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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:55 pm

With the introduction of the Season Pass, it seems Towers may no longer be offering Bounceback or Return Any Day tickets, going by this FAQ response:

CAN I BUY A RETURN TICKET TO COME BACK THE FOLLOWING DAY/ANOTHER DAY?
Whilst we do not offer a return ticket, we strongly recommend guests to purchase a new Season Pass which allows you to pay for 1 day entry and return for free all season!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:59 pm

'Return for free all season'

I thought the season passes excluded the Halloween events + Weekends during the summer? Or have I missed something?

This is the way forward I guess, very few parks outside of the UK offer bounce back tickets and most offer a 2 day pass with a small discount instead. Also many museums and art galleries allow unlimited entry for a year when you buy a ticket.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:57 am

With all these new ticket machines being installed I hope AT decides to make a large step forward in its pricing of tickets.

I think that it may be worth finally reducing the ticket price to around £30 and severely limiting the number of 2-4-1’s that it puts out into the GPs hands.

Does anyone think this will ever actually happen though?
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:01 am

I don't see the reason why AT would charge £55 for a Season Pass.. when then the ticket price stays at the £50 mark for 1 day.. it doesn't make sense.. either way I will be purchasing a season pass!

I agree a figure of around £30 for 1 adult is a fair price with the current situation of rides and attractions.. however I don't think the pricing will move anywhere..

The 2-4-1 deals should be limited in other ways, such as who is advertising the 2-4-1 deals. I understand some people have money issues so the 2-4-1 is a great way for them to visit the Towers.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:51 am

I don’t know of anyone who goes to AT who doesn’t have 2-4-1s or a season pass as there’s so many available.

So although £30 looks like a severe price decrease (and is really appealing to the GP) it’s more than the cost of a 2-4-1 discounted ticket.

Also if this drive visitor numbers then they’re going to make a huge profit from F&B/Merch outlets.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:43 pm

Currently, season passes and one-day admission tickets are priced at £55 each, therefore it is instantly appealing to those booking advanced tickets online (£33) to consider paying an extra £22 if they were looking to return for a second day or more that year.

I'm not sure how many people pay full price for admission though, although 2-4-1 vouchers provide an instant draw to customers, families in particular, while giving that product a promotion and Merlin exposure to their parks and mid-way attractions. These vouchers have become the norm, therefore, I doubt anyone would be willing to pay full price and will go out of their way to look for a deal/voucher. The Season Pass offers more of a competitive edge to draw in more guests but it would be interesting to see how many of those purchasing the pass actually take full advantage of repeat visits. 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:19 pm

It such a shame that 2 of my best friends are total yellow bellies when it comes to rollercoasters :( I'm hoping to go sometime in late March. Hopefully the Wicker Man will be open by then :)
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:40 am

I'm sure, at this rate, you won't be disappointed with Wicker Man being open.
Fingers crossed nothing happens from now to the season opening!
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