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by lewis97
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 413
Views: 86662

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

As posted on SouthParks social media , London Resort Company Holdings have this week appointed a new director , Alan Crane, in the role of ‘Construction Consultant’. Perhaps of most interest amongst his extensive experience in the construction industry is his involvement in Euro Disney (now of cours...
by lewis97
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6704
Views: 924152

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

Episode 1 of 'Wicker Man Winter' has been uploaded this evening. It's nice the Resort are providing this insight into the closed season maintenance, even if the video is a bit amateur-looking...

by lewis97
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 212
Views: 36348

Re: Project 2020

To check for planning permission I have been checking Runnymede Borough Council's planning search and searching THORPE PARK as that comes up with the most recent results. Is this where we would find the latest planning applications? Yes. You will also see a link to 'rMaps' on the right-hand side of...
by lewis97
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 18781

Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Theme Park Worldwide have posted a small construction update today, showing the progress on the facilities building and that the areas surrounding the placed pods have been turfed, with saplings added along with lamppost fixtures. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49200023_2968199296539...
by lewis97
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2646
Views: 335569

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Looking at hotel availability, opening times of the Waterpark and Extraordinary Golf, and the availability of restaurant reservations, it seems the entire Resort will close between 7th and 24th January 2019. Although this is usually the sort of period that the Waterpark closes for its annual mainten...
by lewis97
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort
Replies: 16
Views: 3329

Re: Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort

A look at the Resort's 2018 Christmas offering was posted on TowersTimes News last night. The complete galleries are also now available on the website . https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/20181216_img_4532_hursty.jpg https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018...
by lewis97
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 905
Views: 150792

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

With no real details at the moment, this can just go here in the general future topic for the time being, but, as posted on TowersTimes Facebook , Alton Towers have submitted an application for "the installation of 2 No. of Junior Drop Tower rides with an associated queue line" . https://s...
by lewis97
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 99
Views: 20013

Re: Tayto Park

The plans have been added today, and it looks as though Coaster 2021 will take the form of an inverted coaster and family boomerang coaster combo from Mack Rides (stated as the 'Rollercoaster Designer' in the documents). https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/staff/lewis/plans/coaster2021/coaster2021.jpg htt...
by lewis97
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 99
Views: 20013

Re: Tayto Park

Unfortunately there are no documents yet, but an application has now appeared on the relevant planning portal : The proposed development consists of the construction of a new rollercoaster attraction incorporating 2 separate rollercoaster rides with a combined ride length of approximately 972m and a...
by lewis97
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2469
Views: 268646

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

TowersTimes were fortunate enough to be given an opportunity to photograph Project 42 before the end of Scarefest. Check out the article that's now live to see the collection of photos! https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181030_img_3007_hursty.jpg https://www.towerstimes.co.u...
by lewis97
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Safari Lodges Development
Replies: 16
Views: 4038

Re: Safari Lodges Development

A document added to the application today, gives a planned completion date of March 2020 for the development, with it intended that construction will start in April 2019.
by lewis97
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 905
Views: 150792

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

The "more surprises" alluded to on this page of the Alton Towers Holidays site are intriguing... Alton Towers Resort in 2019 is set to be an exhilarating year with the opening of the terrific Alton Towers Dungeons, the return of the phenomenal Wicker Man and more surprises to come ! To top...
by lewis97
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 206
Views: 36625

Re: Fireworks

An exclusive look inside the control room ahead of tonight's display has been posted on TowersTimes Facebook . https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45381048_10156870913738185_6101361658012106752_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=27a9264a3b70ff90941f9e4285c1936b&oe=5...
by lewis97
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019
Replies: 120
Views: 18781

Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

The latest update on TowersTimes News provides a look at the first stages of the pods being installed on site. https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181030_img_2048_hursty.jpg https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181030_img_2206_hursty.jpg https://www.tower...
by lewis97
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2469
Views: 268646

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

As posted on TowersTimes Facebook and Twitter , additional characters made an appearance in Mutiny Bay and on Towers Street this morning, with the addition of Altonville Mine Tours guides and a country guitarist. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43636852_10156853077353185_80006362082186...
by lewis97
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6704
Views: 924152

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Has anyone got an actual definitive version of the Wicker Man runic alphabet? The table on our SW8 minisite should provide a pretty definitive version. It did appear that two different symbols were used interchangeably for the letter 'I', but the one we list on the minisite is the one that features...
by lewis97
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2469
Views: 268646

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Murfs55 wrote:
Can anyone on here confirm please:
We are Premium Merlin, looking to use ' Share the Fun' vouchers. Can we use this for Alton Towers Scarefest???

The answer to this FAQ states that you can :)
by lewis97
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Merlin General Discussion
Replies: 1372
Views: 62321

Re: Merlin General Discussion

After having somewhat recovered from the previous record low in January this year, Merlin's share price has now reached a new all time low following the response to last week's trading update.

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by lewis97
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 206
Views: 36625

Re: Fireworks

Rustyo wrote:
Can I guarantee entrance to the fireworks using a share the fun ticket online?

No, Share the Fun vouchers aren’t valid for entry during fireworks, as per this FAQ.

The answer to this one does state that you can prebook Friends & Family tickets though.
by lewis97
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: ScareMazing 2018 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 12
Views: 1789

ScareMazing 2018 - Reviews & Feedback

Thank you to everyone who attended ScareMazing 2018 at Alton Towers Resort, our final event of the year!

We'd love to hear your thoughts about the day, whether there are things you particularly enjoyed or any suggestions that we could consider for future events, do let us know.