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by definedancing
Fri May 18, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46027

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment

Yes, Ride Host is 16+. Ride Op is 18+, but you have to host before you can op. 
by definedancing
Fri May 04, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46027

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment

Rides is where it’s at! I’m biased though haha.

I have friends on other departments though who’ve had good experiences. It’s a very social job and not for everyone, but I love it.
by definedancing
Tue May 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46027

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment

Which department are you applying for?

And 16 for most entry positions (ride host, retail host, customer services etc).
by definedancing
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46027

Re: Staff and Recruitment General Discussion

Hello!

If you want a fun job next year to fit in with college, uni and general life (or full time!), Towers will be recruiting as of next month ;).

If any of you apply, all the best in your application!
by definedancing
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46027

Re: Staff and Recruitment General Discussion

I wouldn't risk it....
by definedancing
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46027

Re: Staff and Recruitment General Discussion

You'd have a bit of a hard time as afaik there's no direct buses unless the x52 is still running. Depending on where you're working as well you may be required to be in as early as 8am each day. Your best bet is to drive or find someone willing to take you in halfway (Uttoxeter or Ashbourne perhaps).
by definedancing
Sat May 20, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46027

Re: Staff and Recruitment General Discussion

You wouldn't go straight to a large coaster though. You'd be doing a season or so on a smaller rides or a couple of small ones first to get to grips with operating.

Good luck :)
by definedancing
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 181127

Re: Towers Loving Care

I'd like to see Battle Galleons have a lot of work done to it, after seeing how little of what's supposed to be there working this season I think it needs a serious overhaul to get some of the water jets working again. Hopefully this'll take place this off season. This. All of it. Attachment aside,...
by definedancing
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What did you ride on your first visit?
Replies: 139
Views: 36268

Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

Oooh so I've already commented on this before about 2 years ago but I was thinking about my first trip to AT this morning and it really was quite memorable. I can't remember all of it because I was only 7, but I remember who I went with and why we went, and I remember it was a cold and crisp Septemb...
by definedancing
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Pokemon Go
Replies: 9
Views: 3017

Re: Pokemon Go

There's gyms at Spinball, RMT and Nemesis and loads of pokestops around the park.
by definedancing
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rides you want to see leave the park.
Replies: 99
Views: 25739

Re: Rides you want to see leave the park.

I guess this topic is entirely subjective. You have to remember that every ride on park will be someone's favourite, whether it be Nemesis, The Smiler or Oblivion, or Frog Hopper, The Skyride or Battle Galleons. :)
by definedancing
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 181127

Re: Towers Loving Care

So happy about Galleons being restored. :)
by definedancing
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rides you want to see leave the park.
Replies: 99
Views: 25739

Re: Rides you want to see leave the park.

Sonic Spinball. It really isn't that great and could be replaced with something much better. By doing so you'd isolate a large audience of kids who are too old for CBeebies and too small for the 1'4m rides. I also disagree with your sentiment on it being not very good, but seeing as I worked on it ...
by definedancing
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Thigns to do out side the resort in January
Replies: 5
Views: 1514

Re: Thigns to do out side the resort in January

Emporium wrote:
Brailsford has a great paintball place, called Wild Park, about 35 mins drive away, worth the drive, and has some great scenarios, and quite fairly priced.


I always drive past Brailsford on my way to work, wondering what the place was. Might have to give it a try. ;)
by definedancing
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46027

Re: Staff and Recruitment Discussion 2015

I'm applying to work at Towers next season. If anyone here has the experience to do so, could someone possibly have a read of my CV? I'll PM it to you if that's OK. EDIT: Although I'm sure you're all nice, it would be preferable if you were someone I know in person, so I'm not showing my details to...
by definedancing
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46027

Re: Staff and Recruitment Discussion 2015

I vaguely remember someone doing a work placement on The Flume right at the start of season, but I don't think he was there very long. So I would believe they do them, but in what capacity I have no idea. Bear in mind that I would imagine the usual restrictions regarding insurance would still be in ...
by definedancing
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46027

Re: Staff and Recruitment Discussion 2015

A lot of the seasonal jobs are now on Merlin Careers page for next season, including ride host, entertainments host, retail and F&B. Good luck!
by definedancing
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer and Adventure Land
Replies: 134
Views: 30625

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

The positioning of that picture seems really off.
So excited for Christmas :D. Sonic Snowball is the way forward!
by definedancing
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46027

Re: Staff and Recruitment Discussion 2015

I want to apply for a job at Alton Towers for a season and maybe even longer if they like me :? but i'm not sure what to pick. My family said that i should try caricature artist because i really enjoy art and they say my drawings are rather good but i am not really sure if i should or not. The othe...
by definedancing
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 316
Views: 57530

Re: Ride pin badges

Jess was given this staff badge from a member of staff on our last visit on the last day of this season. It's a make a wish badge and it says "....and we made it fun" http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/royjess/SAM_9765_zpsdgt8bsmk.jpg This has been added to her lanyard with her other ...
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