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by Dan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1621
Views: 85453

Re: Stealth

My weird Stealth train swap idea!!!!! On heritage railways they often borrow Engines for events or swap them just to let customers ride a different engine. What would the technicalities be of swapping 1 Stealth & 1 Rita train over so one of Stealth’s trains ran on Rita and a Rita train ran on S...
by Dan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1126
Views: 153505

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hey everyone Am making the pilgrimage to Stoke with a disabled member of family. She has problems standing and has a blue badge. I'm not certain from the website what she needs to bring/upload to get access to the ride pass that allows her to not stand in the queue. Could anyone who's experienced t...
by Dan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2693
Views: 349009

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

As reported on TowersTimes social media; With Alton Towers re-opening on Saturday, the Resort have been busy giving the bottom half of Towers Trading Company an extensive refurbishment. With a brand new colour scheme, new lighting, and a slightly altered layout, the bottom half of the shop has had a...
by Dan
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6313
Views: 369612

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

@elc_themeparkofficial have shared this image of the 2019 Thorpe Park map on their Instagram.

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by Dan
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1554
Views: 227609

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Makes me wonder why they've been running a train with VR equipment boxes on still for then? Maybe they haven’t got round to fully removing the VR hardware from all of the crafts yet? I for one am glad to see the VR removed from the ride. Ever since its introduction, operations on the coaster have b...
by Dan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2693
Views: 349009

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I’m not sure how I feel about the map this year. It looks much more cluttered than it already did, purely because they’ve added the accommodation options down the left hand side of the map, primarily to show off the Stargazing Pods. While I understand the need for them to advertise the Pods wherever...
by Dan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage
Replies: 91
Views: 22370

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage

The Donut Chicken Burger being located right next to The Smiler? Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me :lol One thing that I don’t think has been mentioned anywhere yet is the addition of an ice cream bowl in the top left corner of the POS for Pizza & Pasta. I’m not sure if there’s ever been o...
by Dan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019
Replies: 138
Views: 21751

Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Now the area is almost finished in terms of turf being laid and finishes touches being added, this development looks slightly better than I originally thought it would. I still can’t see myself spending the night in one though, not unless, by some miracle, Pods for £20 a night suddenly become a thing.
by Dan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 281
Views: 30786

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Having watched the video and read the article, my opinion on the Dungeon has softened somewhat. I still don’t think it’s the attraction that Towers needs, but I am looking forward to going through it. As I’ve said previously, it’s not going to be an attraction I make a point of doing on every visit,...
by Dan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: EnergyLandia
Replies: 39
Views: 7961

Re: EnergyLandia

Oh dear :(

Hopefully this won’t result in too much of a delay to the project.
by Dan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 281
Views: 30786

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

The entrance feature certainly isn't what I was expecting, but I quite like it. Although, at the moment it looks a bit bare, so I hope they dress it up somewhat before the Dungeon opens. I'm sure any Charlie theming that hasn't yet been covered up/removed, will have disappeared by the time the park ...
by Dan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 301
Views: 51256

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

I really am glad that they've released some new designs of Wicker Man merch for this season. My one gripe last year was that I wasn't overly impressed with the clothing side of merchandise for the attraction, so I'm happy we have a few new designs for this year. My favourite of the lot has to be the...
by Dan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019
Replies: 138
Views: 21751

Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

As reported by TowersTimes social media; With just over 1 month to go until the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods open to the public, construction on the Resort's latest accommodation offering is entering its final stages. With all of the pods now in position, work on the landscaping and scenery of the a...
by Dan
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 281
Views: 30786

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

As reported by TowersTimes social media; Alton Towers have updated their website to include further details about The Alton Towers Dungeon, including a suggestion of the order of shows that guests will venture through in the Dungeon’s chambers. Opening on 23rd March, guests will be sentenced by the ...
by Dan
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1554
Views: 227609

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I can’t see them making the VR on Galactica an upcharge.

With the Dungeon already confirmed to be an upcharge attraction, there’s no way they would introduce a second one in the same season, especially not one that would create additional faff on a coaster with operations as poor as Galactica’s are.
by Dan
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term - Pirates and Princess Takeover
Replies: 23
Views: 4805

Re: February Half Term - Pirates and Princess Takeover

Pirate and Princess Takeover 2019 – Swashbuckling High Jinks Lands at Alton Towers Resort https://i.imgur.com/VgLr4pR.jpg As reported by TowersTimes News; The Pirate and Princess Takeover returned to Alton Towers over February half-term, with a programme packed full of swashbuckling entertainment f...
by Dan
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 567
Views: 70778

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

As reported on TowersTimes social media ; Alton Towers have revealed the two new attractions that will be joining the CBeebies Land line up for 2019. Opening on March 23rd, join Peter Rabbit and his friends, Benjamin and Lily, on the new ‘Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop’ ride. Also, from April 19th, join t...
by Dan
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2784
Views: 990952

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome back Rhian :wave:
by Dan
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6313
Views: 369612

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Just where are Thorpe going with this style of marketing? Yesterday’s teaser about the jungle kind of makes sense, with it presumably being related to a replacement for I’m A Celebrity, which if we remember has been removed from the website. But I can’t for the life of me figure out just what ‘bounc...
by Dan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 281
Views: 30786

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

The Black River is what the boat scene is being hinted at being called in the AT Dungeon according to a video posted to Alton Towers social media. Here is the video Dom is referencing. Up to this point I haven’t been at all bothered by a Dungeon coming to Towers, but that’s purely because I don’t t...
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