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Mysterio Ka

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  1. Laziness, yes. Lack of care... not so much. More like 'we'll introduce so much red tape and new procedures so actually operating a ride is more like navigating your way through a laser maze with 28 people who have no idea what's going on waiting for your assistance' The parks can choose to change their 'theoretical' throughputs each season. Even part way through seasons when new procedures are introduced. Obviously the main one that matters is the one that's given to them by the manufacturer when it opens, but some rides are so far gutted, like the entirity of chessingtons lineup that it doesn't even matter because they struggle to reach half this theoretical throughput but still may be able to beat the one said by the park. Even with a good, caring, non lazy team.
  2. They've always been known as the slightly tipsy german engineers. I remember when Blue Fire opened and Alvey did a podcast on it and repeated that over and over. Now they are highly professional, drunk german engineers.
  3. The park is removing a vast amount of rides this year, and the current rumour is including, apparently, colossos. Which sucks. Silly people!
  4. Big top is ****, just sayin. It was amazing the first year but the new tent is terrible, it was so much better split into 3 and felt much more like a journey. Cabin always got me a little bit on edge, and I always thought (unpopularly) that MBV was up there with it too. Nothing is yet to terrify me quite as much as trick or treat wood though.
  5. The trains are half the fun of getting on. When a fat person is stuck in the back row all hell breaks loose and it's absolutely hilarious. Colossus is riding nicely this season, I must say. Rode it for the first time a couple weeks back and the only noticable roughness was the entry and exit of the cobra roll, besides this it was very... tolerable. I'd say saw's jolt has been cleared up this year too, but I'm yet to ride it an excessive amount to the point that I notice it badly..
  6. The restraints on rammy aren't generous. At all. Bigger people need to be moved round alot more then is reasonable, because of the restraint system. With a lack of a test chair, and the awkward bar styles, this effects both taller, and wider people, and as said, those boundaries aren't forgiving. The end seats tend to be better for them just because they have more space on one side, but if the attendants box says the bars aren't locked, they reshuffle and then escort people off if this continues to happen. From what I remember it doesn't do it for single seats but rather in rows of 10, so if 2 large people are sitting in the same group of seats more problems occur. Before you're even allowed to send the ride you need 15 people. It's a real ball ache for what is these days a pathetic shadow and squeak of a really good, intense and fun ride that chessington really should benefit from, but it's definitely getting to the point where it simply shouldn't be this bad.
  7. Not sure if I was at the same park then imindetonator, I was at vamp and asked the person at the fast track split why they were only running 1 train and they said if it stays busy they would add another, and I came back a bit later and there wasn't a queue. At all. There were 2 guys on platform and the op was on it, and I don't think I've seen quicker 2 people checking bar dispatches this season.. Having said that it'd been nice to see it have 2 trains as the queue did fluctuate massively throughout the day, ranging from 60 minutes - 10 throughout the entire day.
  8. I agree that so much of chessington is simply operated due to the nostalgic kick many parents will now get out of it, and being able to share the rides they loved as a child with their own kids, and how chessington have let the quality of a fair few of their rides slip tremendously. It's also extremely disappointing that recent investments (if you can even call any in the last 5 years, literally just being shows and zuf that) have been tremendous flops. I almost feel many enthusiasts here are falling into a similar trap to many parents in the GP, you want the park to completely change it's branding because it's just a hollow shell of what it used to be. Coming off of rides you can hear older visitors mumble to eachother, saying it's nothing like they remember, but even now, this sort of anti climatic nostalgic stage chessington is stuck in makes it what it is. It's a real shame merlin can't do any of the kept attractions justice (maybe scorp as an exception, I mean even thats just a bit mixed up) but no park has the position chessington has in this kind of story arc that makes a park. Where are people coining this african adventure phrase from, one of the next projected investments was to extend pirate's cove which is about as far away from typical african theming as you can get! Chessington is on an adventure and right now they're stuck in a terribly deep hole. Maybe there's no way out, or maybe things will start to help the park claw it's way back to the light. Despite chessingtons track record I remain optimistic for future developments and truly hope that MMM can work some magic that they seem to be able to on their european parks. When I look at the likes of Oblivion: The Black hole, X-Raptor and even Flugs theming I think wow, do merlin really produce that? I pray for the day they are able to move that kind of quality back into our parks. I completely understand the pessimism that many of you hold, however I still hope for the day that I can turn round and say good job chessington. Finally hit the rust old nail on the head with that one.
