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2 hours ago, JoshC. said:

Arguably better to give them a dedicated day at the start of the year after they've had a chance to iron out a couple of teething issues and be closed for a random midweek day than give them a dedicated day on their first operating day when things will inevitably go wrong and be open for a random midweek day (when few MAP holders will visit).

Depends how its been sold to said purchaser, if its a heavily discounted rate per head vs mid season for effectively a preview/Beta day

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Could anyone perhaps shed some light on why they were letting the same two people re-ride Stealth from the exit again and again filling empty seats?  It seemed to be running as a single rider queue but only for the same two people, nobody else was using it and I didn't think they would use what is essentially the staff gate to allow riders on.

 

If they are genuinely using it as a single rider queue then brilliant, but it seems odd to me that it was only being used repeatedly by two people, and not very functional in terms of the location - you would essentially have to walk up the exit and hang around in the offload/baggage reclaim area, as there was nowhere specific set up to queue.

 

I'm all for re-rides but at this point the ride had a 20/30 minute queue, so it wasn't a case of allowing anyone who asked back through to fill otherwise empty trains.

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On 3/23/2019 at 10:01 PM, Coaster said:

Could anyone perhaps shed some light on why they were letting the same two people re-ride Stealth from the exit again and again filling empty seats?  It seemed to be running as a single rider queue but only for the same two people, nobody else was using it and I didn't think they would use what is essentially the staff gate to allow riders on.

 

If they are genuinely using it as a single rider queue then brilliant, but it seems odd to me that it was only being used repeatedly by two people, and not very functional in terms of the location - you would essentially have to walk up the exit and hang around in the offload/baggage reclaim area, as there was nowhere specific set up to queue.

 

I'm all for re-rides but at this point the ride had a 20/30 minute queue, so it wasn't a case of allowing anyone who asked back through to fill otherwise empty trains.

Pretty sure they would've been VIP passholders. I've seen them doing it before. They sort of sit there and make their own SR queue.

 

Bit of a mickey-take really, given they already get unlimited fastrack, guess that's not enough for some people. :rolleyes:

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10 minutes ago, HermanTheGerman said:

Pretty sure they would've been VIP passholders. I've seen them doing it before. They sort of sit there and make their own SR queue.

 

Bit of a mickey-take really, given they already get unlimited fastrack, guess that's not enough for some people. :rolleyes:

Buying VIP on the day would  get you exit entry treatment but that annual pass version won’t unless there is specific instruction from management (front row, special event etc)

 

Considering the event was also staff day it could of been a manager or management friends family or even ride host friends family. 

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Based on a Powers Time vlog which mentioned he was on a train which was stuck and an engineer was working on the train underneath his seat near the catch car, the fact they've taken a train off during busy periods from what people on this forum have been saying (I.e. when they don't want to) one can make an educated guess one of the trains is probably struggling to connect to the catch car. Even if it isn't, it's clear there is a faulty train.

Could result in 1 train operations later in the season depending on if this is the actual problem and how they intend to go about fixing the ride/ train. 

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We were there last Sunday, and train 2 was running empty for half the day, then 2 were being loaded in afternoon all seemed fine

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Stealth will be closed part of tomorrow and Monday:

 

This time of year is usually when Stealth requires a cable change, so likely because of that. Given in the past this used to take a week, it's good that they're still able to do it in a day now.

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It was having a lot of issues last weekend into the start of last week and was up and down most of the day yesterday. From what we saw it was struggling to get from the brakes turnaround into the offload. We literally crawled around the corner and didn't think we'd make it. An engineer was also present the whole hour we queued. 

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As Matt says, there were hiccups at the beginning of last week due to sensors and the speed of approach to the offload. Somewhat annoying when I had not checked as to availability prior to my visit. (I should do the housework at this time of year)

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