UK theme parks from another point of view!

  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 13
 
User avatar
Tom170499
TT Member
TT Member
Topic Author
Posts: 507
Joined: January 2013
Location: Leeds

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:13 pm

Themepark247360 wrote:
Why has it been so carefully placed on wooden panels if it is to be scrapped?


Could it be a possibility that it may be relocated? Perhaps X-Sector as previously mentioned?
 
Alex
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 974
Joined: August 2012
Location: Manchester

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:30 pm

There is no point in relocating a ride at the end of it's life, it wont be moving to X Sector.
Image
 
User avatar
Zach
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 801
Joined: July 2012

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:01 pm

The ride will not be relocating anywhere within Towers. It's being removed as per the long term development plan.
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Liam.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1156
Joined: March 2015
Location: Rotherham

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:24 pm

Image
Ride count since the beginning of 2015: 1901!
Ride count 2020: 128!
Cred count: 96!

Image
 
Sawboss
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 587
Joined: June 2015
Location: Devon

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:27 pm

I wouldn't mind Ripsaw being removed if it was being replaced with something else. There's not one proper thrill flatride in AT without it. I could probably ride the coasters all day but less and less rides makes it harder for me to tempt friends along.
 
User avatar
NemesisRider
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1726
Joined: May 2014
Location: Praising John Wardley

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:34 pm

Smileradvocate1 wrote:
Image

May I remind you they also predicted the closure of one of the most loved dark rides in the UK within the same post that said Ripsaw would be removed. I'm not disrespecting Towers Street, one would hope they have some kind of belief in the source before posting that kind of revelation, but everyone is treating their word as gospel. The real answers can really only be given by Merlin. They said it was for maintainance earlier and unless there is some very good reason, they wouldn't want to lie to the Public as some don't trust them anyway after The Smiler incident.
 
User avatar
Zach
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 801
Joined: July 2012

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:05 pm

My head. Brick wall. Bang. I guess when when Ripsaw is removed and not there next season, you'll be confused
Last edited by Zach on Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Rob
Team Admin
Team Admin
Posts: 2396
Joined: November 2005
Location: Glasgow

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:18 pm

Just to clarify as some sites are stating that Ripsaw has been removed.

Ripsaw is currently still in place. Its just the bridge that has been taken down.
Image
 
User avatar
Luviico
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 110
Joined: August 2012
Location: Lincolnshire

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:35 pm

Unless you are a high ranking person at Merlin or AT then you cannot possibly know for sure if Ripsaw is being removed and taking what a fan site says as gospel is pretty ridiculous. If AT's twitter mentioned winter maintenance then for the moment we will have to believe it is staying. If news doesn't come directly from AT then I take it with a massive pinch of salt.
 
xylyx
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 427
Joined: February 2013
Location: Chesterfield

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:42 pm

That is the best way, and being right once doesn't then mean everything else that 's said is true :) I'll
Expect the worst and hope for the best as usual :)
 
archie.mm
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 109
Joined: April 2015

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:35 pm

http://www.themeparkguide.biz/component ... ton-towers

"As part of this scheme you will see changes to our line up in 2016 but we’ll bring you more news of this in January."

.....

Don't know if it means anything. Just posting.
 
User avatar
lewis97
Team TTSP
Team TTSP
Posts: 4360
Joined: November 2012
Location: Hertfordshire

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:45 pm

archie.mm wrote:
http://www.themeparkguide.biz/component/k2/towers-loving-care-scheme-to-breath-new-life-into-alton-towers

"As part of this scheme you will see changes to our line up in 2016 but we’ll bring you more news of this in January."

.....

Don't know if it means anything. Just posting.

This has already been posted in the topic, with discussion ongoing.

Please do read through previous pages before posting to ensure things aren't being unnecessarily repeated.
Image
 
User avatar
Tom170499
TT Member
TT Member
Topic Author
Posts: 507
Joined: January 2013
Location: Leeds

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:07 pm

A quick thought, could the bridge have been removed to allow access for high vehicles? This has happened with the X-Sector sign in the past.
 
jackcullen
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 51
Joined: November 2012

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:54 pm

Themepark247360 wrote:
Why has it been so carefully placed on wooden panels if it is to be scrapped?

So can get a forklift under it again to move it to abother vehicle etc
 
Adam.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 680
Joined: October 2014

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:09 pm

I also find it interesting that the bridge is still in one piece, it would have taken more effort to move it in one piece to a car park from a construction perspective, rather than dismatling it. Also I thought that ripsaw had a load of scaffolding around it over closed season for repairs, unless they were already done from the mid-season piece replacement.
 
User avatar
Themeparksandy1981
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1589
Joined: October 2009
Location: Midlands
Contact:

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:59 am

Yeah but if they were just moving the bridge to allow service vehicles why have they removed the queue line fences as well?
 
allijukes19
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 15
Joined: August 2015
Location: Cleethorpes, N.E Lincolnshire

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:34 am

Over the closed season last year and throughout the year its had a lot of maintenance why would they have gone to so much trouble if they are removing it the following season?
 
User avatar
Dan
Forum Leader
Forum Leader
Posts: 2356
Joined: June 2009
Location: Stockport

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:41 pm

allijukes19 wrote:
Over the closed season last year and throughout the year its had a lot of maintenance why would they have gone to so much trouble if they are removing it the following season?


Maybe they've realised its beyond nackered and not worth the money needed to keep it running.
Image
Image
 
Aidan Lowe
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1847
Joined: February 2013

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:59 pm

Back when people were stranded mid-cycle earlier this year before it went SBNO for a while.

https://youtu.be/Ek1aDwLVLK0
Formerly known under username Andy Mc
 
Guitar
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 54
Joined: June 2015

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:52 pm

allijukes19 wrote:
Over the closed season last year and throughout the year its had a lot of maintenance why would they have gone to so much trouble if they are removing it the following season?


Maybe it's been sold to another park and part of the deal was that is was serviced / overhauled first?
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 13

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 59 guests