2014: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Alastair, 5th Jan 2014.

  1. Danny

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    They've still failed to realise each car can only hold four passengers as opposed to twenty ;) One hundred passengers per train would be quite a squeeze but would mean incredible throughput!
     
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    I thought, wow, you're being pedantic but then read it and was o_O:tearsofjoy:
     
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    I've heard that a lot of ride ops are now wearing themed clothes for their attraction? almost like costumes. I was told this is a norm for most rides now, I was aware Sub Terra, and The Smiler had this, but is the reflective jackets the staff wear on Hex new? Does anyone have any pictures of different ops with different costumes?
     
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    Hex has had staff wearing Heritage high-vis jackets for as long as I can remember. There have been times when one or two people are not wearing them, but usually someone will have one on. Maybe they've bought more recently to make sure everybody has one?
     
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    I haven't seen the heritage jackets until the 2014 season, obviously I missed out the staff wearing them, so maybe there's just more jackets for the staff now.
     
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    Yeah the staff on Hex have been wearing hi-vis jackets for quite a while now. However they have also recently started wearing hard hats as well which they did not used to.

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    The Hex staff always wear high-viz jackets. Sometimes with the Heritage Restoration logo, sometimes without. It's extremely rare for them not to be worn.

    Hex also now has white hard hats with a Heritage Restoration logo on them.
     
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    Noticed quite a few trees being chopped down behind the access road behind Blivvy today with a large area cordoned off. Anyone know what they're doing?
     
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    Probably just tree management
     
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    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

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    You can now pay to charge your phone at Towers. Thorpe also have one of these in the dome:

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    Photo from TowersStreet Facebook

    A good idea!

    :)
     
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    There's one in Gloomy Wood also that has been around for three weeks now.
     
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    There are 2 under the FV Skyride station as well.
     
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    Legoland have also had these since at least the start of the season. I assume it is the same company.
     
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    Potted plants have been added on the bridge near the lake.

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    Credit to TS twitter.

    I personally don't think they look very good, especially being behind an ugly fence.
     
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    Nice to see that they're attempting to polish a turd. It hasn't quite worked however.
     
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    Now if they put one of planters at each step to stopping people going up them, then did this without the fence it would look really nice.

    It look like they are dangerous plants, that need to be kept away from the public.
    That sounds like an idea for scarefest, human eating plants on the bridge behind fencing. :)
     
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    I like them! It make's the fence less obtrusive and is an attractive display.

    Its an investment, (in the £1,000's) that will see no return - purely for overall guest experience, and people are complaining? o_O
     
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    It just seems as though there's no thought gone into it, and they've just randomly plonked them there.

    They would look fine if there wasn't a big metal fence in the way. Just looks shoddy. Now what they could do is completely cover the bridge in plant pots and the like, to make it look much more pretty. Can't really see that happening, but we never know!
     
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    That price tag appears to be a little optimistic.

    Furthermore as Tom has said, they're been halfheartedly scattered down the bridge with no thought gone into their placement. There are many ways this could have been pulled off in a much more attractive and appealing manner (draping vines over the bridge rails would be a nice start). If anything, I feel this addition has become more abtrusive than the fence for all the wrong reasons, and that isn't a good thing.

    I'm not complaining for the sake of complaining, but it strikes me as a very last minute and weak thought from someone. If they're going to make the bridge more attractive, then stick flowers at regular intervals on the fence and then drape the bridge with vines and a display that has had thought and careful planning put into it.
     
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    Then when the whole bridge is covered, it'll just be a raised flower display, meaning that the fence can be removed!

    Or am I just getting too optimistic now?
     
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