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by Jcoaster
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 12034

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's a shame Big Bob still has no real fire, had none when we visited on the 8th, 9th and 10th of this month either. From comments made on other forums, it appears that the blame for the fire effect not working doesn’t lay at Alton’s feet. I’m sure it will be working again as soon as whatever the i...
by Jcoaster
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6649
Views: 848297

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

DeadJack5 wrote:
Fun Fact!

Wicker Man now has a pre recorded professional announcement to alert the public that it is running/experimenting with empty trains on the track!

I believe it has for a while, I heard it at the beginning of the month.
by Jcoaster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 12034

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's a shame Big Bob still has no real fire, had none when we visited on the 8th, 9th and 10th of this month either.
by Jcoaster
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1049
Views: 123479

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Mikw wrote:
Thank you. Hopefully the other coasters will be able to open.

I'm sure they will, enjoy your trip :)
by Jcoaster
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1049
Views: 123479

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I know The Smiler can't operate if the wind gusts to 34mph, but what about the other coasters? I'm going next Tuesday and the met office have gusts of 30 mph, so wondering what might be affected? I believe Oblivion would also shut if there were very high winds, X-sector was shut completely during S...
by Jcoaster
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2596
Views: 300256

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

That's such a good idea for the younger guests, well done towers!
by Jcoaster
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 115
Views: 17017

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Yes this is quite exciting. I could feel and hear from the queue last week that the GP noticed there was only one train and as mentioned in David Maister’s eight principles of queue design, it makes the queue feel even longer when they know it should be going faster with extra throughput On a side ...
by Jcoaster
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2596
Views: 300256

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

What is it with people and smoking in the queue lines? Everyone seems to be doing it there’s plenty of signs around the queue but it seems people can’t read these days. I know this may seem like a minor complaint but I’m asthmatic and it causes me so many issues, then when you tell them to stop the...
by Jcoaster
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2596
Views: 300256

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this, it just makes me angry that's all, and it seems to be on the rise unfortuneatly
by Jcoaster
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 12034

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Well, I got on it, some of you may have seen my posts in the General Discussion bit about noise. And it was alright for that, in terms of the ride I need another go as I had my lap bar on too tight which killed my leg on the way round. But even then it was okay. Also worth mentioning somebody who a...
by Jcoaster
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2596
Views: 300256

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

What is it with people and smoking in the queue lines? Everyone seems to be doing it there’s plenty of signs around the queue but it seems people can’t read these days. I know this may seem like a minor complaint but I’m asthmatic and it causes me so many issues, then when you tell them to stop they...
by Jcoaster
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 115
Views: 17017

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Was on park tonight in the Rollercoaster Restaurant and saw Nemmy’s other train testing, still no wheel covers but it made it round several times, hopefully this is a good sign that it will be back soon.
by Jcoaster
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 12034

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I finally rode it twice today and it’s an amazing ride (especially back row) but the maintenance bay is underwhelming at best, we were sat in pitch black for what seemed like ages and a few of the gp were wondering wether it had broke down. I really hope they do something in there as it’s really con...
by Jcoaster
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6649
Views: 848297

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Was on park today and decided to do Wicker Man first. We entered the queue at 10:40, and after a three and a half hour wait and three breakdowns, we were at the air gates next to do front row when they completely evacuated the queue! We spoke to a member of ride staff on the platform and he said it’...
by Jcoaster
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1049
Views: 123479

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

yes I mean the old ATAP brought last year, not the new season passes
by Jcoaster
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1049
Views: 123479

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Are Alton Towers annual pass guests able to use ERT?
by Jcoaster
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6649
Views: 848297

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

There are probably enthusiasts in it but that kid... The kid is there to reinforce the message that this is suitable for younger guests as well as adults and teenagers, I think it's good that it' not just enthusiasts because, let's remember, Towers have to aim their marketing at everyone not just e...
by Jcoaster
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2596
Views: 300256

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Going Sunday but after reading the trip advisor reviews and comments on the forums I am now dreading our trip, does anyone have any tips on how to move about the park during the day, making the most of getting on as many rides as possible? To be honest with you I'd leave Wicker Man towards the end ...
by Jcoaster
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2596
Views: 300256

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Going Sunday but after reading the trip advisor reviews and comments on the forums I am now dreading our trip, does anyone have any tips on how to move about the park during the day, making the most of getting on as many rides as possible?
by Jcoaster
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1049
Views: 123479

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Zach wrote:
Jcoaster wrote:
Hi all, does anyone know if the Woodcutters Bar and Grill stays open after the rides shut? Many thanks


Last orders for food tends to be before ride close, the bar does stay open until park close. Last orders for food changes depending on how busy they are and table availability.

Thanks Zach