2018: Park Operations & Ride Availability

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AstroDan, 11th Apr 2018.

  1. Laura91

    Laura91 TowersStreet Member

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    The smiler has just gone to 5 minutes I’m assuming the rain has put people off. Why am I always in work on the good Alton days?!
     
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    Wicker Man is on 30 minutes as well. I thought woodies ran better in the rain?! :p
     
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  3. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    What is the weather like at Towers today? It seems very quiet compared to other days this week looking at ride times.

    Maybe season pass holders are proping up visitor numbers more than I thought. Perhaps they should scrap the Friday block out dates.
     
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  4. Austin Towers

    Austin Towers TowersStreet Member

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    No they shouldn't. We're going next Friday.
     
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  5. spinba11

    spinba11 TowersStreet Member

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    Weather wise, we had pretty much everything today (apart from snow).
     
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  6. BigT

    BigT TowersStreet Member

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    It was very quiet today and I managed to get on all 7 big coasters several times except Rita which was just the once (enough).
     
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  7. Austin Towers

    Austin Towers TowersStreet Member

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    Off to a bad start this morning. Smiler, Galactica and Oblivion all 'come back later'
     
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  8. Danscott22

    Danscott22 TowersStreet Member

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    The Smiler has been closed for majority of the afternoon, let's hope its not something the media can report on:rolleyes:
    EDIT: It seems Oblivion is carrying X-Sector this afternoon as the only operational ride in the area too.
     
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  9. Austin Towers

    Austin Towers TowersStreet Member

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    Smiler's been on and off both yesterday and today so hopefully just an intermittent problem and nothing serious.
     
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  10. Danscott22

    Danscott22 TowersStreet Member

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    Looked like Rita & Galactica were down for a while earlier, and now Spinball is down it seems it's been hit and miss today, apart from Nemesis, Oblivion, Th13teen & Wicker Man.
     
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  11. Morgan Price

    Morgan Price TowersStreet Member

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    You spoke too soon! TH13TEEN is now down
     
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  12. rob666

    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    Had a really good run on the rides today, just smiler let the side down.
    Full figure eight through the gardens, twice, left soon after four.
    Not bad for an oldie with dodgy knees.
    Top notch ops on all the rides, longest queue was Mr Whicker at about half an hour.
     
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  13. Unicorns_are_lovely

    Unicorns_are_lovely TowersStreet Member

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    Not a bad day today with a decent tally of rides but downtime on the smiler this afternoon meant no ride for me today!

    Batching on the Wickerman was very hit and miss ... the batch host had to open the door to the preshow room to get people moving and filling the queueline in the station at one point :p after visiting BPB yesterday on a very busy day there I still don't think the WM staff are a patch on the Icon team with regards to getting that queue shifting! WM does run like a dream in the rain though :cool:

    Not a bad 'un today at AT though, a little bit of my faith has been restored! :)
     
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  14. Danscott22

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    Without speaking too soon, does it seen that majority of Wicker Man's problems have been sorted? It doesn't seem to be going down as often anymore.
     
  15. Austin Towers

    Austin Towers TowersStreet Member

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    Has the smiler been down all day?
     
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  16. Danscott22

    Danscott22 TowersStreet Member

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    Not all day, it looked like it was late opening, it then closed, re-opened, closed again and is yet to open again, something significant must be up with it.
     
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  17. Austin Towers

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    Hope they have it sorted for Friday and Saturday :coldsweat:
     
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  18. mrignuf

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    was up and running all day on sunday without issues.
     
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  19. rob666

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    No, it was closed for at least half an hour around four.
     
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  20. Fiona

    Fiona TowersStreet Member

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    I have been here both Sunday and today and we are staying right through until and including Thursday. Yesterday, managed loads of rides, including all of the big seven as the park was quiet. Smiler is hit and miss, it breaks down regularly but they do their best to get it up and running fast. Oblivion is carrying a 5 minute queue for most of the day which is great. Wicker man is always a long queue, Thank goodness for ERT! It's so much faster than I expected, it's a really good ride.
    No complaints here so far!
     
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