General Queue Times Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Craig, 12th Apr 2021.

  1. Jim

    Jim TowersStreet Member

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    Have a look at 'Coaster Bot' YouTube channel. He has a video called 'How fast are Alton Towers operations' (Playlist: Analytical Theme Park Videos) done back in June this year with some pph calculations and comparison to manufacture quoted through put.
     
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  2. Danscott22

    Danscott22 TowersStreet Member

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    Id like to be starting at TH13TEEN next Friday, but I can't remember the last time it actually opened at 10am. It seems to be closed an awful lot lately.
     
  3. Ethan

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    Indeed it's like a yoyo at the moment
     
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  4. Ethan

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    Reliability looks as good as ever this morning!
     
  5. s_g_k

    s_g_k TowersStreet Member

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    I was just thinking that. Queues are heavier than they have been for a while too.
     
  6. Skyscraper

    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Don't jinx it Ethan... :p;)
     
  7. Danscott22

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    To be fair, Thirteen is closed again, honestly it really makes me wonder why it's down so much lately.
     
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  8. s_g_k

    s_g_k TowersStreet Member

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    I guess a park full of worlds first 1st generation coasters is always going to have reliability issues.
     
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  9. Ethan

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    The good thing about a coaster being down is that as soon as it opens everyone will go there, meaning lower queues than normal for everything else
     
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    Agreed. First time I ever rode Nemmy was just after it re-opened from a technical delay, and there was quite a big crowd outside the queue gate waiting for it to open.
     
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  11. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Good luck @Jaybomuso with your day on park today. If all goes well it should be fairly quiet. I do have a felling it'll be busier due to the park closing at 7 but on a plus that gives you more time to get all the rides in
     
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  12. Ethan

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    Was admittedly expecting it to be busier today than it is. There isn't much difference to the queues compared to the rest of the week
     
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    That’s good to hear! Could the park have upped rides back to full capacity, as you suggested in another thread?

    I don’t think “midweek” necessarily means “lowered capacity”, though; I went on a Monday back in June, and Wicker Man was on 3 trains and Oblivion was on 2 stations!
     
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  14. Skyscraper

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    You have to remember that with everyone having to book in advance online at the moment (even passholders), it's easier for Towers to predict how busy the park will be and adust opening times and operations accordingly. :)
     
  15. Danscott22

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    I'm there next Friday and I really hope it's this quiet. There's only 2 rides at the minute which you probably wouldn't bother queueing for (Wicker Man on 45 and Rita on 60) especially when everything else is under 15 (not counting The Smiler's SRQ)
     
  16. Ethan

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    Well I think it's a safe bet to say Galactica is on 2 stations. Not sure on Oblivion as that said 70 earlier which there's no way it would be on dual stations
     
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  17. Danscott22

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    Funk'n'Fly is back on but the Rapids are closed again. They can't catch a break without something being closed all day it seems recently.
     
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  18. Ethan

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    Wonder if the queues at scarefest will surpass the ones we saw in the summer. They usually do but this summer was busier than normal
     
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    Had a fantastic day on park today (and yesterday). Queues great (on the whole).
     
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    Looking at the hotel prices and how hard it is to book pretty much anything, I think it's going to be rammed come Scarefest
     
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