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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:19 am

The Smiler  is still closed.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:08 pm

Rita is now open but The Smiler remains closed.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:13 pm

Rita was undergoing planned maintenance and having its launch cable replaced. 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:08 pm

Is that the type of thing that will be completed by Monday?

Seems that loads of rides are closing down.
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:12 pm

Milgod wrote:
Is that the type of thing that will be completed by Monday?

Seems that loads of rides are closing down.


The work on Rita has been completed and it was back open this afternoon.

I'm hoping The Smiler is open for Monday as I'm planning a trip for then.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:26 pm

I don't have an issue with planned maintenance as it has to be done, but if they know 24 hours in advance that a ride will be unavailable (cable replacement for example) then this should be put on the website so guests know this before they visit. Chessington have a ride status page.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:33 pm

Rita closed today on ride times?
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:31 pm

Noticed that thirteen was closed the two times I looked at ridetimes.co.uk today, also noticed that the smiler is closed now, any news?

Hoping this doesn't affect me being there next week  :|
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:45 pm

I have been on park today and can confirm that 13 is indeed closed. The Smiler closed for 'technical issues' at around 4:45 pm. The customer service que is massive right now!!
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:46 pm

I hope both rides are sorted soon :)
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:48 pm

thirteen had a issue yesterday 20/08/13 and the car was still on the hill about 1/2 way up this afternoon.
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:55 pm

The actual Towers is closed until next year because they are getting it ready for the Terror of the towers at Scarefest. Xx
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:39 am

The smiler was down for around 30 minutes before they decided to evacuate the queueline, I can confirm this because I was stood inside the station when it went down. They sent a few testers round but it never managed to re-open. I understand how some people in the station were annoyed at queuing 2 hours or diving from a long distance to come to alton towers but that doesn't mean they should take it out on the staff around the ride. People should understand that alton towers does not chose for this ride to break down. Bonus was though, we got a fastrack for next time :D :D
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:00 am

Why is Smiler, The Flume and Rapids all closed at the moment?
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:18 am

I take it you are looking at ride times... flume and the rapids don't open till 11am so won't have been updated yet. The Smiler was evacuated at 16.30ish last night as it says in the Smiler topic.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:07 pm

Ready_23 wrote:
I take it you are looking at ride times... flume and the rapids don't open till 11am so won't have been updated yet. The Smiler was evacuated at 16.30ish last night as it says in the Smiler topic.

Oh but in 2010 I was there for ERT and at 9am they were checking the rapids and at 9.30am they filled it with water and it opend for 10am (I should know becuase I spent the whole hour on RMT)

I just looked and the rapids are still closed
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:08 pm

Count-Vonduel wrote:
Ready_23 wrote:
I take it you are looking at ride times... flume and the rapids don't open till 11am so won't have been updated yet. The Smiler was evacuated at 16.30ish last night as it says in the Smiler topic.

Oh but in 2010 I was there for ERT and at 9am they were checking the rapids and at 9.30am they filled it with water and it opend for 10am (I should know becuase I spent the whole hour on RMT)


In 2013, they don't open until 11am :lol:
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:16 pm

Count-Vonduel wrote:

they were checking the rapids and at 9.30am they filled it with water and it opened for 10am (I should know because I spent the whole hour on RMT)


Thats news to me if they empty it each night :O
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:47 pm

Ready_23 wrote:
Count-Vonduel wrote:

they were checking the rapids and at 9.30am they filled it with water and it opened for 10am (I should know because I spent the whole hour on RMT)


Thats news to me if they empty it each night :O


On my last visit there was no water in the rapids first thing.
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:59 pm

This topic is for ride downtime. If you wish to discuss the water situation in the Rapids attraction, feel free to create a topic on it ;)

Back on topic :)
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