2020: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Danny, 20th Nov 2019.

  1. Mikw

    Mikw TowersStreet Member

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    When i was there last week i asked one of the Smiler crew and they said there's no single rider queue at the moment - but i could ride if i joined the main queue.

    I didn't because there was a huge queue and i was with someone who didn't want to ride.

    As far as i know it's one social bubble per row, so single riders get a row to themself, on thier own.
     
  2. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Now always the case, a pair of single riders share a row.
     
  3. Connor98

    Connor98 TowersStreet Member

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    Nemesis is a really punchy coaster so it doesn't surprise me with how humid the weather is currently. It will be a force to be reckoned with tomorrow at 7pm in the heat!
     
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  4. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    And that’s why there is no separate single rider queue so each group would have a similar wait time in the main queue. In normal operations single riders fill in vacant seats left by odd numbered groups. In current operations those seats are left empty to allow for distancing so there is no need for a dedicated single riders line.
     
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  5. Error

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    You're a fool to think Disney and Universal are saints.

    This whole "second to Disney" is getting on my wick.
     
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  6. Acl90

    Acl90 TowersStreet Member

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    When I went on the 6th July the Smiler’s single rider was open, they just waited until there was a group of two and then left a seat between me and them. Great way of skipping a 100 minute queue. However, when I went back on the 27th and 28th it was closed.

    I really wish Merlin would have single rider on all their coasters.
     
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  7. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    I queued just under an hour yesterday but I don't know if it was worth it. It felt a lot more juddery and just felt like it threw you around a bit more. That ending is brutal aswell. I was only wearing a top where as last time I had a jumper and coat and it didn't hurt as much, so maybe the extra layers protected my shoulders
     
  8. Josh

    Josh TowersStreet Member

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    That's perfectly normal, it pulls a lot of force at that part of the ride, happens on a few inverts. You ever been on a Batman clone? I think I blacked out the whole way through the one at Magic Mountain, although it was 35 degrees and I hadn't drunk much water that day o_O
     
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  9. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    I was so glad of the refillable drink cups at Magic Mountain! From memory the only place with aircon there was the queue for Superman the Escape, it was soooo hot in that park!
     
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  10. AT86

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    It appears Octonauts has reopened today after being closed for a while. Just Enterprise left to sort out now.
     
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  11. Ethan

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    I remember Nemesis being more intense yesterday than I remembered. And the smiler aswell which surprised me more. I've not had many intense rides as such on it but that ride yesterday was ridiculous. It genuinely felt more forceful than nemmy yesterday (apart from the helix obviously)
     
  12. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    The hot weather can make coasters run faster as the wheels are hotter.
     
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  13. Steve74

    Steve74 TowersStreet Member

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    This is very interesting, looks like the Fireworks are going ahead but possibly with a different style of show:

     
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  14. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Don't know how towers can possibly do scarefest and fireworks with social distancing
     
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  15. ringo

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    Easy, different location for firing could possibly mean full use of the lawn for spectators which means more space which would allow people to do social distancing.
     
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  16. Thameslink Rail

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    Could they launch the fireworks off the roof?
     
  17. Alastair

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    The roof has been used in the past for firing shells I believe, as well as for lasers/lights. There isn't really sufficient room to fire an entire show from there though.
     
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  18. AT86

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    Perhaps from CCL/TWODW and/or coaster corner? Basically further back to give more standing space in front of the Towers.
     
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    Back in my student days, many many years ago, Middlesbrough Borough Council did a high level celebration display designed to be viewed from every part of the borough where you could see a little bit of open sky.
    It was amazing, with only four firing zones, and high firing shells, each zone firing out in all four directions, N, S, E, W, so the whole sky was carpeted.
    Shame I can't remember what the celebration was!
     
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  20. Matt N

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    According to Towers’ Facebook page, 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th August are all now sold out.

    The park has also introduced new measures to help with social distancing, according to TowersTimes:
     
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