UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by ROYJESS
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1600
Views: 63567

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

I've just saw this in the media, very sad news.  You can't stop a fox that is determined to enter an enclosure, but I'm sure the zoo had done all they can to what they thought to be adequate precision to not only keep the animals in the enclosure, but other wild animals out.  Personally I feel that ...
by ROYJESS
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 516
Views: 78604

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

My advice is not to follow the crowed.  Check out the ride times link daily to get a rough idea what  time certain ride queues peak. Some rides tend to have a bigger queue in the mornings and then go quiet in the afternoon, whilst other rides do the opposite by being quiet first thing in the morning...
by ROYJESS
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 516
Views: 78604

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

Hi we have booked the splash landings hotel for 26th august so will be at alton towers 26-27th August, can anyone advise how busy the park will be then and tide times please, thank you!! That is the bank holiday weekend, so expect it to be busy.  I'm not sure about the tide times as you are miles a...
by ROYJESS
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Great photos there, great to see those bents coming out of the structure. 
by ROYJESS
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2354
Views: 657874

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Distantsic
by ROYJESS
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 664
Views: 58037

Re: Resort Questions

Hi everyone! Couple of resort questions. I'm taking my 2 year son for the first time! I frequented in the 90s and 00s and now bring the next generation! Anyway... 1) does the Splash Landings hotel have a secret drawer like the old AT rooms? 2) can Splash Landings guests visit the Cbeebies hotel? We...
by ROYJESS
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land Hotel
Replies: 121
Views: 17050

Re: CBeebies Land Hotel - 2017

The current price will reflect the supply and demand, being a new hotel, the demand will be very high.  Give it a season or two and the price will drop.  The same happened with the Enchanted village.
by ROYJESS
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I saw the first lift hill with my eyes for the first time today.  The photos don't give you the true sense how high this  is from the base to the top  and I've been told that there is a couple more meters to be added on top.  You also can now clearly see where the track enters through the main wicke...
by ROYJESS
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 113
Views: 13906

Re: Fireworks

I think that they could also look into the idea of the possibility of reimburse the MAP with a £5 gift voucher to spend as they please on the resort on the day of park entry as a good will gesture.
by ROYJESS
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 113
Views: 13906

Re: Fireworks

Hotel guest should automatically get priority without having to pre-book
by ROYJESS
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 113
Views: 13906

Re: Fireworks

Thanks for the heads up, I've got Jess and mine all booked for both days
by ROYJESS
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride pin badges
Replies: 176
Views: 23684

Re: Ride pin badges

The big 6 challenge "STRONG" pin badge is now available on the Towers online shop, I'm sure the others new badges will follow soon
by ROYJESS
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride pin badges
Replies: 176
Views: 23684

Re: Ride pin badges

I also want these

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by ROYJESS
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride pin badges
Replies: 176
Views: 23684

Re: Ride pin badges

I want them too
by ROYJESS
Tue May 30, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 664
Views: 58037

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I love going on my own, I can ride the rides that I want to do, get around the place a lot quicker and usually during the week, there is minimum of queues.
by ROYJESS
Sat May 27, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1786
Views: 174194

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I quiet like the fact that the Parrot is directing guest to a non existence show, while these guests are waiting around for the non existence show, it means less people will be waiting in the ride queue lines ;)
by ROYJESS
Thu May 25, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 1831
Views: 113633

Re: Scarefest

The dates are displayed here

https://www.altontowers.com/activities/events/

7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th - 31st October
by ROYJESS
Sat May 20, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Merchandise
Replies: 46
Views: 7337

Re: Alton Towers Merchandise

There is an american company (Coasterdynamix) that makes working and static rollercoaster models. They have a lego compatible prototype kit so that you can build your own roller coasters. I believe that the products are mainly available in the USA, but I'm sure that Lego and Alton could bring out si...
by ROYJESS
Mon May 08, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 664
Views: 58037

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Strangely... All the rides were running with one carriage empty, and the other with guests. Does anyone know why this is? At a guess, I'd say so that they don't leave guests waiting pre-station on the ride while they are getting the train in the station unbuckled then buckled up and ready to go out...
by ROYJESS
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Big Six Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 10806

Re: Big Six Challenge

A YouTube video for it is up. It surprised me that the video said 13's secret element- the free fall drop. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dy-UZtlb2Q Given the ride is now 7 years old it's not really a secret element anymore :-k You be surprised. In the last 12 months, I've lost count on how many fi...
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