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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by AltonOperator » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:40 pm

Whoguru5 wrote: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.


here is my Google Drive that has queue times from the past few days to the minute:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4U6l ... nVQNmtxWjg

hope this helps
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Whoguru5 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:48 pm

AltonOperator wrote:
Whoguru5 wrote: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.


here is my Google Drive that has queue times from the past few days to the minute:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4U6l ... nVQNmtxWjg

hope this helps


This was great thanks :clap: From the looks of things nothing was over 35 mins outside of 1-2pm on the Sunday, so I think seeing as I will be able to single rider some of the lines be able to do everything without fasttrack :D
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by AltonOperator » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:41 pm

Whoguru5 wrote:This was great thanks


no problem. Today's queue times are now available.
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Air / Galactica Plans or Blueprints (Lift Hill Angle??)

by RockandGrohl » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:06 pm

Hi Guys, I'm making a pretty beefy recreation of Forbidden Valley in Planet Coaster and I'm about to move on to construction of Air.

Nemesis was made possible by plenty of photos of the planning permission and blueprints scattered around google, for Air I can find none of these.

Does anyone have an overhead plan (otherwise I must use Google maps) and more importantly, does anyone have a photo of Air's lift hill from the side so I can get an idea of the angle of the lift hill? Thank you!
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Re: Air / Galactica Plans or Blueprints (Lift Hill Angle??)

by Tom » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:08 pm

RockandGrohl wrote:Hi Guys, I'm making a pretty beefy recreation of Forbidden Valley in Planet Coaster and I'm about to move on to construction of Air.

Nemesis was made possible by plenty of photos of the planning permission and blueprints scattered around google, for Air I can find none of these.

Does anyone have an overhead plan (otherwise I must use Google maps) and more importantly, does anyone have a photo of Air's lift hill from the side so I can get an idea of the angle of the lift hill? Thank you!


From perusing the TT archives I've dug out the following that may be of use to you:

Hopefully the above is of some use to you, if not then perhaps contact the Virtual Towers Online guys, they may be feeling friendly and might be able to give you some better information.

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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by RockandGrohl » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:20 pm

Those are quite handy, thank you!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by DrKelman » Mon May 01, 2017 5:37 pm

I'm thinking about booking a stay in The Smiler room for scarefest this year and looking on the website it says you get a 2 day fast track but it doesn't really explain much more then that so if anyone who has stayed in the room sees this post. Do the fastracks you get let you repeatedly ride The Smiler or is it just a one ride fastrack you get for both days at the park?
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by TheSmilerMan » Tue May 02, 2017 10:22 pm

DrKelman wrote:I'm thinking about booking a stay in The Smiler room for scarefest this year and looking on the website it says you get a 2 day fast track but it doesn't really explain much more then that so if anyone who has stayed in the room sees this post. Do the fastracks you get let you repeatedly ride The Smiler or is it just a one ride fastrack you get for both days at the park?


From my knowledge, it's the morning fast track gold they give you which is valid for 2 hours 10am-12pm to compensate for no early ride time during scarefest, however it could be 10am-11am not sure with no further details provided.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Macca79 » Thu May 04, 2017 12:59 pm

DrKelman wrote:I'm thinking about booking a stay in The Smiler room for scarefest this year and looking on the website it says you get a 2 day fast track but it doesn't really explain much more then that so if anyone who has stayed in the room sees this post. Do the fastracks you get let you repeatedly ride The Smiler or is it just a one ride fastrack you get for both days at the park?


Hi there
Having stayed in the Smiler room you get the Adventurer Fast track which is Rapids,Whizzer,Runaway minetrain.
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Went to Alton Towers today, all rides were operating strange

by RockandGrohl » Mon May 08, 2017 10:50 pm

Strangely...

All the rides were running with one carriage empty, and the other with guests. Does anyone know why this is? At a guess, I'd say so that they don't leave guests waiting pre-station on the ride while they are getting the train in the station unbuckled then buckled up and ready to go out. Would love to know if I'm wrong! Thanks.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by ROYJESS » Mon May 08, 2017 11:22 pm

RockandGrohl wrote:Strangely...

All the rides were running with one carriage empty, and the other with guests. Does anyone know why this is? At a guess, I'd say so that they don't leave guests waiting pre-station on the ride while they are getting the train in the station unbuckled then buckled up and ready to go out. Would love to know if I'm wrong! Thanks.


I presume that it was a quiet day today. It takes a lot of effort energy to just close the harness on a half empty train. So they would let a train go empty while the boarding gates fill up. You usually see this a lot during ERT and sometimes towards the end of the day

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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by RockandGrohl » Mon May 08, 2017 11:38 pm

It was phenomenally quiet with the longest queue being Rita with 5 minutes, every other queue was non-existent.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Morgan » Tue May 23, 2017 9:30 pm

Don't suppose anyone has a good plan of the ruins I could use? I've looked pretty much everywhere and the only one I can find is pretty low-quality.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Justin » Tue May 23, 2017 10:43 pm

I'm not aware of one freely available. Although it may be looking through the SMN event photos to see if a photo of the maze layouts exist as they were on display. This would give you part of the layout. I'm not sure if it made the final cut though?

Edit - Just looked. Unfortunately not. This was the only one...
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by AltonOperator » Wed May 24, 2017 3:33 pm

i have this one:

http://publicaccess.staffsmoorlands.gov ... Name=51699

its got the basic layout
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Morgan » Wed May 24, 2017 9:20 pm

Cheers guys, these will be really useful :)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Count-Vonduel » Sat May 27, 2017 9:47 pm

Do you have to have kids to go to the water park at splash landings (like with Lego discovery centre) after looking on the website, all I could find was some utter dribble about an adult to child ratio but its too poorly written to make sense of!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by lewis97 » Sat May 27, 2017 9:48 pm

Count-Vonduel wrote:Do you have to have kids to go to the water park at splash landings (like with Lego discovery centre) after looking on the website, all I could find was some utter dribble about an adult to child ratio but its too poorly written to make sense of!

Nope. The adult-to-child ratio is in relation to the supervision of young children.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by Robert W » Sat May 27, 2017 11:27 pm

And what if your one of these "supersize" families who have 10 children? :lol
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

by AltonOperator » Sun May 28, 2017 9:43 am

You'd just have to get more adults because it's not safe otherwise. By the time you get to ten kids some of then should have turned 8 anyway so won't count on the ratio.
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