issues in the morning - they were manually shunting the trains around, and from what I heard from a couple of TTF'ers they literally had to push a train onto the traction wheels at the bottom of the chain lift at one point. In fairness, I make it sound really terrible, but it was alright. Definitely a long way from being a good operation, but meh, it could've been worse.
I live near TP and visit loads of times every season, we were stuck on the block breaks behind Samurai (on SAW). they had to push us round onto the next set of BB's before the lift and then kick us onto the lift.
The engineer told us the ride is now down but beause the problem was behind us it is easier for us to do the circuit. We then had to wait until the other trains were manually moved off sections so we could pass safely.
Now, I know why Saw was having problems. The rides have been testing for 2 weeks, so that they do not have an opening day like last season. But they have mostly been testing without dummies, so emptier, lighter train have been running. Therefore the system has got used to this as when more wait is applied (8 people), the first set of breaks outside the building were not stopping the trains as effectively as they should.
But, a few changes stopped this as she was back up working soon enough.
Stealth was indeed down for the majority of the day, with Colossus and Rush having problems. Saw:Alive can be described in one work = FAIL. Themeing was great, inside and out, but it was so short, no scares (surely the killers are the scary ones, not the victims in traps?). The group sizes were way to big.
I just hope Thorpe didn't invest too much money in this as it was such a let down for the described "Worlds most terrifying horror maze", I honestly don't know how they can claim this.
One more point, any staff I know and asked "whats Saw alive about?" resulted in "No Comment", kind of shows their views too...bring on Th13teen on Sat!
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