Ride Availability 2018

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Mikw

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At the moment, The Smiler seems to be the most reliable ride at the park. It's been down a bit this year but usually seems to be ok
 

JackFitzy

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I once went on a Go Gator that was pretty cool I guess...
At the moment, The Smiler seems to be the most reliable ride at the park. It's been down a bit this year but usually seems to be ok
Rita's been pretty ok so far too, more so than the coasters from usually reliable companies *ahem* GCI *ahem* B&M.
 

Rob

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Steel Vengeance
This is getting embarrassing for Towers and Merlin. They are seriously struggling to get rides open on time; I have never known Nemesis have so many issues.

You cannot make cuts to tech services and expect everything to be be fine.

:)
 

Danscott22

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The Smiler
It's really going to sting in the summer season, much more than it's doing now, and it's already a mess when it's not overly busy! Imagine school trip season
 

Poopoohead

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This is getting embarrassing for Towers and Merlin. They are seriously struggling to get rides open on time; I have never known Nemesis have so many issues.

You cannot make cuts to tech services and expect everything to be be fine.

:)
I gave up on nemesis at the weekend, one train with second row out of action, fast pass galore and queue right to the entrance. No thanks. Embarrassing
 

Benjsh

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Steel Vengeance
Park is in worse shape than we could all ever have known clearly. It's an absolute shambles.
 

Jenemesis

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I’m in the queue for Nemesis (finally open!) It’s not too long but taking ages to get to the front because they’re only running one car and there are loads of fast trackers!

EDIT:

Second row is empty.
 
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Rob

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Steel Vengeance
The second row of Nemesis seems to have been running empty for a while now, which again is concerning. I can only assume they have no time to carry out whatever maintenance is required.

:)
 

Austin Towers

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Is it because they have taken the pay bonus incentive from the techs to get the rides open faster. now they just dont care if they open them on time or not

Agreed this will affect opening times and length of downtime etc. The bonus scheme will never return due to the smiler incident and rightly so. It should never have been allowed in the first place.

Cuts are the biggest issue though.
 

Alsty

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Shambhala
Are the rides more unreliable this year, or were they previously quicker to get them resolved so nobody really noticed?

A lot of faults are seemingly fixed quite easily when technical services arrive, but perhaps there's not enough of them to deal with multiple failures across the park.
 

IanSR

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Smiler
Agreed this will affect opening times and length of downtime etc. The bonus scheme will never return due to the smiler incident and rightly so. It should never have been allowed in the first place.

Cuts are the biggest issue though.

Bonuses for getting rides open early in the morning had nothing to do with the Smiler crash, that was solely a lack of communication between teams and an engineer who thought he knew better than the computer.
 

Alsty

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Shambhala
Bonuses for getting rides open early in the morning had nothing to do with the Smiler crash, that was solely a lack of communication between teams and an engineer who thought he knew better than the computer.
But if there was a bonus for getting rides open quickly during technical delays (as opposed to the daily checks), that could put extra pressure on the engineers to work quickly
 

Austin Towers

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Kraken27

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Apparrently an old beggar pleaded to Nick Varney to spare them a budget, but he cruelly dismissed her.

Scorned, the old beggar screamed a curse... "For every flake of snow or drop of rain that falls, your coasters at Alton Towers will suffer". Later that very same night (and on subsequent days / nights) the weather was not kind and ferocious snow and rain fell over Alton Towers. And true to the old beggars prophecy, the coasters have run like bags of spanners so far this season.
 
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