Andy Mc wrote:Well the debate continued and the security personnel I think they got a bit defensive because they believed we didn't know there was a second person involved and they saw it unfair to put blame solely on the operator of the ride that day.
ASturge21 wrote:theparklifekid wrote:have the towers said anything on the reopening of the ride?
This season no exact date given.
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jackcullen wrote:Opening day will be fun in if it's not open with the park. Especially when the public get in and realise they've been duped and galatica isn't a new ride and Air is now off the list.
Liam.W wrote:I too think that it will open on opening day, although not at 10am like the rest of the theme park. I'm guessing 11/12am so they get more hours of testing and to let the public see it testing perfectly fine. (hopefully!)
Tom170499 wrote:Liam.W wrote:I too think that it will open on opening day, although not at 10am like the rest of the theme park. I'm guessing 11/12am so they get more hours of testing and to let the public see it testing perfectly fine. (hopefully!)
Don't forget that Oblivion will be operating from 9am as part of ERT meaning guests will see The Smiler testing between 9am and 10am so there will be plenty of time to watch it working properly.
Andy Mc wrote:For anyone on the Alton Towers SW8 news group on FB a couple of security employees at Alton Towers took to the discussion of The Smiler re-opening.
One of them to some extent defended/sympathized with the people responsible saying "There's so much information that's not been shared and I'm not at liberty to say, but the whole blame being on the ride operator is completely unfair, because it's not." while the other simply called Alton Towers ran by "kids with no life skills what's so ever".
As soon as the news broke of this incident last year experts in the industry couldn't fathom how it happened and there and then said human error was involved.
I merely pointed out to these individuals that it had to be manually overridden by whoever was working that day, its the only logical explanation?! They started replying to me and others with vulgarity and in response said that information has been "filtered to satisfy the general public". Whether there is more to it than first thought I'm not sure and were likely to never find out.