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by ROYJESS
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2814
Views: 394273

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

The website has been down for a good few days, however ride times are still available if you download the Alton Towers App
by ROYJESS
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2843
Views: 1053330

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Liam
by ROYJESS
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 32587

Re: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion

Quick question, is there still a rule that you have to be with an adult if you're under a certain age? The age restriction was only enforced during the school trip season just before the summer The following taken from Alton's website,  Can you ride? You must be at least 0.9 metres tall to ride The...
by ROYJESS
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 15542

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions

London are off school that week
by ROYJESS
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Alton Towers - Scarefest - 23rd October
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Alton Towers - Scarefest

I usually go during the half term week, but it is usually the 2nd week that is the quietest.  It appears that most counties are off school the second week this year.  So either week could be busy and looks like I've picked the worse week out of the two for my visit  :@ Some schools have just over a ...
by ROYJESS
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2843
Views: 1053330

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum @Galrides
by ROYJESS
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2549
Views: 317013

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

I've read that ERT does not exist during scarefest but Hotel guests get Fastrack to use instead. I've booked a stay in the Enchanted Village - will I still get the complementary Fastrack? Yes you will, but make sure that they are given to you or that you ask for them when you check in, they sometim...
by ROYJESS
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2843
Views: 1053330

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Johhny Ace
by ROYJESS
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2843
Views: 1053330

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum.   Hope you get to visit Alton Towers, do check out the opening times as they are only open certain days off season. I recommend riding Nemesis front row, but other may disagree and say back row, but do try both. Do let us know how the UK parks compare to the USA.  I've never be...
by ROYJESS
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2843
Views: 1053330

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum @Torsie24
by ROYJESS
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2549
Views: 317013

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

I find the Smiler disorientating in the dark.  Front row Rita is good in the dark too, but not worth the extra wait if there is a bit of a queue for the front row
by ROYJESS
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2549
Views: 317013

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Save the dark rides (indoor attractions) for day time.  

Rollercoasters in the dark are awesome, they seem faster in the dark. Wicker Man looks awesome in the dark.  I would suggest to get on as many rollerocoaster after dark as possible. They are all good in the dark.  
by ROYJESS
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2843
Views: 1053330

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Harry
by ROYJESS
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1199
Views: 177104

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: 609
Views: 111703

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: 1199
Views: 177104

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: 1199
Views: 177104

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: 2843
Views: 1053330

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: 1199
Views: 177104

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: 1199
Views: 177104

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...
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