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by JaykeAT
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1193
Views: 172154

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Justin wrote:
I would advise paying before you leave the park as paying at the barrier can seriously hold up exit for other guests.


When I've done it the worker on the gate just had a ticket in their pocket and I was through as quick as anyone else
by JaykeAT
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1193
Views: 172154

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hey guys, I've been going to Alton Towers for years but this week I'm going to be driving there in my own car for the first time. I just wanted to know, Am I right in thinking that the machines for car park tokens are to the left if facing the park entrance from the monorail station? Cheers! There ...
by JaykeAT
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings
Replies: 58
Views: 12393

Re: Splash Landings Vs Alton Towers Hotel

towerslover wrote:
:( Alton Towers Hotel all the way, Splash Landings stinks of chlorine


:lol I voted Splash Landings because of the chlorine smell
by JaykeAT
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 505763

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Can I just remind other members that Alton towers staff do read these forums, they are also people and some people on the forums friend. This is not a topic to discuss people's attitudes or ride teams specifically, the people you encounter don't represent a whole team nor do the same people work on...
by JaykeAT
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 746600

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Personally I feel like it would be better if they did these previews after normal guests have left. Must be a kick in the teeth for people who have been waiting nearly 2 months now.
by JaykeAT
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 746600

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Theme Park Guide on Facebook have posted - I've heard through the grapevine that yesterday bags may be have been going into the bins around Derren Brown's Ghost Train. Does this mean we will see it open today or tomorrow? Very exciting stuff, but all I keep thinking about with the sheer amount of b...
by JaykeAT
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 746600

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

NeoXIII wrote:
Anyone know about a MAP preview day?


Very unlikely now with all of the delays, seems more than likely that they'll just want to open in for everyone.
by JaykeAT
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 746600

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Think we should all just take a minute to think about the fact that people actually spend time creating something like that just to fool people. Bit sad :lol Back to the ride, over a month since the original opening date and we're still no closer to knowing when it will actually open. Can't see it b...
by JaykeAT
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6761
Views: 1019436

Re: SW8

Just quickly on the topic of themeing, planning permission for The Smiler's main pieces (i.e The Marmaliser) was sent in a couple of weeks after everything else. Could we see that happening again? Would be interesting if it does if it gives us a few more hints of possible themeing
by JaykeAT
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6761
Views: 1019436

Re: SW8

I hadn't thought of that. With that in mind I think the theme will be something to do with a pirate ship or something like The Kraken.
by JaykeAT
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6761
Views: 1019436

Re: SW8

I really hope the theme for this isn't as dark as other recent Merlin attractions. I understand it's a lot harder to create a back story or theme for something without a dark edge or idea to it but I feel like the park needs a bit more light relief in this department
by JaykeAT
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 746600

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

The thing that separates this to Disney attractions is that they don't announce opening dates as far in advance as we tend to in Britain. They've technically announced two different opening (although one was just a ball-park date), so they've had two chances to be 100% sure everything would be ready...
by JaykeAT
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 746600

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

It could be any day now really, 3 days or 3 weeks. However I still feel it's almost shambolic how long it's taking to finish the ride. A few people on Thorpe Park Mania have talked about how much lower the hype around this ride is now. TP have really shot themselves in the foot with this one, which ...
by JaykeAT
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6761
Views: 1019436

Re: SW8

Horras64 wrote:
I have a feeling that somethings gonna happen in that long 'sound tunnel', straight after the lift/launch.


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Worlds first wooden roller-coaster with a tunnel exactly 25.7 meters long :lol
by JaykeAT
Mon May 30, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 746600

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Honestly I don't think they'd wait for Derren. At this point it'll just be opening it asap. If Derren really wanted to be there he could come down and open it before his show - which starts at 7:30 meaning he could get back to Leeds in time. We will just have to wait and see I suppose. :) I can't s...
by JaykeAT
Wed May 04, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 746600

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Also, has anybody mentioned the "all loose articles must be secured" guideline? Not sure if that'd be just to reduce on-ride photography or if it actually suggests some rigorous movement or having to wear a restraint on-ride? This could be just them covering themselves from a liability po...
by JaykeAT
Wed May 04, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 746600

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Am I making things up here or have TP used the "Don't lose you head" line before on The Swarm's near-miss billboard?
by JaykeAT
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 746600

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

I still maintain that there should be some sort Derren Brown replacement ghost bus service :toot :lol
by JaykeAT
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 746600

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

The park can't plan for things going wrong or getting behind and so yes it is rather ignorant to suggest such a thing. In regard to not announcing an opening date, if they hadn't people would complain that they have left announcing an opening date too late. They are trying their best and I respect ...
by JaykeAT
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 746600

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

This whole "it was in planning for 3 years so it shouldn't be delayed" thing is rather ignorant. Yes, the attraction may have been in planning for 3 years however that has nothing to do with if construction goes to plan and if last minute changes are added. That's like saying you planned ...
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