2019: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WL18, 4th Nov 2018.

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  1. Burbs

    Burbs TS Site Team Team Member

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    I rode at about 12pm today and there was indeed “acting” in the octagon and vault as described above. It’s absolutely appalling and ruins all the atmosphere. Utterly cringeworthy.

    Who has given this change the go ahead?!
     
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    RicketyCricket TowersStreet Member

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    They probably send the Dungeon actors over to Hex when they're not busy. Which seems to be most of the day.
     
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    Talking about dungeons actors there seems to be a bunch of them roaming around the towers and down to towers street this summer.
     
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    Let's be honest I think the dungeons have been a flop I wonder if they have? :
    1 ) increased footfall to the resort ( which I thought was always the aim of a new attraction, correct me if I'm wrong )
    2) if it has turned a profit in the sense paid for the actor's wages and special effects etc.
    3) Why has it taken the merlin board so long to get the fact that you need to invest regularly to get a growth of business hence why they have sold.
     
  5. Godscrasher

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    'Danger Ride Area - Do Not Enter'. You have to put these signs up as a warning to those willing to enter. Not everyone has the same common sense and the sign isn't restricted to those waiting in the queue line. It needs to be visible to those tresspassers, if they see the sign and still enter and become harmed, they waived their right and Alton Towers have applied their duty. A court case would throw it out on any ground for civil damage claims.

    There could be ride areas where there is fencing installed but it doesn't look like part of the ride area, but will ultimately lead you to the actual ride if you wander too far, hence the need for the signs also.
     
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    Nemesis is currently the busiest ride on park. This is an extremely rare occasion that should be celebrated! It's getting the love it deserves. Although I sense it's on 1 train
     
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    It’s on one train
     
  8. Ethan

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    Whyyyyyy?
     
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    I'd guess the other one isn't working.
     
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  10. Rick

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    To rile coaster dorks sat in their parent's house refreshing Ridetimes every 5 minutes
     
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    Flipping eck i'm glad im not on park today looking at the queue times. People are even tweeting they have been stuck on the road outside trying to get into the park for 2 hours!!! I wonder if they are having to open the overflow car parks on the grass today! Maybe its the last minute rush before the little darlings go to school again tomorrow.
     
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    Nemesis is currently on 90 minutes, not seen that for a long time!

    Edit: Should've read above, doh!
     
  13. AT86

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    Ride close has once again been extended to 7pm. Good to see the numbers picking up.
     
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    I guess today is the annual "everyone's kid is back at school except mine" day :laughing:
     
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    Yup, Blackpool seems to be open an extra hour as well.
     
  16. djtruefitt

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    There’s a few times of the year when you shouldn’t visit the heme parks, the very end of the school holidays is certainly up there! The complete opposite is the start of the school holidays when he park can be pretty much dead!

    Anyway it’s back to 4pm and closed days from tomorrow.
     
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    Back to 4pm but the queues will still be 45+ mins
     
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    Do you reckon it's going to be as busy tomorrow? Might go up for a few hours but can't be doing with mega busy. I don't need that in my life.
     
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    It’s 4pm so should be quiet, however I guess a few schools might not be back till Wednesday, which mean a few may well be on park tomorrow!
     
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    As always with 4pm closures, expect 30-60 min queues
     
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