TS Wicker Man Take 2: Saturday, 24th March 2018

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  1. AstroDan

    AstroDan TS Forum Team Team Member

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    We're on park for a full day on Saturday, 24th March as a result of the weather on opening weekend.

    Please meet us at 8.45am outside Splash Landings Hotel.

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  2. Burbs

    Burbs TS Site Team Team Member

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    I will probably be making an appearance, will be heading off 5:00pm sharpish though.
     
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  3. John

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    I may turn up mid afternoon if possible, probably not until 3pm though.
     
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  4. Alastair

    Alastair TS Forum Team Team Member

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    Wouldn't place any bets on WM opening - current forecast is max 8 min 2 for Saturday so I'd expect under their current logic that it will not be possible to operate it.
     
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  5. Matt N

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    They've said they're hoping for the 24th. I thought that the minimum needed to operate Wicker Man was 1 degree? If they don't open it on Saturday, then it's surely just a cost saving tactic.
     
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  6. Alastair

    Alastair TS Forum Team Team Member

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    It was 1 degree yesterday, today and will be considerably higher tomorrow yet it won't have been operational on any of those days...
     
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  7. Ted

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    If I can get a lift to/from Stoke on the Saturday then I'll definitely head up there. :)
     
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    Looking forward to this. Whilst this weekend was disappointing in that the ride was unable to open, it was completely understandable, and I have a lot of sympathy for both Alton Towers and the many forms of entertainment they employed to launch the coaster. I’m sure other people are far more expert at the conditions the coaster can run in than Alton Towers are, however, judging by the comments already appearing on here


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  9. chris556

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    Im i n for this any plans for the sunday?
     
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  10. Martin

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    I should be able to make the afternoon at least.
     
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    I shall be there. Now let's hope that the weather behaves!

    :)
     
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    Is that the end of your optimism and the beginning of your descent into cynicism?(!). They're not going to save money by not operating something they just spent £10m+ on - that doesn't make any sense.

    If the temperature doesn't rise enough in order for snow/ice to shift, that causes a problem. It's not always as simple as 'if the temperate is above x they can run it'.
     
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    That's it, we've broken him. What hope is there now for the rest of us?
     
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    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    Don't let em get to you Matt...youth and enthusiasm is all you need
    We all used to be optimistic...once.
     
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    You haven't broken me at all! It was just that at the time, you all seemed fairly certain that the ride could have operated today, but it obviously isn't the case. If Alton says they can't open it, they can't open it. I'm thinking they'll probably open tomorrow with a full lineup, including Wicker Man on technical rehearsals.
     
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    If anyone is able to offer a lift from Uttox or Stoke than I will show up...
     
  18. AstroDan

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    Wicker Man is safe to operate at 2C+. As is the case with most other GCIs.

    However, if the ride has snow and/or ice and/or high winds, it cannot operate regardless.

    :)
     
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    It’s meant to rain Saturday I assume this will mean closure as the fire effects will get put out ;)

    Have a nice day guys would love to meet you all but have other commitments this weekend
     
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    Isn't it forecast at 10 degrees on Saturday, correct me if I'm wrong? So in theory, it should open as planned!
     

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