As we know the ride is a drop tower(s). With regards to other drop towers that have opened in the past, e.g. dungeons. Were there any teething problems, or are drop towers pretty simplistic? I cannot remember a recent ride at Alton that hasn't experienced significant teething problems, it would be nice to feel confident that it wont break down in the opening week.
Th13teen ran fantastic for the first 2 weeks
No problems with and of the minor attractions built in 2009, 2008 and 2007
So not sure where the idea that the opening week is particularly cursed comes from. However the drop towers are not over-complicated but they are only one small part of the whole ride.