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Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:28 pm

I am going tommorow to Alton Towers.
I have just lost my wallett and am really pis**d off!!! :x
Is anyone capable of telling me what rides are down tommorrow?
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Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:16 am

Just to confirm - the monorail runs everyday again now! The idea of closing it in the week got scrapped after a couple of days!!!

As far as i'm aware the only ride with a long term closure at the moment is the Runaway mine train.
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Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:59 am

"bigblade40" wrote:
Just to confirm - the monorail runs everyday again now! The idea of closing it in the week got scrapped after a couple of days!!!

As far as i'm aware the only ride with a long term closure at the moment is the Runaway mine train.


That's brilliant news bigblade! Looks like our weeks of moaning and complaining actually paid off :)
 
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:51 pm

Noooo, according to altontowers.com, Rita is closed until further notice :cry: .
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:13 pm

:( Any idea for how long, as I'm going tomorrow?

I can't find any info on altontowers.com
 
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:16 pm

No info at all, only that the Minetrain, Rita and the Sky Ride are all closed until further notice.

I am also visiting the park soon (Monday), and I will be dissapointed if Rita is closed :cry: . Lets hope it's a minor hitch. I already knew about the Minetrain being closed, but I really don't want to miss out on Rita as well.
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:20 pm

Yes closed today, was very busy to ;-(
 
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:57 pm

"Balb0wa" wrote:
Yes closed today, was very busy to ;-(


Really? I wouldn't have thought it would have been too busy today.

Maybe a lot of schools finished yesterday, or a lot of kids took the day off :roll: .

I'm really annoyed that Rita has broken down yet again. I'm sure that AT will desperately want it available for next week as its half term for the schools.
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:02 pm

I am going tomorrow and am once again disappointed as this is the 3rd time this year I have gone to the park and RITA has only been open once.

I have been reading that the launch drum is damaged, can this be confirmed?

If RITA is going to be closed tomorrow then I might aswell reshedule my outing :)

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Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:05 pm

Launch Drum you say. That sounds serious :( .
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:08 pm

Being the Dumbass I am, when you say that sounds serious I know that means it could be out for a while but how long is serious downtime?
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:12 pm

"Con" wrote:
Being the Dumbass I am, when you say that sounds serious I know that means it could be out for a while but how long is serious downtime?


Well I'm not sure really, but since the park is only open for 1 more week (2 if you include the adrenaline thing), it could mean that it will remain closed till next season :cry: . This is of course the worst case scenario.

I am really hoping that it isn't this serious and that it can be fixed soon.

(I was also hoping that the Minetrain would re-open, but that doesn't look very likely either now)
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:12 pm

Wasn't there a problem with the drum at the beginning of this year?

IIRC they didn't bother to replace it they just tried to fix it. Something seems a bit off though if a key component doesn't even last a year.

If they don't get it sorted for the fireworks the queues elsewhere are going to be awful with 2 coasters down.
 
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:15 pm

Will there be some sort of money returned/free tickets/personal dance if it is closed on the fireworks. It will be a major incovience especially as its my Annual trip.
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:17 pm

I doubt it, unless you have purchased the more expensive 'Rita Speeding Ticket', then you might have an argument.
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:18 pm

The drum has been faulty since installation, but only noticed the first time that RITA closed. The technicians tried a "fix" as to install a new drum would take weeks. Unfortunately, it looks like the "fix" has finally failed once again
 
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:22 pm

Maybe some sort of "mend" would work. Tbh hoest if it is unavailble for eletric towers to me although it is a alright ride is just one less queue which isn't bad as that was not included on our fastpasses.
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:47 pm

according to staff rita will be back up tomrow! (don't know how true this is) yet just one thing i was told today in guest services! Yet this
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:13 pm

I really hope that this is true! *crosses fingers*
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Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:56 pm

"oli3032""][quote=""Balb0wa" wrote:
Yes closed today, was very busy to ;-(


Really? I wouldn't have thought it would have been too busy today.

Maybe a lot of schools finished yesterday, or a lot of kids took the day off :roll: .

I'm really annoyed that Rita has broken down yet again. I'm sure that AT will desperately want it available for next week as its half term for the schools.[/quote]

The car park didnt look that full, but the coach park was. There were a lot of kids about.

I was hoping it would be dead today, thought wrong though,lol

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