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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Altonboy001 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:14 pm

Wouldn't that surely cause a crash of it goes forward into the tunnel ? As wouldn't the drop track raise to let the other car in and there Be no track there
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Aidan Lowe » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:25 pm

Providing it had enough momentum to make it to that section then yea I guess it would. However I don't think it would, train recovery from inside the tunnel no doubt will be a nightmare maybe.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Altonboy001 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:04 pm

Spin ball and RITA have also ceased operation for the past hour
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Alex » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:18 pm

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The backwards drop is quite steep so as Andy says I doubt it would have enough momentum to make it up there.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by MakoMania » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:16 pm

Nice pic
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by xylyx » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:37 pm

That is a great pic and illustrates how the dark can play with your perception it doesn't feel that steep when you go down it.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Ryan.B » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:25 pm

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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by timmy1372 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:41 pm

I've just returned from a 3 day trip, really missed Th13teen, it was closed the entire time, I really hoped it would open before we left, it's something that appeals to all, much like Spinball, on a different note, why is hex closed? Really missed that too for the same reason.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Dan » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:46 pm

timmy1372 wrote:on a different note, why is hex closed? Really missed that too for the same reason.


Hex is closed as it is undergoing some Towers Loving Care this season.

When it re-opens is anybody's guess but I'd like to see it open before the end of the season.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by timmy1372 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:13 pm

Dan wrote:
timmy1372 wrote:on a different note, why is hex closed? Really missed that too for the same reason.


Hex is closed as it is undergoing some Towers Loving Care this season.

When it re-opens is anybody's guess but I'd like to see it open before the end of the season.


Seems a bit bizarre, why not do it in the closed season?
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by MakoMania » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:56 pm

Th13teen has now reopened according to ridetimes.co.uk
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by timmy1372 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:09 pm

MakoMania wrote:Th13teen has now reopened according to ridetimes.co.uk


Typical, the day after I leave after 3 days on park!
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Owen » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:23 pm

TH13TEEN did indeed reopen today, and I must say it was probably the most incredible experience I've had on it!
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Sawboss » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:25 pm

Is the tesla coil working recently?
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by MakoMania » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:27 pm

Sawboss wrote:Is the tesla coil working recently?


It's been working on all my visits this season from March to June.

Owen wrote: it was probably the most incredible experience I've had on it!


Why is that? Did they take those trims off? ;)
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Altonboy001 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:22 pm

Galactica has been down since yesterday, anyone know anything?
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Dan » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:37 pm

Altonboy001 wrote:Galactica has been down since yesterday, anyone know anything?


I believe it is a VR issue rather than a ride hardware issue and they have taken the decision to keep the ride closed until the VR issues are resolved.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Owen » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:42 pm

Sawboss wrote:Is the tesla coil working recently?


All effects were working including the station haze and audio around the tree. :)

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Owen wrote: it was probably the most incredible experience I've had on it!


Why is that? Did they take those trims off? ;)


It certainly felt like it to me! Don't remember having that much air time on it! (Although I only go once a year).
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Liam.W » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:43 pm

The trims were definitely off yesterday!
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Re: Ride Downtime 2016

by Altontowersbarlow » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:45 pm

Liam.W wrote:The trims were definitely off yesterday!

If they are permanently de-activated now, then we can assume the park are listening and that this will be a very popular decision indeed if it proves to be a long-term one.
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