Whispers abound about the new ride that is set to open at the famous Alton Towers theme park in 2018. Taking the place of the Flume ride, Secret Weapon 8 is a groundbreaking wooden roller-coaster that is sure to thrill kids and adults alike. ‘Secret Weapon 8’ is just a code-name for the ride, rumoured to be really named the ominous ‘Wicker Man’. Other rides that have been coded ‘Secret Weapon’ have all had extraordinary qualities – Nemesis was Europe’s first inverted loop coaster, Oblivion had the first vertical drop and Air was the first ‘laying down’ roller-coaster. One thing’s for sure- we can expect big things from SW8!