Ride reliability

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Which coaster is the most reliable

  1. Nemesis

    12 vote(s)
    48.0%
  2. Oblivion

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Galactica

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Wicker man

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  5. The smiler

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  6. Th13teen

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  7. Rita

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Spinball whizzer

    7 vote(s)
    28.0%
  1. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    After recent weeks of more downtime than usual, what ride really is the most reliable at towers nowdays?
     
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  2. Matt878787

    Matt878787 TowersStreet Member

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    By recent terms it was between Spinball and The Smiler. Chose Spinball
     
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  3. Alsty

    Alsty TowersStreet Member

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    Historically Nemesis is the most reliable. However in the last week or two, I'd say Spinball, so it depends what timescale we're talking about.

    Have a look at the uptime charts here: Alton Towers statistics
     
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  4. John C

    John C TowersStreet Member

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    Runaway Mine Train!
     
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  5. Mikw

    Mikw TowersStreet Member

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    I'd say The Smiler. Apart from the lift hill stoppage the other day it's been plugging away well the last couple of years
     
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  6. spinba11

    spinba11 TowersStreet Member

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    Not just the last couple of years, the smiler has behaved itself ever since the start of 2014. Now I know what your going to say. Between June 15 and March 16 towers weren’t allowed to open it so I don’t class that as a reliability issue.
     
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    But it was very unreliable in June 2015.
     
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  8. Rick

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    From Queue-Times, which is driven by data from RideTimes (so make of these what you will):

    Uptime in the past 7 days:

    Spinball - 99.5%
    Galactica - 91.2%
    Nemesis - 75.2%
    Wicker Man - 86.5%
    Oblivion - 89.6%
    The Smiler - 90.3%
    Rita - 78.1%
    Th13teen - 95.1%
    Runaway Mine Train - 88.1%
     
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  9. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    How can nemesis be 75 when it was down for 1 3/4 days
     
    Posted 26th Jul 2019
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  10. Rob

    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

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    Because of maths. 1.75 days equates to 25% over a 7 day period. So 75% uptime.
     
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  11. Mikw

    Mikw TowersStreet Member

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    I'm amazed Thirteen is that high considering it's aversion to hotter temperatures.
     
  12. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    That can't be right as thirteen was closed today but open yesterday when it was much warmer
     
  13. AstroDan

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    The uptime is shocking to be honest. The fact so many of Alton Towers' major coasters have run less than 90% of the time is really quite poor.

    Be interesting to compare with other major parks.

    Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
     
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  14. Ethan

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    Those statistics are wrong as there's absolutely no way galactica has a higher operating percentage than the smiler this week. Sorry but that's just bull
    Edit: just realised that data was taken from 19th-25th and the first 3 days the uptime percentage for smiler was quite poor so actually that makes sense
     
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    I don't know why I bothered.
     
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    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Sincere apologies for all your hard work, I know I moan a lot. I have a soft spot for smiler so that's why I get defensive for the ride
     
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    Austin Towers TowersStreet Member

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    And Rita was closed yesterday but open today.

    Must sell fastrack, must sell fastrack
     
  18. AT86

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    If these stats are pulled from ride times I take it they calculate any time a ride is listed as ‘currently unavailable’ or ‘closed’ - this doesn’t necessarily equate directly to the reliability of the actual ride.

    This down time could cover events such as a guest throwing up, staff searching for lost property, a numpty entering the ride area, someone being taken ill - all sorts basically. So it’s pretty impossible to pin point the time a ride is closed due to technical issues alone.
     
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  19. AstroDan

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    Thank you and goodnight.[​IMG]

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  20. Ethan

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    I'm surprised how efficient the smiler is tbh. The ride design and layout is so complex.
     

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