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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:10 pm

Yesterday, I took the time to watch the brand new Forbidden Valley show, Wasteland Bash, on the old Ripsaw site.

The show is only on for the Easter holidays, but I must say that it is a welcomed addition to the area. It has been well put together, and to be honest, it is great to see entertainment back on the park. The music was good and certainly added to the atmosphere, with the show mixing up some various dance styles. There were lots of people watching, along with lots of families. The cast took time to pose for photos, talking to the public with many smiles all round. I really hope other shows are put together throughout the year as this certainly added to the overall package. I'd really welcome more!

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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:31 pm

Justin wrote:
Yesterday, I took the time to watch the brand new Forbidden Valley show, Wasteland Bash, on the old Ripsaw site.

The show is only on for the Easter holidays, but I must say that it is a welcomed addition to the area. It has been well put together, and to be honest, it is great to see entertainment back on the park. The music was good and certainly added to the atmosphere, with the show mixing up some various dance styles. There were lots of people watching, along with lots of families. The cast took time to pose for photos, talking to the public with many smiles all round. I really hope other shows are put together throughout the year as this certainly added to the overall package.



I’ll be there next week and I will be sure to check it out.

I wonder what will happen to the site after the Easter holidays? I wonder... :-k
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:53 am

There has been a fire at Towers, and the park won’t be open today.

Edit: Turns out it was April Fools.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:37 am

Regarding opening times, wouldn’t a proposal like this be a good idea?

Oblivion, Spinball, selected CBeebies - ERT
Smiler, Enterprise, Oblivion, Spinball, CBeebies, Heave Ho, Marauders Mayhem, Wickerman, RMT - 10:00
Duel, Nemesis - 10:15
Galactica, The Blade, Skyride - 10:30
Th13teen, Rita - 10:45
CCL, Hex, CRR, Battle Galleons - 11:00

Or open at 9:00 and bring everything back by 30 mins. TBH I believe ERT should start at 9:00 including online tickets for the above in order to get people in the park earlier. If the proposed was brought early by 30 mins then I believe everyone would be quite pleased as it takes 15 mins to walk normally from entrance to Nemmy.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:42 am

On Wednesday and Thursday, they opened the gates at 9.25ish, therefore, allowing you time to get from the entrance to Wicker Man and CBeebies. Obviously, the turnstiles and security add to the delay and it only really benefits those at the front of the queue.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:13 am

The cuts to the technical services department are really showing this season.
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What a sad state of affairs that this is becoming normal :(

Monorail is currently unavailable as well.
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:32 am

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The cuts to the technical services department are really showing this season.
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What a sad state of affairs that this is becoming normal :(

Monorail is currently unavailable as well.


I believe the park have had some snow overnight, and this may have had a knock-on effect on their ability to get the rides open this morning.

I know Merlin are responsible for a lot of things, but the weather isn’t one of them :P
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:36 am

There is no snow or ice, temperatures are currently 6/7°C and winds are only 11mph according to the BBC and Met Office.

The park also confirmed earlier today that they expected a full ride offering.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:00 pm

Yes probably more due to the snow.

Update: Well we're on park and yes there is snow and ice.
 
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:10 pm

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Well we're on park and yes there is snow and ice

Typical BBC & Met Office then :P

I do wonder why Oblivion is opened but none of the others are though, and why they were saying that there would be a full ride offering.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:51 pm

Just been told they have opened Galactica but don't have a ETA for 13, Smiler, Rita or Wicker Man.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:54 pm

Just opened Smiler
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:05 pm

I'm not very experienced with this stuff but was planning to visit tomorrow, would the rides be expected to be able to operate as usual from opening tomorrow?
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:36 pm

Rita, The Smiler and Nemesis have now opened.
 
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:43 pm

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I'm not very experienced with this stuff but was planning to visit tomorrow, would the rides be expected to be able to operate as usual from opening tomorrow?


The majority of rides operate above 2°c, so as long as it above that then you'll be fine. Remember though, all rides are subject to availability.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:51 pm

With just 10 minutes until ride close, Wicker Man has opened, and is currently on a 0 minute queue!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:22 pm

That’s very impressive, very well done to the park to get this open so late when they could have left it closed.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:54 pm

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With just 10 minutes until ride close, Wicker Man has opened, and is currently on a 0 minute queue!

Wicker Man didn’t open, the app stated it did, however after running all the way from Oblivion to the entrance, the ride was shut. There was just an issue with the app.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:19 pm

Yeah, near enough half the people in the park ran to Wicker Man to be let down, including me :lol

Someone was having some fun with the queue time board, we had 0, -15, -60, and 123 :lol
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:31 pm

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 times, with our second ending with us sitting for half an hour at the end of the brake run.

The second picture is taken from the monorail, hence the effect.

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