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by Merlin
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: Merlin Entertainments General Discussion
Replies: 1892
Views: 126236

Re: The Kindness of Merlin...

Merlin gets a lot of stick on the social sites.

We mustn't forget and lose sight of all the positive things that do. :clap:
by Merlin
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Top Tips for Alton Towers
Replies: 6
Views: 1885

Re: Top Tips for Alton Towers

I've purchased a complete waterproof set off e-bay for around £12, includes jacket and trousers.

Ideal for wet weather, staying dry on the wet ist of water rides etc..

These are reusable, more value than the Alton macks and save money on them £3 a time body dryers that don't really dry you.
by Merlin
Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion
Replies: 1678
Views: 211558

Re: Scarefest 2011

I first went to the Scarefest about four or five years ago and avoided it since because it was very busy and I didn't think that it was anything special. I went again in 2009 & 2011 (first week) and the event was 100 times better than our previous scarefest visit a few years before, and my wife ...
by Merlin
Wed May 11, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta
Replies: 740
Views: 98610

Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Goto [url=http://www.imageshack.us" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]www.imageshack.us[/url]
Upload the photo on there, you will then get a link...

Then when you post on here put [img]at%20the%20start%20and[/img] at the end so for example...
by Merlin
Wed May 11, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is Alton Towers worth it?
Replies: 35
Views: 6012

Re: Is Alton Towers worth it?

"Is Alton Towers worth it" A resounding YES! Other wise I wouldn't keep going back! I live approx 4 hours away and petrol only cost me approx £50 return, it cost me Per Person based on two people; Petrol return £25 (£50 total return) Entrance Less than £10 per attraction (MAP £50 in Club C...
by Merlin
Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Doctor Who - THE RIDE?
Replies: 12
Views: 2808

Re: Doctor Who - THE RIDE?

May be along the lines of the Armageddon attraction like the one at DLP, but this time set inside the Tardis?
by Merlin
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Doctor Who - THE RIDE?
Replies: 12
Views: 2808

Re: Doctor Who - THE RIDE?

I always thought that it would make a great ride. What type of ride it would be I don't know. For the station or enterance to the ride, I have always thought of entering a room and you would then enter the Tardis, on the outside the Tardis would look small, but once you entered the Tardis it would b...
by Merlin
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride breakdowns
Replies: 46
Views: 6226

Re: Ride breakdowns

I remember queing for Air first thing in the morning. It had only been open to the public for about four days when it was very first opened. There seemed to be a problem with the harnesses and the seats wasn't assuming the position when suddenly there was a loud bang and one of the black push rods/a...
by Merlin
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3232
Views: 246647

Re: Excalibur, Drayton Manor Park

I visited Drayton on the 7th April. I've been there in previous years, but I wasn't too impress with it during my recent visit. Excalibur was closed, Apocalypse didn't tip forwards like it used to. Storm force 10 broke down within the first hour and didn't re-open for the day. Most of the major ride...
by Merlin
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Deaths, accidents & injuries 2011
Replies: 133
Views: 29748

Re: Deaths, accidents & injuries 2011

This also got a mention on ITV news last night

Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland Paris
4/25/2011
Five passengers were injured, one seriously, when a resin decor rock fell on one of the trains. The seriously injured visitor was taken to a local hospital with a head injury.

by Merlin
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What makes Alton tick?
Replies: 18
Views: 2970

Re: What makes Alton tick?

My first visit was in 1987. I think Alton has a bit of every thing, something for every one. Back then Thunder Valley, Gloomy Woods and Katanga Canyon didn't even excist, but you did had the dancing water fountain show in the theatre (now house the Go Go show). The thunder bird puppets on show (situ...
by Merlin
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2011
Replies: 773
Views: 81247

Re: Quick Questions 2011

"Kiera" wrote:
What's the number for guest services?
I hope this link helps

Click here!
by Merlin
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The annual car park price hike. 2011 edition.
Replies: 113
Views: 10358

Re: The annual car park price hike. 2011 edition.

For my wife and I to visit Alton for the day via car, in order for us to take advantage of the ERT, we have to leave our home here in Norfolk around 4.30 in the morning. It cost us around £50 in petrol. Fo us to use the public transport, we would have to leave the day before, (first bus here runs ar...
by Merlin
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The annual car park price hike. 2011 edition.
Replies: 113
Views: 10358

Re: The annual car park price hike. 2011 edition.

I too watched BBC Watchdog last night, I live in Norfolk and using public transport is not an option for us, and is especially impossible for my disable wife to use. These hidden chrarges (parking etc..) are purely to bleed us all dry from our money and to line thier own pockets. Alton £6 parking ch...
by Merlin
Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: My Wife has a disability - Advice Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

Re: My Wife has a disability - Advice Please

I've always find the staff at Alton have always been brilliant towards my disable wife. If you are using crutches or walk with a limp personally I can't see why you can't have a disable ride pass. But I'm unsure how the new rules will affect you. It probably be best to call Alton first. Bear in mind...
by Merlin
Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Katanga Canyon whats going on here?
Replies: 44
Views: 5085

Re: Katanga Canyon whats going on here?

Maybe a raised look out post for the guest to get a better view (or to take photos) of thier friends and family on the rapids?

How about water cannons to fire at the rapids riders? (charging a mega £2 ago!)
by Merlin
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Disabled policy change?
Replies: 57
Views: 10379

Re: Disabled policy change?

The blue badge should be all about accessible parking and not all about the free parking.

Parking at any attractions where everyone pays an entry fee to gain entry should be free for all regardless of abilities (especially if the attraction is in the middle of nowhere!).
by Merlin
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Disabilities?
Replies: 45
Views: 7902

Re: Disabilities?

How exactly does the new card system work? Is it just the "big" rides? So other then Thirteen you were on with an equal queue time to everyone else? I hope the following taken form the Alton Towers site answers your question. RIDE ACCESS PASS We offer the Ride Access Pass to guests who: •...
by Merlin
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: disablilty queary
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Re: disablilty queary

You can obtain your ride access passes from the Guest services situated on the right hand side just after the entrance turn style at the bottom of the initial slope.

You can have up to three carers. You will be given time cards for the most popular rides.
by Merlin
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Welcome to my world.
Replies: 15
Views: 2454

Re: Welcome to my world.

Your 8 year old son tall enought? My 10 year old Daughter is still not tall enought to ride nemmy! I personally wouldn't force him on any rides that he don't want to go on, you don't want to scare him off for life. Try him with some of the more tamer rides first to see how he gets on. And then work ...