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Re: Stealth

Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:22 pm

My weird Stealth train swap idea!!!!!

On heritage railways they often borrow Engines for events or swap them just to let customers ride a different engine.

What would the technicalities be of swapping 1 Stealth & 1 Rita train over so one of Stealth’s trains ran on Rita and a Rita train ran on Stealth’s track.

Yeah I know it's silly but I reckon it'd look cool. More Breds ridiculous ideas for shared coasters after the break. (That break might be years long)
 
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Re: Stealth

Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:26 pm

bradd3rsroew wrote:
My weird Stealth train swap idea!!!!!

On heritage railways they often borrow Engines for events or swap them just to let customers ride a different engine.

What would the technicalities be of swapping 1 Stealth & 1 Rita train over so one of Stealth’s trains ran on Rita and a Rita train ran on Stealth’s track.

Yeah I know it's silly but I reckon it'd look cool. More Breds ridiculous ideas for shared coasters after the break. (That break might be years long)


The technicalities would be simple, since, unless I’m mistaken, the trains are identical.
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Re: Stealth

Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:22 am

They were using a slightly adjusted soundtrack at the weekend, which seemed like parts of Fright Nights audio had been interlinked into the regular audio.

On one launch the countdown had been replaced with the heartbeats, but went back to the regular countdown on other launches. One of the radio discussions from the surrounding area seemed longer than normal as well, but the volume was too low to be able to fully make out what was being said.
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Re: Stealth

Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:58 pm

Swarm Chris wrote:
They were using a slightly adjusted soundtrack at the weekend, which seemed like parts of Fright Nights audio had been interlinked into the regular audio.

On one launch the countdown had been replaced with the heartbeats, but went back to the regular countdown on other launches. One of the radio discussions from the surrounding area seemed longer than normal as well, but the volume was too low to be able to fully make out what was being said.

Believe it or not the heartbeats was actually just a ride op tapping the microphone!
 
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Re: Stealth

Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:45 pm

ThemeParkEwan wrote:
Believe it or not the heartbeats was actually just a ride op tapping the microphone!

Well they did a brilliant job. :)
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Re: Stealth

Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:49 am

I went on Sunday and we had the usual keep your head back and brace yourself, then the heartbeat, then the ride op said 'see ya' and launched it.
 
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Re: Stealth

Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:17 pm

It is really nice when the ops take the time to interact. It makes it more memorable and adds to the overall experience. I wouldn't like it to be done on every ride, but Stealth having the fun vibe it does, works!
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Re: Stealth

Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:16 am

Still doing the occasional manual launch today. :)
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Re: Stealth

Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:37 pm

Strangely they were only operating a single train today, even though the queue frequently showed they needed two.

I can't imagine the weather conditions would limit the number of trains in operation, especially when by late afternoon the weather was fine.

The maintenance workshop was also closed, which possibly could have been due to the wind, although other workshops were open. All season so far it has been open, so it seemed a little odd to only have a single train and the workshop closed.
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Re: Stealth

Sat May 04, 2019 6:47 pm

Something seems a bit odd with one of the trains on Stealth at the moment. Last week it was running on a single train, then this week it started on two trains, but at some point went down to a single train.

At around 3pm they attempted to put the second train back on, but after 20 minutes and two launches of both trains, it failed to get signed off and had to be put back into the garage.

I did notice one of the technicians working on the wheel area of one of the rear cars of the rejected train afterwards.
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Re: Stealth

Sun May 05, 2019 5:10 pm

Yeah, I've noticed this as well, operations are painfully slow with only 1 train.
 
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Re: Stealth

Wed May 22, 2019 6:18 pm

Before I start, I want to say that the last three coasters I have left to review are so tight. I could barely choose between them but, for the sake of listing things, I had to. 

Funny story to start off with. As we were driving down the M25 to our hotel the day before our visit, we past the park, and it was at that moment that I discovered my acrophobia. I had the shakes for the rest of the day. But, after getting evacced off of Rumba Rapids, my dad persuaded me to queue for it. And am I glad I did. 

First, the plaza is nice. It’s not extensively themed, but it gives off a nice, cheery feel to it. I’ll skip past the queue line, as there’s just a lake there, and cut straight to the ride. This. Launch. Is. Amazing. By far the best part of the ride, and the best launch I’ve ever experienced. I can’t explain why, it just is. The rest of the ride, to be honest, I can’t remember, just because the launch is so brilliant, but it’s at least almost silk smooth. 

So, an amazing launch that’s backed up well. Overall: 8.5/10
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