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by wakey1512
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Th13teen
Replies: 32
Views: 5501

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

I'm sure if the trims were turned off the outdoor section would be improved massively. They can't turn the trims off. The reason they were fitted/turned on was because the train was reaching the 2nd lift hill too quickly which was causing the ride to shut down. Yes the trims are annoying but they a...
by wakey1512
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2886
Views: 79972

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Icon looks to be an interesting addition. It looks good, the colours look well, the layout looks exciting, and for Blackpool it is the first new coaster for a very long time. Infact if you disregard Infusion as a refurbished ride from 1999 the last brand fire new rollercoaster would have been the Bi...
by wakey1512
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Which SW coaster do you think will be removed first
Replies: 88
Views: 17709

Re: Which SW coaster do you think will be removed first

Air is an expensive, advanced piece of kit and is one of Alton towers most prized assets. On the flip side the technology is too advanced for it's time - resulting in frequent breakdowns and constant sensor calibration issues. Before the recent smiler incident I'd have said thirteen as it's not real...
by wakey1512
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 142
Views: 19716

Re: Colossus

I visited Thorpe in 2004 and rode Colossus then and it was silky smooth and looked excellent. Went again in 2012 and couldn't believe it was only 10 years old. Scum all around the support bases, lift hill lathered in grease, trains worn out, queue lines vandalised, rust around the station - couldn't...
by wakey1512
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 329060

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Block systems are designed in such a way that in theory, it is impossible to allow 2 trains into the same block at the same time. Therefore eliminating the possibility of such a crash. There will be no scenario that the system allows this to happen, it is designed in such a way that in any faulty c...
by wakey1512
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5214
Views: 562050

Re: SW8

Can we return to B&M for the next secret weapon please. It seems the non-B&M SW's flop in one way or another. Rita is disliked and is costly to maintain, Stealth is OK, Thirteen is solid but a little mediocre for a SW, and Smiler is not up to the job. The B&M secret weapons have all been...
by wakey1512
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What Should Happen Now? (Smiler Incident 2015)
Replies: 41
Views: 7816

Re: What Should Happen Now? (Smiler Incident 2015)

I've voted closed for good - it's been a failure from opening and if it's already putting the park image in jeopardy 2 years on then its not going to make the 18m investment any time soon. Cut losses.
by wakey1512
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 329060

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Block systems are designed in such a way that in theory, it is impossible to allow 2 trains into the same block at the same time. Therefore eliminating the possibility of such a crash. There will be no scenario that the system allows this to happen, it is designed in such a way that in any faulty c...
by wakey1512
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Th13teen
Replies: 32
Views: 5501

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Perhaps not but I doubted it's longevity beforehand.
by wakey1512
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Th13teen
Replies: 32
Views: 5501

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

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Alex wrote:
Does a ride that's only 5 years old need a topic like this? It won't be going anywhere any time soon!


I think the age of the ride is largely irrelevant when you consider that a 2 year old ride is currently in the firing line and one I'd consider to be gone well before th13teen.
by wakey1512
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What will The Smiler be like in 20 years?
Replies: 103
Views: 21293

Re: What will The Smiler be like in 20 years?

I was sure it wouldn't last 20 years before today - now I'm unsure it'll last another 2. It's not up to the job and clearly under engineered and now the bad stigma it has gained will surely be the nail in the coffin.
by wakey1512
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 329060

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

It's a prototype ride - the only one of its kind - one that is usually a preset layout and lost definition of itself becoming something it isn't. It's not up to the job is it? In other words the harsh elements and brutal aspects of this ride are unusual to a gerstrauler - I fear the ride materials a...
by wakey1512
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5214
Views: 562050

Re: SW8

Again just look at the intamin drop towers, I know its going to be a more intense ride but they have a comfy stand up seat with no floor
by wakey1512
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Best/Worst places to eat in Alton Towers?
Replies: 77
Views: 17020

Re: Best/Worst places to eat in Alton Towers?

Sr88 wrote:
wakey1512 wrote:
Not sure if it's still there but there was a KFC franchise in X sector. The price was nearly as high as oblivions drop.

The drop as shown on the park map or in real?


Whichevers highest ;)
by wakey1512
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Best/Worst places to eat in Alton Towers?
Replies: 77
Views: 17020

Re: Best/Worst places to eat in Alton Towers?

Not sure if it's still there but there was a KFC franchise in X sector. The price was nearly as high as oblivions drop.
by wakey1512
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2930
Views: 355595

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I'd like to know if it is as rough as SAW?
by wakey1512
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5214
Views: 562050

Re: SW8

You expect AT to break that record? You expect a lot. Inverted stand up? Like, you are held in at the top with no chair and your entire body dangles down. My hands have gone numb from being at the computer so long. ](*,) I laughed out loud at the thought of that. Seriously though have you seen the ...
by wakey1512
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5214
Views: 562050

Re: SW8

You expect AT to break that record? You expect a lot. Inverted stand up? Like, you are held in at the top with no chair and your entire body dangles down. My hands have gone numb from being at the computer so long. ](*,) I laughed out loud at the thought of that. Seriously though have you seen the ...
by wakey1512
Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Nemesis 21st Birthday?
Replies: 91
Views: 12352

Re: Nemesis 21st Birthday?

Hasn't he retired anyway? I'm sure he would appreciate being left alone really!
by wakey1512
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Your World First Ideas
Replies: 139
Views: 15614

Re: Your World First Ideas

Maybe this belongs in a nemesis related thread but what about stand up trains on an invert or even an existing invert like nemesis? Would be two world first records on the same ride 20 years apart!