Back Stage Technologies Latest Projects

We'd like to share with you a few of our more special projects. Below are some of the headlines and if these intrigue you please follow the 'read / see more' link to get the full story.

Wicker Man - Alton Towers. Easter 2018>> collapse text
Wicker Man -Alton Towers

BST were delighted to be asked by Merlin Magic Making to design and install the special effects on their new wooden rollercoaster, Wicker Man.

Now you can 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! Burning embers light the path as the train hurtles towards the six-story high flaming effigy. Speeding towards the Wicker Man, he spectacularly ignites into flames as the train bursts through his chest 3 times.

Wicker Man Smoke simulation -Alton TowersBST provide six giant propane burners which required five dedicated propane tanks storing 10,000kg of propane. In addition, 12 metres of simulated flame was installed in the loading area together with fragrances of burning wood - delivered by BST's latest fragrance system, the CFS-5. In addition to these effects a large number of smoke machines, combined with 100's of LED lights, were used to fill the tunnels and simulate the experience of travelling through burning wicker structures. The six-story effigy was filled with over 200 fog nozzles which use the Koolfog high-pressure water system to simulate smoke within the Wicker Man himself.

Watch a timelapse video of its construction here

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