i was there yesterday and today
the park had to close quite frankly. i have never seen a blizzard like it, it was horrendous, and completeley took everyone by suprise, including AT managment.
there were actually three seperate incidents involving downed trees. the one that has already been photographed in mutiny bay. one that fell across the pathway between battle galleons and the towers. and finally in the wooded area between spinball and x-sector, threatening to fall across the path.
the latter two incidents caused the entire south side of the park to become inaccesable, whilst continuous power dips kept shutting down duel and N:ST, which were the only rides open on that side of the park.
none of this can be held against towers managment as it hadn't been forecast until midnight preceeding the day. absolutley unexpected and uncontrolable weather, completely out of season. complete with power dips, caused absolute chaos today. and to give the staff absolute credit, they handled it beutifully, and all guests, who werenn't lacking a sense of common manners and patience, were delt with in a proffesional manner, and generally got a satifactory result.
my party infact was even offered an additional, complimentary night, due to the fact that we have annual passes and had to travel 200 miles to get there. as we had to come home anyway (some of us have to work tomorrow) we have been given a reference for a heavily discounted second stay later on this season
and i barely had to ask.
thos people slagging of the AT staff on FB and other places, never gave the staff a chance to help them, other wise they wouldn't be moaning.
all in all not a brilliant day for towers, but the saving grace is their wonderful staff, who tuly went out of their way for anyone they encountered, and i even felt that yesterday on a normal day of operations.