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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:18 am

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When did they start searching bags at the entrance to the park? Haven’t had this done the past two years when I’ve been down.


This practice started earlier this year in response to the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena and can only be seen as a positive step to ensure the health & safety of all guests entering the resort.

It's not just Towers, I believe all Merlin parks have adopted this strategy.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:47 am

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Colinweir wrote:
When did they start searching bags at the entrance to the park? Haven’t had this done the past two years when I’ve been down.


This practice started earlier this year in response to the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena and can only be seen as a positive step to ensure the health & safety of all guests entering the resort.

It's not just Towers, I believe all Merlin parks have adopted this strategy.

Thanks

Fully agree with you and them doing it - just wondered when it started. Glad to see places being proactive with things.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:46 pm

They also searched bags at Scarefest last year, but for some reason, not on both days of our visit which was a little strange...
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:06 pm

I don't think it's just after the terror attack, bag searches have been in place at Alton Towers, Warwick Castle, Legoland D.C. Manchester and some Sealife centres at peak dates since at least mid 2015.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:00 am

How busy will the park get? I'm going to the park on Friday the 27th and was just wondering how busy the park would be, with it being half term and all. Another question for you all, what's the longest queue you've ever seen / been in at the towers :)
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:55 am

It was quite busy yesterday and not a lot of the English Schools were finished for half term. Smiler, Rita, Thirteen and Mone Train all had queues of 60mins at some points. Spin all whizzer was always constantly very busy!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:49 pm

Any personal experiences of riding with a plaster cast?

I've read the Access policy and it is a bit wishy washy and rightly mainly deals with disabled access. I'm in a lower leg cast for a ruptured achilles tendon. While this is bothersome (I'll be taking crutches and a wheelchair to get around the cbeebies hotel and park later this week) i'm not in pain and with the cast on the tendon is immobilised. It's just a waiting game, a 10 week long waiting game!

While I'd be happy riding most of the rides (I'd love a chance to have some evening rides during scarefest) are the staff going to to take one look at me and refuse entry or will they let me argue the toss?

In all honesty I'd probably avoid the dangly leg rides .... but would still like to ride rita and others as much as possible.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:52 am

Am I allowed to wear face paint at scarefest?

Please can you answer me ASAP as, a(at time of typing) I'm setting out in an hour!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:14 am

I know the reply is late, but yes!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:37 am

I'm on the bus to town now, thank you!
I'll put the face paint on, on the train!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:45 am

Does anyone know how many trains The Smiker is on because it is fireworks today?
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:52 am

I assume it would be 4 with it being a very busy day. (Although at the moment queues aren't too bad) 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:54 am

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I assume it would be 4 with it being a very busy day. (Although at the moment queues aren't too bad) 


The Smiler is on 4 trains today.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:08 pm

Seems Alton are a bit more confident now with running it on 4.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:32 pm

Does anyone know the opening date for the 2018 season? Thinking of going for SW8 opening day
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:46 pm

There are 2-for-1 entry vouchers being given out today, for which the terms and conditions seem to imply that the theme park will open on Saturday 17th March.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:59 pm

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There are 2-for-1 entry vouchers being given out today, for which the terms and conditions seem to imply that the theme park will open on Saturday 17th March.


Thanks! I’ll make sure to get a hotel booked!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:29 pm

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lewis97 wrote:
There are 2-for-1 entry vouchers being given out today, for which the terms and conditions seem to imply that the theme park will open on Saturday 17th March.


Thanks! I’ll make sure to get a hotel booked!

Well I'd recommend waiting for it to be properly confirmed before booking a hotel...
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:03 pm

lewis97 wrote:
JC13 wrote:
lewis97 wrote:
There are 2-for-1 entry vouchers being given out today, for which the terms and conditions seem to imply that the theme park will open on Saturday 17th March.


Thanks! I’ll make sure to get a hotel booked!

Well I'd recommend waiting for it to be properly confirmed before booking a hotel...

I will, just want to book the asap to make sure I can get there early, the day they announce opening dates I will book that hotel room
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Visit the Towers

Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:24 am

Hi all,

I wonder if anyone can advise if it’s possible to visit the Towers complex without having to pay for access to the whole park (out of season maybe)? I’m currently building a model of the house with Lego, so would be good to get in the palaces not normally open to the public, so I can get more accuracy to the model (plus I’m fascinated with the place!)
 
Pics of my current progress with the model can be found here: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/435640
 
Thanks in advance,
 
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