UK theme parks from another point of view!

Search found 3396 matches

by lewis97
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 99
Views: 19011

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: 19011

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: 2464
Views: 259042

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: 14
Views: 3402

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: 882
Views: 145714

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: 35315

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: 119
Views: 16933

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: 2464
Views: 259042

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: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901930

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: 2464
Views: 259042

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: 59385

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.

Image
by lewis97
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 206
Views: 35315

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 & Meetups
Topic: ScareMazing 2018 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

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.
by lewis97
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 18391

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

PhNx Survivor wrote:
What does that mean?

The implication would be that there will be an additional charge to experience it.
by lewis97
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 18391

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

But I’m unsure in The Haunting and The Highwayman, I think The Highwayman is used in the other dungeons but I’ve never heard about The Haunting though. The Highwayman is a scene at The York Dungeon , but doesn't appear to be anywhere else though. Although I haven't come across any other shows calle...
by lewis97
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 18391

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

As posted on TowersTimes Facebook earlier this afternoon, five posters have appeared around the park, seemingly providing a hint as to the shows that will feature in The Alton Towers Dungeon - these being The Plague Doctor, The Judge, The Highwayman, The Torturer, and The Haunting. https://scontent-...
by lewis97
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 901930

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

CoasterWorld wrote:
Is there real fire on this ride?

Yes, on the shoulders of the Wicker Man itself.

Image
by lewis97
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2464
Views: 259042

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

I have seen one photo on someone's personal Facebook of two Galactica Airways hostesses, as well as comments from people who've spotted some Ghost Pirates, so they do exist. I can only assume that having them as "Scaremosphere" rather than actual scare zones gives them greater flexibility,...
by lewis97
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2464
Views: 259042

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

In a surprise move, inhabitants of the Freak Show scare zone have made an appearance near the Towers - more photos on TowersTimes Facebook . https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43331106_10156802310548185_2615144318825922560_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&oh=c003199b65c73eed49c534468a5933af&oe=5...
by lewis97
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2464
Views: 259042

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Today's the first day of Scarefest, so I'm sure you don't need to be told to keep an eye on TowersTimes Facbook , Twitter and Instagram for updates throughout the day (assuming you're not at the Resort yourself :P ). An update giving one of the first looks at the new Gretyl the Witch costumed charac...