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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:13 pm

Anyone know why the rapids are closed today?
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:55 pm

Ninnut85 wrote:
Anyone know why the rapids are closed today?


I'm guessing scheduled maintenance like yesterday?
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:25 pm

The Rapids have been closed since Sunday for "essential maintenance"

As for how long they will be down for nobody knows.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:45 am

Dan.N wrote:
The Rapids have been closed since Sunday for "essential maintenance"

As for how long they will be down for nobody knows.


The Rapids are now into their 4th day of closure, having last been open on Saturday 19th July. I can only imagine that a part has become damaged and they are awaiting a replacement.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:32 pm

One of the spinners at the return lift was not working last week

It looks like they have shut it down to replace the spinner as boats arriving on the left were getting stuck and not going up the return lift in order. Some boats were being pushed back 6 or 7 times before making it up the return hill
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:51 am

Went to the park yesterday, the rapid were still closed.
I asked the member of staff who was stood at the entrance warning people off (poor lady) what was the fault.
She said there was a problem with the roof of the station. They have closed it whilst they set up scaffolding to repair the damage. If you queue for the flume, as you walk under the main drop and look over to the rapid station you can see the scaffolding setup on the station.
She said she wasn't sure how long it would remain closed for.
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:57 pm

Maybe lighting on Saturday hit the roof and done some damage or the rain was that bad it started to leak into the control room. In the 21 years I been going to the towers I can't remember it ever getting any work done to the station area. Even the African patterns need reprinting on the beams.
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:02 am

Nothing hit the roof, it was just rain and with the station being old and wooden, it was natural that it gave way :) it's just general wear and tare. It will have to be repaired and checked and signed off to be safe before visitors can brave the canyon rapids again :) don't worry Alton will have there best people on it :)
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:13 am

Rapids was fully functioning yesterday.
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:43 pm

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Rapids was fully functioning yesterday.

Good to hear! I guess it was just minor work on the station that was completed in a week. Unfortunate timing right at the start of the summer holidays, but at least it's back now.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:40 pm

Dan.B wrote:
Jmurphy55 wrote:
Rapids was fully functioning yesterday.

Good to hear! I guess it was just minor work on the station that was completed in a week. Unfortunate timing right at the start of the summer holidays, but at least it's back now.

they must of waited for a part to be delivered as another :sick: was probably broken like oblivion has been before
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:06 pm

Nemesis currently closed. http://oi61.tinypic.com/idhst1.jpg
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:06 pm

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Nemesis currently closed. http://oi61.tinypic.com/idhst1.jpg

first time i have seen that in ages! get well soon nemmy :lol
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:05 am

Sonic is down. Two cars are stuck on the breaks on the track. One at the top and one midway down.
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:34 pm

Oblivion is down at the moment, anyone know why??
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:56 am

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Oblivion is down at the moment, anyone know why??


Not sure why, but there was a car 3/4 up the chain lift and one about 3/4 around the top bit. The engineers seemed to be doing something to the part that brings the car around to the drop.
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:03 am

Oblivion is open. Yesterday's downtime must have been a minor technical issue.
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:25 pm

There's a note on Alton Towers website saying Rita will close at 5pm on 5/8/14 Scheduled maintenance? What do you think they're up to?
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:38 pm

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There's a note on Alton Towers website saying Rita will close at 5pm on 5/8/14 Scheduled maintenance? What do you think they're up to?


I would presume Rita is undergoing another Launch Cable inspection as it is important to check this element of the ride frequently to avoid incidents :)
 
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Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:19 am

Been on park today. Ride hosts informed us that Rita would close early due to essential maintenance. Sonic was down for a while as it started to pour with rain, leaving 3 cars on the block brakes getting soaked! Opened after around an hour though. Hex broke down earlier too, although the reason is unknown.

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