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by ROYJESS
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1169
Views: 165553

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I'm glad you had a great day.  I'm not surprised that there was a queue at 10.30.  1 and a half hours to get into the park?  :O Yes this time of the season is going to be busy.  April to end of June mid week are usually the best time to visit.  Getting there early is usually the key on busy days. Ye...
by ROYJESS
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 604
Views: 107414

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Overheard in the Swarm station: “Yes, we get to go at the back! It goes faster at the back!” This isn’t all that much of a funny thing to hear.  It’s widely known that the back of a train experiences more of a pull and gives a completely different ride experience to the front. If you were to ride W...
by ROYJESS
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1169
Views: 165553

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Weather don't look too bad for Wednesday, 30% chance of light rain which might put people off going. Just make sure you are dressed for the weather and remember the weather is a forecast and not a promise.  Fast track might work better on the school trip days as oppose to the weekend and holidays, a...
by ROYJESS
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1169
Views: 165553

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Schools in England actually start on the 15th July, Wales the week after (22nd) according to here https://www.skyparksecure.com/blog/check-dates-for-uk-school-holidays/  Only some schools will break up on the 15th of July, but not many .   School holidays varies depending on the individual school a...
by ROYJESS
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2825
Views: 1018814

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum @Smiling-Always 
by ROYJESS
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1169
Views: 165553

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

The kids will still be at school on the 15th July, however you will have hit the prime School trip season which will be busier than the summer holidays.  I personally would avoid. If you are talking about the 15th August, then it will be busy but will be better than the prime school trip season. Pe...
by ROYJESS
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1169
Views: 165553

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

The kids will still be at school on the 15th July, however you will have hit the prime School trip season which will be busier than the summer holidays.  I personally would avoid. If you are talking about the 15th August, then it will be busy but will be better than the prime school trip season. Peo...
by ROYJESS
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 233
Views: 40806

Re: Colossus

Help, nervous coaster enthusiast! Hello everyone, my name is George and I am terrified of riding Colossus. I have ridden every other coaster in the park multiple times and have not found an issue, but I'm terrified of being sick on Colossus. I am severely emetophobic, which means I am essentially t...
by ROYJESS
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2825
Views: 1018814

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Dan
by ROYJESS
Mon May 06, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2825
Views: 1018814

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Gillybean
by ROYJESS
Sat May 04, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1169
Views: 165553

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Sorry I can't answer this for you.  Have you thought about asking Alton on their Facebook page or twitter?  You could also PM them too via Facebook or send them an email instead of paying out premium price phone call.  Plus this way you'll have it in writing if they argue it, I would also print off ...
by ROYJESS
Fri May 03, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2789
Views: 373897

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I was on park yesterday and notice that our named bricks at the entrance looks better.  I don't know if they just gave them a clean or they have added gold and purple colour paint to the engraving, they are very much more readable compared to the start of the season   :)
by ROYJESS
Fri May 03, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Visiting early June
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Visiting early June

I think that you will be all right with all three dates in June, especially the Monday and Tuesday.  If I was to doing a three day visit, I tend to start in a different area on different days.  Obviously, I will go and do the rides that are available for ERT if you are in before the park opens to th...
by ROYJESS
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1433
Views: 75408

Re: Merlin General Discussion

I'm actually visiting next Saturday,  but I'll only go in the SeaLife centre as I have my pass. To be fair, it isn't a bad SeaLife, but it's probably one of the oldest and now smallest! I can remember a time when they had fish in the window and water used to splash up the glass. When the Pleasure B...
by ROYJESS
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1433
Views: 75408

Re: Merlin General Discussion

There is nothing wrong with Yarmouth itself, I visit it regularly.  It's great during the summer months, plenty to do, but the Sealife itself is not what it used to be.

I doubt that Yarmouth would be very appetising during Febuary. 
by ROYJESS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1433
Views: 75408

Re: Merlin General Discussion

AltonOperator wrote:
And sea life Great Yarmouth is missing from the map

Yarmouth is not really worth a trip for nowadays.  It has a lot less aquariums and not that many interesting fish now.  IMO it's really gone down hill the last two seasons.  It used to be a good Sealife.
by ROYJESS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494588

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Same here
by ROYJESS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2825
Views: 1018814

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to all newbies and returnees.
by ROYJESS
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2825
Views: 1018814

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Tori
by ROYJESS
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Pleasurewood Hills
Replies: 183
Views: 16477

Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Looks Egg-citing  :P
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