Note: Sorry for double post!
QUICK REVIEW OF FHT:
Spent a little while at Chessington today. Arrived at 10am in an attempt to get on the rides early. Noticed on the front that Tomb Blaster, Scorpion Express, Carousel, HPH and AMAZU were to open, but was disappointed to see that SeaStorm was to remain closed, despite saying otherwise on the website.
I decided to head immediately to Tomb Blaster, thinking that everyone else would be going to Scorpion Express, but this plan backfired immediately, as Scorpion Express was yet to open, and so I got caught in a crowd of people moving on to Tomb Blaster. Fortunately, reasonably good operations meant that my wait for Tomb Blaster was minimal.
Somehow managed to almost walk on Scorpion Express straight after, operations are definitely better than last year!
Decided to have some fun in AMAZU with friends after this. I encountered a very rude father in there who seemed to think his 3-year-old son was the only child that mattered. He and his son were crossing a rope bridge and I got on behind. The father then very rudely told me to back off and let his son cross on his own, as I'd put the boy in danger. I pointed out that I was calmly walking and that I was causing no trouble, to which he replied "just STAY there". The incident left me rather upset as I'm very conscious of age discrimination, and I left the attraction afterwards.
I saw the queue for the Carousel stretched around the entire circumference of the attraction, so gave that a miss. HPH was as usual.
I'd finished the ride lineup by 12, and I didn't fancy a walk around the zoo, as I'm a regular and it gets a bit boring eventually.
Noticed on the way out that parking was up to £3, but also noticed that the barriers were up, so we didn't have to pay!
Burniel | Great at theme park knowledge, not so great at designing signatures.