Sept 6th 2018

Discussion in 'Your Alton Towers Trip Reports and Plans' started by Ray, 30th Aug 2018.

  1. Ray

    Ray TowersStreet Member

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    I'm planning on going back to Alton next week on the 6th, do you guys think this will be a good date, I tried to plan it midweek after the schools go back. Also in your experience what could operations be like etc. TIA! :)
     
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  2. skyscraper

    skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Considering you're going after the schools go back it should be really quiet.
    I went to Drayton a week after the schools went back last year and the park was like a ghost town. I would expect Towers to be the same. :)
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray TowersStreet Member

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    Thank you, the weather report for the 6th says 15mph winds is there a certain speed that the Smiler won't operate at? I'm getting a bit obsessive about it haha
     
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    There is yes, although I think you should be fine if it's 15mph.

    :)
     
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    I think Smiler and Oblivion cease ops at 30mph, so yes you should be fine :)
     
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    Hopefully it will be quiet next week, especially since 4pm closes are back!
     
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    Sorry for the slightly off-topic aside, but has Oblivion always ceased ops at 30mph? Surely there's little chance it could stall?
     
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    Is it not more to do with the safety of guests and staff in the event of an evac from the top of the ride?
     
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  9. skyscraper

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    Yeah, it is very exposed up there. I assume guests have to wear safety harnesses during an evac?
     
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