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  1. Josh

    Project Horizon: Public Consultation on New Attraction

    Yeah, Cosmic Rewind's two show buildings have a combined size of about 15,000 square metres, so seems very unlikely Towers' new coaster will be longer! :tearsofjoy:
  2. Josh

    Formula One

    They've just confirmed the 3 hour race window has been moved to begin at 21:05 (local time), so should be able to get in a full race as long as there are no more delays.
  3. Josh

    Nemesis: General Discussion

    Why have they changed the original storyline to be that the track is what pins the creature down? I mean, it's not the end of the world when they adapt stories, but now it's a bit hard to explain why the legs of the creature look suspiciously like the steel that is restraining it :tearsofjoy:
  4. Josh

    Ride Availability/Operations 2022

    Don't be so quick to jump to the negatives, the CCTV watching the operators could also be used to prove that the operator did everything right, so whatever happened wasn't their fault ;)
  5. Josh

    Duel: The Haunted House Actually Strikes Back - Refurb Incoming

    Funnily enough Duel was one of the only rides still open when everything else was down yesterday. It must have an old CCTV system. I guess after the revamp it will be on the new centralised system so will go down with the rest of the rides next year when they have network issues! :tearsofjoy:
  6. Josh

    Ride Availability/Operations 2022

    Thank you for the illustration, much better shows what I was trying to describe :tearsofjoy:
  7. Josh

    Ride Availability/Operations 2022

    No there is actually a separate exit gate for RAP holders which is inside the RAP queue. The queue is supposed to only be in the old smoking area, there's a sign at the end that says wait here to be called forward. The section at the end next to the platform should be kept clear so RAP guests...
  8. Josh

    Park Hours: Updates and Discussion

    How do you know it was due to thunderstorms? Are you on park today?
  9. Josh

    Ride Availability/Operations 2022

    It has nothing to do with managing the guest flow to the shop, sometimes you can catch the offload host running to open the gate and running back to close it after to be more efficient. This doesn't always happen though. The turnstile is there as they used to be able to run it with 1 host, on...
  10. Josh

    Ride Availability/Operations 2022

    The reason RMT used to have such good operations is because they used to have 2 platform staff checking bars (now they have 1), they used to be able to dispatch the train as soon as the platform staff stepped away (they now need all staff behind locked gates and back in position pressing...
  11. Josh

    Formula One

    It's insane to think how much Ferrari has buggered up this season, 3 races in and it looked like they were going to run away with it, since then they seem to have completely imploded. Listening to Sainz's race engineer nonchalantly calling him into the pits whilst he was in the middle of...
  12. Josh

    2022: General Discussion

    In recent weeks the amount of School trips seems to reduce as the week goes on, so Friday will hopefully not be as busy as say today or tomorrow. I would also make the most of the bonus ERT on some of the rides from 09:30 if you're able to, there are a couple of CBeebies rides that open early by...
  13. Josh

    Nemesis: General Discussion

    I hear they are repainting it Merlin Grey, to even further remove it from the fact the track is supposed to be organic material :confused:
  14. Josh

    General Queue Times Discussion 2022

    This is early in the School trip season too, it's only going to get busier as we get closer to the start of the Holidays :oops:
  15. Josh

    Park Hours: Updates and Discussion

    I agree, I had so much bar time today I even squeezed in two rides!! Couldn't believe it.
  16. Josh

    Park Hours: Updates and Discussion

    There are two buses each morning, one that gets to Towers at 8 and the next at 10:30. It starts at Leek and then goes all the way round the world's fair via Stoke stopping at various places. This means people who live 12 miles away in Leek, have to get up before 6am to catch the bus to work if...
  17. Josh

    Merlin Entertainments: General Discussion

    That's a shame, I really enjoyed that Dungeons when I visited San Francisco a few years ago. The Alcatraz finale scene is one of the best Dungeons scenes I've seen. It followed the same general formula as all other Dungeons but was very Americanised so was a bit different and quite entertaining.
  18. Josh

    General Queue Times Discussion 2022

    I guess it depends on the park, but I've had the same quiet bank holiday experience at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Thorpe Park in the past. Maybe Drayton Manor is where everyone is at on a bank holiday! :tearsofjoy:
  19. Josh

    General Queue Times Discussion 2022

    Typical bank holiday weekend. Tomorrow will be busier than today despite not being part of half term, because everyone goes the day after the bank holiday weekend as they expect it to be quieter :tearsofjoy: A bank holiday is always the best day to go to a theme park. Everyone else expects it...
  20. Josh

    Ride Availability/Operations 2022

    11 years ago I saw Galactica running 1 train on an off peak September day. Back then there was an entrance host too so they had plenty more staff than today. Seen it on many other occasions too over the years. At the end of the day it could be many reasons; lack of engineers to complete regular...
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