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by Stan.H
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 278965

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Yesterday there were boats going around the Rapids with between 2-8 people, so the ‘4’ policy definitely hasn’t stuck in stone so far. However, there was a member of staff at the front of the queue presumably checking ages - but, I can’t clarify that as we didn’t ride the rapids.
by Stan.H
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 78
Views: 3396

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

I don’t see why not with The Dunegons brand coming to Towers, as the Warwick Castle Dunegon has proven very popular, despite it being an upcharge attraction. I can see this being quite successful for Towers, IF and only if, they put in the effort and theming it deserves and not budget it cut it seas...
by Stan.H
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1280
Views: 111607

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

The First Purge - 7/10 Typical Purge movie, but with a better narrative than the others in my option; the character building is also done well and hassle free, and the film is very quick to get to the action. Don’t go into the film expecting jump scares, but expect more of a thriller. Overall, a sol...
by Stan.H
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 278965

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

This talk with the Rapids must be something quite recent, when I went on a weekday the other week the staff were filling the boats at full capacity. It is interesting that they’re not filling boats up recently. They've not been filling the boats up properly all season. He didn’t say all season, I w...
by Stan.H
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 78
Views: 3396

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

If it’s time slots are anything like the other Dungeon attractions, then pre-booking time slots is 100% necessary. As I stated in my idea, there is a free option too. Nobody is forcing you to pre-book a time slot, (I’m not sure what costs actually are) but I think £5 is acceptable for a 30/60 minute...
by Stan.H
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 78
Views: 3396

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

What I think Towers should do in regards of entrance to the attraction is to trial run a virtual queueing system, with specific time slots for people to return in. On top of that however, I think there should be an option to pre book a time slot (with a small fee) on the website before your visit, i...
by Stan.H
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What do you think should replace CCL?
Replies: 105
Views: 15818

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: 6093
Views: 277761

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: 6574
Views: 810013

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 - General Discussion
Replies: 2290
Views: 204802

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: 987
Views: 109246

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: 9457

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: 36070

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: 2552
Views: 278965

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: 2552
Views: 278965

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: 2636
Views: 889181

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: 13483

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: 422
Views: 34207

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: 6574
Views: 810013

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: 2552
Views: 278965

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. 
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