Scenic closed for first full week of school holidays

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Scenic closed for first full week of school holidays

Postby porf » 12 Jul 2017, 14:11

Scheduled maintenance apparently ;-)

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news ... se-128713/

The latest work will include getting in specialist splicers to replace a section of the rope on one of the ride's lift hills.
The professional craftsmen will complete the work in front of visitors.


Seems an odd time to schedule it to me, but you can watch the craftsmen at work and get £5 back off your wristband to spend in the food court!
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Re: Scenic closed for first full week of school holidays

Postby Busheyfields » 12 Jul 2017, 14:32

I was a regular at Dreamland in my teens and early twenties (1958 to 1971) and I don't remember the Scenic ever being out of action in the opening season. All maintenance was presumably carried out during the winter season, or is it a case of the "wrong type of wire cable" being used in the rebuild. Hopefully the work will be completed in the 5 days allocated.
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Re: Scenic closed for first full week of school holidays

Postby Bob » 12 Jul 2017, 14:38

porf wrote:Scheduled maintenance apparently ;-)

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news ... se-128713/

The latest work will include getting in specialist splicers to replace a section of the rope on one of the ride's lift hills.
The professional craftsmen will complete the work in front of visitors.


Seems an odd time to schedule it to me, but you can watch the craftsmen at work and get £5 back off your wristband to spend in the food court!



It's an almost new rope.~Another Dreamland shmbles. Who closes for scheduled maintainance in peak season? Yet another mess
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Re: Scenic closed for first full week of school holidays

Postby Vince, Charlie and Sam » 13 Jul 2017, 05:58

Does seem a bit bizarre, they've had all Winter to do it.
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Re: Scenic closed for first full week of school holidays

Postby kevin » 13 Jul 2017, 12:41

Interim CEO at Dreamland Steven Mitchell said: "We have had a fantastic response to Dreamland since we re-opened the park on Friday, May 26, and visitors have, as ever, been enchanted by the Scenic Railway.

"When the ride was restored, we returned to its heritage rope system - which is not like the systems used by rollercoasters built today.


"Returned"? It was never any different...You couldn't make this up! It's from the script for a new Only Fools and Horses!
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