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by Dan
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 997
Views: 142520

Re: Towers Loving Care

The actual ride may still be intact. To be honest, it only looks like the fiberglass shell has deteriorated. There is the potential for it to return with a retheme or in a different position. If they were planning on bringing the ride back, surely they would have dismantled and stored it away indoo...
by Dan
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 535
Views: 97864

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Does anyone know how busy Towers will be late-September, as I seem to be going then.  Pretty much the whole of September is quiet. Traditionally, the period between the end of the school holidays and the beginning of Scarefest is fairly quiet, although not as quiet as the first few weeks of the sea...
by Dan
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6093
Views: 277458

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Thorpe Park have updated the blog on their website with an article about Love Island Lates. Right, don’t know if you’ve noticed but it’s been mysteriously hot for the past couple of weeks, we’ve worn shorts for more days consecutively than we ever have in our whole life and we actually did pretty we...
by Dan
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 77
Views: 3316

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

If the Dungeons does end up being in the CatCF building, there is potential for it to be an attraction that doesn’t call any “area” home. If they were to retheme Burger Kitchen next door to tie-in with the Dungeons facade and branding, kind of what they’ve done with Wicker Man, they could leave CCL ...
by Dan
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 997
Views: 142520

Re: Towers Loving Care

Theme Park Guide have documented that Twirling Toadstool, which has been closed under the guise of TLC in the past couple of years, appears to be in a state of disrepair. https://i.imgur.com/60OzAnm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/KVO1Q2M.jpg https://i.imgur.com/bVLJRTb.jpg In the above pictures, you can s...
by Dan
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 278726

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Leek Signs have posted another update of graphical work they’ve done for Alton Towers which includes a slider style sign for the Congo River Rapids, presumably which will indicate the maximum number of people being loaded to a boat on any given day. https://i.imgur.com/5g0yWnZ.jpg https://i.imgur.c...
by Dan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 336
Views: 56948

Re: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018

I think they’d miss a trick by not having part of the maze go through the bottom section of the ride area, presuming of course the ride system has been removed. It may well be that the ride system is fully intact, but if it is and it’s out of bounds due to H&S, it would severely restrict the spa...
by Dan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2289
Views: 204470

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Assuming this theory is correct, which is highly unlikely, I could see it happening at the front. I'm no expert on the towers ruins, and i'm purely just assuming there is access to some or all the windows that face the lake, but its always good to speculate (And wish) That’s where I imagine it will...
by Dan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: SP Southern Screamer - 9th June 2018 - Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: SP Southern Screamer - 9th June 2018 - Photos

What a fantastic set of photos!

Captures what was a brilliant day, perfectly.

Bravo :clap:
by Dan
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6574
Views: 809646

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

According to this Facebook post by TowersStreet, Wicker Man was testing on all three trains at the end of the day today.

Whatever parts they were waiting on must have been delivered and fitted quickly so hopefully it’ll be back up and running soon!
by Dan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 278726

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

5:30pm still isn't good enough. Towers, you should be open much  later at this time of year. And when there is significant downtime, and nice weather... well, that's when you extend the opening times even further . Guess we can only dream of 7pm or 8pm closings. :( If they had the budget to, I’m su...
by Dan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6093
Views: 277458

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

https://i.imgur.com/AYL7wnq.jpg Thorpe Park have announced details of their Annual Pass Day that is being held next Saturday 21st July. As well as the park being open 10am-10pm, Annual Passholders are invited to two exclusive events: From 12noon Passholders can visit The Hub take part in The Great ...
by Dan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2289
Views: 204470

Re: Scarefest

Further to this afternoons reveal of the Scarefest line-up for the 2018 season, TowersTimes News takes a more comprehensive look at the offering for this years event.
by Dan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2289
Views: 204470

Re: Scarefest

Looks like the scare zones have gone too That does appear to be the case, although it seems they’ve been replaced by what presumably are roaming actors in the following locations: -Galactica Airways - Meet the AI air cabin crew of Galactica airways, always at your service whether you like it or not...
by Dan
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2289
Views: 204470

Re: Scarefest

https://i.imgur.com/t6o3Ycu.jpg As reported by TowersTimes Facebook ; Alton Towers have confirmed the first details for Scarefest 2018, with the Resort confirming the return of Sub-Species: The End Games, Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover the Legend of the Skin Snatchers and The Welcoming - Be Chosen,...
by Dan
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 278726

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

As reported by TowersTimes Facebook ; Leek Signs have shared these photos of the graphics they have provided for Alton Towers’ Autism-Friendly Quiet Room. Located on Towers Street, the Quiet Room provides a place for guests who have Autism, or similar conditions, to get away from the theme park and ...
by Dan
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2289
Views: 204470

Re: Scarefest

I’m not sure there’s much they can do with the CBeebies Land Hotel, due to the licensing restrictions imposed by the BBC.

I’m not sure whether anything is done with CBeebies Land itself over Scarefest, I can’t say I’ve ever seen any changes.
by Dan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 987
Views: 109137

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

albond wrote:
Hi, can anyone confirm what time the Skyride opens??


The Skyride generally opens at 11am however it hasn’t been running during the current heatwave due to the temperature inside the gondolas exceeding 40°C.
by Dan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 278726

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

lewis97 wrote:
Should have also mentioned that Cloud Cuckoo Land (i.e. Cuckoo Cars Driving School, Gallopers Carousel & Frog Hopper) has been added to the ERT line-up until 2nd September... ;)


Wow, they’ll really help soak up the crowds ;)
by Dan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 278726

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

That probably means more people with ERT than without. I mean, I admire them for putting Wicker Man on ERT but it seems like they've rarely been able to open it for 0930. I'll be there next Friday, will be interesting to see if they've changed the entrance plaza since earlier in the year. They have...
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