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    Benin got a reaction from JoshC. in Hyperia - New for 2024 (Ride thread)   
    Yeah this morning didn't go well.
     
    The lack of communication on park is a failure of basic customer service. The socials announcement happened at the same time the plaza holding pens were let loose, and when we got to Tacotaria another guest (from the numbers leaving the queue) told us the news.
     
    That is a lot of space where no staff where located either to redirect or inform, and that is unacceptable given the general consensus on yesterday.
     
    Very disappointed. Especially with the usual "well you have a MAP" response. We are not local or easily able to organise a visit given personal circumstances (especially when they were handing out Fastrack to people lucky enough to be kicked out the "proper" queue).
     
    Thorpe will always be Thorpe.
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    Benin got a reaction from Inferno in Hyperia - New for 2024 (Ride thread)   
    Seeing it from the M3/M25 junction today did make me more excited.
     
    Doubt any competition members would honestly believe they'd be the first riders. Public maybe, but given Merlin's love of a "celeb" night and the boy's club Thorpe is becoming was never gonna happen.
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    Benin got a reaction from MattyMoo in Hyperia - New for 2024 (Ride thread)   
    Seeing it from the M3/M25 junction today did make me more excited.
     
    Doubt any competition members would honestly believe they'd be the first riders. Public maybe, but given Merlin's love of a "celeb" night and the boy's club Thorpe is becoming was never gonna happen.
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    Benin got a reaction from Glitch in Hyperia - New for 2024 (Ride thread)   
    Seeing it from the M3/M25 junction today did make me more excited.
     
    Doubt any competition members would honestly believe they'd be the first riders. Public maybe, but given Merlin's love of a "celeb" night and the boy's club Thorpe is becoming was never gonna happen.
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    Benin got a reaction from JoshC. in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    Looking forward to my day at Legoland this Friday. Nothing else going on right?
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    Benin got a reaction from JoshC. in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    Better to have all the information than not.
     
    Sensory issues are still fairly new to it all. Given the problems with RAP as well probably something that will be consistent across the board, and guess its no different to the standard safety boards stating the obvious either.
     
    There was also a video for the Accessibility side of Hyperia. Though I do wonder why they constantly told me to scan a QR code when I was watching it on my phone.
     
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    Benin got a reaction from Glitch in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    Depends when they open the gates. But if you're sad enough to wait overnight for this then ain't no helping those people.
     
    Seems a sensible plan at least. Sure it'll still be utter chaos and full of entitled people. Staff will need to be on point for it to be a success.
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    Benin got a reaction from Glitch in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    Wouldn't be a Merlin project if it was finished on time would it?
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    Benin got a reaction from Inferno in Legoland   
    I highly doubt a staff member is going to be arrested for child neglect of a 5 month old baby that suffered a cardiac arrest.
     
    Full story below:
     
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-68962869
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    Benin got a reaction from Inferno in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    The original video not being in HD wasn't the problem.
     
    Come back DBGT animation all is forgiven. 
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    Benin got a reaction from JoshC. in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    The original video not being in HD wasn't the problem.
     
    Come back DBGT animation all is forgiven. 
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    Benin got a reaction from Matt 236 in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    It would help if the park could settle on a themed/unthemed direction for more than a season mind.
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    Benin got a reaction from Inferno in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    It would help if the park could settle on a themed/unthemed direction for more than a season mind.
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    Benin got a reaction from Mattgwise in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    It would help if the park could settle on a themed/unthemed direction for more than a season mind.
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    Benin got a reaction from JoshC. in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    It would help if the park could settle on a themed/unthemed direction for more than a season mind.
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    Benin got a reaction from Inferno in what next?   
    Might as well continue that red area to bin off the beach and Depth Charge. That area could definitely be used as an entertainments hub almost and the proximity to the 'hotel' would allow for some overnight stuff to occur outside in the summer. 
     
    No doubt some of the flats will be coming to end of life soon. But much like Towers an actual replacement for Loggers wouldn't go amiss. Chiapas for all!
     
    Or they replace Rumba with the nonsense Bellwaerde have recently opened. 
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    Benin got a reaction from Inferno in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    Bit slow etc.
     
    Definitely will have a lot of wasted momentum going into the final brake run by looks of it. 
     
     
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    Benin got a reaction from coasterverse in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    God the capacity is gonna be crap.
     
     

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    Benin got a reaction from MattyMoo in Hyperia - New for 2024   
    And I've worked in project management. Zero surprise that some projects really push the limit in terms of targeted handover dates. 
     
    Purely depends on what Mack says the required testing hours needed are. Which none of us are privy to (and any of those who are won't be able to divulge such information).
     
    Merlin have form for it too over the years. Even Nemesis is getting stuff added to it since opening officially.
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    Benin got a reaction from MattyMoo in Rocky Express   
    Lady Di is riding it with Sir Capt. Tom & Baby P.
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    Benin got a reaction from Inferno in Alton Towers General Discussion   
    The distinct lack of filler rides was far more telling yesterday with 3 big coasters down (Thirteen, Galactica and Wickerman) for a considerable time. Fortunately Nemmie was on full capacity but the park need far more than the one they're getting next year. There's at least 2 spots free in X-Sector, and could definitely fit more elsewhere with some ingenuity. 
     
    Meant lots of 50 minute plus queues across the board for the majority of the day (exacerbated by many school trips mind). Which severely limited our choices of ride due to the 4pm close. Granted we did spend a fair chunk of time in CBeebies Land though. I'll probably contact the park regarding not being able to combine RAP with Parent Swap as it is very much a killer to our day if we don't have 2 RAP users in the group currently.
     
    Also a lack of decent eateries needs to be addressed. Not asking for much but there are so many Burgers & Hot Dogs across the park but few alternatives. Especially if you want a sit down inside. The prices are obscene too. Not visiting Pizza Pasta whilst it's £21 per person (plus baby isn't big on pizza. She's strange).
     
    Alty Mans is fab. Dark and creepy as. Couple of iffy effects here and there but on the whole is a fantastic refurb. Between that and Nemmie the future could be bright. Does mean other areas look awful comparatively though. 
     
    It was great to have Nemesis back. Had a good day overall but that was the only coaster we did due to the limited capacity and queues. There's still a lot of work to be done.
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    Benin got a reaction from JoshC. in Nemesis   
    Back on fully loading 2 trains this morning.
     
    She's back ❤️
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    Benin got a reaction from JoshC. in Nemesis   
    Started on one then second added around midday.
     
    Is very strange. Saw claims of overspeeding which might make sense with the new magnetic brakes and over sensitive modern day sensors. Would also explain the half filled trains.
     
    However if on the weekend they revert back to full loading it'll make little sense.
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    Benin got a reaction from Matt N in Nemesis   
    She's back on Saturday.
     
     
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    Benin got a reaction from ImLucifer in Liseberg   
    Jeez this topic completely missed the MASSIVE fire that happened at the under construction waterpark.
     
    In more positive news, the Helix music is now on Spotify. That's my listening sorted.
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