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by lewis97
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Heide Park
Replies: 770
Views: 59598

Re: Heide Park

It seems an EU trademark has recently been filed for "Colossos Kampf Der Giganten" (i.e. Colossos Battle of the Giants) with Lane IP, Merlin's go-to IP law firm, currently both the registered representative and owner... The logo appears to suggest a wood and fire theme - wonder where they ...
by lewis97
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Hansa Park
Replies: 198
Views: 23098

Re: Hansa Park

Hansa Park have today revealed that they will open the world's tallest and fastest gyro-drop tower in 2019 - Highlander. It will be added to a newly-themed area which has a name that translates to 'Enchanting Britain' and will incorporate the existing Nessie rollercoaster. The announcement video has...
by lewis97
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 9049

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

As posted on TowersTimes Facebook , Alton Towers have updated their website to confirm ‘Stargazing Pods’ as the name of their accommodation pods development, along with the reveal of the official logo. There is also the opportunity for guests to enter a competition to win a stay in a Stargazing Pod,...
by lewis97
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1025
Views: 115200

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

As a season pass holder, does the £10 upgrade for exclusion dates include Scarefest? It would be nice to only have to pay £10 entry + £20 for scare mazes rather than the £50 combi...  Yes, it’s possible for Season Passholders to book the £10 extra day tickets for Scarefest (and Fireworks) dates onl...
by lewis97
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 9049

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

A construction update from Sunday has now been published on TowersTimes. https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/20180812_img_1942_hursty.jpg https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/20180812_img_1938_hursty.jpg https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/0...
by lewis97
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 827452

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

While the staff working on Wicker Man were given guidance on how they could present themselves as Beornen, in terms of the way they behave and speak, I don’t believe they’re expected to remain in a certain character for the whole duration that they’re working on the ride, as ultimately they’re not i...
by lewis97
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6122
Views: 288669

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Can't imagine it helps that those walkers seem to keep taking out the generator for the Safe Zone...
by lewis97
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: TT Summer Festival 2018 - Reviews and Feedback
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Re: TT Summer Festival 2018 - Reviews and Feedback

Hard to believe this was now a week ago! I think I was on such a high from the weekend that there weren't any post-meet blues in sight this time around :P Was a really enjoyable day, from the ERTs (some more expected than others) to the afternoon talk, as well as the Battle Galleons takeover and the...
by lewis97
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 9049

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

Here's the plan I referenced earlier - the blue dots are what are referred to as "telescope positions".

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by lewis97
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 9049

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

Dom wrote:
Will these pods also come with telescopes and star charts and maps I wonder?

Shown on the plans are three "telescope positions" in the central green area. I expect that would mean three telescopes, which isn't really a lot when you have 102 keys with a few guests in each pod.
by lewis97
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3043
Views: 421621

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

TowersStreet posted some pictures earlier today showing that some areas of The Smiler's queue have been cleaned recently – hopefully this is just the start of a whole load of much needed TLC for the ride.  Had literally been stood in the queue at the weekend thinking the area in question could do w...
by lewis97
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 9049

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

Not that there was really any doubt in relation to the name, but a UK trademark for "ALTON TOWERS STARGAZING PODS" has now been filed.
by lewis97
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The Bear Grylls Adventure - Birmingham NEC
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

Re: The Bear Grylls Adventure - Birmingham NEC

Tickets are now available to book  for dates from Monday 1st October  - seems it will actually be £20 (not £25) for the four Basecamp activities. Standard and Premium Merlin Annual Passholders can get 25% off various ticket packages, while VIP Merlin Annual Passholders can get 50% off. Those with M...
by lewis97
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 2159

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: 58
Views: 9260

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: 84
Views: 4749

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: 2562
Views: 286967

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: 2562
Views: 286967

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: 2562
Views: 286967

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: 1025
Views: 115200

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)...