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by Loakin
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1079
Views: 128395

Re: The chained oak

I’m heading to the towers next Thursday and need to go to see the chained oak for my media coursework. Does anybody know how to get to it and where to park etc? Going up the hill to the entrance to the park from the Alton village, you'll pass the chained oak b&b. Next to the B&B is a path w...
by Loakin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion
Replies: 159
Views: 25142

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

That new boat does look quite good, however, if it were to be implemented, it probably wouldn't be until next season.

In other news, Towers finally announced the air date for that Channel 4 documentary in this tweet. It'll air at 9pm on the 23rd and is called "Inside Alton Towers".
by Loakin
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Waterpark
Replies: 55
Views: 9249

Re: Alton Towers Waterpark

It seems like an accident has happened at the Waterpark in the last hour, according to tweets by Towers Expert and Ministry of Joy. Apparently ambulances, police, and fire engines are on site. Anyone know what's happened? I hope anyone involved is ok. 
by Loakin
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 284
Views: 44627

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

They have added new stuff to the  online shop  like the numbered Wicker Man wood and the sculpture, the 2018 pins have been added, but not the newer ones that were just released. Also, the numbered Wicker Man wood seems like a cash grab, as they cost £50 instead of the normal £25 ones, the only diff...
by Loakin
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2617
Views: 306928

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.
by Loakin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1079
Views: 128395

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

The order I would go with is:
-Wicker Man
-Walk up to Smiler, Oblivion and Spinball
-Go to Hex, then TH13TEEN and Rita
-Then catch the skyride to Nemesis and Galactica, then walk down to Mutiny Bay, doing Duel, Rapids, and Runaway Minetrain on the way
-Then you might have time to do Wicker Man again
by Loakin
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1079
Views: 128395

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Going to Towers next week, is filming allowed in Wicker Man's pre-show and station, say with a mobile phone? 
by Loakin
Mon May 07, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1079
Views: 128395

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Thanks :)
by Loakin
Mon May 07, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1079
Views: 128395

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Does anyone know when the towers close? I've never been in them (apart from Hex) and I would love to walk around them before they close for Scarefest.
by Loakin
Wed May 02, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1079
Views: 128395

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I would personally advice you don't use an expensive looking bag, because that might attract potential thieves.
by Loakin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1079
Views: 128395

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I'll be going to Towers for the first time this year soon and I want to know if Wicker Man has a free flow station, or is there someone telling you where to sit? If so, is there a front row queue line?
by Loakin
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6664
Views: 862268

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Alton Towers tweeted this out, confirming the official opening is this Saturday, and that there will be an opening ceremony. It also has a slight new teaser. 
by Loakin
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 30287

Re: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion

That's where the confusion is, it says near Mutiny Bay, not in it. It's just it's own area.
by Loakin
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6664
Views: 862268

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

ITV news are just saying "halt", doesn't mean it is definite, especially since Towers haven't actually confirmed anything. But as saw-x-smile says, no point in risking it, even if there is no snow, the ride can't operate in those temps. 
by Loakin
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 30287

Re: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion

The 2018 park map has been shown by TowersTLC, Wickerman looks fantastic. However, no indication as to what area Wicker Man is in, as it looks like they labelled the map by category, and not area. Therefore Wicker Man is labelled under thrills. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYWbLljWkAATZ6Q.jpg
by Loakin
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6664
Views: 862268

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

New teaser time! Anyone got popcorn?

by Loakin
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 30287

Re: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion

TowersStreet has tweeted  these  pictures, showing the complete removal of The Welcoming, and a slight retheme to the Mutiny Bay Area, surround the Wicker Man plaza area. Good move, or not? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYCcuGSWAAA1P7K?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DYCcuGcW4AY...
by Loakin
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6664
Views: 862268

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Also, Theme Park Worldwide have uploaded this fantastic video from today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It3HUmS4mCc
by Loakin
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6664
Views: 862268

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

To be honest, kind of disappointed with the staff uniforms.
by Loakin
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6664
Views: 862268

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It's also worth noting that IMAscore announced that they have made Wickerman's soundtrack in this tweet. What's everyone's thoughts?