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by hursty
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Can see some nice detail below the track line https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/20171104_img_3538_hursty.jpg And that rock wall is looking nice against the wood https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/20171104_img_3560_hursty.jpg
by hursty
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 170
Views: 19938

Re: Fireworks

Out of curiosity in previous years where did this set-up control for the Fireworks be? Behind HB Leisure's giant football darts (near the marquee), nestled in the bushes is a small building which they've been using. There's no line of sight, so effectively they'd be running blind (although still sa...
by hursty
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

PhNx Survivor wrote:
And I'm sure some of us will be making our way to the hotels over the winter season, so could possibly see things in the parking lots or storage areas


Ah, fond memories of SW7 was the tarpaulined "theming element" that turned out to be one of the ice cream vans...

#-o
by hursty
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 170
Views: 19938

Re: Fireworks

Calling all cable fans! Over on TTSP News is our brand new article Fireworks Bring 2017 Season to a Spectacular Close We managed to get a look inside the control centre for the show! Here are a few of the photos; https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/20171104_img_3341_hursty.jpg S...
by hursty
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land Hotel
Replies: 125
Views: 20704

Re: CBeebies Land Hotel

If you've not been yet, the hotel restaurants are not far apart (except for Rollercoaster Restaurant as this is on park).
For grown up food its likely Secret Garden or Crooked Spoon, or the premium Emperors Grill.

Be interested to hear your thoughts on your stay
by hursty
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2199
Views: 155040

Re: Scarefest

There has been some suggestions that MAP discount is available on the day Also there is normally a quota held back to sell on the day - so make your way to box office on arrival! Obviously to guarantee entry/time book online, but you may pay more. If doing The Welcoming it's worth waiting for dark (...
by hursty
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2199
Views: 155040

Re: Scarefest

ohh, that's wild. do you know what the animatronic did/what it looks like? ive literally heard no one talk about it, must have been really hard to find tbh After the dark section, where the actors had lights that flash in front of their faces, there is the bridge that took you outside of the Towers...
by hursty
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2199
Views: 155040

Re: Scarefest

Hearing things to suggest at least one of the mazes has had a soft opening.

Staff previews are Thursday so might start seeing a bit more information coming out.
by hursty
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Scare Attractions
Topic: Tulley's Shocktoberfest
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Tulley's Shocktoberfest

That's a shame, it was perhaps as you mentioned - it being the first night. The queues can certainly get up, from what I've seen hayride can easily reach an hour queue. But that's something you'd get easily get with Thorpe, or even Alton on a bad year! I'll be interested to see if those things have ...
by hursty
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Scare Attractions
Topic: Tulley's Shocktoberfest
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Tulley's Shocktoberfest

Fantastic, really looking forward to this year.

I thought the concept behind Coven of 13 was stunning last year. I walked through the first scene with the lake, just repeating the word wow! Great creativity.
by hursty
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Rumba Rapids
Replies: 30
Views: 4363

Re: Rumba Rapids

The Fright Nights map doesn't feature Rumba Rapids, clearly closed for the rest of the season. Other things to note; 3pm Closures Angry Birds 4D (Becomes Walking Dead Advert Final Cut Cinema) Rocky Express Timber Tug Boat Lumber Jump Closed Amity Beach & Wet Wet Wet I'm a Celebrity Rumba Rapids ...
by hursty
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Best/Worst places to eat in Alton Towers?
Replies: 77
Views: 16678

Re: Best/Worst places to eat in Alton Towers?

Had a burger at Woodcutters the other weekend, and it looks as if they have lowered the quality of the meat patty in it.

Not sure if it is about generating more profit, or having to deal with rising costs of ingredients, but not an encouraging trend!
by hursty
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1069
Views: 84070

Re: Fright Nights

Muppet738 wrote:
Does anyone know what time the mazes open ?

Mazes are scheduled to open at 3pm
by hursty
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by hursty
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Hazard wrote:
What's the incredible update? 


It was linked a few posts back; there's a detailed update on the news page

And then the full set of detailed photos on the construction page
by hursty
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1006
Views: 136258

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Could someone let Shawn Sanbrooke know there's some #rockwork, I'm sure he'll be as excited as I am.  MMMMmmmmmm.... Wall \:D/ https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/sw8/files/2017/09/20170917_img_2989_hursty.jpg https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/sw8/files/2017/09/20170917_img_2980_hursty.jpg http://www.towerst...
by hursty
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5164
Views: 546312

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

TheDylag wrote:
They build the smoothest and the best woodies around.


[citation needed]
by hursty
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride pin badges
Replies: 205
Views: 28597

Re: Ride pin badges

They're a cool idea, although I've had issues with the pin separating from the front with some of the Merlin ones. For the price these are getting to, it wouldn't hurt for them to be a bit more durable!
by hursty
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1069
Views: 84070

Re: Fright Nights

Thorpe definitely seem to benefit from IP with their target audience. Whereas Alton seem to do okay without them, with ToTT being a name recognised by the general public, as a signature attraction. I really like Alton and Tulleys find new ideas outside of well-trodden themes. For example Sub Species...
by hursty
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Best/Worst places to eat in Alton Towers?
Replies: 77
Views: 16678

Re: Best/Worst places to eat in Alton Towers?

I've always been curious about Denstone Hall whilst passing by with a Double Sausage and Egg McMuffin...!