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  1. The Off Topic Topic

    Taipan is owned by Shorts / Lauries amusements and currently travels around at the major shows. Next appearance will likely be the Royal Easter show.
  2. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    Log ride has now also had it's opening date fully removed too...
  3. The Off Topic Topic

    That is certainly a new thing the Attraction re-admission pass. Previous procedure was never mention anything like it if there was an evacuation / malfunction but if someone complained to Guest Services they would normally be escorted through the exit of the ride once it's reopened. I think it's a great idea that they have done something like this, and will increase guest happiness if they get a sub par experience or are unloaded off a ride mid cycle. As an ex employee, seeing the way the new management seems to be running this is really great to see. From a few people I know, they have even been telling me how much better the working environment has become over the last few years so it's really great to see VRTP making all these good changes. It all starts with management, if you have good management that gives a crap about the staff then the staff will give a crap. Guests will be happier and the experience will improve. Here's to seeing what Greg Yong and Clark Kirby do with VRTP over the coming years!
  4. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    Wild West Falls lap bar system isn't designed to actually restrain anyone, it's designed to prevent people standing up. As far as I am aware it's the only Hopkins Super Flume model to actually feature lap bars, I know the one at Dollywood and Six Flags Fiesta Texas doesn't feature them. Someone feel free to correct me if i'm wrong but I'm actually fairly sure the lap bars were not originally featured on WWF but added shortly after installation? You wouldn't fall out of Wild West Falls if you rode without the lap bar either, but I guess the park just wanted the additional safety just in case.
  5. With 1 train running it's normally 2 staff + the supervisor in the control room. Load 1 on the far side of the platform and load 2 does the sorting as well whilst the ride is in operation. Sometimes they will have a entry host as well depending on the day. Rivals only seemed to run 2 trains for a few weeks before going down to single train operations (with lines of a hour mind you...) When it's running 2 trains I would say they would need to only bump up to 3 operators, two loaders and a sorter and I guess an entry host as well if they want.
  6. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    Tail spin had 2 planes out of action yesterday (Wednesday) so that might explain why it was closed on Thursday for maintenance. Hope they get it fixed soon, buzzsaw was also operating on Wednesday too so no idea what is going on.
  7. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    And I still have nightmares of that damn alarm!
  8. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    Yeah no...1 booth in West at the top of lift 2. And 2 in Scooby. One just after the turntable on the first hairpin and one to the right of the lift. Not actually 100% if both booths in Scooby are manned anymore either. Some changes have been made, not going into too much more about who I am but people on these forums can very much vouch that I have been employed by both VRL and Ardent
  9. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    Yeah... I am still traumatised by that lift!!! The amount of times I had nearly fallen asleep up there haha... until one day I got a VERY rude awakening to a big huntsman falling on my head! Considering I have a huge fear of spiders I didn't work west for several weeks after that haha
  10. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    Yeah this is what was causing most of the faults when I was there... delays in the station causing stacking in the dark ride or the lift / turntable faulting out. 99% of the time that was what it was... or idiots misbehaving I will admit in the last few years from what I have heard it's become a lot less touchy than when I was working there. Either that or it didn't like me
  11. Theme Park Maintenance Schedules 2017

    Never heard of any downtime myself... Seems Mack has got a lot more reliable since the Scooby Doo days haha. I still have nightmares of that bloody Fault light
  12. Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

    Yeah, I was very happy and excited to have one of my supervisors when I was working there telling me that he was going to Dubai to work at Waterworld with his wife. Have recently been in contact again and just keep hearing great things about the place. It did surprise me how many VRTP people over the years have gone over there haha.
  13. WhiteWater World/Dreamworld Merger

    Wet Dreams? I remember that was a name that was thrown around for laughs back when the park was first announced...