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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:14 pm

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The pit  flooded 

Picture?  :lol
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:18 pm

Images taken from Tower Street Forum 

Rapids fill to the brim with water

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Lake overflowing

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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:28 pm

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Anyone got any idea what's up with Nemesis? Apparently it's ceased operation for the foreseeable future, is it something to do with the rain?


I was there on 13th September and Nemesis was shut until very late afternoon, only got one ride, no explanation though.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:33 pm

Ismail wrote:
ROYJESS wrote:
The pit  flooded 

Picture?  :lol


A picture has also been seen with a pump close to Nemesis and the car park.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:32 pm

Here is that pic (taken from TS FB)

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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:26 pm

I wonder how other areas of the park held up. The pictures of the lake and rapids look mad. It would have been cool to see how much water was actually in the Nemesis pit.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:32 pm

Pit is looking fine now, Nemmy was running well when I went on Sunday.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:59 am

I went last Thursday and Friday and the staff member said we would get very wet if they opened it up. Fair enough really - horrendous weather!
 
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Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:39 pm

Imagine being dipped into water :lol :lol
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:38 am

My 8th visit of the season and it's the 8th time that Wicker Man has failed to open for ERT.

What's the point of having a ride on ERT if you can't get it open?
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:54 am

Had a look on the Alton Towers crowd calender and decided to head up on Friday 5th October as a solo visit. With Scarefest happening on the 6th and 7th and no schools off, I'm hoping it will be really quiet. Any thoughts?

Also wondering what people feeling are about going to the park solo?
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:38 pm

MakoMania wrote:
My 8th visit of the season and it's the 8th time that Wicker Man has failed to open for ERT.

What's the point of having a ride on ERT if you can't get it open?

This is quite sad. I struggle to believe it's due to it being a new ride anymore, as both its systems and the procedures required for the daily checks should be pretty well sorted and understood by now. Assuming it's not breaking each and every day, my guess would be there's a resources issue on tech services. Either simply not enough of them or they're not able to start early enough to get everything done.

In a separate thought: single rider queues. I really don't buy the Merlin excuse of "guest abuse of the system", when it works at many other parks across the world. But if we take them at their word that too many people were filling the line and they couldn't cope, then they should simply do what Phantasialand does. Watching them operate Taron, they limited the number of people allowed into the single rider queue at any point in time. When the single rider queue got too long, they simply closed it up for a short period until it was cleared.

But of course Phantasialand has a member of staff at the entrance of that ride, whilst Merlin parks now have a QR code to scan for purchasing fast passes in the greeters spot.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:06 pm

On a positive note, the park is being operated fairly well today, only ride not on full capacity is Galactica which has an issue with one of its trains. Hopefully it's back on 3 trains & 2 stations by next weekend!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:51 pm

jeremy.burnell wrote:
Had a look on the Alton Towers crowd calender and decided to head up on Friday 5th October as a solo visit. With Scarefest happening on the 6th and 7th and no schools off, I'm hoping it will be really quiet. Any thoughts?

Also wondering what people feeling are about going to the park solo?

I've gone to theme parks on my own many times and I often bump into people that go solo.
I can't say whether the Friday will be quiet or not, but should be quieter than the weekend, but you will have less hours than the weekend.
 
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:38 pm

Alton Towers has been announced as a finalist in the 'Best Family Theme Park' category of the Family Traveller Awards!

It is now down to a public vote to decide the winner. If you want to help Alton Towers win, simply go to the Family Traveller Website and cast your vote. Each person who votes will also get the chance to win a holiday to Turkey's Lycian Coast thanks to Family Traveller magazine. Voting closes on 2nd November 2018.

Winners wil be announced at the end of November :)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:46 pm

Just seen that charlie and the chocolate factory has been added back onto ridetimes.... pretty interesting, obviously its not returning though so it seems a little strange.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:58 pm

Make sure you aren't reading it wrong as you might have gotten mistaken with Charlie and Lola. I've just checked ridetimes and CATCF is not there.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:37 pm

Liam.W wrote:
Make sure you aren't reading it wrong as you might have gotten mistaken with Charlie and Lola. I've just checked ridetimes and CATCF is not there.


You're right aswell xD my phone only shows it as "Charlie An....." i completely forgot charlie and lola existed to be fair!

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