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by lewis97
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 119
Views: 13674

Re: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions

This looks as though it could have been inspired by the Transport Ship section of Rise of the Resistance? I expect Imagineering considered a number of methods in relation to how to achieve the effect, and assume the turntable used was probably settled on because the engineering required perhaps wasn...
by lewis97
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1237
Views: 214843

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Just wanted to inquire if Alton Towers has released any information regarding how the scarefest mazes are going to function throughout the COVID epidemic? Yes, they have recently updated their website to detail the measures that will be in place. In summary: all guests and actors to wear face masks...
by lewis97
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2567
Views: 376827

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Alton Towers have released tickets for this year's Scarefest Mazes. A Three-Maze combi ticket, which includes one time entry to Altonville Mine Tours, The Attic and Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard is priced at £22, or £17.60 for Annual Passholders, whilst Darkest Depths is priced at £8, or £6.40 with di...
by lewis97
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oktoberfest - General Discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 4072

Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

TowersTimes News now has all the details on today's Oktoberfest announcements.

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by lewis97
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2567
Views: 376827

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

TowersTimes News now has all the details on today's Scarefest announcements.

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by lewis97
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Project Rex- 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 3284

Re: Project Rex- 2021

A recent construction update from Theme Park Guide , shows that the process of re-theming SQUID Surfer is already underway with LEGO and paint detail added to seemingly give the impression that the area's geology is LEGO-based. Progress is also being made on the flying theatre building foundation. h...
by lewis97
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oktoberfest - General Discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 4072

Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

As posted on TowersTimes social media , Alton Towers have updated their opening times to extend and confirm the theme park closing times for the Oktoberfest event. Having previously been only due to run over three Friday - Sunday periods in September and October, the event will now be every day from...
by lewis97
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2907
Views: 471083

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

As posted on TowersTimes social media , Alton Towers have updated the opening times on their website to confirm that the theme park will now open every day until 8th November. On off-peak weekdays in September, October and November when the theme park was previously due to be closed, it appears it w...
by lewis97
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6450
Views: 535462

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Full statements on today's incident are as follows: On 18th July 2020, an incident took place at the Thorpe Park Resort where a guest was seriously injured by another guest. "The Resort’s security team and fully trained medical staff were at the scene within minutes and administered immediate c...
by lewis97
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 127
Views: 24829

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Disney have confirmed that the Mary Poppins attraction and Spaceship Earth overhaul have been postponed.
by lewis97
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021
Replies: 12
Views: 4159

Re: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021

Chessington posted the following teaser image on their social media channels today:

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by lewis97
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1478
Views: 301369

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

Does anyone have a rough idea about the amount of tracks that will be on the IMAscore CD? Will it be similar to Thorpe Parks or smaller/larger? I heard there will be two disks but I'm not sure how many actual tracks will be on these. Based on an image IMAscore posted today , it looks like there wil...
by lewis97
Fri May 15, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Black Mirror Labyrinth
Replies: 10
Views: 2434

Re: Black Mirror Labyrinth

Interesting (and not exactly reassuring) revelation from Charlie Brooker in an interview , that he’s not really had any involvement in this attraction: Something that is very Black Mirror is the Black Mirror Labyrinth experience that was due to open at Thorpe Park in March – because the country went...
by lewis97
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2567
Views: 376827

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

As posted on TowersTimes social media ,  Alton Towers have updated their website to add three additional dates to Scarefest 2020. The theme park will now also open for the Halloween event on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st October, meaning that the event will run from 16th October throu...
by lewis97
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 611
Views: 107221

Re: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion

SouthParks is at Legoland Windsor today for the opening of Duplo Dino Coaster, and to check out some of the other changes around the park. https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/89842792_10157394141973495_2486489136114958336_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=eS79hZjIf78AX9IcfB...
by lewis97
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1707
Views: 191132

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

As posted on SouthParks social media , Chessington have today revealed the theme park map for the 2020 season. As well as featuring the new area, the Rainforest, and Elmer's Flying Jumbos, other notable changes include the addition of The Blue Barnacle, the replacement swinging ship, and the rebrand...
by lewis97
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2907
Views: 471083

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Anyone know why the app is showing queue times and saying the parks open? I'm really confused and I cannot find anything online about this. Also, the world of David walliams is still not on the app. There have been private events for members of the emergency services and their friends and family th...
by lewis97
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1237
Views: 214843

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Morgan wrote:
Hey, does anyone know how long the hotel porters can keep hold of luggage after check out? I'm staying on site soon and would quite like to have a day on park without lugging everything around with me.

I've previously left luggage with them for the day, and then collected early evening.
by lewis97
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oktoberfest - General Discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 4072

Oktoberfest - General Discussion

As posted on TowersTimes social media , Alton Towers have added details of a brand new seasonal event to their website - Oktoberfest. Running 18th - 20th, 25th - 27th September & 2nd - 4th October, the event is aimed at families and thrill seekers alike, and will include themed entertainment for...
by lewis97
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - *Delayed until 2021*
Replies: 252
Views: 63652

Re: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020

A first look at Gangsta Granny: The Ride has been shared on ITV Central.

The video shows the ride system in action, including some of the scenes of the ride, and a brief look at the area itself (which still seems be very much a work in progress).