2016: Air - Re-theme to VR Coaster - Galactica

Discussion in 'Planning Portal Archive' started by AT86, 20th Jul 2015.

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  1. Danny

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    It's down to the whole experience lending itself to virtual reality. Europa and Six Flags' offerings are just roller coasters with the optional extra of VR (which of course, Galactica is), however their VR films have nothing to do with the ride itself. Galactica's theme is based on the VR, which makes it dedicated compared to the rest.
     
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    Apparently it's because VR is available on every seat, rather than just the back 10(?) seats on Alpen-Express at EP and Pegasus. It's such a pointless claim that it brings ridicule on the whole project. Like James said, if they'd just stuck to marketing the VR then they could have geared the marketing towards how awesome that is instead of being the first all the time like some 12 year old in a youtube video's comments
     
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    Question for anyone who has been on it. How many staff are actually working on the ride? Is there one per row on each side of the station? Are there still staff batching people into the bays and is there still staff members at the split points and the entrance.

    Just curious.... I mean is this why we have seen other attractions closed, because Galactica is such a heavy burden on staff?
     
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    This morning they put up a new video on their YouTube channel titled "The Making of Galactica". There were already several comments stating it was 'just Air'.

    This has since been deleted and reuploaded as "Galactica - the making of Alton Towers Resort's brand new ride experience".

    Is it possible they are now only just starting to realise their marketing has been entirely misleading?

     
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    I've been told (during my visit on Monday) that they need 14 staff per car , that is 1 staff per row and a couple of extra staff :eek:
     
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    Just timed a dispatch, 5 mins.
     
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    :eek:

    So 14 per station, plus the actual ride ops, people on the gate and enough staff to cover for breaks are we looking at over 30 staff members?

    Jeez...

    If there wasn't this VR business, then I bet half of the closed attractions would be open.
     
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    So around 670 pph then. Oh Dear! :confused::eek:
     
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    As Galactica is now open, this thread has been locked and moved to the Planning Portal Archive.

    Please do continue to discuss Galactica is the brand new (unlike the ride itself ;)) Galactica thread over in General Discussion.

    :)
     
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