2018: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MakoMania, 24th Oct 2017.

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  1. spinba11

    spinba11 TowersStreet Member

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    Must resist posting screenshots of my trips.
     
  2. Robert.W

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    Surprisingly, I’ve managed to get the back row on a number of occasions, even though I only visited the park a couple of times this year. :D
     
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    For some reason, back row was always chained off whenever I went...
     
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    Stevie TowersStreet Member

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    In recent years back row has only been used for disabled access.
     
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    I must have been lucky then. Had two rides on Nemesis, one in the back row. Was with someone who's never been to Alton Towers before, so of course we went for back row :D

    Was in early June and although the park was moderately busy, Nemesis was walk on for every row except the front :)
     
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    I also managed back row a couple of times this year. Sometimes you can drop lucky and there's no RAP at that precise moment.
     
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    Ah right. Thanks for the clarification @Stevie!
     
  8. djtruefitt

    djtruefitt TS Site Team Team Member

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    Disabled guests will always be put in the back row. But also when they aren’t using the Fastrack merge point, fastrack will also use the exit and back row.

    However if it’s a fairly quiet day then there won’t be many fastrack or disabled so they’ll open back row.


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  9. Benzin

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    Or you just luck out when you get to the gates...

    Unless that's not fun for the conspiracy theorists? Maybe Merlin are deliberately preventing our back row rides because of the online flak they get?
     
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    djtruefitt TS Site Team Team Member

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    Disabled guests usually go on the back row so it’s easier to evacuate if the ride was to break down on the lift hill. I know it’s certainly the case on Nemesis, TH13TEEN, Rita and Smiler.

    Strangely Oblvion our disabled guests on the front row, and I’m unsure on Wicker Man or The Smiler.

    And if fastrack is using the exit with disabled it’s easier to just load the back row.


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  11. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    As @spinball pointed out, Oblivion being front is likely due to the rear row being raised

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    And Wickerman they just dump guests where ever they like,:rolleyes: unless they are wheelchair users then its back row.
     
  13. Alsty

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    Hmm, I’ll have to edit down my feedback.

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    Just completed the survey, would actually like to give more feedback but they only asked for a few words, I just put stop cost cutting.

    Of course, evert business cost costs, but the way M£rlin do it grossly affect's customers days out.
     
  16. AstroDan

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    Hopefully there will be some comments about SRQ and staggered openings after their implementation earlier this year.
     
  17. John

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    I put SRQ and bag stores on 13/Smiler but completely forgot about staggered openings as they'd pretty much gone by the end of season
     
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    Please just mention bring back single lines. It benefits everyone
     
  19. RoyJess

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    This was my reply

    The website wouldn't allow me to post the above, it needed to be 30 words max, so I shortened the above to this

     
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    I hope everyone put “galactica no VR”
    I was gutted I could only use 15 words when I filled in the last section. But in short I put Open SRQ, no staggered openings, longer days in summer and less closed midweek days.
     
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