UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by AltonOperator
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 920
Views: 163506

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion

I’ve come up with a sort of development plan for Alton Towers. It is mainly based on my wishes and hopes but I have tried to think about profitability and commercial viability. I’ll start with my year-by-year plans then move on to general improvements to be carried out at any stage. 2020 – The theme...
by AltonOperator
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1169
Views: 165504

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Bexa wrote:
With the free tickets from The Sun, can they be upgraded to a season pass or can that only be done with a purchased ticket? Also can premium season passes be bought on the day?

As you pay £0 for the free ticket, you would have to pay the full price for the season pass to upgrade to it.
by AltonOperator
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1433
Views: 75388

Re: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal

I thought people were quite excited before I read this thread. Firstly, Lego haven't bought merlin. Lego's parent company (which exists almost solely to serve Lego) have bought some more of Merlin. That's it. I am confident in the future of the company. Lego have a great company ethos, which is cert...
by AltonOperator
Sun May 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 271
Views: 50504

Re: Project 2020

Now, I want to bring more attention to Thorpe's running actors. We've had 4 different types of actors running around park since Opening Saturday.  1: Jungle Crew (not australian) 2: Film Crew  3: Jungle Crew (Australian, Jungle Escape) 4:Old Town Crew. This just could be thorpe trying to incorporat...
by AltonOperator
Wed May 08, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Master's Final Project
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Master's Final Project

done. good luck!
by AltonOperator
Tue May 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 27736

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Just got back from AT for the first time in afew years.  Nemesis as good as ever.  Does anyone else have the theme tune stuck in their head when they get home?   Impressed with the 15 minute waiting time for a bank holiday Monday. Sorry to be off topic but what is it that makes a coaster rough with...
by AltonOperator
Sat May 04, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1169
Views: 165504

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I'd second a private message. Doesn't take them too long to reply and you have it in case of confusion later.
by AltonOperator
Fri May 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1433
Views: 75388

Re: Merlin General Discussion

We think we are probably the world leader in themed accommodation

Nick Varney said that. Has he heard of Disney?
by AltonOperator
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1433
Views: 75388

Re: Merlin General Discussion

I think to brand it as a midway attraction it has to be replicable? Warwick castle certainly can't be built in any city Merlin fancies! I did enjoy great Yarmouth. Even just looking at joyland and pleasure beach was plenty interesting. One of the highlights was finding a small window in the building...
by AltonOperator
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6381
Views: 400861

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Not sure about this but I seem to think Easter last year was travellers’ weekend?
by AltonOperator
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1433
Views: 75388

Re: Merlin General Discussion

And sea life Great Yarmouth is missing from the map Yarmouth is not really worth a trip for nowadays.  It has a lot less aquariums and not that many interesting fish now.  IMO it's really gone down hill the last two seasons.  It used to be a good Sealife  My first visit to Great Yarmouth was in Feb...
by AltonOperator
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1433
Views: 75388

Re: Merlin General Discussion

And sea life Great Yarmouth is missing from the map
by AltonOperator
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2825
Views: 1018509

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome everyone. Come say hello in the shoutbox sometime!
by AltonOperator
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1433
Views: 75388

Re: Merlin General Discussion

It does look a lot nicer than the old, outdated one. something tells me this isn't quite right though...
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by AltonOperator
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 315
Views: 54917

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Its great that they're making so many different ones as there's definitely something for everyone's tastes and interests.
by AltonOperator
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: The Bear Grylls Adventure - Birmingham NEC
Replies: 11
Views: 4359

Re: The Bear Grylls Adventure - Birmingham NEC

That is a fantastic deal! I don't have a MAP but for those prices I highly recommend trying it. It's a great opportunity to try obscure, expensive activities such as indoor skydiving at a far more affordable price.
by AltonOperator
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1169
Views: 165504

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Communication is the reason SRQs were removed in the first place. Staff weren't told how to properly manage them so they didn't work. Is there no way to just inform all staff of changes?
by AltonOperator
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2825
Views: 1018509

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome people. say hi in the shoutbox some time!
by AltonOperator
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6381
Views: 400861

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

No doubt the sugar tax has been incorporated into the main cost of the cup, therefore sugar free drinkers are paying a premium.  I could be wrong! Yes this is likely. I think the point is to make a difference in price between sugary and sugar free drinks but I do think that was optional, provided t...
by AltonOperator
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6381
Views: 400861

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Not sure how that will work given the sugar tax in the UK. At Alton, even with an unlimited cup, Coca-Cola costs an extra charge because of the sugar content. I'd imagine something similar might have to happen in this case, but it would be difficult because they are automated.
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