Wicker Man - General Discussion - Part Two

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Craig, 14th Mar 2018.

  1. Martin

    Martin TowersStreet Member

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    Glorious sunshine in Liverpool at the moment. My plan was to get up early to make opening, if the weather declines as predicted I'll wait, lie in, and if the park/Wickerman opens travel later. But as it's so nice here and as the forecast is improving I'm becoming more hopeful.
     
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    MakoMania TowersStreet Member

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  3. Temleh

    Temleh TowersStreet Member

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    All rides apart from CBeebies Land are closed tomorrow. This is coming from people who have bookings at Alton Towers Hotels.
     
  4. MakoMania

    MakoMania TowersStreet Member

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    The front page on the website still says "Wicker Man opens Saturday".
     
  5. Benjsh

    Benjsh TowersStreet Member

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    Wait for official confirmation before the flapping commences......
     
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  6. MakoMania

    MakoMania TowersStreet Member

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    They've left it a bit bloody late if they're going to announce it now :p
     
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  7. ringo

    ringo TowersStreet Member

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    exactly and you’ll still get people turning up in hope of other rides opening
     
  8. BarryZola

    BarryZola TowersStreet Member

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    Good job I'm off work Monday and Tuesday if they do not open for the weekend. Shame about the hotel I booked for tomorrow night though. Paid part cash and part clubcard points. Even if I can cancel, pretty sure I wouldn't get the clubcard points back. Let's all get flappy!
     
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  9. Benjsh

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    Well I'm going Monday, staying in BnB Monday night and having second day on park Tuesday so it's plenty early enough notice for me (selfish hat on)

    <Takes selfish hat off> its an absolute joke how the park can't buy a bit of luck and I feel for everyone who was dead set on visiting this weekend.

    Do you think we'll get loads of kids midweek (out of schools) if they do keep it closed all weekend? I hope not. Hahaha
     
  10. Tuggerz

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    Nope, I've been in that situation with Towers before back when the park closed due to high winds and bad weather. Couldn't get home, had to pay for a room out of my own pocket.
     
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    DiogoJ42 TowersStreet Member

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    Surely they have a duty of care to their staff?
     
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    Croftybaby TowersStreet Member

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    They should at least be allowed to payback the lost time on another day or take a days holiday. But also as it's not their fault then I think it's reasonable that they get paid if they turn up.

    Another issue in Bad weather - If staff on low wages/zero/low hours contracts with little benefits wake up and see a bit of snow whats the chances that they will think it's more worthwhile staying in bed.
    Times like these are when treating/paying staff properly get's returns in terms of loyalty.

    If Towers can't guarantee the workforce will turn up then their could be issues.
     
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  13. BarryZola

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    It should be very quiet on Monday and Tuesday whatever happens, I reckon. Most people work Mon-Fri and wouldn't have booked the start of the week off. Bit late now. Mon-Tue are my normal days off. Had to use holiday to get Sat-Sun off. Most people are gonna be proper gutted if it doesn't open on the weekend.
     
  14. Tuggerz

    Tuggerz TowersStreet Member

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    If I remember rightly, I was told I could claim it back from HR, but that didn't happen.
     
  15. Benjsh

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    Selfishly that would be ideal for me as those are the days I was always visiting. I have a hunch though that if they don't open it till Monday that lots of people will still try and visit before next weekend, regardless of work. National Sickie day for Wickerman. It's a real thing I tell you. ;)
     
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    If it's that important, perhaps Alton should get a Cessna, grab some Potassium Iodide and attempt to do some cloud seeding like the Chinese did back in their 2008 Olympics to prevent it from raining over their stadium :tearsofjoy:
     
  17. MakoMania

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    The voice of hope

     
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  18. Tuggerz

    Tuggerz TowersStreet Member

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    Maybe I'm clutching at straws, but wouldn't Towers stop IMAScore posting about it if they were unsure it would open?



    EDIT: Damn... beaten to it.
     
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    I think @MakoMania beat you to it ;).
     
  20. Croftybaby

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    They won't be in conversation with Towers now, this is just their own general marketing.
     

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