- Favourite Ride
I wonder why the screen in the middle was still running? Was it normally left on when the roller coaster wasn't in operation? (e.g. over night).
I'd imagine that the health and safety executive demanded they handed over the site as it was meaning they couldn't turn anything offI wonder why the screen in the middle was still running? Was it normally left on when the roller coaster wasn't in operation? (e.g. over night).
Christ... I know we all cry for the rides reopening and I truly believe it will be perfectly safe once it does but... Those images. They really are chilling. I'd almost forgotten how much so.
They could copy Blackpool Pleasure Beach and call it "The Smiler 2"
Seriously though, I don't see the point in a rebrand. It will always be known as "that ride that crashed", no amount of rebranding will change that. So, in my best shareholder voice, it makes better financial sense to leave it as is and weather the storm instead of wasting money on a new theme and name and new advertising.
As far as we know there won't be a re-theme will there?
Those images are chilling, no doubt, but they are images of the past. When are people ever going to see X-Sector that empty again, not to mention a train sat stationary there? I get what you're saying, I just think once the area is going full tilt again it will be unrecognisable from those news pictures and people won't care once they're there.
For all I get on Merlin's case, I never expected anything of this nature at Towers, one thing I always felt there was safe.
Those images are chilling, no doubt, but they are images of the past. When are people ever going to see X-Sector that empty again, not to mention a train sat stationary there?
I would be very disappointed if it was toned down. I loved the theme and even the loud music and it made it very imposing. You are either going to be happy to ride it or your not the theming isn't going to change that.It's interesting to see how many enthusiasts have forgotten the gravity of the accident that day. And we are people who look at coasters and such daily.
I don't think a rebrand is necessary. Maybe a tone down, not sure what that would entail. Maybe the laughing track stopped. It was annoying as sin anyways.
We are living in the age of outrage. Trust me, people will be "offended" when it reopens. Of course, as with all these things, they won't be personally offended, but they will cause a massive stink all over the internet on behalf of the people they think it is offensive to... while those people themselves couldn't care less.
Stalling is not a fault, a system (whether that's electronic or a human process) that can't make the ride safe when a stall occurs is a fault.