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by Mikw
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 201
Views: 28695

Re: Ride Downtime

streetmagix wrote:
Back at Alton today and have been told that Rita 'is unlikely to open today' by the guy at the entrance.


He was right....

Other rides were, sporadically, open.  So a better day than yesterday!
by Mikw
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6394
Views: 753121

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Didn't stay all day but WM was running very well in the morning. Good dispatch and a fast moving queue. Think they're getting on top of the issues now. Expect less breakdowns, I hope soon.
by Mikw
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93713

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

mark156 wrote:
Has anyone been this week yet? Just wondering what queue times are like now its not the school holidays.

I went today. Pretty much walk on for all rides. Not much downtime either, much better!
by Mikw
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93713

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

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

I'm sure they will, enjoy your trip :)

Thanks
by Mikw
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93713

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Jcoaster wrote:
I believe Oblivion would also shut if there were very high winds, X-sector was shut completely during Scarefest for a day due to high winds, mainly because of it's location, the whole area is very exposed.

Thank you. Hopefully the other coasters will be able to open.
by Mikw
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93713

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?
by Mikw
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4344

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

I went on Thirteen for the first time a few weeks ago, It was one of the first coasters I went back for during a return visit. Even though I knew what was coming I enjoyed it that much!
by Mikw
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 8059

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Let's hope so. If the other train develps a fault it'll be needed quickly
by Mikw
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2280
Views: 246485

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Would the sponsorship actually go towards operations though and not just profits?
by Mikw
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6394
Views: 753121

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Some worker on the park today apparently said the major issue is with the restraints, and not with the overshooting.
by Mikw
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 8059

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

jwewan wrote:
Does anyone know why Nemesis hasn't opened today?

EDIT: And she's back up :) with a 60 minute queue

Someone on park said they were working on kicker wheels on the track somewhere
by Mikw
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6394
Views: 753121

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

So, is the answer to just reduce it to two trains?  Not great for throughtput, but better than having to reset and send empty trains around surely?
by Mikw
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6394
Views: 753121

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I know that the steel coasters may not operate with the low temperature forecast for Saturday, but what about Wickerman?
by Mikw
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2280
Views: 246485

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

So, with the weather predicted to be 1 Celsius all day, with snow forecast and wind gusts in excess of 30mph will anything be open at all?

I'm going on Saturday for the first time in 15 years, on my own, I'm already nervous, then I saw the weather forecast!