2019: General Discussion

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

  1. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    The last couple of years the bus from Stoke has only run from the last week in May until early September and then again on selected Scarefest and Fireworks dates.

    There aren’t any buses from Uttoxeter anymore. Not sure about the Derby bus, I think it generally runs from the start of the season but it’s only Mon-Fri and doesn’t arrive until 11am.

    Edit: the Nottingham and Derby bus runs from Mon 25th March - https://www.nottsderby.co.uk/app/download/30268478/SERVICE+X52.pdf
     
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  2. mrignuf

    mrignuf TowersStreet Member

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    Alright. cheers
     
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  3. Error

    Error TowersStreet Member

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    Saying that I'm offended by this is an understatement. Jesus wept get a flat ride in there already.
     
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  4. delta79

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    Be careful what you wish for.
    Next year it will be a bouncy castle with no air in it.

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  5. Error

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    I mean look at it, with the old scenery of Ripsaw it looks like a POW cage in war torn Iraq.
     
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    Le sigh...How many times have I told you to not give Merlin any ideas?
     
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    I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up too much, buuuut...
     
  8. Plastic Person

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    I expect it's more likely a case of poor communication between the app developers and those in charge of content and park operations.
     
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  9. Lurker

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    Adding effects to a ride, madness! The guests would be too spoilt.
     
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  10. AT86

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    I very much doubt the waterfalls would return until the H&S investigation into the Drayton incident is completed. Happy to be wrong though.
     
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  11. DistortAMG

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    I would not count on it. Merlin have already re directed the budget to run the waterfalls to pay for the caviar and cigars in the boardroom. Congratulations all round for such a wonderful job they are doing. :flushed:
     
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  12. TakeYourMedicine

    TakeYourMedicine TowersStreet Member

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    Honestly, do social media people really look at a STOCK image on an app and think it means anything at all?
     
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  14. DistortAMG

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    Navigating through the waterfalls of disappointment and despair more like.

    In all seriousness, I can't see them turning them back on until at least the H&S investigation is finished. They will not want to take any risks no matter how small after The Smiler a few years back. Understandable they are very cautious as that incident was very damaging to the business.
     
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  15. TakeYourMedicine

    TakeYourMedicine TowersStreet Member

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    Was the Drayton incident even related to water effects though? If not, then again Alton Towers have drawn attention to something that was not a problem in the first place, like the debate around putting back the Smiler audio.

    But if Alton Towers had an existing problem with people regularly standing up in the waterfalls, that makes more sense to stop it until a better solution could be found. But I don't think they are interested in finding a better solution, I think theyd rather cut the water effects permanently because it's the easiest option. All those kinds of decisions is what amounts to a lacklustre park
     
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  16. djtruefitt

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    Wouldn’t believe everything you read on the app or website, take a look at the duel page on the website and they have this lovely new photo.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Alastair

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    Red ND filter or misplaced finger?

    Truly the question of our age.
     
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  18. Altonadvocate1

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    Themed accommodation coming soon via Merlin...

    A and E trauma centre
    Concentration Camp . X
    Mother's Theresa's home for the dying
    Pig Farm . X
    Victorian Work House
    DHSS office
    Death Row Holding cells.

    2 down, five to go.

    Anyone else old enough to remember when Theme Parks used to be fun .
     
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    I'm going to join the hat eating squad... There is no way the waterfalls are coming back.

    Imagine how much money they saved by leaving them off? This is how Merlin think.
     
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    I never promised to eat a hat, but Aldi beans and sausages on the head if Stargazing pods have an average score of 3.5 out of five a month after opening.
     
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