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by Dan
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oktoberfest - General Discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 4022

Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

https://i.imgur.com/DfDIM6Z.jpg This past weekend Alton Towers launched their newest entertainment offering, the Oktoberfest Family Fun Festival. Featuring two stages of live Bavarian entertainment alongside numerous food and drink options, Oktoberfest is fantastic fun for all the family. TowersTim...
by Dan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - Quick Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 6912

Re: Chessington - Quick Questions

As has already been mentioned, the parks have different allocations for day tickets and passholder pre-books. More MAP tickets have been known to be released at the last minute if there are a decent number of day tickets left for a specific day, but there’s no way of guaranteeing when/if it’ll happe...
by Dan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6775
Views: 1189482

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

Wicker Man has re-opened after its recent period of downtime :joy:
by Dan
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - Quick Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 6912

Re: Chessington - Quick Questions

Just wondered if anyone has done this or knows if you can do this.... We brought our merlin passes recently but haven't been able to book up a slot for a day trip as its always booked up BUT you can still go if you're paying for a standard day ticket! I didn't pay all that money to not be able to g...
by Dan
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1290
Views: 186669

Re: Fright Nights

https://i.imgur.com/Y6WGToY.jpg As reported by SouthParks News; Thorpe Park Resort have announced details of this year's Fright Nights line-up. With a brand-new scare maze and a number of new outdoor scare zones, alongside some returning attractions, SouthParks examines all the details for 2020’s e...
by Dan
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1236
Views: 214400

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hi Guys :) I'm sure this would have been answered already, but the new(ish) Hotel entrance next to Extraordinary Golf says it's only open in the morning? I've booked a short stay in October and wondered with the Monorail out of action, do Hotel guests need to walk back from the main entrance to the...
by Dan
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1236
Views: 214400

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hi, I’m due to go to the park this week and have read some reviews that state the back of the park is open an hour later than the front of the park. Is this still the case because we will be staying at a resort hotel and entering the park through the back entrance at Forbidden Valley. Will this be ...
by Dan
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2907
Views: 470599

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

As reported earlier on TowersTimes social media; A hand sanitiser station has been installed at the entrance of Hex: The Legend of the Towers, suggesting the Resort are preparing to re-open the attraction soon.

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Thanks to Alex Ball for the photo.
by Dan
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 453
Views: 120093

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

The Statutory Consultation for The London Resort is now open. Running until 23:59 on 21st September 2020, the Consultation is an essential part of the DCO application process and the link above contains an overview of the Resort’s proposals, links to all consultation materials as well as webinar reg...
by Dan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2907
Views: 470599

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Is anyone else disappointed with how few season/annual pass holder tickets are available? I can still book a full price ticket for today but if I want to use my season pass the earliest I can go is a week on Monday. It isn’t ideal by any means. It seems they haven’t got the allocation for passholde...
by Dan
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - Quick Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 6912

Re: Chessington - Quick Questions

Hi all, I have been trying to book tickets with my Merlin pass for Chessington World of Adventures today but when I enter my pass details it says there is no space till next month but when I try and book tickets without passes paying full price it shows there is space. I have a premium pass so it’s...
by Dan
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 24523

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

According to the Alton Towers app and live queue times, Th13teen is open today. Can anybody confirm this and does anybody have any knowledge on how they've managed to open it? Th13teen is indeed open, as the Resort have confirmed it on their social media channels. As for how they’ve managed to get ...
by Dan
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2567
Views: 376353

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Alton Towers have started the recruitment process for this year’s Scarefest, whatever format it takes.

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by Dan
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Parking garages next to main entrance?
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Parking garages next to main entrance?

In a nutshell, this will never happen. For the amount of cars that the Resort gets on a peak day, a sizeable multi-storey would be required. Remember, the Resort can’t build anything that would be seen from outside the boundary of the park, and given the location you’ve mentioned is at the very edge...
by Dan
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2567
Views: 376353

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Any speculation whether Scarefest is going ahead this year? Because of COVID-19 etc... I hope it does but I'm not sure how a social distanced Scare Maze would work? Especially if Sub Species will stay. Scarefest is still being advertised as going ahead, however no details have been released around ...
by Dan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1236
Views: 214400

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Ah alright, so it's a bit of a gamble of safety to go I assume I wouldn’t say it’s a gamble on safety to visit the park. Masks are only mandatory on the listed rides & attractions, it’s not a requirement to wear them at any other time. As long as you keep your distance from other guests and fol...
by Dan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1236
Views: 214400

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Are people wearing masks when not on rides currently, or are most people immediately taking them off once they get off The majority of people are only wearing masks on the rides where it is a requirement. From what I saw on opening day, the percentage of people wearing them while walking round the ...
by Dan
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 24523

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

Gavinr wrote:
How do they test the ride in the morning before opening? I'd have assumed they'd send the trains round empty?


That’s right.

Thirteen completes its morning checks using empty trains.
by Dan
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Oktoberfest - General Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

 I wonder if Towers are carrying on with theirs?  Oktoberfest is a blast. Most friendly beer drinking event I've ever been to. It's really a conglomeration of all travelers, which is completely fine. Alton Towers are still promoting their Oktoberfest event, which suggests they plan on it going ahea...
by Dan
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1236
Views: 214400

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hiya, this is my first time using the forum so bear with me! Thinking about going to the park this month and was just wondering if anyone had any tips on the best face masks to wear for ride experience?  I have a simple fabric ear hook one but I have heard these are not as good as ones that tie ful...
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