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by SmileAlways
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6121
Views: 288021

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

So a small update from when we were on Park last week, on the Thursday when discussing Vortex with members of staff, we were unfortunately told that Vortex would remain closed for the foreseeable future.
by SmileAlways
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6121
Views: 288021

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

So just a small update. I’m at the park this week and yesterday the tv in the Dome said Vortex was on 5mins as did the time board at the ride, however it was definitely closed as there were step ladders at the centre of the ride. We haven’t been given much information when we asked aside from mainte...
by SmileAlways
Sun May 13, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6121
Views: 288021

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Does anyone know what’s happening with Vortex? It’s down as closed on its website page and “Returns in 2018” on the queue times app. I’m hoping it’s not gonna stay closed for long but I don’t know.
by SmileAlways
Sun May 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6121
Views: 288021

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

I must have really poor timing for looking at queue times with Rocky Express. As for Vortex being shown as closed on the website and not Quantum, I have no idea. With Vortex only being a recent closure and Quantum being closed for most of the season and dismantled, you’d think they’d put that on the...
by SmileAlways
Sun May 06, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6121
Views: 288021

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

So Quantum remains closed with Rocky Express being closed today and Vortex being closed for the past couple of days with a brief opening yesterday. The Vortex page on the website now says it’s closed but Quantum’s and Rocky Express’ have not been updated.
by SmileAlways
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286412

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wowza, I’m really gonna have to up my game
by SmileAlways
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286412

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I intend to beat my personal best when I go back in September for my annual trip, maybe even before that if I get chance
by SmileAlways
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286412

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mine was originally 20,000 but when during my last visit I got 37,700 making it my new personal best
by SmileAlways
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286412

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Just wanted to share a couple of pictures from my recent visit on Friday 23rd March, it was quite chilly and breezy with Oblivion having to temporarily cease operation due to the wind alarm, Wicker Man also had a couple of stoppages but all in all the day was really good. We managed Wicker Man 3 tim...
by SmileAlways
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 826474

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Yeah, either way, if it’s not soft opened on Friday, then I’ll be disappointed but at least there’s still my annual trip in September, and hopefully I can get a drive down there sometime before that. Only thing that’s honestly going to bug me at this point is how unnecessarily busy it’s going to be....
by SmileAlways
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 826474

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I’m gonna be honest, I know they want to open Wicker Man on a Saturday, busiest day and majority of the Big 6 opened on Saturdays, but there’s everyone who has already booked tickets and stays for between the 19th and 24th who are now disappointed. I’m one of them. Granted, I’m going on my birthday ...
by SmileAlways
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 826474

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

So here’s just a few things worth mentioning for those who don’t want to go back through the thread: 1. Wicker Man is scheduled to open Saturday March 17th. 2. Wicker Man will only have fastrack available to VIP Annual Pass Holders and those who purchase Gold and Platinum Fastrack packages. 3. IMAs...
by SmileAlways
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1022
Views: 114905

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Ah my bad, I’d been told it still applied to prebooked tickets
by SmileAlways
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1022
Views: 114905

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

ERT applies to tickets bought as part of a short stay package, tickets bought in advance and those with Merlin Annual Passes. If you bought your ticket on the day you wished to enter the park then not only would you have to pay full price but you wouldn’t have access to ERT, you’d be entering with t...
by SmileAlways
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 196
Views: 29580

Re: Colossus - General Discussion

I've only been to Thorpe Park the last two years, we've just booked our third stay for June. I can honestly say that it seems to be getting rougher each year. I do still love the ride but it definitely needs a refurb. Major track repaint is needed, when you look at the track now to when it first ope...
by SmileAlways
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286412

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

What I don't understand is why Congo River Rapids has become a seasonal attraction? It can't be due to the weather as we go in September every year and a lot of the time the weather is actually really warm. Nor can it be due to not wanting to have it operate in the dark, it was open for Scarefest wi...
by SmileAlways
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286412

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I'm actually really frustrated about the open dates. They're gradually adding more closed dates and it's ridiculous. I get that they need to make money back and that they don't have as many visitors as they have in the past but at this point, especially in September, they're practically forcing peop...
by SmileAlways
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 211319

Re: SW8 Construction Discus

Wow, that looks great, I hope his path is kept for next season - although I thought it was to be a service road? It is supposed to be a service road. I think it’s only open to get people through the park easier. On a side note, if SW8 does open on opening day next year, is the opening day next year...
by SmileAlways
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - A worth while investment?
Replies: 23
Views: 4738

Re: Galactica - A worth while investment?

We went last year for 1 day on March 23rd (Wednesday) and we went for two day on 11th & 12th September (Sunday/Monday) for our annual trip. On the 23rd March we rode Galactica twice as part of their preview day/soft-opening. I believe it was only open for around an hour for people to try it out,...
by SmileAlways
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286412

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I did notice the other topic earlier, after I posted in here.
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