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by ROYJESS
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2281
Views: 246541

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: 366
Views: 29195

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: 40
Views: 4345

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)
by ROYJESS
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last ride you have been on
Replies: 80
Views: 10974

Re: Last ride you have been on

Bert2theSpark wrote:
I dunno if you've heard of this ride but the last ride I went on was a wooden roller coaster called 'Wicker Man' at some park called 'Alton Towers'.


Same here, Wicker Man was my last ride.
by ROYJESS
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2281
Views: 246541

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I never had any problems with Sponsorship, when I first visited Alton back in 1987, they relied on sponsorship as so did many other parks and pleasure beach's
by ROYJESS
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2554
Views: 853199

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Mark
by ROYJESS
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4345

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

I love Thirteen, it may not be the best coaster in the park, but I love the theming and the crypt drop. Even though the ride is around 8 years old, you still get people riding it the are completely unaware what happens in the crypt.  
by ROYJESS
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 5427

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wicker Man is a fantastic addition to the park! Whilst the coaster itself is not as good as Grand National or Megafobia,  I fully agree, I was one of a few that wasn't actually impressed with the coaster itself, but the themeing is great.  I wasn't impressed with the special effect either.  The pre...
by ROYJESS
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6394
Views: 753194

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The effect was broken on Thursday as well... Needless to say when you’re hit in the face with water at 30+ mph it’s not very comfortable! So were there more to the effects as you go through the Wicker Man?  I rode it several times on Thursday and I wasn't impress with the special effects.  The fire...
by ROYJESS
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93733

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Those staggard opening times should never had been imposed in the first place.  It only takes a ride to go down which they do and it then exacerbate the fact that there is not much on offer as well as a knock on effect around the park
by ROYJESS
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2554
Views: 853199

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Jay
by ROYJESS
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 5427

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I rode the ride several times today.  The first ride of the morning I felt the ride was slow.  But riding the ride again later on in the day in the same seats, it did seem a lot faster and better.  I loved the themeing and the ride music.  The pre-show was good too. I can only really echo what every...
by ROYJESS
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93733

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Was on park today, despite being quiet, the cuts can clearly be felt, I dread visiting the park when it's busy.  Today we had Wicker man and Oblivion for a whole hour and a half. The morning thrills offering was dire Spinball and Rapids were closed all day. Our morning availability after 11 was The ...
by ROYJESS
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2281
Views: 246541

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Just looked on ride times and Congo River Rapids isn't there.  They did say it would be running all this year didn't they? They did, but from what I have heard, they forgot to tell the maintenance men this so they haven't finished the winter checks so won't be open until the end of May. Looking at ...
by ROYJESS
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6394
Views: 753194

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Justin wrote:
There is some very good merchandise of an extremly high quality. It is certainly on another level.

I've spent rather a lot this weekend, including a Wicker Man jacket not pictured!

Image

Looks better quality than that offered in the Wickerman photobox 
by ROYJESS
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6394
Views: 753194

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I spotted a difference, that one has a the Alton Towers logo at the top right and the photobox one has the Wickerman logo  :lol
by ROYJESS
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Waterpark
Replies: 46
Views: 6082

Re: Alton Towers Waterpark

What I can remember, and it been a few years since swimming there, you have cubical that you can change in, not a communal changing room. They do have larger family cubical are available as I've change in there with my wife who is wheelchair bound and her large wheelchair fitted in their.   I've sho...
by ROYJESS
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 12632

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

I never get what the floorless trains will do to the experience.  I'll be looking down straight into that hole, not down at the track between my legs.
by ROYJESS
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6394
Views: 753194

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It looks like anyone who purchased the wickerman photo box which apparently containing an exclusive 3D photo frame I'm sorry to say that it's doesn't look that exclusive (pic taken from FB) https://i.imgur.com/edQs6Ly.jpg Surely the photo box has now been miss sold? And also mak...
by ROYJESS
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2554
Views: 853199

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Ewan
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