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by pillsburyb
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 327522

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

What I don't get is the people moaning that they had an email sitting in their possession for 3 weeks saying 'renew now for £93' and they didn't. And are now complaining that they didn't do that, when they had the choice, did any of you that are moaning you had the email really think the price woul...
by pillsburyb
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 5448

Re: Fireworks 2014

hi all. having never been to the fireworks shows at alton towers i was just wondering if you could help me out with some info please. what time does the fireworks show start about? how busy would the park be on the friday 7th as opposed to the sat 8th and sun 9th? any help or advice is greatly appr...
by pillsburyb
Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Fantasy Island
Replies: 118
Views: 16745

Re: Fantasy Island in administration

Fantasy Island will be saved. It was on course to be a brilliant place when it was owned by Blue Anchor, regular investment, new rides each year. But since it was sold in 2007 it has had no investment. I suspect Blue Anchor will take it back, Fantasy Island was John Woodwards Baby, and I'm pretty su...
by pillsburyb
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas
Replies: 161
Views: 30153

Re: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas

After visiting yesterday, it's not tobacco smokers that are the problem, it is people smoking weed.

A lot of blatant weed smoking going off yesterday
by pillsburyb
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What's The Smiler like?
Replies: 45
Views: 9202

Re: What's The Smiler like?

Rode the smiler for the first time yesterday, what an awesome ride.

However, the smiler was repeatedly suffering technical issues yesterday, at least 6 times while we queued for it. Nobody got stuck on the Vlift, it was always in the station.
by pillsburyb
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2815
Views: 399997

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Never mind not riding it due to it's name, has anyone ever noticed the ladder that they force you to walk under as you enter the station. I've never noticed it before, and once I had pointed it out, everyone around me in the queue was a bit uneasy walking under it.
by pillsburyb
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Flambo's exotic Feast
Replies: 16
Views: 8856

Re: Flambo's exotic Feast

It's got a good choice. but if you are a plain Jane when it comes to food then you may struggle.

In my opinion it is overpriced compared to the outside world, but when comparing it to options on site it is a good price.
by pillsburyb
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 127752

Re: Alton Towers - Quick Questions

Thanks for that Mr Smiler Man.

I will be checking that out when I visit on Saturday
by pillsburyb
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 327522

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Yeah, I received mine on Friday
by pillsburyb
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 327522

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

7 Days before your birthday and 7 Days after your Birthday

So 29th/04/2014 (Incl) to 13/05/2014 (Incl)
by pillsburyb
Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1437
Views: 85700

Re: Could anyone see Merlin Buying the NEC

I think if anyone buys the NEC Group (not just the NEC) then it will be live nation or AEG
by pillsburyb
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1437
Views: 85700

Re: Honest Merlin Opinions

Theres some great comments in this thread.

All I will add is "nobody is making you go to alton towers or other merlin attractions"

If you think it's over priced then don't go, simple, go somewhere that you can afford.

Live within your means
by pillsburyb
Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 160
Views: 31513

Re: Help me get over my fear of Nemesis?

There's no glossing over this.

Nemesis is worse than it looks, it will throw you about, disorientate you, empty your stomach contents, render your legs useless.

I'm 31 and nemesis is the only ride that makes me feel sick after I have been on, but I ride it every time I go.
by pillsburyb
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Sat Nav: Through free wi-fi
Replies: 14
Views: 2553

Re: Alton Towers Sat Nav: Through free wi-fi

A better way, in my opinion, would be Augment reality. Take a look at something like Nokia Live sight, it basically shows you what shops/POI's (or in this case, rides) are in which direction and navigates you to them while looking at the real world through the camera. I'm not sure what my opinion i...
by pillsburyb
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2014 Park Map
Replies: 80
Views: 18666

Re: 2014 Park Map

I never understand why every time the map gets a redesign the rides are getting bigger. The 1993 map may have been a basic map but at least the rides,shows&shops were where they should have been on the map. I not used a map In years and if I need to find a food outlet I just look at the big map...
by pillsburyb
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Submission to be removed
Replies: 109
Views: 18532

Re: Submission to be removed

Mark.aa wrote:
Put Ripsaw there, then it will leave space in Forbidden Valley for a station for a cross valley coaster, or an Intamin Zac Spin (coaster corner), unlikely as Drayton Manor have one.


Drayton Manor, ZacSpin???
by pillsburyb
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Sat Nav: Through free wi-fi
Replies: 14
Views: 2553

Re: Alton Towers Sat Nav: Through free wi-fi

Yep, just tried it using google maps.

Park has already been navigated, 1.0 mile from Oblivion to Nemesis. 18 min walk.

Turn by turn instructions.
by pillsburyb
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Sat Nav: Through free wi-fi
Replies: 14
Views: 2553

Re: Alton Towers Sat Nav: Through free wi-fi

I don't think it would cost a lot considering the park as already been navigated thanks to street view.

But I do think it would be pointless
by pillsburyb
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Sat Nav: Through free wi-fi
Replies: 14
Views: 2553

Re: Alton Towers Sat Nav: Through free wi-fi

I don't take my phone with me.

Plus, I think they tried it in the official app once.
by pillsburyb
Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Runaway Mine Train
Replies: 284
Views: 62188

Re: The Runaway Mine Train

Spinball and Rita will go before RMT.

Can anyone remember the original tv advert for RMT. Was anyone else expecting the bridge to build just as you went over it, I was only 10.

http://youtu.be/Om1tfHKez2U