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by Mikw
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279040

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

jackf1tz wrote:
It's been pretty reliable ever since they've put it back on 2 train operation, at least moreso than Rita, Th13teen etc.

I hope it's sorted now. had a lot of downtime compared to it's usual self. Was running good yesterday though.
by Mikw
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279040

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Well it does mean they'll have twelve whole attractions open from 9:30! Just think, there's no way the guests can complain now of not being able to do anything in the unlikely event that Wicker Man isn't ready to start operations, or Oblivion is running with a single station...  :roll: Surely a mor...
by Mikw
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279040

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Speaking of the staggered openings, Towers have confirmed in responses to a post on their Facebook page that, as of this coming Monday July 2nd, all of the major rides & attractions will be open from 10am. There is no confirmation how long this will be the case for, however I expect it to be un...
by Mikw
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 9937

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Justin wrote:
It is a thing of beauty, but I must agree with you about the tunnel :)  While it is suppose to represent death and darkness, I would like to see some lighting effects under the track, giving the appearance that the track is burning underneath. :)

Now that's a great idea
by Mikw
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279040

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Remember how we were talking bout how Altons employees do care about guest experience? Well, it looks like some of them don't, doesn't it..... https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/398664404809285635/459741989420662794/IMG_1382.PNG?width=736&height=874 Seriously though. Watching YouTube whil...
by Mikw
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279040

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I should have been clearer. MERLIN don't care for guest experience. I'm not denying that there are lots of passionate and caring people who work at Alton Towers who do care for their guests. Sadly Merlin don't care, clearly, and that does impact guests experience negatively, wether staff at Alton c...
by Mikw
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 988
Views: 109372

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I jump on the skyride as soon as it opens and go to Thirteen and Rita bang on ride opening. Then Hex, then X sector, Oblivion and Smiler are much quieter early afternoon. Then Spinball, Wicker Man, RMT and the Rapids and Duel, Try to get to Forbidden valley with about twenty minutes to go until ride...
by Mikw
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279040

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Someone might call their son or daughter Icon.....

There may just be a large family who ran out of names and called one Thirteen. I'm sure there's nobody called Oblivion though.
by Mikw
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 414325

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Did it four times on Wednesday, not at all rough for me, really enjoyed it.
by Mikw
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279040

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

For me, staggered openings aren't a problem on quiet days. I arrive at 11am, go straight to Thirteen and Rita, then go to Forbidden valley and do Nemesis. Then walk to Wickerman, and by the afternoon X sector has gone quiet, so The Smiler and Nemesis get plenty of rides.  Then to Galactica for the l...
by Mikw
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 988
Views: 109372

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I was given a pink priority pass after a Nemesis breakdown. I used it on Wicker Man during my next visit. I wasn't asked to surrender it, can i use it again next time i go? If the ride host didn’t take it off you and you still have it in your possession, yes you can use it again. Priority Passes ar...
by Mikw
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers Magic Making Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: Alton Towers Magic Making Museum

Great idea, would spend some time there reading all about the history.
by Mikw
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 988
Views: 109372

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I was given a pink priority pass after a Nemesis breakdown. I used it on Wicker Man during my next visit. I wasn't asked to surrender it, can i use it again next time i go?
by Mikw
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)
Replies: 32
Views: 5325

Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

I still scream at the moment of the drop lol sure others must as well how much noisier can it be with the sound? But again I’m not a local resident so can’t really say I know what it’s like living with these things(don’t think I’d mind though lol) I''d love it if i lived nearby and could hear the n...
by Mikw
Thu May 31, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 414325

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I love The Smiler, done it loads. With some careful bracing I've never experienced a rough ride, just a few jolts, always get off with a smile on my face.
by Mikw
Sun May 27, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 98
Views: 13489

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

JC13 wrote:
The second train is in operation again today, not sure when it came back on. Guessing yesterday

In the nick of time for half term week
by Mikw
Wed May 23, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Dark ride ideas
Replies: 82
Views: 11157

Re: Dark ride ideas

Interesting idea. A lot of people like watching the Smiler though, and it's an impressive looking thing, be a shame if you couldn't see it anymore
by Mikw
Thu May 17, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 414325

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Had four rides today, on the front two rows, didn't even feel the jolts on the second half of the ride. Seems to running well at the moment.
by Mikw
Thu May 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6574
Views: 810169

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Was on site today, Wicker Man was running extremely well today, even for a mid week day the queues were extremely low.  Entered the queue today at 3:50 to get a last ride in, unfortunately the ride ceased operation around 4:10 due to technical difficulties. When the ride was stopped, the chain lift...
by Mikw
Thu May 17, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 98
Views: 13489

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Robert.W wrote:
That's odd.. perhaps they're going to be refurbishing that one now before the summer starts?

I was thinking that too, was surprised to see the shed empty when I peered inside.

Not a problem today being quiet on the park, but the queue peaked at fifty minutes at one time.