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by Stan.H
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What do you think should replace CCL?
Replies: 96
Views: 14384

Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

I disagree with that, if CCL was merged into DF not only Merlin would have to pay out in order to theme all of CCL, it'd also be taking away one of the major family areas on the park changing a happy vibe area into a darker and more sinister one. CCL should stay how it is, but obviously needs invest...
by Stan.H
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6055
Views: 268343

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

The Love Island Lates tickets are now available, with it only costing £10 for Standard MAP and Thorpe Park season pass holders. The event is free for PMAP and VMAP holders.
by Stan.H
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6562
Views: 797798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

When is Wicker Man the quietest to ride (apart from ert which normal guests don't have access to)? Recently the best time to ride it is around 2pm, as afterwards, it starts to pick up again. Or maybe head over when it's broken down as many people bail. Otherwise, there's not really a quiet time for...
by Stan.H
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2231
Views: 197754

Re: Scarefest

I'm expecting pretty much what everyone else has said, however, I really hope we do get a refreshed TotT and Sub Species 2.0. Because it is quite an insult to make guests pay (I believe) like £25 (?) for 3 mediocre mazes we've already done with a lack of actors, yet stunning theming. I also am prett...
by Stan.H
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 967
Views: 105658

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I'd say your best bet is after riding Wicker Man first, to go straight to Forbidden Valley instead of X-Sector or Dark Forest and wait for Galactica (even though the queue wouldn't be open yet), mainly because operations have been awful on it recently and it is getting really quite bad queue times (...
by Stan.H
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: Ideas & Suggestions
Replies: 40
Views: 9150

Re: Ideas & Suggestions

I would absolutely love to see how the park is ran and operated and I also really like the idea of having a tour around the Towers and Gardens and seeing places not usually open to the public! 
by Stan.H
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 204
Views: 34867

Re: SW9

I can't see Duel getting demolished any time soon, considering they've just thrown at least a few grand at it; as well as hundreds of man-hours and it's also (arguably) a Towers classic.  However, I like the sound of a new coaster in the Katanga Kanyon/Gloomy Wood area, but, I'm personally hoping fo...
by Stan.H
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2457
Views: 269986

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Bit annoyed about that 'Bring A Friend' offer, because as a PMAP holder, one of the perks is 3 'Share The Fun' vouchers - would like to see this rolled out to the annual passes as well if I'm being completely honest. 
by Stan.H
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2457
Views: 269986

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I personally think they've done it so more people pay £55 to get in, instead of £27.50 with 2-for-1 vouchers. Also, most of the people buying these will be visiting probably a maximum of 3 times for the season; especially considering all summer holiday weekends are blacked out, as well as Scarefest....
by Stan.H
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2621
Views: 877672

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to TTSP Jamie! :D
by Stan.H
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 98
Views: 12467

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

I highly doubt we'll ever see the red river come back, mainly because Towers don't have the money, time and most likely effort to do so. As much as I'd love to see it make a return, the amount of plumbing needed to be done will probably be quite extensive, so I'm just happy we at least have running ...
by Stan.H
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 419
Views: 33075

Re: Not So Sweepstake

What's the hate with football?  :lol
by Stan.H
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6562
Views: 797798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I strongly disagree with you about the theme being 'horror'. Yes, the theme is slightly dark, but definitely not horror! It is more of a cult/tribal theme, something Merlin hasn't done before. 
by Stan.H
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2457
Views: 269986

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

That was handed out though due to you having a bad experience as limited rides were operating, they weren't handed out because rides had queues. If the park worked like that people would be getting free fastrack for complaining a burger and chips costs £8. 
by Stan.H
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2457
Views: 269986

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Most people don't even bother to complain any more, the negativity of negativity can be found on Tripadvisor.  Also, I highly doubt staff give out free fastrack for people complaining about large queues, at the end of the day, it was their decision to get into the queue and not purchase fastrack - h...
by Stan.H
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2457
Views: 269986

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I really hate these staggered openings (as I've said multiple times before), like I understand they need to do this due to budgets, however, I feel at the bare minimum they should have all the coasters open at 10 am -  I understand if they don't open rides like Duel, Hex, Battle Galleons until later...
by Stan.H
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6562
Views: 797798

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I'd say off-peak it's averaged at around the 35/45 minute mark (but dipping to at least 15 minutes later on in the day) and during peak-weekends, I'd say 100 minutes and then holidays 120 minutes (if you're averaging it at the very least) then it seems more than common the ride will open on a good 1...
by Stan.H
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Album's You've Heard and Your Review
Replies: 38
Views: 6117

Re: Album's You've Heard and Your Review

Haven't done any album reviews on here for a while, so, therefore, I have 3 albums that I felt like reviewing!  http://i66.tinypic.com/sp97j5.jpg Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino - Arctic Monkeys Almost definitely the most highly anticipated and controversial albums to be released this year... T...
by Stan.H
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2231
Views: 197754

Re: Scarefest

I definitely think Towers should focus on more themed lighting at the very minimum this year,  at the end of the day it's just a filter and maybe one or two gobos. I'd love to see more smoke machines and maybe more moving heads or strip lighting (much like Katanga Kanyon) about the park, so, fingers...
by Stan.H
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2231
Views: 197754

Re: Scarefest

I really hope this year we just see a big shakeup in the events offering, both free and paid for. At the moment I think it's looking something like Sub Species 2.0, AMT and potentially TotT 3.0 (might even be wrong, I've lost count  :lol ). I would also love to see The Welcoming back again, maybe a ...
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