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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Bert2theSpark » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:00 am

MakoMania wrote:So I'm being told that to renew an annual pass on the day at the park, I have to simply turn up and ask the turnstiles staff. Does anybody know if this is true?
I can't see the normal ticket booths being able to do it as they don't have a camera.

I've always picked up an MAP from Sea Life Manchester but I'm renewing it as an Alton Towers annual pass this year instead.

No, You have to print off a piece of paper for your MAP then take it services at the left of the entrance, then they will give you a ticket to get in then you have to go to the resort box office to have photos taken and get your MAP.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by MakoMania » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:58 am

What do you mean by piece of paper? What's that for?

Also, by services do you mean the pre-booked ticket collection booths?
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Owen » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:32 am

I picked mine up at Thorpe however their Annual Pass building is outside the park.

I'd imagine if you print off proof of purchase or have a confirmation email on your phone they will be able to let you through to pick it up. :)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by MakoMania » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:53 am

Oh, maybe I should have made it more obvious but I haven't purchased yet, I want to actually hand over the cash when I'm at the park.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Owen » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:04 pm

In that case you normally pay park entry and get the cost rufunded once the pass has been purchased :)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Liam.W » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:24 pm

Does anyone know how much lockers are at Alton towers waterpark?
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Adam » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:39 pm

Liam.W wrote:Does anyone know how much lockers are at Alton towers waterpark?


They are 20p and are returnable each time it's unlocked.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Liam.W » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:59 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by S.J_O'Grady » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:05 pm

What on earth is Nev and Dr Chris? That mean anything to anyone? There's a sign, new I think, in the front window of Duel that says something about a Nev and Dr Chris (if I remember right). Then in the wonky room the building blocks on the floor now spell out NEV.

Seemed a bit unusual to me. Why didn't I get a photo? ](*,)
And what would happen when the creature appeared?
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by MakoMania » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:02 am

Are they actually opening Dark Forest, Hex & CCL from 10:30am like it says on the website or from 10am? Ridetimes.co.uk has shown them as open from 10am?

Also, are the rapids opening at 10am this year?
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Dan » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:51 am

MakoMania wrote:Are they actually opening Dark Forest, Hex & CCL from 10:30am like it says on the website or from 10am? Ridetimes.co.uk has shown them as open from 10am?

Also, are the rapids opening at 10am this year?


Yes they are opening at 10:30.

I believe the Rapids are open from 11am but not 100% sure.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by timmy1372 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:53 pm

Ummmmm any idea when the spa reopens? It's kind of a deal breaker for any trips I have planned with friends and family, which is very difficult to plan when the website is so vague, summer! When's summer?
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Theme Park Callum » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:08 pm

timmy1372 wrote:Ummmmm any idea when the spa reopens? It's kind of a deal breaker for any trips I have planned with friends and family, which is very difficult to plan when the website is so vague, summer! When's summer?


The Spa is partially open, but the Aqua Relaxation Rooms are due to reopen in June 2017.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by MakoMania » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:36 pm

Has the Towers Street music been replaced again this season? I hope not as I loved the one that was new for last year!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Dan » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:13 pm

MakoMania wrote:Has the Towers Street music been replaced again this season? I hope not as I loved the one that was new for last year!


No, the track that was introduced last season is still playing.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Smiler313 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:49 am

I believe Alton Towers have a new score which is the 'heritage' soundtrack from IMAscore and is played on the new SW8 path, around the Towers and fountain square where the old Towers Street audio 2008-2015 was played.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Dan » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:49 am

Smiler313 wrote:I believe Alton Towers have a new score which is the 'heritage' soundtrack from IMAscore and is played on the new SW8 path, around the Towers and fountain square where the old Towers Street audio 2008-2015 was played.


Yes they have and it's a brilliant (almost magical) piece of music which really gives the aforementioned areas of the park a bit of atmosphere.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Count-Vonduel » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:25 pm

The AT app won't update for me, even if I delete it and reinstall it (I have tried google play store and from the AT website itself) it still downloads the 2016 version!
How can I get this years version?
I'm using a Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 (Android)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by lewis97 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:55 pm

Count-Vonduel wrote:The AT app won't update for me, even if I delete it and reinstall it (I have tried google play store and from the AT website itself) it still downloads the 2016 version!
How can I get this years version?
I'm using a Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 (Android)

It doesn't look like the Android version of the app has been updated since October 2016, so I don't think it's currently possible to get the latest version. However, I do believe the Big Six Challenge will use the main Resort app when it's launched, so presumably we should see an update in the not too distant future.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Whoguru5 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:45 pm

Don't know whether this is the right place to ask but how have ride times been? Got a chance to go to alton tomorrow but I'm just wondering if it's worth picking a fasttrack up because I only have a few hours in the park.
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