Another warm and busy day at the park and it definitely seems like they have got operations pretty much there this year. Minimal empty seats, with staff moving people where possible to fill things. Even Ghost Train appeared to just operate without ride-stopping issues. Walking Dead seemed to go down about midday and I'm not sure it ever opened. I even got pretty wet on Rumba. So all in all, a good day and people seemed to be happy. Well, until they tried to leave.
Even at 4pm, a mini chaos was beginning at the exit gates (park close is at 6). A single member of staff had been stationed there, but even though everyone had bought their parking online or had a pass, pretty much no one's phone worked with the scanners, meaning the staff member had to scan every phone user. Of course 1 staff member and 4 gates doesn't work. So the horns started, albeit I think to try and get the staff member's attention to another lane rather than through aggression. But I'm not convinced the staff member realised this, and from their expression I suspect they would have preferred some help at the very least.
Disappointing to see the park never bothered to make any changes to the car park exit, despite them using the promise of changes coming this year to appease the numerous complaints and videos of the ridiculousness that is trying to exit the Thorpe Park car park.