Was in Florida during this.. Was extremely fun! Nearly had a car crash because of the flash floods (Only thing to describe them!) Rainfall only lasted 4-5 hours the first day in Orlando, Waterparks were open until the storms threatened to hit, which was good. Main parks were open as normal...
Re: Why are coaster cars taken off the track during off-seas
Hyde is correct, all trains, rides, carriages etc.. are stripped down to bare metal so an external testing company (LTC in Thorpe's case) can inspect each weld for any cracks, fractures etc.. before it is then reassembled and...
Crash pad ERT starts around 9:15.. People usually get plenty of rides before the park is open to regular guests. It includes The Swarm and the ultra exclusive never before seen Flying Fish.. (Tried to make it sound better than it is..)
Glad to hear everyone liked the Opening Ceremony.. Was amazed to see how it all came together once I'd gotten home from the stadium..
Also was cool seeing myself on TV for a brief few seconds!
Also, the stadium was near enough full..
and the Closing of the ceremony was going to be a bit more...
Just to Echo.. From memory Kali River Rapids seatbelts, Popeye at IOA and Cedar Points I believe.. But these are all on the Larger 12 seater boats.. So the thought springs to mind, is it even possible on the smaller boats?
^Just a thought, But it could be more to advertise the fact that it is a ride also for children.. Since Mack forced Loggers and Teacups to change the height restrictions it advertises the fact that smaller children are allowed to ride..
As for Carousel that was due to Douchebags who...
To all those who mentioned Saw... Must've been when I wasn't working on it.. We always hit throughput and smashed '10s yearly throughput.
For me, I'd have to say Shockwave at Drayton Manor.. Painfully slow queue, along with G-Force come to think of it..
Over the years, Anyone who was on Scream if you know the answer, Simon Lipkin, Bassist of Queen, David Guest, some guy from Busted, Geri Haliwell twice, someone who was known as Heather from Eastenders, Peter Andre annnnnnnnnnnnnd the Goody..
The joys of working in a themepark..
Just to confirm Loggers has gone from 0.9m - 1.1m acc by adult, to 1.2m - 1.3m acc by adult.. And Storm in a Teacup has gone from 0.9m - 1.1m acc by adult to 1.1m - 1.3m acc by adult.
and from what I've heard, the decision has come direct from Mack, rather than the parks H+S dept.
Neither, This one is better by far :P..
But looking at the two videos (Obviously, I haven't had the oppertunity to ride them.. Yet, I'd have to say Talocan, the themeing is whole, rather than just under the ride.
:( .. Wish I could've gone to this one, But alas, I as working. I did see you guys during the course of the day at thorpe, but due to workage, couldn't say hello.. Just amazes me that you didn't ride any of the rides I was working on. Shame. Glad you guys had fun!