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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Mon May 07, 2018 10:35 am

It varies but it is usually around July time! :)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Mon May 07, 2018 5:24 pm

Thanks :)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Wed May 09, 2018 9:41 am

I think last year it was late July or early August, pretty early in the year. It's a beautiful building and generally a quiet place away from the crowds, I recommend setting aside probably 2 hours to explore it properly!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Wed May 09, 2018 10:28 pm

It is a very intriguing place and certainly worth checling out. I really enjoy spending some time there, especially working out the routes of past and present scare mazes. Personally, I'd love a tour to be offered by Alton, even out of season, to find out more :)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Thu May 10, 2018 6:15 pm

Where can you enter the Towers? The only entrance I knew was locked when I tried last time.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Thu May 10, 2018 7:16 pm

saw-x-smile wrote:
Where can you enter the Towers? The only entrance I knew was locked when I tried last time.


The most common place is via the conservatory (where the exit for ToTT has been for the past few years).
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sat May 12, 2018 8:58 am

Hello, I'm going next weekend in the hotel and wanted to know if we can get ERT on the first day. Can we get to the park early for ERT as we are staying in the hotel or can we only go on the second day?
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sat May 12, 2018 9:42 am

Yes you can, we stayed in Splash Landings. We got there a bit late on the first day and just missed ERT. But we especially enjoyed it on day 2. I recommend doing Spinball Whizzer. We rode it 3 times during ERT due to everyone heading to Wicker Man!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Wed May 16, 2018 12:53 pm

I can't work this out from AT FAQ pages, or from memory.  I know the bring a friend vouchers in the MAP pack are eligible ERT as I used one last week, but are Friend & Family Tickets?
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Wed May 16, 2018 1:41 pm

Vladimir Bobinski wrote:
I can't work this out from AT FAQ pages, or from memory.  I know the bring a friend vouchers in the MAP pack are eligible ERT as I used one last week, but are Friend & Family Tickets?

Yes :)

Both Friends & Family tickets and Share The Fun vouchers are eligible for ERT.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Thu May 24, 2018 1:05 pm

I'm looking to do a UK theme park tour with a friend who's visiting from Europe soon, but it's probably going to have to be August. I was wondering whether that's a good idea or not, given crowd levels over the summer holidays - it's been forever since I've been to any of the parks at that time of year.

The current plan is Alton Towers on Friday, 10th August and Thorpe Park on Monday 13th August, probably with Blackpool Pleasure Beach on the Saturday in the middle. I'm not too worried about Blackpool as from experience it seems to soak up any crowds fairly well, but what are the lines likely to be like on Friday, 10th August for Alton? Is it a good idea or not really even worth it? Any advice on the plan is much appreciated!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Thu May 24, 2018 6:48 pm

Friday will always be busier than any other weekday as some may take a day off to extend their weekend. The summer holidays will be busier but not heaving. You also have to remember that while the children have time off, many parents will still be working. To tell you what it will be on that actual day would be impossible to say, but just go for it :)
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