  9. No it wasn't. Throughout the summer months Nemesis Inferno averaged a queue time of between 30-40 minutes. https://queue-times.com/parks/2/rides/88
  10. This is simply not true. I have never seen such a disgusting group of enthusiasts in my life. 50+ all fighting with the managers and other guests to get the last boat. DOES IT REALLY MATTER. Everyone filming all kinds of weird things making average park goers uncomfortable and screaming the music at the top of their lungs, it really ruined the whole good bye experience for me. I guess the send off is appropriate because the whole experience was parallel to how crap the ride had become.
  11. similar BPM, written structure, the same uses of sound effects in syncrhonisation with crescendos and diminuendos, when you read in to it from a musically technical point of view they are quite similar. However this is something that us nerds look into far too much. We're reading in to it a lot. I do agree, a lot of IMAscore soundtracks are very samey, you could take most of their pieces and put them back to back and they'd get away as 1 score, however their production is impeccable and occasionally they do produce very unique and good pieces of work. There is little deniability their work is fantastic atmospherically and it's audibly pleasing however I do agree that they have the habit of being extremely generic.
  12. As far as I have experienced there has never been a problem with me queuing for the front row so long as I'm in a group of 2. If there's more then 2 of us the system can get understandably confusing for both guests and staff, especially if there are groups infront. Let me see if I can do a quick diagram here.. o|o o|o |o |o o|o o|o Say they have a long queue for the front, I.e., as shown above. When more then 2 in a group come down the rides batching system becomes confusing simply due to the gaps made which throws guests into a panic and leaves the batcher frantically searching for another 2, trying to fill the space. It's as simple as this. If your group is unwilling to split up it leaves awkward holes all over the shop, and you'll see some batchers running about the platform trying to sort everyone out if they're particularly lenient about it. I can understand if guests get annoyed that they are asked not to queue for the front, and I can also understand that the batcher gets frustrated when groups of more then 2 kick up a fuss about not being allowed to go there. I've never come across a host down here who's been power hungry (or at least seems it) but more they're done with crap for the day and just want to do their job as quickly and easily as they can. I don't think batch is a compulsory position because I've visited weekdays and no one has been there and the operator just makes a PA asking guests to fill all available rows, but I think in the summer more then anything it's there to allow bigger groups in the station by multi batching and also it allows the priority staff member more control over the seats they're designated.
  13. I remember way back in '87 Harambe and I went to town to hit up some of the clubs and chat with some chicks. Anyway right, I was boozed out of my mind, but Harambe my main man winged me the fittest bird I'd ever seen, even though I was blindly drunk. Long story short harambe found me my wife. Top lad.
  14. You realize that comment was made before any of angry birds land?
  15. That ORP is glorious.
  16. Finally putting it out of it's misery it seems. I doubt the ride system will remain.
  17. The problem is, if he did, which he might well do, he's not gonna be allowed to disclose that information. The problem with merlin projects, especially this one due to the secrecy involved is that people may well be able to hint they they have information, but can't directly tell you what it is. It causes a lot of controversy on the forums, and to be honest there's little the 2 sides can do about it other then respect each other and stay mature. Sometimes this is too hard for some.
  18. As soon as a ride starts testing it has a chance for soft opening, however because of soft openings nature there is no garuantee when they'll be or for how long.. You could be right at the front of the queue and they say that softs over, and remove you, or they could just not open it at all.
