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by lewis97
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 1176

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

For those who may need them (i.e. Standard Merlin Annual Passholders) for park admission on the day of the event, "Annual Pass Summer Restrictions Tickets" are now available to purchase online at a price of £10.
by lewis97
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Howl-o-ween
Replies: 57
Views: 8864

Re: Howl-o-ween

It seems there will also be a new show called Howl’o’ween Live, with Chessington advertising opportunities for dancers and singers, alongside acting roles.
by lewis97
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 82
Views: 3635

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

I'm a little apprehensive about the addition, and I think one of things I'm struggling with, is that I can't imagine the facade, particularly if it is for CCL /  CatCF. I've thought a similar sort of thing. Clearly, The Towers themselves would perhaps be the most fitting location for a 'Dungeons', ...
by lewis97
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279500

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I wonder why they've done "People per boat", rather than "Maximum people per boat". I could potentially see that causing some confusion Seems the interchangeable panels say "maximum" before the respective number: https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37390723_2...
by lewis97
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279500

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Seems ride close has been changed to 5.30pm for all of this week, until Saturday when the 6pm closes begin.
by lewis97
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279500

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Seems that ride close tomorrow has been extended to 5.30pm, going by the opening times on the Resort's website.
by lewis97
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 989
Views: 109723

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Thanks! Does anyone know if there are exclusions to this offer when the season pass exclusions apply? If it is an Alton Towers Season Pass that you have, then you can purchase the £15 'Bring a Friend' tickets online . As it is possible to select any date the theme park is open (excluding Fireworks)...
by lewis97
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 989
Views: 109723

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I’ve got a season pass but want to visit in August and October. How do I pay the £10 upcharge? Do I pay at the gate or is there a way to book it online to guarantee entry? All help will be very much appreciated. You can book it online by taking the steps that you would to purchase a normal admissio...
by lewis97
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Howl-o-ween
Replies: 57
Views: 8864

Re: Howl-o-ween

As posted on SouthParks Facebook , Chessington have updated their short breaks website to confirm the 2018 Howl’o’ween line-up, with this year seeing the return of all four of 2017’s attractions: Creepy Caves Unearthed, Room on the Broom Spooky Story Time, Curse of the Lost Tomb, and Trick or Treat ...
by lewis97
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279500

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Dan wrote:
If they added more rides to the ERT lineup...

Should have also mentioned that Cloud Cuckoo Land (i.e. Cuckoo Cars Driving School, Gallopers Carousel & Frog Hopper) has been added to the ERT line-up until 2nd September... ;)
by lewis97
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279500

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

This blog post from Alton Towers about their preparations for this year's school trip season contains the following, potentially suggesting that students will get access to Early Ride Time: This year, the team has also arranged for schools to enjoy an extra half-hour on park before it opens to the ...
by lewis97
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 158
Views: 18971

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

After several days of closure, it looks as though Oblivion has now reopened (going by ridetimes.co.uk). Oblivion reopened yesterday, albeit slightly later than advertised. Hopefully they've got the issues sorted now though!  Ah fair enough, I must have missed that! Seems like it was also delayed in...
by lewis97
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 158
Views: 18971

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

After several days of closure, it looks as though Oblivion has now reopened (going by ridetimes.co.uk).
by lewis97
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 336
Views: 57377

Re: Nemesis Sub-Terra Refurb - New Scarefest Maze for 2018?

Sub Strain is located in additional rooms off from Sub Species. I believe these were the ones used for Lockdown. Just to follow up on this; these photos from last year don't look as though they were taken in those rooms: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMcGFO0WAAE-y5g.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/me...
by lewis97
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 336
Views: 57377

Re: Nemesis Sub-Terra Refurb - New Scarefest Maze for 2018?

Nothing to do with Sub Strain event for schools at Halloween scarefest? https://www.altontowers.com/schools/educational-events/sub-strain/ Well that looks possible. Although it looks like they've run Sub Strain for a few years, do we know where it was previously located? Yeah, it’s run for at least...
by lewis97
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 7256

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

I wouldn't be surprised if Towers abandoned this "Stargazing Pods" project and either put in more lodges or not put in any new accommodation at all. The original plans to expand the Enchanted Village with more lodges were abandoned in favour of these pods, so, provided it’s approved (whic...
by lewis97
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 76
Views: 11063

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Today has seen a couple of announcements, the first being the release of a new image for Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway: https://secure.parksandresorts.wdpromedia.com/media/disneyparks/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ksdjhf4985031.jpg A first-of-its-kind new show called Lightning McQueen's Ra...
by lewis97
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1015
Views: 65855

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

The two IP scare zones at this year's HHN have now been announced : CHUCKY AND KILLER KLOWNS TO HAUNT THE STREETS OF HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS https://media.universalorlando.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Revenge-of-Chucky-and-Killer-Klowns-from-Outer-Space-Logos-1024x640.jpg This fall, the world’s mo...
by lewis97
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Toverland
Replies: 90
Views: 8713

Re: Toverland

As was touched on in one of the recent 'Making Of' episodes, Port Laguna will feature similar magic wand technology to that seen in Universal's Wizarding Worlds: A magical welcome in Port Laguna. Inside the various alcoves and showcases of Port Laguna, magical scenes are hidden. If you go on a disco...
by lewis97
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 279500

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

MakoMania wrote:
They cannot be expecting to shut the park at 4pm all of this week surely? There are several queues in excess of 45 minutes and the weather is amazing!

The opening times on the website have been updated to show the park closing at 5pm all week now.