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by Emrys
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2011
Replies: 773
Views: 81629

Re: Quick Questions 2011

Im staying in the Hotel in September with a group of friends, one of whom suffers very badly from a leg and foot problem (reg disabled). She doesn't use the passes etc as she doesn't want to make a scene, so we've never brought anything with us for her to show this. When we last stayed over in Febua...
by Emrys
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: The Honest Truth
Replies: 340
Views: 33438

Re: 2011: The Honest Truth

A heck of a lot of guests use the Two for One offer (of the non gate, on the day gate non gate price :? ). This will be an added bonus for them as they'll be able to save a packet and get ERT. It's a simple, but nice touch. No money grabbing, no alternative motive, no having to sign up to this or th...
by Emrys
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2011
Replies: 773
Views: 81629

Re: Quick Questions 2011

Hey all,

Can anyone give me a rough idea how much the restuarants are in the AT hotels, say with 2 beers or a glass of wine and then how much generally it is to have a couple of jars after dinner. I have an Annual Pass, but i presume it doesn't work on alcohol :(

Cheers
by Emrys
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2011
Replies: 773
Views: 81629

Re: Quick Questions 2011

Are the AT Bus service return tickets for the same day, or can you buy a return and well, return 2 days later?
by Emrys
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: oblivion extension
Replies: 73
Views: 10762

Re: oblivion extension

Wouldn't it cost roughly the same to removed track, add track, rebuild the tunnel section and god knows what else mentioned, as having a new coaster manufactured? From a marketing perspective, the public will buy a new coaster over a modified one. OBLIVION: THE RETURN or BRAND NEW AT ALTON TOWERS - ...
by Emrys
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Half term opening brought forward and Facebook free entry!
Replies: 44
Views: 7030

Re: Half term opening brought forward and Facebook free entry!

It's not even as if AT have worded the offer in such a way you could be stung by it. It's in plain English with very basic instructions. I do understand people's frustration at the Blackberry 8520 as I have one myself and cannot get Places as I don't have GPS, but that's hardly Alton Towers fault. M...
by Emrys
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Half term opening brought forward and Facebook free entry!
Replies: 44
Views: 7030

Re: Half term opening brought forward and Facebook free entry!

Out of curiosity, does anyone know who runs the Facebook for Alton Towers? They were still online answering questions around 2 hours ago. That's pretty good customer service. Fair play to AT though, brilliant deal that is bound to bring in customers that wouldn't normally entertain the idea of visti...
by Emrys
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Facebook Annual Pass offer
Replies: 28
Views: 3764

Re: Alton Facebook Annual Pass offer

Our BEST EVER price for an Alton Towers Resort Theme Park Annual Pass! Exclusive to our Facebook fans we have an unbelievable deal - a 12 month Annual Pass for Alton Towers Resort Theme Park for HALF PRICE - just £49.50 per person for a whole years entry! This offer is for the Alton Towers Premium ...
by Emrys
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Displaying Ticket prices without VAT. Misleading Much?
Replies: 40
Views: 5861

Re: Displaying Ticket prices without VAT. Misleading Much?

I agree with Merlin's stance against the huge levy of VAT on the leisure industry because they only real people it hurst are the customers, however there are much better ways of them making their point. It would be much more effective if they display the total price at the end and then something sim...
by Emrys
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: On-the-gate prices over the years
Replies: 31
Views: 4258

Re: On-the-gate prices over the years

It's like charging for parking at Alton Towers - public transport links are basically non-existent, everyone has to park, so why not cover it in your ticket price? I've never had a problem using public transport getting to Alton Towers, it's pretty well connected for the middle of nowhere. I don't ...
by Emrys
Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011
Replies: 164
Views: 18964

Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Anyone know the Waterpark times for 18-20th Febuary? (opening park weekend)
by Emrys
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Waterpark: General Discussion 2012
Replies: 256
Views: 30257

Re: Alton Towers Waterpark Maintenence

Am I being daft here, but are they paiting the pool floors whiteyblue? If so why? They look better as a sandy colour on the pictures.
by Emrys
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Recruitment 2011
Replies: 101
Views: 20074

Re: Alton Towers Recruitment 2011

Brilliant replies cheers; my curiosity is now tamed.
I see it's a lot more complex than I imagined, from someone who works in the bar trade I tried to place that there and was somewhat right. Just one more, what is a code red and by managers I presume you mean Towers management?
by Emrys
Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Recruitment 2011
Replies: 101
Views: 20074

Re: Alton Towers Recruitment 2011

Out of curiosity what is the structure like at Alton Towers?

I've always imagined it like this:
Ride host
Ride Op
Area supervisor
Shift manager
Management

But im guessing there's a little more involved by the looks of it.
by Emrys
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Event This Weekend???
Replies: 59
Views: 5387

Re: Alton Towers Event This Weekend???

I suppose it does say event too, several times actually.

It's too close to next weekend to be anything major, or have a major act on etc. Maybe it's a small scale park viewing or something similiar? I guess we'll find out in 9 hours.
by Emrys
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: Merlin Entertainments General Discussion
Replies: 1892
Views: 128842

Re: Merlin buy Sydney attractions

Sorry to sound completely ignorant, but what was that about Merlin leasing Towers after buying it? Did they essentially aquaire Tussaurds, then sell Alton Towers land and keep the brand and managing rights? Or sell it off and basically pay rent?
by Emrys
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: On-the-gate prices over the years
Replies: 31
Views: 4258

Re: On-the-gate prices over the years

Having said that, it is somewhat confusing, and at the end of the day AT should be trying to help consumers, not confuse them... One of the best things i've read on here so far! Alton Towers aren't helping themselves here eiher are they? YOU PAY: £33.66 sounds a lot more expensive than £33 or £34 a...
by Emrys
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Event This Weekend???
Replies: 59
Views: 5387

Re: Alton Towers Event This Weekend???

Maybe with all the animosity over the Merlin Annual Pass, Alton Towers are heavily discounting the cost of a Towers pass?

Just a thought?
by Emrys
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Waterpark: General Discussion 2012
Replies: 256
Views: 30257

Re: Alton Towers Waterpark Maintenence

Sort of related, what are the rules on goggles and T-shirts at the Waterpark? Haven't been for so long.
by Emrys
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: AT Website Updates
Replies: 19
Views: 2427

Re: AT Website Updates

From someone who's new to the whole fan style opinion I think the website does a terrific job to be fair. I managed to get exactly where I wanted to be within a few clicks, checked out ALL the opening times for Febuary and ALL the rides and then went to book the hotel. For me that's a success, i've ...
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