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by spinwhizzer
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Recruitment 2012 Season
Replies: 164
Views: 24266

Re: Alton Towers Recruitment 2012 Season

Hey guys, thought I'd use this instead of making a new thread. I'm looking into working next season at Alton. Does anyone have any good advice? I'm thinking applying off ride host, are they any ride hosts here, if so what's it like? And does the accommodation usually include bills? Any random advice...
by spinwhizzer
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest Bus Times
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: Scarefest Bus Times

No late busses, they say they are needed for staff. Personanally think it's really poor, ESP since they should be encouraging people to use public transport. You have to book a taxi.
by spinwhizzer
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion
Replies: 1678
Views: 179096

Re: Scarefest 2011

It says on the AT app that this year will be the longest Scarefest, open til 9PM. Does it usually only open til 8?
by spinwhizzer
Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers TV advertising
Replies: 25
Views: 3736

Re: Towers TV advertising

There is now an box on their homepage saying 'all time greats - which one will take the crown? You decide", looks like there getting back into the old rides/thrills again.
by spinwhizzer
Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Displaying Ticket prices without VAT. Misleading Much?
Replies: 40
Views: 4891

Prices Ex. VAT

After looking on towers nerd live, I've noticed how Alton have decided to display prices excluding VAT, and then the "you pay" price. What do you think to this? I usually support everything Alton do, but personally this is too far, I find it confusing, and they come across very bitter...
by spinwhizzer
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011
Replies: 164
Views: 15867

Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Looking at the photos from towers nerd live, I'm not impressed with how they are displaying prices to make a big deal out of the VAT, I'm not a regular moaner, but thats going too far.
by spinwhizzer
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Gardaland
Replies: 794
Views: 52722

Re: Gardaland: B&M "Raptor" 2011

Pics of the trains are on coaster force, they look awesome!

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by spinwhizzer
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: It's a knockout!
Replies: 390
Views: 20882

Re: It's a knockout!

Nemesis 8
Hex 8
Air 6
Oblivion 7
Rita 6
Thirteen 6
RMT 5
Charlie 3
Duel 5
CR Rapids 5
Enterprise 4
Ripsaw 4
Flume 4
Blade 5
Sonic 5
Twirling Toadstool 5
Battle Galleons 4
Beastie 5
Marauder's Mayhem 5

Thirteen +1
Beastie -1
by spinwhizzer
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2010 discussion
Replies: 170
Views: 19673

Re: [SPOILERS] Scarefest discussion

Thanks! :)
by spinwhizzer
Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2010 discussion
Replies: 170
Views: 19673

Re: [SPOILERS] Scarefest discussion

Do passholders get early entry this year? And does a anyone know what time tott opens? Thanks :)
by spinwhizzer
Tue May 11, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Size/Weight restrictions
Replies: 92
Views: 43596

Re: Rides To Avoid? - Weight Restrictions

I have a mate who can get on every bar Air, mainly because of her legs; it can't close properly. I think Ripsaw and Submission may also be a difficulty.
by spinwhizzer
Mon May 10, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Dark Forest & RITA - General Discussion
Replies: 248
Views: 34947

Re: Dark Forest & RITA - General Discussion

Tussauds is / was a well known brand in the UK. Most people probably think Merlin is something to do with Camelot, the lottery people! :P I personaly think they shoud've kept the Tussaud's name but refreshed the branding of it, I dislike Merlin as a name. :|[/quote] Tussauds no longer own Alton Tow...
by spinwhizzer
Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 304792

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Cant understand why they didnt use normal chain lift hills on the ride. I bet the running cost for these tyre type lifts are expensive due to them having several motors, obviously need new tyres over time and the motors all need to sync correctly to operate. They make a lot less noise compared with...
by spinwhizzer
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Photographs - Quick Question
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Ride Photographs - Quick Question

"richdirk123" wrote:
You don't have your photo taken on Battle Galleons.


Yes you do.
by spinwhizzer
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Sonic Spinball
Replies: 656
Views: 100760

Re: 2010: Sonic Spinball

I went into Gamestation yesterday and noticed they have an identical model of Sonic in the shop; they really could have given AT more theming!
by spinwhizzer
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 304792

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

On the subject of worlds' firsts... Oblivion was the first ride to be advertised as a vertical drop coaster, but as most know 90 degrees is vertical not 87 or what ever the number is. Air was the first ride to be advertised as a 'flying' coaster where as David said above, 'it's a manufactures first...
by spinwhizzer
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ug Land/Rita 2010 Part 2
Replies: 149
Views: 23657

Re: Ug Land/Rita 2010 Part 2

Rita's description on the new map reads;

'Rita may be succumbing to the powers of the Dark Forest, but nothing can stop her speed! Hold on to your eyeballs as you're catapulted from 0-100kmp in 2.5 seconds'
by spinwhizzer
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010 Park Map
Replies: 139
Views: 25851

Re: 2010 Park Map

I'm trying hard to read the ride description of Rita. Something about withstanding the power of the Dark Forest. I was wondering if there may be hints towards some other plot feature. The names within Dark Forest are alright...not too original, I feel. I'm glad Ben and Jerry's is aswell as the Mexi...
by spinwhizzer
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Princess Suite at the Alton Towers Hotel?
Replies: 6
Views: 2811

Re: The Princess Suite at the Alton Towers Hotel?

"nerdsticks10179" wrote:
As i am not gay, no i have not :L but it does look allot like Arabian Nights except from the pink theming :P


Why would you have to be gay to stay in that room? :roll:
by spinwhizzer
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 135621

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

Most Americans most likely wouldn't go on thi3teen as to a lot of them its a bad number. Most skyscrapers go 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14 as they go up in levels as they believe 13 to be a tragic and deadly number. Don't no why but it comes from our own catholic religeon. Why would Americans avoid...
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