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The scaffolding needs something else to it to make it less confusing to the general public. Yes, of course it is just theming, but the less intelligent riders would not know that unless you sat them down and said it to them. You can't do that, though. It is hardly like you could put up a sign saying, "This scaffolding is not real."Therefore, it would improve the look greatly if there was some sort of obvious reason to why the scaffolding was there, such as branches tearing through the cover sheets, broken scaffolding or perhaps the more grisly approach of a worker's body seen hanging by a vine in the distance. Even just some plaques on the walls stating: "Warning: Do not enter. Unsafe building." and "Restoration work in progress - access forbidden." As long it suits the 'haunted' appearance of the crypt, anything to back up the scaffolding will improve the loose backstory greatly. ;)

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^ Agreed, even if there was one of those signs that usual scaffolding has which states the company. "Towers Scaffolding- For all your restoration needs" Something along those lines ;) Nothing big or costly.

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You calling me less intelligent Electricbill ;) Dummiguy, you may know that but going on open day, not followed construction, klnew nothing about the ride, how am I supposed to know what the hecks going on if the story isn't explained anywhere.

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^ To be honest it was explained that there isn't "really" a story in that podcast, however then there'd be no need for the scaffolding... It is a little confusing.

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Ugh Double posts suck...Apparently the Tesla Coil is now operational :(As well as this it seems that Thirteen's ridiculously poor reliability has actually been sorted with the ride running very well the past couple of days. :D Well Done Alton for getting these 2 things sorted.

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Tesla times?Tbh unless they sort the queue out in such a way that you spend more time inside that area then it's a bit of a wasted thing...

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Apparently it goes off about every 3 minutes. Yet to see it for myself whether it's too little so not many see it, too much so it's annoying, or just right :D

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They are currently only running two trains and loading them half full, but at least the ride is running.

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Thought it was a very good ride, shame about all the trims but thankfully they dont stop it from being an enjoyable ride.The inside drop is also very cool, alot more forceful than I expected too and the launch backwards and even the forwards bit into the station are pretty fun!

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Good to hear somewhere else who really likes the ride. To be honest yesterday I was talking to some chav "friends" of mine who had been on it and they absolutely loved it, thought it was the best ride in the park. These are those "general" people who visit the park once every year/2 years and they honestly thought it was amazing. Really shows that whilst not being the scariest or most intense ride, even those looking for a huge thrill love the ride. It really does appeal and give a great ride to everyone.

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The backwards drop is brill, and the launch into the station is epic.. shall we crawl back? Move gradually? No we'll sodding launch into the station! :P

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I enjoyed my ride on Th13teen yesterday! However, we did have to queue 60 mins and it isn't worth it over 30 mins imo.I loved the drop section and the theming in the dark. And you have to love that it randomly starts going backwards and being launched into the station!I am still unsure what to think of the first part of the ride - I have a mixture of feelings from boring to good airtime to good scenery..I would say it is a good ride but not worth the queues it will get on busier days.

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As I do with any first ride on anything, I am not bothered about the queue time at all, as long as I get to experience it once. After that I shall make a judgement based on what I have ridden/experienced.I am at the Blackpool & Towers GayDay Next Week, so I shall report back then!

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Finally got my chance to ride Thirteen. Absolutely loved it overall; I came off shaking the first time I came off the ride yesterday. It's such a quick ride, there's so much happening, I reckon it'll take a few rides for most guests to take everything in.I'll mention a few of the negatives now to get them out of the way; the queue is so boring, with very little in the way of things to look at in parts. There are some really small touches in the queue, but in all honesty you really have to look hard for them to find them, although there is a creepy atmosphere in the air that is sort of infectious.The black cloths on the ceiling, are, seriously, pretty awful, it's a shame because the station building is an actual scenic masterpiece apart from this, I wanted to look up and see a gothic chandelier looking all majestic and rustic. Or even just some beams or something, pretty much anything would be better.There seems to be an odd mish- mash of things going on. I heard people around the ride, including a friend of mine, mention what the tesla coil had to do with a forest, or the scaffolding, and those syringe pens that seem to be pooping up all over the Merlin Attractions.However, don't be put off, I think it's wonderful. Great fun. Highlight of the ride has to be the helix at the end.... I actually clapped, and I never do that on rides! PAH! Crypt is brilliantly themed, and actually doesn't need much more going on in there in my opinion. From videos it looks as though there needs to be more happening, but literally as you've noticed what's around you, the ride continues again.It's a fantastic family attraction, that will cover a huge spectrum of people, brilliant throughput, too. Today we queued from the entrance, with full extensions open, and waited 90 minutes. I probably wouldn't queue that amount of time again, but I was impressed at how quickly the queue moves. Can't wait to go on it again.

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As I do with any first ride on anything, I am not bothered about the queue time at all, as long as I get to experience it once. After that I shall make a judgement based on what I have ridden/experienced.

I feel the exact same way. It's the first time, so I have no worries about queuing. After then, it's easy to make a decision on how long I'd wait for another go on it.

I actually clapped, and I never do that on rides! PAH!

I did that on Kobra; got some VERY funny looks from everyone. XD

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When Th13teen is running at its absolute max throughput, it should be able to achieve 1,500pph. This means that, theoretically, with all areas open the queue would be no more than 1 hour. To put it into context, 1,500 will represent around 200 more than Nemesis and 4-500 more per hour than Rita. It's also doube Sonic Spinball.Hopefully the days where Th13teen runs at full capacity will arrive soon!

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Hopefully the days where Th13teen runs at full capacity will arrive soon!

They did, it was opening weekend, then obviously since then it's decided to mess about after giving the staff the glimmer of hope that they wouldn't have any problems :P

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