Well, this is a shame, but almost expected, what with cutbacks we've seen across the board, and the later opening hours of Wild Asia and Mystic East...
As has been said, permanent staff will be disappointed at losing an hour's work, and I believe that it's the case in all parks that some ride staff put in a lot of out-of-hours work to give the rides they work on that 'little bit extra'?
Also, wasn't last year the first time they had the mazes open all day? Perhaps that was even to test the water, if you will, for how popular they'd be during the day, anticpating the possibility of losing an hour's night for this season?
The thing is, if this is money saving, then there's no chance they'll open later (ie 11-8 rather than 10-7), as being open for less time when it's dark means saving on electricity, heating, etc. etc. for guest's comfort. Again, this is a shame.
You do have to wonder how much further - and how much longer - such cutbacks will last. We've seen at Alton fans and the GP throw practically hissy fits at some decisions; you do wonder when (not if) that will happen with a decision by Chessie...
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