WB Madrid is not under such permanent observation as the US parks, so its problems might get unnoticed.
I heard stories from friends who litterally marathoned Stunt Fall. Ran from the exit to the entrance, getting on the same train they just got off from.
The park opened with one dark ride type attraction: a Vekoma madhouse... it was insanely popular and it took them years before finally building a second dark ride, A Sally Scooby Doo interactive dark ride. They decided to open the park with 3!!! stunt shows. Of course, those are pretty expensive to run... So, it took them a few years again to get rid of the Batman stunt show and instead, they have a smaller Batman Begins stunt show in the same arena, same cast as the Police Academy Stunt Show.
The misjudging of the market Absimilliard is talking about has more to do with the spanish mentality and the location of the park.
Spaniards love to go with their whole family (3 or 4 generations of people) so they demand many family rides and water rides. While you can marathon the looping coasters the water rides have ridiculous waiting times.
While Madrid is the capital of Spain, it is located right in the middle of the country and is in no way a tourist draw like Barcelona or the coastal holiday resorts.
Madrid familes prefer to visit Parque Attraciones in the city center. It is cheaper, closer, greener and offers a great mix of family rides and a few thrills.
That ride could be parked in the station for 20 minutes, and it's not making any noises whatsoever. I can't believe that it's working all the time unless you were near the ride. It's usually unless we encounter that a ride is broke down, that we think that the particular ride was always working. I may be able to see a mouse coaster open whenever I pass by it, but after I walk on in a hour, it's broke down.
In other words, you are assuming that it's operating the whole day unless you were riding that ride that whole day, or timing each cycle (You were determining if that was a reasonable amount of time for that cycle to be sent out.)
I'm guessing you didn't hear any strange noisies from it, and you did actually ride it breakdown free which made you come to the conclusion that it was operating the whole day. If I'm wrong, please tell me.
I want that ride to be open all day even though it doesn't help me at all unless they sell that ride to America.
What kind of makes me believe that it is doing better than the other ones is that a remember an article that said people not liking the seats on the ride. They really hated that, and they didn't say much about how often it was broke that tells me that maybe they did fix it. I don't know??
Are there any people that have did marathons on this ride ever? Could you please post? *** Edited 3/23/2008 6:41:13 AM UTC by Spinout***
Shame on me - I never made it to WBMW yet - sounds like a looping coaster freaks dream if there is no wait -
If I go to a park and never ride something, I'll assume it's up, not down.
Occam's razor (sp?) - Is it more likely that it happened to go down only in between his rides and passes by or that it was up the whole time?
Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."
*** Edited 3/23/2008 6:08:06 PM UTC by JamminJ***
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