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Tidal wave has fab theming and it's a shame not all of the effects are working - I went on it back in March having not ridden it for 15 years and I'd forgotten just how good it is.  I really missed the fireball effect

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Hilarious! 

 

Also hilarious that it says this...

 

Scott Montague asked why Samurai was running with '20 seats unfilled' and thirty minutes later returned to Twitter to report a break down.

 

A blatant lie considering it isn't allowed to run with less than 15 riders! 

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8 minutes ago, Mattgwise said:

Hilarious! 

 

Also hilarious that it says this...

 

Scott Montague asked why Samurai was running with '20 seats unfilled' and thirty minutes later returned to Twitter to report a break down.

 

A blatant lie considering it isn't allowed to run with less than 15 riders! 

Though that's true, Samurai was running with 2 rows unavailable on Saturday. Potentially still true for today.

 

If so, not hard to see why someone would exaggerate that to 20 (or alternatively a typo).

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Ridiculous article, Tidal Wave’s stoppage at the top of the lift is just a usual breakdown occurrence which has happened before and will happen agsin. 

 

Nothing to to worry about, the ride team have a full plan in place, whether the ride can be restarted or needs to be evacuated. 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Mattgwise said:

Hilarious! 

 

Also hilarious that it says this...

 

Scott Montague asked why Samurai was running with '20 seats unfilled' and thirty minutes later returned to Twitter to report a break down.

 

A blatant lie considering it isn't allowed to run with less than 15 riders! 

 

Guests are amazingly inept at counting in theme parks.

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So this happened on 10/07/2018. A stoppage at the top of Tidal Wave. Had my camera with me and got a photo. Was quite surprised that it doesnt look like the staff member had any type of harness on, happy to be proven wrong tho!

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2 minutes ago, cmangi said:

So this happened on 10/07/2018. A stoppage at the top of Tidal Wave. Had my camera with me and got a photo. Was quite surprised that it doesnt look like the staff member had any type of harness on, happy to be proven wrong tho!

TP-23.jpg

This is a normal shutdown procedure, so nothing to worry about. A staff member will walk to the top of the lift to explain to guests what’s happened and to reassure them. They won’t evacuate the ride unless they absolutely have to. They have safety procedures in place to avoid injury.

 

If the ride is back on 3 boats now, this is excellent news.

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15 minutes ago, cmangi said:

So this happened on 10/07/2018. A stoppage at the top of Tidal Wave. Had my camera with me and got a photo. Was quite surprised that it doesnt look like the staff member had any type of harness on, happy to be proven wrong tho!

TP-23.jpg

Not all the rides require a harness to walk up the lift hills / or at  least some way up them.

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4 hours ago, Marc said:

Not all the rides require a harness to walk up the lift hills / or at  least some way up them.

Only coasters/rides with sudden drops have the harneses, for example nemesis inferno, tidal wave vs Colossus/swarm if u slip you can fall between the stairs and the track.

 

 

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It's a shame the amount of stuff dumped around Tidal Wave these days. Stupid little stalls in what used to be a really nice area to sit in the sun and watch the boats come down. 

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22 minutes ago, Coaster said:

Am I correct in thinking the water effects in the queueline are broken/off again, despite having been fixed a few years back?

I haven't seen them working this year, they looked like they were in a bit of a state and neglected again last time I went on TW.

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1 hour ago, Mattgwise said:

I haven't seen them working this year, they looked like they were in a bit of a state and neglected again last time I went on TW.

That's a shame considering they were fully restored either last year or the one before :(

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The new sponsor for Tidal Wave is Oasis. JSilky mentioned in a video earlier this year that Dr Pepper were no longer sponsoring TW (I'm not sure how he found out though w/o any official/unofficial announcement).

 

Source: https://youtu.be/850OMTDTm88?t=1665

IMO it looks out of place or maybe we're just not used to the new logo being there yet.

 

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Not a big surprise for the choice, same company (Coca-Cola) doing the sponsorship, guess they must have thought the demographic at Thorpe would be more likely to drink Oasis, associates better with summer too

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*Sigh* I miss the days before it had brightly coloured sponsors, and the bridge was just good ol’ Pier 13...

Sorry, but I just can’t get used to the sponsored stuff, just looks so tacky and out of place 😣 

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