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Re: February Half Term 2016

Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:29 pm

So just the Sealife is the only attraction confirmed as opening during the FHT
 
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Re: February Half Term 2016

Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:46 pm

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So just the Sealife is the only attraction confirmed as opening during the FHT

Effectively yes, although it's always open during the Pirate and Princess Weekends anyway.
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Re: February Half Term 2016

Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:53 pm

My thoughts are that if they think they're not going to get enough visitors to justify a partial park opening then why did they go ahead with the Christmas park opening this year. That's basically the FHT lineup minus the 2 big coasters and a couple of other rides.
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Re: February Half Term 2016

Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:21 pm

In previous years a similar selection of rides have always been available to Santa's Sleepovers guests, so by doing the same this year and then allowing day guests entry, that should help boost revenue with the aim of recouping some of their lost profits.
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Re: February Half Term 2016

Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:50 pm

Good point but they have substantial exta costs with opening to day guests such as car parking staff, Sonic Spinball being open & Elves' Emporium staff/production costs.
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Re: February Half Term 2016

Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:08 am

Themepark247360 wrote:
Good point but they have substantial exta costs with opening to day guests such as car parking staff, Sonic Spinball being open & Elves' Emporium staff/production costs.

All this would jave been available to Hotel guests anyway the only additional is the car park staff but thats one or two staff members, if that :) Elves would have been there for hotel anyway :)
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Re: February Half Term 2016

Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:45 pm

It has now been confirmed that the theme park will not open during February Half Term 2016. Pirate and Princess Week will be the extent of the resort's FHT event.
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Re: February Half Term 2016

Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:57 pm

Bit crap but I'd rather them take extra time to get the park looking perfect for the new season/ fresh start.
 
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Re: February Half Term 2016

Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:02 pm

I've booked a few nights throughout next season at the resorts taking advantage of the early bird booking prices.

They sent me a link to their 2015 brochure which still advertises on page 11 the FHT "13th - 21st February 2016 Enjoy an action packed day or short break at the Alton Towers Resort. A great selection of rides and attractions will be open for all the family to enjoy – it’s the perfect winter escape!" Surely this is misleading/miss-selling if the park is not going to be open. They should have put a stop to this brochure.

https://altontowers.blob.core.windows.n ... ochure.pdf

This is their small print on the brochure "Alton Towers Resort reserves the right to make alterations to a booking but to no lesser value or quality."

Obviously the brochure has been out all season, I hope that Alton has notified and refunded all those that had pre-booked in advance for the FHT expecting the theme park to be opened as advertised.

They did this a few years back with regards to the first week of Halloween closing times suddenly change to an earlier time, but as much as they kept on deleting the advertisements with the opening times, I keep on finding the odd link still advertising the later closing times on their website, until they had no choice but to do a you turn on the closing times.
 
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Pirate and... Princess(?!?) weekend?

Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:32 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZTp33P9F2I

Rather interesting approach to informing people about this.

What do you guys think it could be all about?
 
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Re: Pirate and... Princess(?!?) weekend?

Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:36 pm

I think this is the replacement for February half term, I think it is just based in and around the hotels. Rather have this instead of FHT so that the park can get ready and prepare for main season

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Re: February Half Term 2016

Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:43 pm

One would assume they are perhaps actors for the event?

If not then I'd probably keep my children (if I had one) away :D
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Re: February Half Term 2016

Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:07 pm

Yes, those two people play Cook and Line, who will be appearing during FHT.
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Re: February Half Term 2016

Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:50 pm

There are still loads of referances to the Feb half term theme park event across the website, for example, on the activities page there's a big banner saying 'Feb Half Term' with pictures of Oblivion and Sonic Spinball. They need to sort this out sharpish, people are going to be turning up and getting very angry!
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Re: February Half Term 2016

Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:07 pm

They both off the program Swashbuckle which is shown on the Cbeebies channel

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