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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:18 pm

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Since it is opening day and Wicker Man opening day, I suspect half 8 is a good time to get to the park for ERT.

I'll be there from half 7 :P


Jesus! I’ll make it 8 then just in case :lol
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:38 am

Weather isn't looking good. Should I be concerned about multiple ride closures on Saturday?
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:52 am

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Weather isn't looking good. Should I be concerned about multiple ride closures on Saturday?


The BBC forecast is just showing that it’ll be cloudy all day with no snow. With the cold weather predicted, I’d expect some disruption to ride availability, especially in the morning.

EDIT: Alton Towers are telling people on Twitter that they expect the park to be open as normal, and that they’re anticipating a full ride line-up:

We anticipate a full ride line up this weekend. Please watch our website and Social Media for any updates.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:58 am

Hearing from multiple sources that nemesis is going to be running a 1 train service all season! This is not going to be a fun season with all the budget cuts really starting to affect queue times. I remember it running a 1 train service once before, and with only small visitor numbers it was taking 45mins from the bridge next to the loop. Praying this is all rumours
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:21 am

Well that's just depressing. Even if it's false it shows that Alton Towers have been such a reputation for cost cutting that we would believe it.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:13 pm

I can see Towers running Nemmy on 1 train during off-peak times, then 2 during peak times. However, either way, they should be doing everything they can do to maximise great efficiency and operations; however, if these rumours are true I won't be very impressed at all - especially after SRQ's being removed from TH13TEEN & The Smiler. With that being said, I'll have an open mind with it (if it is true) and will not be happy if I'm queueing 45 mins from the bridge! At least we will shortly see! 
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:49 pm

Both Gold and Platinum fastracks list wickerman as part of the package do you think that means wickerman will have fastrack from the get go?
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:50 pm

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Both Gold and Platinum fastracks list wickerman as part of the package do you think that means wickerman will have fastrack from the get go?


It’s included in those packages, and VIP Annual Passholders are also able to Fastrack it. It won’t be included in any other packages or be available as a one shot until at least a few months into the season.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:05 pm

I've heard the same thing about Nemesis running one train for the entire season. Based on the reason I've been told, it's not due to budget cuts so much as maintenance issues.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:09 pm

How can something take a whole season to fix? You can manufacture a full brand new train in much less time than that.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:34 pm

I mean, I've seen slightly differently, that Nemesis will run only one train at the beginning of the season due to maintenance with the other train, but then will return to two train operation when the maintenance work is done..

And like what MakoMania says, it really shouldn't take that long. I'm more than optimistic that we'll see full capacity operation of the ride at least most of the season. :)

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Nemesis will be on 1 train this weekend due to the fact 1 has required a major load of work from B&M with replacements to significant parts of the train.

But it will be on 2 soon.

So, I don't think we have anything to worry about! :)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:59 pm

Omg this is disappointing can’t go any other day weather not going be that bad never is! When then Snow
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:25 pm

Apparently they are closing the park at 3pm due to the weather over the weekend
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:26 pm

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Omg this is disappointing can’t go any other day weather not going be that bad never is! When then Snow

I agree with this news, safety is the top priority of Alton Towers and operating rollercoasters in the conditions forecast may breach their health and safety criteria.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:29 pm

Fully understand safety issues. But been on phone and been told if they post on social media there closed then they will stay shut even if weather is fine? Also when will the updates continue because we were planning leave at 7 from stoke? Also what about Sunday?
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:05 pm

The Resort have now provided an update in relation to tomorrow:

An update on Monday opening: The hotels, Waterpark and Rollercoaster Restaurant are open as usual.  We will be opening our theme park tomorrow as planned, from 10am until 4pm, with a revised Early Ride Time offering  from 9.30am in CBeebies Land, Cloud Cuckoo Land  and Hex. We’ll then aim to open the majority of the rest of our attractions as soon as we can.

After the cold weekend, it may take some of our bigger rides a little longer than normal to get up and running.  We will do everything we can to open our coasters to guests as soon as it’s safe to do so, so please bear with us.  

Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that Wicker Man will be open tomorrow but we’ll keep you updated on when you’ll be able to experience our new thrill ride.

Thanks to everyone who’s braved the cold to visit us this weekend.  And do keep an eye on our social media channels for any further updates.


Reportedly reception staff have been telling hotel guests that all attractions will open apart from Wicker Man, TH13TEEN, and the Monorail.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:41 pm

I mean, that line up makes sense, though, if it's that cold I imagine that they'd get away with shutting the rapids as well. 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:04 am

Ridetimes has been updated this morning to show the disgraceful ride opening times for the 2018 season:

9:30am:

Wicker Man
Spinball Whizzer
In the Night Garden
Postman Pat
Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride
Justin's House
Numtums

10:00am:

The Smiler
Oblivion
Enterprise
Marauder's Mayhem
Heave Ho!
Mr Bloom's Allotment
Furchester Hotel
Octonauts
Charlie & Lola
Get Set Go

11:00am:

Rita
Th13teen
Hex
Gallopers Carousel
Frog Hopper
Driving School
Runaway Minetrain
Congo River Rapids
Duel
Nemesis
Galactica
The Blade
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:42 am

We already knew this would be the case when the park amended their original operating schedule.

Is it ideal? No, but it could have been a whole lot worse. Keep in mind that Forbidden Valley was initially scheduled to open at 12 o’clock.
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