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What rides are open when it rains?

Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:53 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm going to be visiting Alton Towers on Thursday and Friday. The weather doesn't look too good for Thursday unfortunately (rain all day) so i was just wondering what rides are actually open when its raining and will it obtrude my ability to have a good day?

Thanks in advance,
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:06 pm

As far as I know, all of them, though when I've been a few times, the water rides are sometimes shut.
 
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:45 pm

Sonic spinball only allows three per vehicle when it's raining
 
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:31 am

Thanks guys, i was under the impression that the would close most of the rides due to weather... It's a bit strange that you mentioned water rides may closed? Why do they do that, they're wet rides anyway. Are they more dangerous in the rain?
 
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:33 am

Idk, that might not be because of the weather, they're just sometimes shut when I go and it rains.
 
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:45 am

From my experience, most rides stay open in light to moderate rain. Rita is more prone to closure because the weather can make the launch somewhat excruciating on the face :lol:
 
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:05 am

Lee James wrote:
From my experience, most rides stay open in light to moderate rain. Rita is more prone to closure because the weather can make the launch somewhat excruciating on the face :lol:


Oh, how true this is, big mistake to go on it during some of the heaviest rain I have seen :lol:
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:22 am

ThirdBrad wrote:
Thanks guys, i was under the impression that the would close most of the rides due to weather... It's a bit strange that you mentioned water rides may closed? Why do they do that, they're wet rides anyway. Are they more dangerous in the rain?


Yes it's a wet ride....but hang on its raining!! I'm already wet!!! \:D/ I would imagine to save costs cos people (except kids who muck around in the wet and wanna go on again and again and again) wouldn't wanna go on.
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:04 am

No, after my recent visit to thorpe park I found out they shut the log flames in the rain as the water levels become to high, I'd assume this works with Congo as well
 
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:23 pm

Cheers for the help guys - You're all very helpful... It'll be my first visit since 3 years, can't wait - Shame about The Smiler, does anybody know if they've fixed it yet?
 
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:36 pm

It's open now
 
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:45 pm

Most rides stay open but announcements made that the ride maybe uncomfortable due to the weather.
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:18 am

Has anyone been on The Smiler in the rain? Whats it like on the vertical lift?
 
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:46 am

Smiler warns you that "you may get slightly damp"  :lol:

I closed my eyes for the vertical lift in the rain. Didn't like the thought of rain falling straight into my eyes. Rest of the ride was no problem, and that was in quite heavy rain.
 
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Re: What rides are open when it rains?

Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:52 pm

One day on park last year, Oblivion closed for about 10 minutes with lots of people on the break run in torrential rain, verging on hail :P Standing in the station and watching them all was pretty hilarious though  :lol:
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