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Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:51 pm
by Dan
LittleReidy wrote:
I’m thinking of coming on my own, does anyone else do this? I don’t really know anyone so I’m a bit nervous. (Also this would be my first time attending an event like this)


I attended my first event in 2014 having never met anyone before. 4 years later I’ve made some friends for life, so you really don’t have anything to worry about :)

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:05 pm
by Justin
As Dan said, some of us have been in the same boat! You'll soon get speaking to people :)

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:11 pm
by LittleReidy
Thank you guys! It’s a long drive but I’m looking forward to it ☺️

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:12 pm
by Dom
What everyone else has said really. You won't regret it. Best thing I ever did was attend one of these events. Everyone is lovely and so welcoming. After 5 minutes of nerves, you will feel like you're part of the family :)

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:05 pm
by Jack
Just to repeat what everyone has already said, I can't think of a better group of people to meet up with and I'm sure we'll all make you feel welcome :) 

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:27 pm
by DeadJack5
Swarm Chris wrote:

People are very friendly, and you'll find most age groups covered. You'll no doubt make friends, especially during the craziness of the ERTs, or when we clog up queue systems, or inadvertently break rides!


I will repeat this again, Quantum was not my fault! :lol

But yes you'll meet a lot of new people, everyone is extremely friendly and honestly this is probably one of the best events to start with. The ERTs, social and whole day will give you chance to meet others and honestly enjoy the day with like minded community! I attended my first event last year and I've never looked back, you'll enjoy it!

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:35 pm
by belpertramp
Hey LittleReidy.

I too was a first time attendee for the Thorpe event back in June, so understand your trepidation on coming along.

They really are a fantastic group of people, and as you have a shared interest, it gives you common ground to start with.

To really fit in straight away, bring something that creates bubbles, or sweets as they devour them with almost as much pleasure as going on the rides!

I feel your pain on the drive, I did thorpe in a day from near Derby.

See you soon!

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:40 pm
by Morgan
How are standard passholders going to gain entry to the park? The option to buy tickets for the restriction dates have been removed from the website and they're saying on Facebook that there's no booking option for this date.

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:06 pm
by Dan
Morgan wrote:
How are standard passholders going to gain entry to the park? The option to buy tickets for the restriction dates have been removed from the website and they're saying on Facebook that there's no booking option for this date.


I asked the question on the MAP Facebook page and the response was as follows:

Thank you for your message. These tickets will be released within the next few weeks.

We would advise you to keep checking our Official Social Media platforms and websites for up to date information.

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:25 pm
by Adz
Morgan wrote:
How are standard passholders going to gain entry to the park? The option to buy tickets for the restriction dates have been removed from the website and they're saying on Facebook that there's no booking option for this date.

Just to reassure you, we've got an agreement with Alton Towers that purchasing the £10 'season pass' upgrade would be sufficient as a backup. However we expect the official MAP option will be added back in shortly.

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:51 pm
by Morgan
Ahhh cheers :) I'll book one of those at some point

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:34 pm
by alicheesy
The Hawaiian shirt wearing is actually a thing now, so everyone wear the snazziest shirt you can find to be part of the Hawaiian crew

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:38 am
by Robster
Hawaiian shirts have arrived ;-)

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:39 am
by streetmagix
Hawaiian shirts? Hawaiian shirts!

Add another voice to the crowd: I went solo to the Thorpe one a few weeks ago and probably had the best day at a theme park I've had in a very VERY long time. 

I imagine most people are diving to Alton, I'll be staying in a hotel near the bus station (Hanley). Does anyone want to split a taxi? Also who's going on the Sunday as a 'normal' day?

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:12 pm
by Justin
There are usually people around the day after. It may be worth seeing what others are doing on the day as some of us go for a swim, some go to golf and some have a lie in after a very late night. There will be people on park too!

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:37 pm
by Robster
Me and Taige are on park on the Friday but going swimming in the afternoon

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:59 pm
by DeadJack5
My Hawaiian shirt has arrived, only a few weeks away and i can't wait! Should be great to see you all again!

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:56 pm
by Michelle
In the absence of a Hawaiian shirt, I have acquired a tropical looking top which will have to suffice :lol getting excited now! :)

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:28 am
by NeoXIII
Until when are tickets available? Tempted to come along again (I even have a tacky Hawaiian shirt to go along), but pay day isn't happening until a week before the event for me. :)

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:35 pm
by ThemeParkEwan
i've booked, really looking forward to this event since i've never been at a park with enthusiasts before!