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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:10 am

Just to confirm, The Smiler will be closed today and tomorrow for 'scheduled maintenance.'
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:57 pm

Shutterbug wrote:
Ready_23 wrote:
It was posted on the TT FB a few days ago and AT have offered to the date of anyones ticket if they were just going to ride The Smiler


Ah that's good then, I'm not on the TT Facebook group, just on the forum here.


Alton Towers posted it 3 days ago on Twitter, and it's on the AT Homepage and Smiler homepage, although cleverly hidden.
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:43 am

Ride times showing Rita and thirteen closed wonder if there is some sort of powercut or coincidence ?
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:15 pm

The Smiler is currently closed :(
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:21 pm

altontowersbarlow wrote:
The Smiler is currently closed :(

Does this mean it'll be shut tomorrow?
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:23 pm

No...

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Ride Downtime 2013

Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:43 pm

Can anyone shed any light as to why Nemesis is closed today?
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:04 pm

I heard from a staff member it was due to a power fault and likely it would be down all day, and that the fault with air at the time would be back up and running soon...
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nemesis seemed to be open in the morning and when I got there before midday was closed - was absolutely gutted, but just out of sheer luck decided to go back to see if it had opened right at the end of the day, and the staff outside were saying it's fixed, just need to run the necessary tests which take a considerable time 9which surprised they bothered), and they managed to get it open bang on closing time (5pm), but kept it open for at least another 20 mins... managed to get on 4 times (2 front and 2 back in that time) - actually made my day considering I was so upset it was originally closed haha.

good on alton as well for persisting to keep it open, and very odd for nemesis that it almost had a full day of downtime!
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:18 am

I went to AT at the start of September and Oblivion broke down for about fifteen minutes while I was in the queue. They had to lift some cars off and ran the others round empty quite a few times.

I then went on it a second time (well tried) but it was closed. It then re-opened five minutes later.

Whats happening? :shock:
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:47 pm

Was on park today, didn't notice any coasters being down at any point but both Duel and N:ST(after 1pm) were closed!
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:46 pm

Anyone know what's wrong with Rita? Two days of downtime?
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:52 pm

Wedjie wrote:
Anyone know what's wrong with Rita? Two days of downtime?

Noticed it too
Scarefest comin up, broken rides are a nono
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:55 pm

Wedjie wrote:
Anyone know what's wrong with Rita? Two days of downtime?


Was on park yesterday and today, and managed to ride it in the mornings on both days. No idea what was up with it yesterday, however today I saw an engineer working on the launch near the station...
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:41 am

I got told it was scheduled maintenance, seemed to be running fine and then they ran the queue down and told everyone it was closing for scheduled maintenance...
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:01 pm

Rita down again

they best sort this downtime out before scarefest!
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:59 pm

RobStandley wrote:
I got told it was scheduled maintenance, seemed to be running fine and then they ran the queue down and told everyone it was closing for scheduled maintenance...

Starting to believe it may well be scheduled.
Ritas back today but Thirteen is down...maybe they are working there way around the park and giving them all a going over before Scarefest?
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:43 am

Rita closed again today.. never known this many breakdowns that ive seen this year

its an absolute joke

if any major rides are down during scarefest then im gna start goin thorpe instead

ive been 5 times this season.. smiler closed for all 5 days, thats between june and sept , and also thirteen and oblivion down for 2 of them days

never known it like this a few years ago
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:39 am

The two times i've been this year Rita has been closed, probably going again on Sunday, will be livid if it's closed again!
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:30 pm

i've been 3 times this year...

the first time was smiler's opening date, but got delayed like 24 hours before - but was fine the other 2 times
nemesis was down all day (well after ERT) on my last visit but opened up at park closing for an extra 20 mins

apart from that haven't really had any other rides broken down on the days i go... must be so lucky - hopefully i haven't jynxed it for when i go to scarefest in 2 weeks!
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:23 pm

ST-Chris wrote:
if any major rides are down during scarefest then im gna start goin thorpe instead

At least at Thorpe the breakdowns are like 10 minutes, you rarely see a full-day of downtime.

The only ride I've seen closed for more than half an hour this year at Thorpe was Stealth when it had it's cable changed.

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