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by AltonOperator
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 22126

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

In addition to premium season pass holders, I'm assuming MAP holders will also get free entry to the Dungeon? And does anyone have an idea as to how the pre-booking will work? Alton Towers have stated on social media today that "entry is not included in the Merlin Annual Pass", although i...
by AltonOperator
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1107
Views: 146581

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Nickolai wrote:
Does anyone know if the Premium Alton Towers Season Pass include free parking or ERT?

I highly doubt it. They're not mentioned on the terms and conditions so I'd say no I'm afraid.
by AltonOperator
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2648
Views: 335861

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Alton Towers has revealed their marketing campaign for 2019: https://altontowers-media.azureedge.net/media/6138/pott-logo-aw-low-res.jpg?width=1280&scale=both&quality=70 From the Blog : The Power of the Towers campaign is our response to this need for family escapism.  It’s all about remind...
by AltonOperator
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 22126

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Yeah I thought that might be a little too long for a secondary attraction. I think it works at Warwick because there's nothing to do there. There's loads at towers so an hour out of the day is still a really big impact Actually, there is quite a lot to do at Warwick, especially if you visit in peak...
by AltonOperator
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 22126

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Yeah I thought that might be a little too long for a secondary attraction. I think it works at Warwick because there's nothing to do there. There's loads at towers so an hour out of the day is still a really big impact
by AltonOperator
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 22126

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

I do agree that a 1 to 2 hour experience reduces the already short amount of ride time. If it is clearly advertised that it is long, they may struggle to sell tickets but if it is not, guests may come out upset that they've lost so much time or may spend the experience agitated that they are wasting...
by AltonOperator
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 905
Views: 150871

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

But it makes me wonder, is Frog Hopper drop tower 1 and Thorpe's Lumber Jump, tower 2? Seems unlikely Alton would keep Frog Hopper given this and Thorpe appear to be clearing Old Town out, with Lumber Jump certainly not being a permanent fixture. I don't think so. These towers have an odd support s...
by AltonOperator
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 905
Views: 150871

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

According to the Design and Access Statement, the ride may be a relocation. This is the style of ride: http://publicaccess.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/portal/servlets/AttachmentShowServlet?ImageName=217135 https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/395989287155531786/534436456530182145/Capture3.PNG
by AltonOperator
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 137
Views: 22775

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

I've found Nemesis to be quite tame this season. Not sure why. Its also a shame that the back row is still restricted to disabled pass but I understand their thinking.
I tried front row for the first time in April. Unfortunately it didn't live up to the hype and got off thinking 'meh'
by AltonOperator
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3069
Views: 460390

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I also seem to remember hearing 50% a while ago. I imagine they tell you that to avoid complaints if people do have to wait. nicky.borril, the procedure is that fasttracks and main line guests are proportioned fairly, not just fasttrack all go because they've paid.
by AltonOperator
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita - General Discussion
Replies: 122
Views: 12458

Re: Rita - General Discussion

After my first few visits to towers, I enjoyed the thrill of Rita and even decided it was my favourite at the park. This year, after not visiting for many years, I have noticed how rough it can be, and also how boring the layout is after the initial launch. But above all of that, my main hate for Ri...
by AltonOperator
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 260
Views: 50859

Re: SW9

I have been thinking and something great for SW9 is a launched Flume ride. Only cause you see the hydraulic water slide launches recently and I think something like that but an LSM launch especially built for water coasters and their manufacturers like Intamin or Mack. Mack's PowerSplash model is a...
by AltonOperator
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: Forum Quizzes
Replies: 50
Views: 4326

Re: Forum Quizzes

Last minute - but could Dom be given coloured text privileges in the SB for these? It would make tracking the questions easier when there's a lot of s pammed responses covering all possibilities  thoughtful responses from participants. :) I could write in caps lock I guess :) Yeah that would do if ...
by AltonOperator
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 905
Views: 150871

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

Unlikely, but it could be a 'hanging' themed ride outside of the dungeons that is still branded dungeons to help bring the area together. But yeah, very unlikely
by AltonOperator
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1107
Views: 146581

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

This year they have changed the rules and will not be permitting any masks or weapons, what ever they are made from. Another rule that they didn't enforce, despite 'decent' folk obviously obeying and not bringing them. I saw loads of masks, full face included and lots of weapons too. I must have se...
by AltonOperator
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1107
Views: 146581

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Though the collective knowledge of the members here is comparable to a complete encyclopaedia of Alton Towers knowledge, Both of your questions might be better directed towards Alton Towers themselves. You can try the Alton Towers social media accounts as they are fairly well staffed or possibly the...
by AltonOperator
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1494
Views: 218263

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

The Survey asked multiple questions about the VR experience, possibly suggesting they are making decisions on whether to keep it. Everyone go do the survey and give them your opinions
www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Alton-Towers-Resort-2018/
by AltonOperator
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 212
Views: 36394

Re: Project 2020

My only concern over 2020 though, is that there were a lot of announcements at IAAPA last week for the 2020 and mostly 2021 seasons. Yet, all is still quiet at Thorpe. This did cross my mind but I'm not worried about this because it is the park's choice when an attraction is revealed and Thorpe has...
by AltonOperator
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Wonder Park (2019) - Paramount Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: Wonder Park (2019) - Paramount Pictures

Much more of a story now. Maybe a little cliche but I'm definitely still interested
by AltonOperator
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas
Replies: 161
Views: 26501

Re: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas

Hi Im an ex smoker and now vaper and attend Alton and other Merlin parks... I have an e-cig and always make sure I dont blow the Vape out at other people.. Even as a vaper I dont get the versions of e-cig that look like a bomb has gone off....Who needs that much vape... I think if you are carefull ...
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