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  1. It would be disappointing if they bounce you back though.
  2. Talking to my daughter brought a laugh today when I referred to my hollering on Stealth - in Covid, no-one can see you scream! ..........well we thought it funny.
  3. I suspect they are looking at further ways to gain some of their lost profits. Next year we will be paying for a "phantom "period in between passes. It's a business.
  4. I went yesterday and I would say that it's like anywhere - don't trust anyone to stay safe. The staff are reliant on the compliance of the guests and you have to take control on if you don't trust your fellow guests. If worried then you should not be there.
  5. Finally braved TP for the first time this year, and very wary of the virus and the almost impossible "Social distancing". Took a couple of different style face masks and found the one I use when riding my bike the most secure. Difficult for the staff as they cannot be any closer to the riders than they are. Originally doubted I would get many rides in but there was hardly a queue all afternoon so I managed a decent number. Several times after the braking hill we raced round the lower bend and engineering had to change a couple of drive wheels.
  6. Sorry for the late reply. It was on the BBC morning news, at least twice.
  7. I had the box on the other day, and there was a news item where the presenter was talking about theme parks opening up, and people in the picture had to be secured by another for safety, a ride in Legoland; I then heard a voice that I immediately recognized and they then showed the speaker and I was right. I used to work with the guy twenty-five years ago, and haven't seen or spoken with him since. Funny old world. I don't do facebook or similar, I'm a bit of a dinosaur, so the chances of getting a message to him are slim.
  8. Ordinary influenza takes at least 7000 people each year, and that's only the UK. Stay aware, stay clean, stay safe. If they start enforcing two metre spaces in queues, that means some of us will suffer standing in the North Sea.
  9. Hi All, thought I'd better pop in as it's been a while. You are mostly in the age groups that will be fine, if you get it, it'll be like a lousy flu. Think about those around you, especially your older friends and family, and help them prepare. Standing in a queue to buy those extra loo rolls will be just as dangerous. Just look forward to those shorter queues. Stay safe, stay clean, and be aware of those around you, and that applies everywhere.
  10. Perhaps they haven't got enough people to fix it, as I understand it takes many hands to make it work.
  11. Hmm, I think it's now over four years.
  12. Hmm, have you tried floorless on Apocalypse at Drayton Manor?
  13. It's interesting that over the last ten years, the amount of visitors to TP has always fluctuated around the 1.8 million per year, indicating that this is a normal rate; there is a limit on the visitor numbers. A great ride or item, has to be "re-rideable", one wants to run round and get straight back on, for me DBGT was never that. There has to be sufficient entertaining items for those who don't want to ride at that time, I.e., just had lunch, can't do rough rides, don't do upside down, or just want "time out". Merlin have sold the parks, and we really don't know the direction
  14. The job being undertaken is big, and not been carried out before. It seems that on similarly launched rides, that job has been done sometimes more than once. It has been made more difficult due to the ride structure being installed differently to other locations. My fingers are crossed that it will be available, the next time I am able to visit, which I don't anticipate for at least the next ten days.
  15. They are a useful tool for the staff if they are having to push for full loads, not so much recently. They also seem to need "managing" so with lower staff numbers, not always suitable.
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