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Kevin

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    Pinchy Pancho'll beat you like eggs on a sunday morning

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    Vampire
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    Chessington

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  1. Kevin

    MTDP

    I wish they had gone with the Club X idea.Would have been so much better for X:/NWO..
  2. The trim brake on bottom of first drop is active however at a minimal strength in accordance with speed sensors on the first drop. Depending on train entrance speed, it can make the whole trim and brake run from between 5 seconds to 30 seconds. Massive difference!
  3. It's algae from water running down from rainwater - it's easy to clean off but N:I is a bastard to access to clean.
  4. I believe it is to clean the track over too.SWARM flame effects were testing today. It's bloody amazing.Rush is also now nearly fully back together.
  5. Jesus christ if that happened I'd have lost total faith in CWoAR.Oh no wait - I lost total faith when they sacked every good manager that park had and installed a load of LegoLand managers; and stopped investing in the park.And NOW look where that's got them! Haha!
  6. The park when it is closed is nothing more interesting than when it's closed. Except people drive around in cars and the rides aren't moving. I promise you it isn't that interesting.
  7. I have recently left the park however worked there for three years consecutively, along with winter Engineering work. Read this is you want a fair and unbiased view of it. If you want a good start within the company, then any RTP is a good place to start. I bang on about this but if you want to go far and you have that business acumen to want to succeed - then you will.The company has some fantastic courses and training schemes that get you either as a manager, supervisor, senior leader, attraction manager to get the most out of your job. However, you need to start at the bottom if you have no experience - but it's so worth it. I enjoyed my time at Chessington however with how far I had gone, it was time to pack up and move about.For those of you that know me, are aware I've recently moved to another theme park in the group in a role I am absolutely loving. The people are fantastic, and the company is putting a lot of effort into it's staff, as they know that is where performance of the park grows, and will all in all help us to succeed. Yes, it's a minimum wage job at the bottom, but if you want to step up that is what you need to take.However. Find me a job that pays more than £6.50 for the same duties as a Ride Operator in a family theme park. But the money is not what I do it for. The people you do meet and will work with if you are successful in this company will create the best friends and coworkers you'll ever meet. Yes - it's hard to say you enjoy your job when you're dealing with 30 angry guests but there is a lot of pride in knowing that in your regular duties that you stand and talk to people at the top of a 125ft rollercoaster, that you work in such a unique environment where everyone is encouraged to have fun.The views in this thread are skewed, along with the TP Jobs thread. If you want to do it, have a passion; then do not get put off by those around you moaning and say it's 'not a real job' or 'not worth the money'. I've never seen the attraction in working for a supermarket, or in a shop. How boring is that? Just a few thoughts.Joey - you were there for a month. If that. I am unsure how you can tell others how you 'just love interacting' and spout about a minimum wage job.Benin - you didn't get invited back and you are desperately sour about two girls (whom I do know very well and were the best people in my team for interaction, operation and motivation). Be very careful about what you write here.Mark and Peter are clearly the only ones here with any decent experience in the role. The moral of this is that yes it sounds brilliant on paper but if you don't want to do it, or deem it as boring, then don't. But if you have a passion for being successful, for working in a unique environment, then do this
  8. Kevin

    RideSims.com

    Clearly someone has worked very hard however the controls are very hard to manipulate, and actually operating the ride is a lot different to the simulator.I mean - where is the adult screaming at the platformer because his kid is too small to go on SAW, when the main gate staff member said he was tall enough?!
  9. Haha. This question works every time..Just don't go in and mention YoChessington. That's if you want the job.
  10. Here's a small clue.The best price CWoAR could get for a Vampire track and support repaint clocked in at £500,000.
  11. Tips for assessment is be personable, be interested in what other people say, and take from it what you can. Learn people's names, and refer to them by their first name. Don't be afraid of the assessors - they won't hurt you or think any less; be happy and interested in what other people have to say and try and engage as much as you can.
  12. Might see a few of your over at TP this year...
  13. The train won't be able to pass by the right hand side scaffolding.Seems the ride may nearly be ready for commissioning, which is pretty damned good considering most rides in the UK at present aren't even being rebuilt after winter strip.
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