"Danger of Death"

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  1. Rob

    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

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    I agree that there is that aspect also and it is something I have alluded to. Towers have always had signs stating that rides areas are dangerous, instructing guests to keep out. I personally think these signs are sufficient, they warn you of a danger, they tell you it is a ride area, they tell you to keep out. If you go in and get hurt then well you've only got yourself to blame. Does it need to be spelled out every few metres along a fence, which is now the case at Towers, that you might DIE? I really don't think so, it's an overkill if you'll pardon the pun!

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    The daft thing is that Raptor's European clone, Monster, has no fence whatsoever around it's ride area. Not even a hedge. The path is boardered by a few sporadic shrubs, no more than a foot high, with plenty of gaps between them and no signs at all.
    Oddly enough, no one has gone in to the ride area and died yet.
     
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    Okay, crossing the first fence would make you a slight idiot, but some people wouldn't expect to be hit by the ride in that area and see it as "safe". But if you cross the second fence then yes I think you should receive the Darwin award.

    I expect the first black fence to receive so AT style danger do not cross signage as well now....
     
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    At least no one else was hurt. It is not uncommon with deaths like these where the idiot who climbs the fence is struck by the leg of a rider resulting in them being injured. I feel sorry for the riders and people in the queue who witnessed it and also the medics and ride ops.
     
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    Wow, so clearly Air's fencing was not sufficient for the last 14 years.

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    A closer look at the high quality welding:

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    :)
     
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    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    This... seriously...

    It looks bad, useless (looks like it would collapse if someone tried climbing over it), and is really unnecessary. Is that actually safe? The metal looks quite sharp on that last one.
     
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    It's almost worth getting cut on it just to sue towers for making things worse.
     
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    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    SOMEONE CALL THE MIRROR!
     
  9. Rob

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    I am personally very much looking forward to observing the heights of various fencing in the Floridian parks over the next 3 weeks! I'll be sure to report back the potential dangers at these popular and well visited theme parks.

    :)
     
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    Seriously?? This looks so bad, I'm laughing.
     
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    That looks a complete mess! And yes surely if someone goes to climb on that will it not give way?
     
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    This makes Sonics New fence look well made. Did they get a 10 year old to do that welding?
     
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    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    Its just a complete shambles.. Was walking through the Gardens, no fence round the lake. Could have quite easily fallen in and drowned.
     
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    Wouldn't it have just been as easy if not easier to put a whole new piece of fencing there?
     
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    I think this is just something done overnight to stop the hse from saying anything. Would have taken longer to replace the whole fence
     
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    I just mean that one piece over the tunnel. It's such a mess it's laughable. I hope Alton Towers do read these forums and see what a joke they are making of themselves.

    We never had a chance to be the same quality as Disney or Universal... And now looks like Lightwater Valley is their aspiration.
     
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    It just goes to show AT realy do care about our well being and safety while on park
     
  18. Rob

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    It won't have been done to stop anyone like the HSE saying something. It will be a deicision from Merlin's/Towers' H&S teams to cover their own backs. It's clearly a park wide project that is being implemented.

    :)
     
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    Someone said the other week that the fencing doesn't bother them and that it doesn't effect their overall experience....... Come on!!!
     
  20. Rollercoasters4Life

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    Not even the same colour FFS! I mean come on...
     

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