  19. ^ What Charlie said, lemme just add a little more. Saw, and Swarm both don't have front row queues. If you got a batcher it's tough luck, if not you can choose to queue a tiny bit extra here anyway. Vortex/Rush are fantastic beginner rides, especially vortex. Rush is amazing if you haven't learnt to stomach airtime & floatiness. Use your fast track for as many coasters as you can, focusing on Saw & Colossus as they get the biggest queues. The indoor drop on saw is really fun. It's quite intimidating, even if I've ridden it something like 60 times, however it's really cool and as said, quite short.. Here's a couple tips. When you get there, try and be at the gates at 9:30. From the entrance head straight over to Saw & Colossus, as these will be quiet until about 10, where they'll be busy for the rest of the day. Swarm bottle necks a lot of guests, so definitely definitely do not do it first. At the end of the day it's queue dies massively so thats a good time to do it. Have an early lunch, and do Stealth around 12-1:30. It's queue seems to be the shortest around then. If Inferno is running properly it normally eats queues, and no matter what the queue time says, if it's in the zig zag bits it's normally no more then half an hour. You're going on busy days, so be prepared to queue. The worst thing you can do on days like when you're going is to walk round aimlessly trying to find a short queue, as they will all be long, so once you've done your first few rides, be prepared to queue, even if it's quite long. Other then that you should be able to get everything done in 2 days, esepcially considering the hotel fast track.
  20. I don't get why people are suddenly so ashamed to be British; why apparently the British public can't be trusted, and how everyone who voted leave is racist.First of all, these people need to pipe the hell down. In the spur of the moment, I voted remain, despite thinking I'd probably vote leave, however I can see many advantages that can now come, which we couldn't have whilst remaining in the EU. In the next 2 years we will regain control over rules and regulations, trade links, and laws and rights, that the EU had us install.Second of all, people need to understand what optimism is. A lot of those who voted remain are going nuts over this, however a majority of people voted leave, and it's the most participants we've had in a vote since Thatcher. Our country is very much not in as much trouble as some make it out to be. People have read far, far to into all the issues of the unkown that could arise if we (as we have) leave the EU. This 2 year period is supposed to ease us into independence, and if any big obstacles pop up, they will be dealt with, with the support of our ally nations. 'I'm not looking forward to crippling debt' 'look how weak the pound is now haha we're ******' 'everyone who voted leave is racist'These annoy me. All taken from my facebook feed.Of course, with any skepticism or risk, dips in economics take place. Every time a new leader is appointed, or major rule changes are intorduced the economic statuses of countries dip, however they do rise. The FTSE100 proves that we're not going into recession already, which is quite good considering the unkown of the situation. As well as this, now with all the new independence we have, trade links with our previous empire will be reconstructed, and there are already talks of setting up an English speaking open border zone with Canada and Australia. This would be fantastic, and unlike the EU, this is a very small group with extremely similar cultures and economic & politic structures. We have more chance then ever to prosper.The EU has become something it wasn't originally intended to be. To begin with it was supposed to essentially be a pact between a few, extremely strong countries to hold up each other if they start to crumble. Now it's a kinda 'jump on board, we got ya!' situation with the likes of France and Germany, as well as other European rich countries supporting all the others who needed help, and with more and more states joining, this system is putting more and more pressure upon these power houses.Finally, I for one have no problem whatsoever with whatever people voted. I'd like to think I am not as immature to openly call my friends pillocks simply because they don't share my political views. The vote was there so the people can decide what would happen to our country, and whilst there will be a minority who are racially guided, I know plenty of voter - outers who are not racist at all. They did it so that smaller businesses can now have more support, and less of a daunting shadow from the EU supported big businesses, the fact that our borders are too open, along with the points I have raised above. I for one entirely agree with an open border concept, and the fact that the leave side of things were pushing to close schemes like this is what made me sway.That's all I have to say really. There's too much negativity and ****storms everywhere at the moment, people have to deal with what is happening and understand it's not entirely terrible, and be optimistic for the future.
  21. shell shock noun noun: shellshock psychological disturbance caused by prolonged exposure to active warfare, especially being under bombardment. Yeah no you definitely don't get shellshock at all nope
  22. I can confirm on Wednesday this week there were a further 100 randomly selected members of the public riding ghost train, along with what I suspected to be hotel guests (there appeared to be more then 100 in the queue line as one of the back extensions were open). Upon asking the person at main gate, they confirmed that 100 people had been selected however nothing about the hotel.
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