Re: Thorpe Park I did like Chessington's tactics. I remember queing for Vampire, and when everyone was sat down, the operator started counting from 10, with all the staff rushing around closing and checking seatbelts. When they weren't all done by the time she reached 0, she opened all the seatbelts, and started again. It was a great tactic. I think that they should try this at Thorpe. I did find it that alot of the staff would just wander around chatting with people sitting waiting to be checked. And when everyone was done up, the operator may just sit there talking and not concentrating, whilst the staff stood there with their thumbs up waiting to be noticed.