2018: General Discussion

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

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  1. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    But as every sensible business knows, you have to spend money to make money...
    o_O
    Merlin .... sensible...

    o_O

    I didnt think this through :rolleyes:
     
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  2. John

    John TowersStreet Member

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    There may be fewer technical staff, or they may have shorter hours that prevents them getting all rides ready by 10am. If maintenance budgets have reduced, I'd expect (and hope) that the reductions are relatively small compared with the cuts to the operations team and retail/f&b.

    EDIT: Both Smiler and Wicker Man now listed as unavailable on RideTimes. Just Spinball, Oblivion and Enterprise open out of the thrill rides.
     
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  3. themeparkfan

    themeparkfan TowersStreet Member

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    This is my issue you can't keep cutting operations and offerings to improve profit. Yes visitor numbers went down circa 600000 after smiler but the park need to get them back in! !! Cuts ain't going to achieve that. Maybe they help improve profit margin but you can only squeeze so much juice and pips out of the orange until it runs out , then what?

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  4. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    switch to grapefuits?

    I see spinball is now down, so nearly an hour into park opening and we have Oblivion and Enterprise to choose from

    glad I stayed at home
     
  5. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Oblivion is now down as well

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  6. IanSR

    IanSR TowersStreet Member

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    I'm assuming this will be one of the busiest days of the year outside of prime summer and fireworks?
     
  7. themeparkfan

    themeparkfan TowersStreet Member

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    A nice day out riding enterprise should have gone to the funfair

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  8. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Oblivion is back up!

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  9. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    Yay!
     
  10. skyscraper

    skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Hmm.

    Enterprise 0 mins
    Oblivion 30 mins
    Galactica Unavailable
    Nemesis Unavailable
    Rita Unavailable
    Spinball Whizzer Unavailable
    TH13TEEN Unavailable
    The Smiler Unavailable
    Wicker Man Unavailable
    Battle Galleons 0 mins
    Charlie and Lola's Moonsquirters & Greendrops 0 mins
    Congo River Rapids 0 mins
    Cuckoo Cars Driving School 0 mins
    Duel - The Haunted House Strikes Back 0 mins
    Frog Hopper 0 mins
    Gallopers Carousel 0 mins
    Mr. Bloom's Allotment 0 mins
    The Blade 0 mins
    The Numtums Number-Go-Round 0 mins
    Hex - The Legend of the Towers 5 mins
    Marauder's Mayhem 5 mins
    Justin's House Pie-O-Matic Factory 10 mins
    In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride 20 mins
    The Furchester Hotel Live Show 20 mins
    Postman Pat Parcel Post 30 mins
    Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure Unavailable
    Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride Unavailable
    Heave Ho Unavailable
    Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure Unavailable
    Runaway Mine Train Unavailable
     
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  11. themeparkfan

    themeparkfan TowersStreet Member

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    Glad I stayed at home

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  12. themeparkfan

    themeparkfan TowersStreet Member

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    I wonder what queue time for customer service is?

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  13. Danny

    Danny Leicester Melvin Rong

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    I'd be surprised if the park is overly busy anyway, the weather there looks crap. Not quite as bad as opening weekend, but it isn't far off.
     
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  14. themeparkfan

    themeparkfan TowersStreet Member

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    Is it open to 6 tonight?

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  15. MakoMania

    MakoMania TowersStreet Member

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    No snow or ice, temperatures currently 6°C, wind only 11mph.
     
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    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    I think it shuts at 5pm tonight.
     
  17. themeparkfan

    themeparkfan TowersStreet Member

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    Thought it was 6 for easter weekend but 5 makes sense. I wonder what the tracking sheet looks like in the office I bet they are below target?

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  18. Danny

    Danny Leicester Melvin Rong

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    This is the current state of Wicker Man from Instagram:


    There's also been images posted of the entrance plaza covered in ice, as well as Towers themselves confirming the ride closures due to the weather on Twitter.
     
  19. MakoMania

    MakoMania TowersStreet Member

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    That's very strange, my friend is by Nemesis telling me the weather is fine. BBC/Met Office also saying the same. Towers replied to me this morning saying they expected a full ride offering also.
     
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  20. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    How come Oblivion is open if it's snowing, then? And all the others are closed?
     
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