2018: General Discussion

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

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  1. Brad97

    Brad97 TowersStreet Member

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    Seems to be called Wasteland Bash rather than stomp, but not much else. It's clearly still in a testing phase, with no official show times yet.
     
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    Ahhh okay thanks!

    I'm excited for this, used to love the pirate show, so hopefully this is decent!

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  3. pj

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    Wait a minute do you mean you got to do the ride 13?

    Good to hear they are getting better must be hard when they can’t keep staff to get them up to speed when most of their knowledge comes from having to do it with a busy park.


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  4. IanSR

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    This is the thing where Ripsaw used to be?

    There were dancers there yesterday, which was funny as nobody could see the guy doing the breakdancing because of a block of concrete in the way.
     
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    April fools? Or are the towers actually on fire?
     
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    I hope it’s real. Let it burn. Hope it spreads to the whole park. Let’s be done with it and start again.
    :confused:
     
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    Since when did the Hotels stop serving lunch.
    Oh apparently this year. :mad:
    I wish this was a fool. But it not.
    The only fools are Merlin and Towers with their cutbacks.
    :(
     
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    If it's an April Fools then they are, kind of slightly missing the point of April Fools.

    April Fools is cling filming the toilet, replacing sugar with salt or sellotaping down the receiver switch on old style phones, it's not telling the world your most iconic building is on fire.
     
  10. Dave

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    Yeah that picture is in no way a shot of Windsor Castle in 1992.

    Worst part of April Fools are the unimaginative, unfunny attempts some people put out there!
     
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    Hopefully it's just the part with all the Scarefest props in.
     
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    Just when you think the park can move forward, a story is released about merlin and alton towers asking for a tax return review after the affects of the smiler crash. They have to bring it all up again just when things were moving on and a new ride opens.

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  13. ringo

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ts-slump-Smiler-crash-Staffordshire-2015.html

    I thought it was an April fools but you could actually see Merlin doing it.

     
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    Not very funny having to bring it all up again. It's hardly going to encourage people to visit.

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    This is a bit of a boring non story.

    It's closed rides, shambolic operations, pathetic opening hours and poor guest experiences that will discourage people to visit rather than a sensationalist footnote in a declining right wing newspaper that's only read by a handful of racist old people.
     
  16. IanSR

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    It's a good day to bury questionable news because people don't know whether it's an April Fool or not, and by the time they work out it isn't, nobody cares because they're completely fedup with all the lame arse April Fool jokes from Corporate UK trying to be down with the cool kids.
     
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    I had a thought over bag rooms. Wickerman has one running. Smiler, thirteen have theirs mothballed.

    Would it be an idea to part time rooms. On days where they know they are going to have very high guest number. They open them.

    Or at least the smilers as that the second largest queue time most days after wickerman.

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    That would also help with the Smilers atrocious rap queue, shame merlin are too cheap even for part time bag stores.

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    Before the start of the season, I'd assumed that without a merge host, fastrack and RAP would share the left side of the queue with main on the right. Tickets/return times could either be checked by an entrance host or otherwise the merge host would be responsible for everything.

    The current situation is just bonkers though - they're expecting main queue people who've waited however long to give way to the RAP guests. Good luck with that. I'd hate to be in the position of trying to merge in the main queue at that point, you'd just get abuse from everyone else. It clearly won't work on fireworks day - last year RAP and fastrack queues were out the building most of the day, and that's before they slashed capacity on the ride by closing the bag room.
     
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    I can't imagine rap getting long queues with such a merge system, almost enough for me to buy others in my group single shot fastracks for the smiler Just so I don't have to struggle with it!

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