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by bobblebob
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the park ever quiet these days?
Replies: 57
Views: 12388

Re: Is the park ever quiet these days?

Sub Terra will have large queues just because its new. Just like Thirteen did before it died down and isnt any worse than other rides now
by bobblebob
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the park ever quiet these days?
Replies: 57
Views: 12388

Re: Is the park ever quiet these days?

The all round attitude. There were people blocking entrance to Hex/Dark Forest and swearing/smoking in queuelines, queue jumping and just left a bad taste in the mouth. Apparently according to AT T&C you can get a fine for smoking on park unless in the smoking areas. Ive yet to see anyone even ...
by bobblebob
Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 264796

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

The 'full' sequence is being loaded in the 'core', the heartbeat getting faster, the power cuts, air is blown in your face and you drop. You see more eggs in a cavern below. Then the lights go out again, water sprays you, the leg ticklers and back pokers kick in and then water sprays you again. The...
by bobblebob
Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 264796

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

mrbrightside wrote:
Bobblebob, when you drop down, you should briefly see some sort of illuminated cavern with more eggs in it.


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Yea never happened with me. Heard people mention walls moving and being poked in the back, that never happened either
by bobblebob
Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 264796

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

This is what happened when i went on it, can someone tell me what effects i missed as it appeared alot werent working? Sat in the seat, after some noise the room went dark and the drop happened. Some air and water was blown on me, then the leg ticklers things. After that the ride went back up to see...
by bobblebob
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 264796

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

I think they should enclose the pre-loading area. Kinda like how Hex's first room is, goes dark and you watch the story being told on the TV's. That would help as it would feel like the 'experience' had started already, as you wait to board the lifts. Problem with that is the same problem Hex as, i...
by bobblebob
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 264796

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

The ride said 'closed' on the electronic queue time boards on at least two more different occasions today. When it wasn't reading 'closed' it was hitting 40-60 mins... I think the inherent problem in the ride/experience is that it doesnt live up to its scary marketing... 'Your worst nightmare under...
by bobblebob
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the park ever quiet these days?
Replies: 57
Views: 12388

Re: Is the park ever quiet these days?

Are Mon/Tues generally quieter than Thurs/Fri? As i tend to go back end of week
by bobblebob
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 264796

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

Yeah - there should be dimly lit on a centre feature of more eggs which the Phalanx had not discovered. Looking at the past two pages, it seems that not all the effects work 100% of the time. Shame staff cannot tell if they are working or not during the day. Yea, that didnt happen when i rode it. I...
by bobblebob
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 264796

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

AstwoDan wrote:
I never really understood why there were a load more small eggs underneath?


Wait, so when you drop there is meant to be more eggs? Are they visable? Because yesterday when i rode it, the drop happened and everything went black before coming back up
by bobblebob
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Failures/Breaking Down
Replies: 32
Views: 6291

Re: Ride Failures/Breaking Down

Yeah, most rides have them. Simple proximity switches. Ride errors all need to be reset by technical services and as a result, it causes a large delay as they are often not on the ride and have to travel to the ride before they can rest the problem. Ive mentioned this before, but if all that is req...
by bobblebob
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the park ever quiet these days?
Replies: 57
Views: 12388

Re: Is the park ever quiet these days?

Yea i agree with that, can get 2for1 on almost anything now, think my friend got some buying cornflakes  :lol:
by bobblebob
Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the park ever quiet these days?
Replies: 57
Views: 12388

Re: Is the park ever quiet these days?

Mi-Nigle wrote:
I thought it was dead yesterday, one of the quietest days I've ever seen.


It was early on, but around lunch time there seem to be loads of kids running around. It may have been quiet on recent standards, but compared to how it was a few years back it was busy in comparison
by bobblebob
Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the park ever quiet these days?
Replies: 57
Views: 12388

Is the park ever quiet these days?

Been going to AT regularly now for about 4 years, and always try and go when its quiet. I go weekdays, and during term time (went yesterday and try to go end of Sept after the schools/colleges/uni's go back). Ive noticed tho no matter when you go, there are always loads of schoolkids on park, which ...
by bobblebob
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fixing my rollercoaster phobia!
Replies: 90
Views: 13607

Re: Fixing my rollercoaster phobia!

I actually think Oblivion is one of the easier rollercoasters to ride if you're scared. I used to be scared and refused to ride it. That same day i went on it 3 times and loved it. My theory is and the way i conquered it was simple. The only scary part of the ride is the drop, which is a few seconds...
by bobblebob
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Good and bad points of SRQ
Replies: 17
Views: 2949

Re: Good and bad points of SRQ

The thing with Single Rider Queue is... they're often longer than the main queues. Certainly, I've been on visits recently when Rita, Th13teen and Air have had longer single rider queues than the main queues are, thus making them completely pointless. You therefore find yourself spending a good 5-1...
by bobblebob
Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Good and bad points of SRQ
Replies: 17
Views: 2949

Re: Good and bad points of SRQ

When the SRQ got much beyond the bottom of the steps, it was best practise to close the entrance to the SRQ, but due to a lack of staff, it wasn't always possible You mention lack of staff, but yesterday on park there were 4 guys stood outside the entrance to Thirteen, telling people it was closed ...
by bobblebob
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Good and bad points of SRQ
Replies: 17
Views: 2949

Re: Good and bad points of SRQ

I think Air's SRQ only goes to the right hand station, so that may explane why you saw train go round with empty seats. I was in the main queue on the right hand side, and saw trains going round with empty seats on the right, and single riders waiting Some ride ops will only send people in groups o...
by bobblebob
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Good and bad points of SRQ
Replies: 17
Views: 2949

Re: Good and bad points of SRQ

Sums my thoughts up pretty well that. Just depends on the day who is operating the queue. As you said on Spinball, they try and fill the car up by going down the main que line. Once saw this on Nemesis so the SRQ was painfully slow. Only seen it once tho.
by bobblebob
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Thirteen CLOSED
Replies: 142
Views: 22371

Re: Thirteen CLOSED

Thirteen was down late Thurs and all of today, not sure why
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