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by 12344321
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: X-Sector refurbishment?
Replies: 99
Views: 30475

Re: X-Sector refurbishment?

The house in question is in the area of woodland between The Smiler and Spinball Whizzer. That house has been the offices for the Entertainment department for the past 2 or 3 years. If you look to your right when driving up to the resort from Alton you can see the parking area around it and sometim...
by 12344321
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure
Replies: 169
Views: 45504

Re: Bubbleworks 2017 refurbishment

Does keeping the ride system mean they have to keep the circular tubs or could they change them for other shaped vehicles? Also, given its the anniversary of Roald Dahl what about a retheme to one of his books or maybe moving the Charlie lifts down to Chessington and doing that ride properly!
by 12344321
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land Hotel
Replies: 125
Views: 34329

Re: Proposed Alton Towers Hotel Extension

I was told by a reliable source in a recent conversation that it was going to be a cbeebies themed hotel, that is one of the reasons why it is having a dedicated entertainment area alongside the restaurant as will be lots of cbeebies entertainment for little ones.
by 12344321
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Careers - Interviews and Job Advice
Replies: 71
Views: 16695

Re: Alton Towers Careers - Interviews and Job Advice

Hey guys, was successful on a rides host job and i have been invited back for my training days on the 22nd and 23rd of this month. All I wanted to know is do i have to wear something nice like you do for an interview or can i just wear something casual? Like jeans or something? Thanks. 8) For all t...
by 12344321
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: AT Staff accommodation...
Replies: 111
Views: 26414

Re: AT Staff accommodation...

Alton Towers no longer have their own accommodation for staff.  A list of recommended local landlords can be provided for you but as far as I'm aware that is now where Towers help stops.
by 12344321
Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 2735

Re: Alton Towers Christmas

Charlie was open for christmas last year but i think it stayed closed in february.
by 12344321
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Make The Gardens A Future Attraction Once More?
Replies: 22
Views: 4561

Re: Make The Gardens A Future Attraction Once More?

A number of staff are currently involved in looking into this very idea of information boards at key sites in the gardens and house. It isn't too expensive but still has to provide a commercial case. The fountains, such as the Pagoda Fountain, are in full working order, however have had to be switch...
by 12344321
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term 2014
Replies: 94
Views: 15513

Re: February Half Term 2014

Jammydodger, 10th November until the start of March is only 4 months and the rides will have to be in an operational state before then for staff training.  So they are not given that long a period for maintenance! Also, as already stated, to operate 13 or another coaster takes a lot of staff an...
by 12344321
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Christmas
Replies: 13
Views: 2735

Re: Alton Towers Christmas

Wobble World and Gallopers Carousel will also be open on the rides front.
The Santa experience is usually very magical as well!
by 12344321
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime 2013
Replies: 222
Views: 35061

Re: Ride Downtime 2013

It's around this time of year that they change the rope so if it was down for a long period if might have been that
by 12344321
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime 2013
Replies: 222
Views: 35061

Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Rita has experienced a bit of downtime, similar to air, but has not been closed! And certainly not for an entire day.
by 12344321
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Ruins / The Sanctuary
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Re: Towers Ruins / The Sanctuary

No, the sanctuary has been removed from all publicly accessible areas, any areas that the sanctuary is still present are boarded off.
by 12344321
Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: When are the Alton Towers ruins re-opening?
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: When are the Alton Towers ruins re-opening?

They will be reopening in the next few weeks, the sanctuary has been removed and they are just waiting for a new risk assessment to be carried out. Edwardh they are not officially opened yet as the railings that you should have had to manoeuvre round should have hinted at, you are lucky you weren't ...
by 12344321
Fri May 24, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: I have a question on TH13TEEN :D
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: I have a question on TH13TEEN :D

To answer your final question it goes off when the electrical charge has built up which is usually when the girl says 13 in the music but it can be overridden by the operator and set off manually if so desired
by 12344321
Mon May 06, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1854115

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

The dummies are just Alton towers new test dummies.  They have been used on Thirteen since the start of this season, it raised a few eyebrows from the Rita queue when they looked into station to see those on the trains! They aren't clothed, they just look like they are, the material there made ...
by 12344321
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 141368

Re: Quick Questions

Hello, Me and family are going to Alton Towers and we're getting there on Monday until Wednesday. We have Merlin Annual Passes and was wondering what rides are open for Early Ride Time this season? Also, what time is ERT? Thanks in advance. ERT for this season is: Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE TH13TEE...
by 12344321
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Does AT offer Baby switch or similar ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: Does AT offer Baby switch or similar ?

Ask any ride host on a ride and they will give you a queue share, all rides have them.  They are not allowed to give you one without your child being present though so make sure you take our child when wanting to obtain a queue share.
by 12344321
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: 2013 Season - General Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 44481

Re: 2013 Season - General Discussion

Rita has replaced Thirteen, it is not yet known if this is a permanent swap or just temporary until the weather improves.
by 12344321
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Weather Closures
Replies: 103
Views: 14204

Re: Alton Towers - Weather Closures

I am not sure about the water rides but all other rides were open today except for the Twirling toadstool
by 12344321
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: YourDay
Replies: 11
Views: 2242

Re: YourDay

The resort are in the process of taking them all down but it takes quite a while because they have to remove all the wiring and everything else as well and they have a lot more important things to concentrate on, as you all keep pointing out.  I believe the current target is to have the infrast...
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