As much as they can be annoying and frustrating, when involved I really enjoy a ride breakdown, I find it exciting and love seeing the staff pacing around in an attempt to do so (in which I must say they do an excellent job with)! I just made this thread so people could share their breakdown experiences at Alton Towers with each other as I find i quite an interesting part of roller coasters, especially finding out the cause etc if you can!
My best breakdown as on Air a few years back, we had a failed tilt and then they failed to get the restraints open after around 10 attempts at tilting the train. Suddenly and miraculously the ride tilted and the pin locked and we were off, until halfway up the lift hill we stopped, along with all the screams that come with it. We stopped for around 15 minutes while engineers pressed various buttons in the station (I could hear all that was going on over a Ride Op's radio). Once we finally set off again we arrived into the breaks and were again, stuck for another 15 minutes, all in all we were in the train for coming on 40 minutes, which I can tell you now was uncomfortable. I did feel for staff though as on all three occasions they were about to evacuate when the ride kicked back into action again, this lead to us being stuck for such a long amount of time. Two free fast tracks later though and everyone was happy!
Anyone else got any interesting ones?