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by ROYJESS
Tue May 15, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1456
Views: 180911

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I wouldn't be surprised if it will get a re-theme/re-name next season.   Market it as a whole new ride? ;) I do think it will just be the Vr removal and anything associated with the headsets I don't like to repeat things that Staff members tell me due to they often don't seem to materialise. I was ...
by ROYJESS
Mon May 14, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1456
Views: 180911

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I wouldn't be surprised if it will get a re-theme/re-name next season.  
by ROYJESS
Mon May 14, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2580
Views: 865902

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Adam
by ROYJESS
Wed May 09, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 774726

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

From what I here on the park from one member of staff yesterday, the staggered opening times are here to stay for the rest of the season and so far they think it's a success and there are plans for more things to be implemented next year.  This has only come from one member of staff and may not repr...
by ROYJESS
Mon May 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1458

Re: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020

I've always think a fountain show on the lake will look fantastic, especially if used in conjunction with the end of the season fireworks
by ROYJESS
Sun May 06, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Enchanted Village Expansion 2018 - 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5086

Re: Enchanted Village Expansion 2018 - 2021

I agree, there is no point in building more accommodation if they can't fill the old ones, however on paper it looks great as it will increase the value of the resort in capital value and will sure please the Merlin share holders.
by ROYJESS
Sat May 05, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1458

Re: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020

If my memory serves me correct, back in the day, the parade used to come in from the gates in-between the Oblivion toilets and where the Carnival of Screams zone.  It would head up towards the towers and turn left down towards splash galleons and then head to Cbeebies land and through a gate there. ...
by ROYJESS
Fri May 04, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1458

Re: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020

The parade was never popular when I visited back in the late 80's.  They rarely got an audience watching it, that all two floats that was.   I do miss the circus show that they used to have, the would have two performances, one in the afternoon and the second one would start as the park closes, whic...
by ROYJESS
Fri May 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2380
Views: 258661

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Been to the park today and it’s fair to say I was pretty impressed, despite the negative comments I’ve seen in particular on Trip Advisor. Due to traffic and queues for both the monorail and tickets (park seemed busy for an off peak Thursday) we didn’t actually get in until nearly 12pm. Wicker Man ...
by ROYJESS
Fri May 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Enchanted Village Expansion 2018 - 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5086

Re: Enchanted Village Expansion 2018 - 2021

I too agree, 

Why do me need more accommodation when Splash landings is closed for most of the year and they don't have the money to run the theme park properly?????
by ROYJESS
Tue May 01, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 392
Views: 30952

Re: Not So Sweepstake

Count me in too
by ROYJESS
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2580
Views: 865902

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum all new members
by ROYJESS
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Going to Towers alone...
Replies: 94
Views: 13678

Re: Going to Towers alone...

My very first trip to Alton (1987) solo and I've done many more solo trips since.  Nice to be able to do what you want, when you want and go on what you want without having to please others.   I do visit the park nowadays with my wife, but as she is totally wheelchair bound as well as due to her med...
by ROYJESS
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: LEGO Roller Coaster
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: LEGO Roller Coaster

Looks cool until I saw the price  :O

Coaster dynamix brought out a Lego compatible kit. 

https://www.coasterdynamix.com/
by ROYJESS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3016
Views: 114625

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool is not as clean as Yarmouth, but I still love it, the pleasure beach is good, some great woodies and novel rides.  Valhalla is not what it used to be, but still a great ride. 
by ROYJESS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3016
Views: 114625

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

You should enjoy it up there.  It's a bit like Great Yarmouth but a whole lot bigger and better  :)

Plenty to do up there including the 

Pleasure Beach
3 x Piers 
Tussauds wax works
Sealife
Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Zoo
Illuminations (Sept to Nov)


You won't want to come home again  :)
by ROYJESS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3016
Views: 114625

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I must agree. Icon is the only reason I'm making my first ever trip to Blackpool.  You never been to Blackpool?  I love it up there, we normally visit at the end of the Season when the illuminations are on.   Also Justin, am I correct in reading somewhere on the forum that you are from my neck of t...
by ROYJESS
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2380
Views: 258661

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I've been a regular visitor to Alton for the past 30 years.  I've only visited the park once this season during the opening week.  Ride availability before noon was terrible and guest were left wondering around trying to find rides that were actually open with out having to spend the morning queuing...
by ROYJESS
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 392
Views: 30952

Re: Not So Sweepstake

Can I please have "Milansbar"  
by ROYJESS
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 5638

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

I like the horizontal drop inside the crypt, especially with arms raised in the air, you leave the seat (providing your lap bar is not down too tight)
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