Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Scott, 11th Jun 2013.
Galactica staff are quite strict too.
I didn't mention them as im unsure how they are handling things with the new queue layout, ive not been on it that often since the move.
I used the ambulant disabled entrance (old single rider queue) last year and asked for the front, which they declined and said I had to go at the back. Put me out a little as others in my group got the front!
Last time I went on nemesis via rap I was put on row 7.
Yes I went on the smiler as a single rider 4 times on Saturday and every ride was on the front
For the love of all things holy, if you don't need RAP stop using RAP. People who actually need it are being denied a usable service because people like you are clearly abusing it.
If you don't, it's over in two minutes.
Actually it’s not, from leaving the station it’s a good 3 min ride.
Indeed you are correct.
I went on it five times on Wednesday and got the front row each time!
That is why I feel so awkward using it, but my fam say I have to. I don't really have a choice. Plus I'm going in half term, and my mum already told the people I'm going with (close family friends) that we can "skip the queues'. I saw one of them yesterday so explained how the system works.
RAP is not a free fast track and should never be used as one. It is very frustrating for those that genuinely requiring RAP (and other disable facilities) to have this abused. This cause resentment towards the disable community.
Exactly. I keep trying to explain how it actually works and that it's not a fast track, but she won't listen.
Seems selfish to me. She cares about 'skipping the queue' more than she does about your disability
As RAP is implemented at Alton Towers, it basically is free fasttrack. Very few staff put times on the cards and those who do usually put max 30 mins on. I'm not saying that's right, I'm saying that's how it is.
You have to be a part of the solution, or you are going to be part of the problem.
Philosophy for children, key stage one.
Could we please keep chat in this thread vaguely related to The Smiler please? We do have a dedicated thread for RAP if anyone wants to continue this discussion
Sorry if already discussed earlier in the thread, but does anyone know what that really loud ‘bang’ is every time a train almost reaches the top of the vertical lift hill? Definately not always done that and its a bit worrying standing in the queue listening to it!
I think it’s got something to with the tensioning system because the bang happens as the train jolts at the top.
Not sure what it is, but it’s been doing it all season, but sometimes louder than others.
Will hopefully ride Smiler for my first time on Thursday. Anyone got any tips?
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