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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:32 am

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The cuts to the technical services department are really showing this season.
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What a sad state of affairs that this is becoming normal :(

Monorail is currently unavailable as well.


I believe the park have had some snow overnight, and this may have had a knock-on effect on their ability to get the rides open this morning.

I know Merlin are responsible for a lot of things, but the weather isn’t one of them :P
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:36 am

There is no snow or ice, temperatures are currently 6/7°C and winds are only 11mph according to the BBC and Met Office.

The park also confirmed earlier today that they expected a full ride offering.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:00 pm

Yes probably more due to the snow.

Update: Well we're on park and yes there is snow and ice.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:10 pm

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Well we're on park and yes there is snow and ice

Typical BBC & Met Office then :P

I do wonder why Oblivion is opened but none of the others are though, and why they were saying that there would be a full ride offering.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:51 pm

Just been told they have opened Galactica but don't have a ETA for 13, Smiler, Rita or Wicker Man.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:54 pm

Just opened Smiler
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:05 pm

I'm not very experienced with this stuff but was planning to visit tomorrow, would the rides be expected to be able to operate as usual from opening tomorrow?
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:36 pm

Rita, The Smiler and Nemesis have now opened.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:43 pm

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I'm not very experienced with this stuff but was planning to visit tomorrow, would the rides be expected to be able to operate as usual from opening tomorrow?


The majority of rides operate above 2°c, so as long as it above that then you'll be fine. Remember though, all rides are subject to availability.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:51 pm

With just 10 minutes until ride close, Wicker Man has opened, and is currently on a 0 minute queue!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:22 pm

That’s very impressive, very well done to the park to get this open so late when they could have left it closed.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:54 pm

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With just 10 minutes until ride close, Wicker Man has opened, and is currently on a 0 minute queue!

Wicker Man didn’t open, the app stated it did, however after running all the way from Oblivion to the entrance, the ride was shut. There was just an issue with the app.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:19 pm

Yeah, near enough half the people in the park ran to Wicker Man to be let down, including me :lol

Someone was having some fun with the queue time board, we had 0, -15, -60, and 123 :lol
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:31 pm

Just wanted to share a couple of pictures from my recent visit on Friday 23rd March, it was quite chilly and breezy with Oblivion having to temporarily cease operation due to the wind alarm, Wicker Man also had a couple of stoppages but all in all the day was really good. We managed Wicker Man 3 times, with our second ending with us sitting for half an hour at the end of the brake run.

The second picture is taken from the monorail, hence the effect.

Also, what is everyone’s highest score on Duel?
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:36 pm

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Also, what is everyone’s highest score on Duel?

24,000 I think, I hope to beat it later this week!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:01 pm

Mine was originally 20,000 but when during my last visit I got 37,700 making it my new personal best
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:04 pm

Around 45,000!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:05 pm

A practically shameful 68,400!

It was a very quiet day with no one on carts before or after us!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:25 pm

My highest was 27,000 if I remember correctly (I know it's a bit crap, but I don't often use the guns any more). :)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:27 pm

I intend to beat my personal best when I go back in September for my annual trip, maybe even before that if I get chance
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