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by garyh
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Great weekend at the Towers
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Great weekend at the Towers

Just back from a fantastic weekend at Alton Towers. The place had a great vibe about it, was looking good and even the weather was kind to us with blue skies and sunshine (mostly). Stayed over in Splash Landings Saturday night and bumped into a large group of TT'fers (I was the one with ATA Dan and ...
by garyh
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New Online Photos - powered by picsolve
Replies: 18
Views: 9826

Re: New Online Photos - powered by picsolve

Lol showing my age but I still remember the days when a chap at the top of the Log Flume just before the drop would give you a number, then you would go to the photo desk after the ride, fill in a form and wait two weeks for the photo to be mailed to you!!!!
by garyh
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Increase in pricing for ATH
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

Re: Increase in pricing for ATH

Prices in July and August and on Saturday nights in particular are stupid.  Absolute rip off.
by garyh
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Caribe creek bar prices
Replies: 13
Views: 2413

Re: Caribe creek bar prices

Agree that the pool area drinks and food prices are extortionate.  I thought you were referring to prices in the dragon bar and splash hotel. 
by garyh
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?
Replies: 45
Views: 10693

Re: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?

LOL!!!  Yes indeed it does!  :lol: .... sense..... of..... humour..... failure...... Its an alien, and aliens dont like being clean or having washes. Sounds like you're defending the park for their appalling lack of maintenance... Sarcasm comes across really well on the internet doesn't it...
by garyh
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?
Replies: 45
Views: 10693

Re: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?

.... sense..... of..... humour..... failure......


CoasterCrazyChris wrote:
garyh wrote:
Its an alien, and aliens dont like being clean or having washes.


Sounds like you're defending the park for their appalling lack of maintenance...
by garyh
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Caribe creek bar prices
Replies: 13
Views: 2413

Re: Caribe creek bar prices

Actually I think he bar prices in Alton are very good for a hotel.  I was out in Cardiff on the weekend and most pubs now charge in excess of £4 for a bottle of beer.  Go into a Holiday Inn bar and you can pay up for £4.60 for a pint, so I think under £4 in Alton Towers considering its a h...
by garyh
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?
Replies: 45
Views: 10693

Re: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?

Its an alien, and aliens dont like being clean or having washes. 
by garyh
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ordered ticket online, but....
Replies: 12
Views: 4239

Re: Ordered ticket online, but....

I had to do this last month and they didnt say I would have to pay any fee - they just did it so whether this is a new charge I dont know......
by garyh
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: News: Resort Wide WiFi Coming Soon
Replies: 18
Views: 5526

Re: News: Resort Wide WiFi Coming Soon

ATH is free for 24 hours
by garyh
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 226384

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

Went on it a few times on the weekend after riding the earlier version, yeah its much much better now, the inner core is excellent, love the vibrations and loud build up to the leg hatching.  The back prodders and leg ticklers really got everyone screaming.  The guy coming into the lift wi...
by garyh
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: TTF sex scandal!
Replies: 80
Views: 11077

Re: TTF sex scandal!

Sam wrote:
It's really not hard to understand. The change will allow people of the same gender to marry each other the way that people of opposite genders can now. It's really that simple.


Forgive my ignorance - but cant same sex couples already do this by means of a civil partnership?
by garyh
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: TTF sex scandal!
Replies: 80
Views: 11077

Re: TTF sex scandal!

Sam, calm down, count to 10!!!!    You are beginning to sound like that guy off Little Britain who calls everyone a homophobe lol! I believe all this started because people are argueing there are better things to deal with in the country at the moment than this, correct? I can see that poi...
by garyh
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Family room for 4 adults? More like 2 adults and 2 hobbits.
Replies: 22
Views: 4157

Re: Family room for 4 adults? More like 2 adults and 2 hobbits.

Ask for a room in alton towers hotel and ask for one with the sofa bed in it - its a single bed with a pull out bed underneath - no bunks in those rooms.
by garyh
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?
Replies: 19
Views: 4006

Re: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?

Banbur : According to this p46 : http://www.aecom.com/deployedfiles/Internet/Capabilities/Economics/_documents/120529%20Theme%20Index_low%20res_FINAL.pdf .....this isnt the case - Thorpe increased its visitors last year by 2.7%.  Across UK parks, Alton had the biggest loss of -5.5%.  I exp...
by garyh
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?
Replies: 19
Views: 4006

Re: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?

Thing is, you say all that but If I for example, use Parc Asterix, they charge 44 euros on the gate to get in, charge 8 euros for their car park, charge 8 euros minimum for a meal on park (as well as the fuel costs) and yet thats a park thats seen their park attendence grow (pre Oz'Iris). It can't ...
by garyh
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?
Replies: 19
Views: 4006

Re: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?

I dont think the recession it hitting Alton Towers - I think Merlin is doing a fine job itself of keeping customers away.  Even if there wasnt a recession, the prices to get in, to stay over etc are just too high. A good example - someone I work with went to Alton on the weekend, spoke to him i...
by garyh
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Monarchy - Your Views.
Replies: 220
Views: 17249

Re: The Monarchy - Your Views.

Garyh - I would never protest soldiers coming home as me and those people are very different and I recognise whatever the political position you hold, the soldiers are doing a job. I think they should protest the politicians not the soldiers. To associate us with those protesters is completely ...
by garyh
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Monarchy - Your Views.
Replies: 220
Views: 17249

Re: The Monarchy - Your Views.

Not sure the point of that story - the EDL always cause protests quite often violent wherever they may go.  Sam - look, like ive said we can argue until we are blue in the face.  The 1 in 5 of us who dont support the monarchy have theirs, the 4 in 5 of us who do have theirs.  Thats it...
by garyh
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Monarchy - Your Views.
Replies: 220
Views: 17249

Re: The Monarchy - Your Views.

Four out of five people is a HUGE number of people who support the monarchy.  And I think your wrong, when the Queen dies or decides to pass on the throne, I think even more people will support the monarchy.  Imagine the festivals and celebrations for the Coronation of the new King.  ...
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