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by ROYJESS
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2388
Views: 229924

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

As posted on TowersTimes Facebook page;  The exterior of Sub Species: The End Games has had a minor makeover this year, with the shipping containers which house the end of the maze being covered in graffiti. https://i.imgur.com/jujhbXq.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tJyHS5T.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5SRSFFi...
by ROYJESS
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3058
Views: 137224

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Recommendations please - planning a trip to Blackpool, I’ve never been before and need a recommendation for a hotel (something that won’t break the bank preferably) Jess and I usually stay at the Travel lodge South Promenade, cheap and cheerful, no frills. It looks over the Pleasure Beach if you ge...
by ROYJESS
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 120
Views: 17611

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Those announcements have been playing for a good decade or two now, I find them very annoying 
by ROYJESS
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2608
Views: 302198

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Here is that pic (taken from TS FB)

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by ROYJESS
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2608
Views: 302198

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Images taken from Tower Street Forum 

Rapids fill to the brim with water

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Lake overflowing

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by ROYJESS
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2608
Views: 302198

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

The pit  flooded 
by ROYJESS
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2711
Views: 931810

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Catherine (which is also my daughters name)
by ROYJESS
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1051
Views: 124469

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Scarefest during the first couple of weekends or the Halloween week when most kids are back at school will probably be you quietest options.  Beware that one of the days usually the first or second Sunday of the Scarefest that a certain community descends onto the park.  Fireworks are usually their ...
by ROYJESS
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3056
Views: 430491

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Not sure what you mean by “below average guy” but he’s the gentleman that sits in the op cabin... Every single time I’ve ridden this year it’s been him operating 90% of the time, or a lady, presumably when he’s on his break / day off.  I meant build wise in height and stature, he is a lovely guy.  ...
by ROYJESS
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3056
Views: 430491

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Are we talking about below average guy, on the small build size, short hair? I think you are talking about Dave? He used to work on Oblivon
by ROYJESS
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2711
Views: 931810

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum all newbies 
by ROYJESS
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2388
Views: 229924

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

The Alton Towers Holidays website has been updated with Scarefest details. There doesn't appear to be anything of note in relation to the theme park offering, but there is some insight into the seasonal entertainment in the Alton Towers Hotel and Splash Landings Hotel: Alton Towers Hotel: Enjoy a h...
by ROYJESS
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2388
Views: 229924

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Beware of visiting on a Sunday during the first week or two, especially when the Uttoxeter racing is on = Alcohol ban and high police presence ;)
by ROYJESS
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2711
Views: 931810

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Piplup
by ROYJESS
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2711
Views: 931810

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Ismail
by ROYJESS
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2711
Views: 931810

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hi to all the new members  :)

I've been AWOL for a couple of months, I'm back for now  
by ROYJESS
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2711
Views: 931810

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Andy 
by ROYJESS
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2388
Views: 229924

Re: Scarefest

I can't believe that TOTT has gone, on the bright side, hopefully no more hands on the person in front.  Looks like the scare zones have gone too
by ROYJESS
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6147
Views: 303254

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Works out great for those with a Thorpe park season pass.  It don't include Ft to DBGT.
by ROYJESS
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2608
Views: 302198

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I've visited 4 times this season and not once were they filling up the boats, even on busy days, the queue line was running to the entrance of the rapids.  Normally the wooden rapid foot bridge that crosses the over to where the storage outbuilding is, just before you get to the waterproof vending m...
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