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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:27 pm

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5:30pm still isn't good enough. Towers, you should be open much later at this time of year. And when there is significant downtime, and nice weather... well, that's when you extend the opening times even further. Guess we can only dream of 7pm or 8pm closings. :(


If they had the budget to, I’m sure they would love to stay open that late.

But they don’t, so they can’t.

Yep, I know. It's a shame.

To be honest, this years been a low point for the resort... not exactly very good with it being an SW year.. I am pretty confident things will be better next year. Things literally can't get any worse than they have been this season, and I think that's what Towers will have shown Merlin this year. That there isn't anything left to cut anymore. With next years budget, maybe, just maybe we will get some decent opening times again. 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:19 am

Seems ride close has been changed to 5.30pm for all of this week, until Saturday when the 6pm closes begin.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:07 am

Leek Signs have posted another update of graphical work they’ve done for Alton Towers which includes a slider style sign for the Congo River Rapids, presumably which will indicate the maximum number of people being loaded to a boat on any given day.

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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:17 pm

This is just very weird. It definitely indicates the rapids will be on reduced capacity for the foreseeable future. 

Having the sign adjustable surely must be to allow them to make changes over a longer term without needing to replace the sign fully. They can't be making ride system adjustments that would need the value changed hourly / daily / or even weekly. Would be interesting to see what the smallest number they've had printed up for this is.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:24 pm

Yesterday there were boats going around the Rapids with between 2-8 people, so the ‘4’ policy definitely hasn’t stuck in stone so far. However, there was a member of staff at the front of the queue presumably checking ages - but, I can’t clarify that as we didn’t ride the rapids.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:29 pm

I wonder why they've done "People per boat", rather than "Maximum people per boat".

I could potentially see that causing some confusion
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:18 pm

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I wonder why they've done "People per boat", rather than "Maximum people per boat".

I could potentially see that causing some confusion

Seems the interchangeable panels say "maximum" before the respective number:

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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:58 pm

I'm not to keen on the plank vinyl. It doesn't look right.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:17 pm

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I'm not to keen on the plank vinyl. It doesn't look right.


It definitely looks dodgy at the top of the word maximum
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:18 pm

Yeah, it just doesn't work :(
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:01 pm

lewis97 wrote:
Seems the interchangeable panels say "maximum" before the respective number:


Ah, I guess that's one way of doing it!
It seems an odd way of writing it, doesn't scan well; "People per boat maximum 7"

Still does the job though!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:18 pm

Maybe they also have some panels that say minimum?
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:20 pm

I was thinking that too, they could have signs thats say 'Maximum, minimum, average' for any eventuality. 

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