Ride Availability 2018

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  1. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    According to RCDB, 1,100 riders per hour is actually the theoretical throughput that Thirteen was designed to hit, so this is actually pretty good, even with the baggage system. Although I have heard 1,200 in other places.

    If you had to guess @AstroDan, would you say that the park this year is as busy as we'd typically see in a bad normal year e.g. 2012, if you get what I mean?
     
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    Towers are responding to complaints with this reply today:

    "Today only, present your ticket, Season Pass or Annual Pass to the turnstiles team, and we’ll give you a free ticket to visit again on a day of your choice, to enjoy even more fun and thrills."

    Never known things to be so bad they have to basically give people free tickets to come back again in the future!
     
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    spinba11 TowersStreet Member

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    Are the free return tickets valid on the lock out day of the passes?
     
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    I know they’re trying to rectify the problems- but seriously?! What good is a free ticket when you already have an annual pass? Can’t see people being overly impressed with that!
     
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    The answer will be to give the ticket to a friend and share the "fun" with them, that's what they said when it was pointed out at Thorpe last year when they were doing the same thing.
     
  6. AstroDan

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    Th13teen achieved 1,440pph on opening weekend. Ignore RCDB.

    And re: how busy the park is, I don't really know. It's certainly better thus far than 2016 and 2017.
     
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    Not sure how accurate ride times is but it's showing all rides as still open when they were due to close at 5.
     
  8. AstroDan

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    It is plausible that ride close was extended. They have been doing this a lot lately due to the fact the park is dire until after lunch.

    :)
     
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    Hopefully this will be the case every day of poor ops.
     
  10. AstroDan

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    I am sure if there are issues in the morning, and the park is moderately busy - they will extend.

    :)
     
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    One of the problems I feel Alton has is the lack of flat rides. They absorb 2/300 people who would otherwise be in a coaster queue. They also usually require just 1 or 2 staff to run.

    If more than 1 or 2 coasters go down at one time, the ride's open are hellish.
     
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    Totally agree :).
     
  13. AstroDan

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    Please continue discussion here.
     
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