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by ChessingtonSam
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 505594

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

One thing I have noticed that is a carryover from last season, is that the audio track just before the first lift hill is deathly quiet. When I visited last week, the orange lights were on (having not been working on opening weekend) but the audio is still really quiet, a far cry from how it’s trad...
by ChessingtonSam
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1458
Views: 264735

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

Justin's house is one of them. To be honest, it may be a few especially selected from the CBeebies cd. Edit... Just looked, yes, they are on the CD. Meet the Veggies theme tune In the Night Garden theme tune Tree Fu Tom theme tune Something Special theme tune Special delivery service theme tune Num...
by ChessingtonSam
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2510
Views: 304354

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

How has not one person got any kind of image of Galactica Airways lol? I'm really intrigued by the idea but all Ive seen is people saying theyve seen them, no pictures or video
by ChessingtonSam
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1695
Views: 141873

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Chessington has released a teaser for the replacement to Hocus Pocus Hall, containing a list of interested parties including several former characters at the park. https://i.imgur.com/cCO08ln.jpg I can see Zappomatic, Rodger the Dodger and of course Professor Burp. Any more I've missed? Also odd th...
by ChessingtonSam
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 505594

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

RAP is Ride Access Pass. They're designed for those who have a disability and are unable to use the regular queuing system. The passes come with a time sheet, such that the person goes to the RAP entrance and the staff member marks a return time for them, which will typically be the currently state...
by ChessingtonSam
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 174
Views: 27970

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

The Sun wrote:  Thrill-seekers in Staffordshire were reportedly stuck on the vertical drop segment of Oblivion for at least 30 minutes at around 2pm. :lol  G R A V I T Y  What? How have they been allowed to write that? I don't see how you can even make that mistake, it has to be just a straight up ...
by ChessingtonSam
Thu May 31, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6761
Views: 1018936

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

This is such a ridiculous comment Firstly, please chill out, everyone's opinion is valid. Secondly, then surely the correct course of action is train the staff to operate the queue correctly not rip it out. When they were first removed the general consensus was that it was for budget cuts. It just ...
by ChessingtonSam
Wed May 30, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6761
Views: 1018936

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I’d much rather this member of staff being used for a single rider queue on any of the coasters This is such a ridiculous comment. Most of the single rider lines at AT never even had an extra member of staff to operate them. It was just another queue that you entered, and a ride host would open the...
by ChessingtonSam
Sat May 12, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - Quick Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 4426

Re: Chessington - Quick Questions

Anyone know where they take the reindeers and donkeys when they go for their stroll through the park? Twice I've seen them being led through Pirate Cove from the zoo area towards Wild Asia. I'm not too sure to be honest, but I've seen them go past the new-ish entrance to Land of the Dragons and thr...
by ChessingtonSam
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 16798

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Well, I got on it, some of you may have seen my posts in the General Discussion bit about noise. And it was alright for that, in terms of the ride I need another go as I had my lap bar on too tight which killed my leg on the way round. But even then it was okay. Also worth mentioning somebody who a...
by ChessingtonSam
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 16798

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Well, I got on it, some of you may have seen my posts in the General Discussion bit about noise. And it was alright for that, in terms of the ride I need another go as I had my lap bar on too tight which killed my leg on the way round. But even then it was okay. Also worth mentioning somebody who al...
by ChessingtonSam
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of the Monorail
Replies: 55
Views: 14218

Re: Future of the Monorail

Robert.W wrote:
My advice — just walk. Really isn't any point waiting any longer than it would take to actually walk to the park.


...But my legs!
by ChessingtonSam
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2799
Views: 384469

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Numbers 2 and 3 were the worst. Its no fun running across the park for the queue to be 5 times what it said. Its also ridiculous to still be testing Oblivion, Smiler and Spinball at 10:20 and to be told to try something else when only Wickerman is actually available and has a THREE HOUR QUEUE. Rita...
by ChessingtonSam
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6761
Views: 1018936

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Yeah today was pretty bad. It was closed most of the day and when it was open, the real fire wasnt on.
by ChessingtonSam
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6761
Views: 1018936

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Thanks guys, might go on it now!

EDIT Nevermind its shut again
by ChessingtonSam
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6761
Views: 1018936

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Thanks guys. Is it like the air cannons on Thirteen or is it just speaker based?
by ChessingtonSam
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6761
Views: 1018936

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

How loud is it on Wicker Man? I have Aspergers and struggle with loud noises, it was too loud in the ride area and I pretty much cant ride thirteen because of the air cannons so what would it be like for me in the maintenance shed etc. (I wont be going in the pre show no matter what.
by ChessingtonSam
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1695
Views: 141873

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

For some reason, Dragon's Fury wasn't accepting single riders, despite the sign advertising still being there. So I went in, queued up, only to be told "we're not doing that today". Not sure if that's only for this weekend, but it was still annoying. We entered the queue to realise it was...
by ChessingtonSam
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 174
Views: 27970

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

So they do a birthday celebration so to speak, for each coaster, for the year you can best fit into the logo? I can't imagine what year they'd do for Thirteen...
by ChessingtonSam
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2799
Views: 384469

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

To be honest, I'm pretty sure this is Merlin trying too make current holders of the Alton Towers Annual Pass upgrade to a Merlin Annual Pass which would give them a better profit margin. It's irritating but they are, in the end, a business and they want to make as much money as they can with the sm...
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