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by chrish
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 510636

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Something else I did notice on opening day was the new? yellow fencing near the second lift hill. I think this is new, as it seemed to cover up the corrected sign holes slightly. It is stacked on the wall ready for if they need to evacuate. It then slots into the walkway. Could be wrong, but I am su...
by chrish
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 510636

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

If you currently look at all the responses the team are doing this morning it has now changed again, many people speculating and sending in tweets to ATR asking if it'll be open in the next few days or in time for Scarefest. Their response to every post in relation to this is: "We do not have ...
by chrish
Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 510636

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I see the Mirror have picked up on the smiler game. What a great headline to give the wrong impression. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alton-towers-accident-smiler-computer-5826471" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Looks like the media are now reporting that Alton Towers bosses ar...
by chrish
Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Cbeebies Land VS Old Macdonald's Farmyard
Replies: 14
Views: 3742

Re: Cbeebies Land VS Old Macdonald's Farmyard

I miss the animals that used to sing. I also feel the area could do with the return of some animals. The donkeys have moved to Chessington and other animals elsewhere. I think a small zoo/petting type area would be good.
by chrish
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402405

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

AT lover wrote:
Do any other parks have a perk machine like alton's and on that note where has the perk machine gone? :? Was looking for it on Saturday but couldn't find it.


I asked about the perk machine in April and was told it was in a cupboard/storage.
by chrish
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402405

Re: The Merlin Annual VIP Pass

Recent feedback on a few of the parks, any thoughts? The Merlin drinks capsules are in my opinion not fit for purpose. Please let me explain, the seal around the lining of the inside of the cap is not strong enough, as such every single time we have used our 6 capsules they have leaked. I have disc...
by chrish
Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402405

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Me and my friend had an issue with the barcodes on our passes not scanning upon entry by the Merlin Rep at the gates, is it worth contacting Merlin over this? We spoke to the lovely girl who let us in at Thorpe yesterday about this issue, apparently it is a known issue an that they are aware needs ...
by chrish
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime 2014
Replies: 98
Views: 23508

Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Tom170499 wrote:
Oblivion is down at the moment, anyone know why??


Not sure why, but there was a car 3/4 up the chain lift and one about 3/4 around the top bit. The engineers seemed to be doing something to the part that brings the car around to the drop.
by chrish
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime 2014
Replies: 98
Views: 23508

Re: Ride Downtime 2014

Sonic is down. Two cars are stuck on the breaks on the track. One at the top and one midway down.
by chrish
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402405

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Hello All! Thank goodness for chrish: when I decided just to check out what he had been told at Alton with the VIP line the response I received was : "yep, that's correct. It's the last day today. Come 5 O'Clock it's over". My wife and I just looked at each other and thought "okay we...
by chrish
Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402405

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

LAST DAY TO BUY VIP PASSES.

I am at Alton Towers and have been told by the box office that today is the last day to buy a VIP pass.
by chrish
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402405

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Our passes are around the 550 mark and love them :) We always wear outer lanyards , I thought I might feel a bit daft but after hour at AT I decided to wear it with pride and got picked out of the queues and more staff took notice of us We back off to AT this week, I have been to sea life mancheste...
by chrish
Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402405

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Lordmajestic01 wrote:
"queues are in your past, not your future"!

At the minute, it's hardly what it says on the tin???


Sorry, where does it say that? I can't find it.
by chrish
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402405

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Thinking about the Rita queue line and maybe others it could be handled much better imo. Rather than keeping the main queue moving towards the ride it would be much better to hold that back where the ride host is and just have 2 -3 cars of people queuing at the station. That way the FT people would...
by chrish
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 402405

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Thinking about the Rita queue line and maybe others it could be handled much better imo. Rather than keeping the main queue moving towards the ride it would be much better to hold that back where the ride host is and just have 2 -3 cars of people queuing at the station. That way the FT people would ...