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  1. Yes, from X the other day in the queue, you could visibly see light seeping through from where the queue passes cabin. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Just came off Colossus half an hour ago after my fifth ride on Colossus today, third in a row, and I didn't bang my head at all once. I still don't find it rough, but on train two, car three, there was a lot of vibration going through it and through your legs, but every other seat, including the back rows on both trains, I still find it relatively smooth, and I actually think the bit of roughness it has, is what makes the ride for me.
  3. I honestly don't see how people are finding it worse this year, for me I've found every of the 11 rides I've had on it this year (8 train 2, 3 train 1) far smoother, but I still actually think that car 4/5 is the worst place in terms of roughness. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Went to Thorpe on Sunday the 23rd and it was a good day. Most coasters opened on time with the exception being stealth opening at around 12ish, on only one train. Every other coaster was on multiple trains. The park really wasn't to busy, with stealth sitting at around an hour all day with the other coasters starting at 45, but being between 10-20 mins for the majority of the day. Dispatches were alright, but on Colossus for example there was a large amount of time being spent stacked on the brake run, with the same going for inferno. Also noticeably rush ran half the day on one swing before t
  5. Ramses has definitely declined this year. Firstly, it only does half the cycle on a good day, but the only time I've managed to get on it when it's opened, it failed to complete the full flip, and lowered back down to offload. Normally it would be sent around again from past experience, with minimal fuss, but this year when that happened the engineers just came down, got everyone off and just said its not going to be running again by any chance that day. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. Stealth really isn't having a good year. Finally after my eleventh time of joining the queue, and one time of having to get out of the train when boarding, for a test run, for it to not reopen for the rest of the day, I've got on it. Only took a good four visits.[emoji17] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. After another five rides at the weekend, 3 of which being on the back and one in car 5, with the other in car 4, I have to say it feels smoother overall. Although, I actually found it far smoother at the back, mind you that is naturally my favourite place to sit, yes, even over the front row. As well as this, train one also seems to be smoother to me, but I wasn't really sitting in the rough cars of that train. Good to finally see the two trains for my first time this year on Sunday, dodgy operation around the morning, but at the end of the day when it was quieter, operations were good enough
  8. After my last ride at the weekend, yes, I definitely do recognise the jolt your talking about at the bottom of the drop. That and the final inversion, easily the parts that make saw the worst coaster at Thorpe for me. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. My first ride was Colossus in 2009 on row two on the right seat. When I remember that day I think of how oblivious I was to all of the ride and the stupid stuff I thought about it before I knew anything about rides. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I feel like it is too late now to slammer..... But on a serious note, for me Colossus, as I have a soft spot for it, it was my first coaster with an inversion, which somehow I was tall enough to ride when I was eight, and every visit I ride it multiple times without fail. I remember the as well back in 2013/14 when if you went over to Colossus for the most of the year for the last hour, quite often it would be quiet enough for you to just stay on, and I remember racking up 17 consistent goes without getting off on one of these days. In the last five years, I've only ever once not been on Colo
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    If I'm right in thinking, aren't the pods from the old zodiac still in storage at Alton, or weren't they at least for some time. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. May I just ask, as on Sunday rumba opened at 12, how long has it been like this for,or was this a one off, as its always seemed to open earlier on all my other visits this year. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    It was good while it lasted. It is a shame really that it's not running this year because although I've only really been going to Thorpe since 2013, last year is by far the year in which I've seen slammer running the best. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Just out of curiosity, what is everyone's preferable row for riding Colossus? I personally always attempt to get back row as the back row, left seat for me is personally my favourite. I also think the sheer number of times I go on it (at least 2 a visit as its my favourite coaster by far), I just know how to sit, as I can easily go the whole ride without my head hitting the restraint once, or even having the restraint come down on me. I personally think the fact that the ride isn't smooth the whole way around and isn't a flat ride, is what makes me enjoy it so much. Sent from my iPad using T
  15. What I enjoyed even more was after that when my mum said that it looks so bare now and then the staff member said, "Well, at least there is a flower there."
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