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by LittlestarRed
Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: February Half Term Theme Park Opening 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 15023

Re: February Half Term 2016

Does anybody have any idea when AT would be likely to make an announcement about February half term?

I know that half term opening is wishful thinking under the current circumstances, but I just wondered when they usually release information?
by LittlestarRed
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: At what age can you not handle thrill rides anymore?
Replies: 62
Views: 15315

Re: At what age can you not handle thrill rides anymore?

I turned 36 yesterday, and I will still ride any thrill ride or coaster all day long! I look forward to my kids growing tall enough for me to nag them to try the bigger rides out! (they're 10 and 8, and terrified at the sight of most of them!). I have friends and family members (of a similar age or ...
by LittlestarRed
Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Last ride you have been on
Replies: 109
Views: 26561

Re: Last ride you have been on

Last ride at AT was The Smiler

Last ride was Formula Rossa at Ferrari World.
by LittlestarRed
Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Howl-o-ween
Replies: 67
Views: 18780

Re: 2014: "Howl-o-ween"

We visited Howl 'o' ween a couple of times this year. The park wide lighting was really good this year, a real improvement. That really is saying something as the standard is always high! We liked the usual pumpkins etc, but feel more needs to be done with theming around the park really. It was a sh...
by LittlestarRed
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1707
Views: 190791

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Looks like Merlin have been fighting to cover up a report showing inadequacies in H&S at Chessie! : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29366602 It's sad to hear of any bad publicity for Chessington. Although with recent years of under investment, it doesn't come as a shock. I'm sure most of th...
by LittlestarRed
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Ripsaw (and Blade) to be removed?
Replies: 65
Views: 12609

Re: Ripsaw (and Blade) to be removed?

Hopefully both rides will be around for a while yet! It may be getting a bit tatty, but The Blade is still a good ride for families. I know that Ripsaw has never been the best Topspin out there, but it's still not a bad ride. Lets face it Alton Towers is pretty low on flat rides as it is, especially...
by LittlestarRed
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: TT Coaster Awards 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2351

Re: TT Coaster Awards 2014

Here's mine: Best New Ride: Angry Birds 4D (Thorpe park,I was so shocked at how much I enjoyed it!) Best Park: Alton Towers Best Coaster: Nemesis (Alton Towers) Best Flat Ride: Ramses Revenge (Chessington) Best Water Ride: Congo river rapids (Alton Towers) Best ride with a height limit of 1.1m or le...
by LittlestarRed
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride you have queued up for the longest is?
Replies: 139
Views: 31161

Re: Ride you have queued up for the longest is?

Nemesis, opening week. I have no idea how long we queued in the end, but it was something like 3-4 hours!
by LittlestarRed
Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Nemesis 21st Birthday?
Replies: 91
Views: 18514

Re: Nemesis 21st Birthday?

I'm so pleased to hear this! I really hope they do go ahead with celebrating her 21st!

I was so disappointed with the T-shirts and Hoodies that were made available for her 20th. Here's to hoping they'll go all out, make a fuss and spoil her (and us) next year for her 21st!!
by LittlestarRed
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 575733

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Nemisis is very good, however The Smiler has to be my favorite coaster of all Merlin UK parks. I'm glad you enjoyed it LittlestarRed! Thanks! Me too. It was such a relief to finally ride it! Being unable to ride it opening year was like torture, Haha! Nemesis is still my absolute fav coaster though...
by LittlestarRed
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 575733

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I finally rode the smiler for the first time last week. I was so unsure what to expect. I confess to loving 'Saw: The ride' despite the roughness, but was a little concerned about how bad a similar ride with 14 inversions might be. The reviews I've read are such a mixed bag. I was braced for being h...
by LittlestarRed
Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Flambo's exotic Feast
Replies: 16
Views: 9329

Re: Flambo's exotic Feast

Yes dropkick10, it does!
I had been hoping ours was an isolated incident on a busy and understaffed night.
Let's hope that they improve on the customer service soon, as when you get good service (Ralf, our waiter from the 1st night deserves a mention here, as he was great!) it's a fab place!
by LittlestarRed
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Flambo's exotic Feast
Replies: 16
Views: 9329

Re: Flambo's exotic Feast

2 very different experiences at Flambo's this week! 1st night was great! The service was impeccable, the caribbean pork curry was to die for, and we all enjoyed the quality and selection of food. The kids loved the desserts in particular! 2nd night was not so good. Service for drinks was extremely s...
by LittlestarRed
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime 2014
Replies: 98
Views: 22343

Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Rita and Sonic were down a lot during my visit this week, but only for short periods. Most other rides seemed to operating well.

Air was closed for a while on Tuesday, but not due to a breakdown. Ambulance access was needed, as a child had collapsed in the area and was unconscious.
by LittlestarRed
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 147710

Re: Alton Towers - Quick Questions

Going to the park on Wednesday and Thursday. From people's past experiences, how busy is it likely to be with it being Staffordshire school holidays on those dates? Thanks in advance for any replies. I got back yesterday after being on resort since tuesday. It was a bit busy due to the school holid...
by LittlestarRed
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What Are You Looking Forward To Most At Alton 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2436

Re: What Are You Looking Forward To Most At Alton 2014

Heading back to Towers after 2 year break, staying in AT hotel for the first time in 7 years!!

The Smiler of course and taking my Son on Thirteen for the first time, he's so excited! :)
by LittlestarRed
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Waterpark
Replies: 57
Views: 14393

Re: Waterpark

Thanks everyone for your replies! I'll try my eldest with armbands (and holding on tightly, thanks Ilovecoasters) and hope they will allow him on! Might not with my youngest. She is autistic and will probably panic in the deep pool at the end. She will be happy on the little leak slides…hopefully! LOL
by LittlestarRed
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Waterpark
Replies: 57
Views: 14393

Re: Waterpark

I'm visiting for the first time in years (waterpark not AT) with my family in April. I have been on Master Blaster, which is great fun!! I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what kind of pools the other slides end in? My kids want to use them, but are non-swimmers at the mo. I know the end p...
by LittlestarRed
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 147710

Re: Quick Questions

JaykeAT wrote:
If I remember rightly,it is always first Sunday of SF and Easter weekend


I thought so, but wasn't 100% sure. Thanks!
by LittlestarRed
Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 147710

Re: Quick Questions

Does anyone know when Travellers weekend is this year? It's always so busy so I was going to try to avoid it for our visit this time!
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