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by AltonOperator
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2276
Views: 245867

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

They’re not giving the parks any budget because they’re spending it on opening more Midway attractions and building hotels. Midway attractions are far more profitable as they can open year round and are so cheap to run in comparison to a theme park. An investment in a new Madame Tussaud’s in, say, N...
by AltonOperator
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings
Replies: 41
Views: 5797

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I too agree that Merlin’s current plan to cut ride funding and focus on building hotels is absurd when they’re not even making enough money from the current ones to keep them open! I think the price is holding them back. If they could resist their usual temptation to overprice everything and just bu...
by AltonOperator
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: My Visit
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 522
Views: 92390

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

I will try to watch them. Thanks :)
by AltonOperator
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 751725

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Love the video by the way @Yappo :lol
I agree. This concept art doesn't look that great. I'm glad they moved closer to ram than dog
by AltonOperator
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 366
Views: 29121

Re: Not So Sweepstake

I'll take Blaklion please
by AltonOperator
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 522
Views: 92390

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Anyone know how busy Alton would be on the 8/9 of September? That's the first weekend everyone's back at school.
by AltonOperator
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 8022

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Nor last Thursday or friday
by AltonOperator
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93425

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Ok so the purchasing and collecting of tickets all happens at the same booths now so you absolutely can pick up 2 passes and purchase a 241 at the same place. In terms of collecting the passes, you need ID, the card you bought them with and an email confirmation which can be on your phone. At 10:00,...
by AltonOperator
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 8022

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Yes this is quite exciting. I could feel and hear from the queue last week that the GP noticed there was only one train and as mentioned in David Maister’s eight principles of queue design, it makes the queue feel even longer when they know it should be going faster with extra throughput On a side n...
by AltonOperator
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93425

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

1- it’s exactly where the old flume entrance used to be. Just to the side of mutiny bay. It’s pretty much where it says it is on the map 2- I’d honestly say go closer to 9 especially if you’re walking from the car parks the queues for ticket pickup can be long 3- I suggest you order your passes onli...
by AltonOperator
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 8022

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

TPW have confirmed that they are using the second train today without wheel covers
https://instagram.com/p/Bhd3ZGblCtj/
by AltonOperator
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last ride you have been on
Replies: 79
Views: 10894

Re: Last ride you have been on

Yep Wicker Man last friday
by AltonOperator
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4318

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

RCDB:
Rita: 21m
Galactica: 20m
Th13teen: 20m
Nemesis: 13m
Oblivion: 19.8m
by AltonOperator
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4318

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

I’m not sure but I think Rita may actually be taller :-k
by AltonOperator
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 5951
Views: 242568

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Visited last Sunday (Easter), thought I'd give a quick summary on my thoughts. Went on TWDTR first - review posted in the other ride thread. The rapids have definitely been worked on, and have greatly increased in speed and roughness. You actually get quite wet now! They just need to add some theme...
by AltonOperator
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4318

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

I hadn't ridden in a few years and wow that drop is better than it looks. Apart from Oblivion, drops aren't really a thing at Alton, so it's nice! 
by AltonOperator
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2554
Views: 852695

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forums Trin! I hope these GCSEs don't hold you back (it's an in-joke - she's actually very smart) :lol
by AltonOperator
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2276
Views: 245867

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

What is it with people and smoking in the queue lines? Everyone seems to be doing it there’s plenty of signs around the queue but it seems people can’t read these days. I know this may seem like a minor complaint but I’m asthmatic and it causes me so many issues, then when you tell them to stop the...
by AltonOperator
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2276
Views: 245867

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I did think about that as it is Merlin we're talking about.
by AltonOperator
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 751725

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Three trains is completely unnecessary and just leads to a confusing experience for guests left on the transfer track. This means that guests come back in the station looking bored instead of in awe at the incredible experience
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