2021: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Skyscraper, 2nd Nov 2020.

  1. Jim

    Jim TowersStreet Member

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    I've see Scarefest (Sat 23rd) sold out well over a week in advance. Then a by mid week before the day, you can buy tickets again.

    I'm starting to assume that initial sell outs are base around staffing & trying balancing out the crowd numbers over the 2 weeks. Then increase numbers on certain days when they are confident they will have enough staff. I'm assuming they just don't have the staff to run the park at full capacity every day going by whats been said in past on here.
     
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    Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if caps on capacity (and it's apparent fluctation) is more down to staff availability than Covid and social distancing now.
     
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    Steve74 TowersStreet Member

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    Yeah it was on 3 trains when I was there
     
  4. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    Its possible they have limited the capacity now due to the Smiler being closed, hence the Scarefest dates fairly suddenly selling out, likely due to the amount of tickets being available being reduced.
     
  5. Skyscraper

    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    TPWW has done a video covering several issues, including Smiler's extended downtime, Thirteen's issues, the recent massive queue times and Fireworks preparations (hence why I posted it in the general thread rather than all four specific threads);

     
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    @imanautie are you able to find out how many tickets are being sold during scarefest like you've done previously. Was wondering what they may have limited the capacity to
     
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    s_g_k TowersStreet Member

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    I was just casually looking at Fastrack options for my visit on 6th November and the app allows you to buy various fastrack packages on 13th/14th November, despite the park being closed? I went as far as I could without actually buying them to check it wasn’t an error, but it does look like they’ll take your money.
     
  8. D4n

    D4n TowersStreet Member

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    The park is open for a private event (5k / 10k / half marathon) that weekend. It is conceivable that they will sell fastracks that weekend and this is not a mistake.
     
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  9. Rojo

    Rojo TowersStreet Member

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    There's a 5k/10k and half marathon on that weekend. The park is open for runners and spectators
     
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  10. s_g_k

    s_g_k TowersStreet Member

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    Ahh thanks - I didn’t know the rides were open for this event?
     
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    D4n TowersStreet Member

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    Rides should be open 12 - 5.

    Although I'm sure there will be some exceptions.
     
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    Rojo TowersStreet Member

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    Given its a "private"event with a capacity of 7,500 I'm surprised they're sellin....wait no I'm not :D
     
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    Doubt thirteen will run as surely it will be too cold.
     
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  14. s_g_k

    s_g_k TowersStreet Member

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    Just done a bit of research into this event. You can grab a spectator ticket for £22 which gives you access to 6 hours of ride time at an event with a much lower capacity than a standard park day. Assuming most rides will be open, this event suddenly seems like a great value day out!
     
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    RicketyCricket TowersStreet Member

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    I'm supposed to be doing the 10k. Only started couch to 5k a few days ago haha.
     
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  16. Rojo

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    Haha good luck!

    I recently emailed and downgraded to the 5k as my training plans haven't been great. Post covid has impacted my ability to exercise more than I realised. Plus the thought of a 10k run and several hours round the park is a bit daunting right now :D

    I'd say I'd get on the rides quicker too but I'm not so sure I'll be doing a sub 30 minutes 5k anytime soon.

    Great value but think of how great those Smiler restraints are going to smell after the races :eek::mask::astonished:
     
  17. Matt.GC

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    Selling fast tracks for a private events now? Wow.
     
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  18. Kraken27

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    The Smiler restraints stink of sweat / vomit to start off with. I'd put good money on Towers NOT having used the Smiler downtime to do any significant cleaning of the trains (as they probably have little intention of re-opening the Smiler this season).
     
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  19. Danscott22

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    I bet The Smiler still won't be open by the event if it's closed for the remainder of the season, the chances of it being open 6 days later are probably unlikely.
     
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    RicketyCricket TowersStreet Member

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    Oblivions restraints are disgusting too. Visibly moulding.
     
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