year ago
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    Wojciech Froń 1 year ago
  • Frederic Anneessens
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    Chris C. 1 year ago
  • LiuKa_
    LiuKa_ 1 year ago

    First Drop Masterpiece Smoothness

  • Chief Pancake
    Chief Pancake 1 year ago
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    Coaster Jon 1 year ago
  • worse than pinfari
  • James Cook
    James Cook 1 year ago
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    TPC 1 year ago
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    Dan Wright 1 year ago
  • Sam Whelan
    Sam Whelan 1 year ago

    First Drop Theming Lap Bar Too short Airtimes

  • Elliot Taylor
    Elliot Taylor 1 year ago

    Airtimes Theming Smoothness

  • Co Fir
    Co Fir 1 year ago
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    Airtimes Theming Location Dead spots

  • Steven Palisse
    Steven Palisse 1 year ago
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    Morgan Price 1 year ago
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    Luis H. 1 year ago
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    epstan 1 year ago
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    Daniel W. 1 year ago
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    JB T 1 year ago
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    Daniel Obier 1 year ago
  • Uli Lüer
    Uli Lüer 2 years ago

    Theming Comfort Smoothness Dead spots

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    Axelle T. 2 years ago
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    Theming Fun Dead spots

  • Joseph Bricout
    Joseph Bricout 2 years ago
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    Aurelien G. 2 years ago
  • Luc R.
    Luc R. 2 years ago

    Theming Nice surprise! Comfort

  • Philippe-Minh N.
    Philippe-Minh N. 2 years ago
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    Adrien Crucet 2 years ago
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    Romuald Geiregat 2 years ago
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    Florian Blond 2 years ago

    Theming Fun Too short Layout

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    Benjamin R. 2 years ago
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    Antoine P. 2 years ago
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    S 2 years ago
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    Jonny Morgan 2 years ago
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  • Will Garner
    Will Garner 2 years ago

    Fun Too short Dead spots Layout

  • Maxime Cretton
    Maxime Cretton 2 years ago

    Theming Fun Layout