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by AltonOperator
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2673
Views: 343293

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I'm sure I've seen that complaint about the car park,  or one very similar on Facebook. I'm not sure how I feel about the car parking charge as it doesn't really affect me with my MAP.  I understand that charges are used to control traffic flow and maintain services, but as Alton isn't really in a ...
by AltonOperator
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2673
Views: 343293

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Forgot to post this yesterday, but Alton Towers Resort Jobs on Instagram had an interesting story and on it, when paused, was the following... https://i.imgur.com/XPZ9ZQ0.jpg It looks like effort will be put into Splash and rides. Hopefully, rides like The Smiler will be clean! Anyone read the bit ...
by AltonOperator
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Flamingo Land Coast
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Flamingo Land Coast

Flamingo Land Coast is a proposed 4-storey indoor attraction on the previous Futurist Theatre site https://images-a.jpimedia.uk/imagefetch/w_700,f_auto,ar_3:2,q_auto:low,c_fill/if_h_lte_200,c_mfit,h_201/https://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/webimage/1.9578196.1549446300!/image/image.jpg Full plans a...
by AltonOperator
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2673
Views: 343293

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

It makes a lot of sense for them to stay open later to exploit tea/dinner time, especially if the times are extended last minute, as people will most likely not have brought their own lunch and tea
by AltonOperator
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 201
Views: 25092

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

SJW wrote:
It will be interesting to see what the boat ride is like. How much room will be left?

I've been told that the building is far larger than the bit we have seen, so there will be plenty of space for show rooms
by AltonOperator
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 201
Views: 25092

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

In addition to premium season pass holders, I'm assuming MAP holders will also get free entry to the Dungeon? And does anyone have an idea as to how the pre-booking will work? Alton Towers have stated on social media today that "entry is not included in the Merlin Annual Pass", although i...
by AltonOperator
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1109
Views: 149855

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Nickolai wrote:
Does anyone know if the Premium Alton Towers Season Pass include free parking or ERT?

I highly doubt it. They're not mentioned on the terms and conditions so I'd say no I'm afraid.
by AltonOperator
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2673
Views: 343293

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Alton Towers has revealed their marketing campaign for 2019: https://altontowers-media.azureedge.net/media/6138/pott-logo-aw-low-res.jpg?width=1280&scale=both&quality=70 From the Blog : The Power of the Towers campaign is our response to this need for family escapism.  It’s all about remind...
by AltonOperator
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 201
Views: 25092

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Yeah I thought that might be a little too long for a secondary attraction. I think it works at Warwick because there's nothing to do there. There's loads at towers so an hour out of the day is still a really big impact Actually, there is quite a lot to do at Warwick, especially if you visit in peak...
by AltonOperator
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 201
Views: 25092

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Yeah I thought that might be a little too long for a secondary attraction. I think it works at Warwick because there's nothing to do there. There's loads at towers so an hour out of the day is still a really big impact
by AltonOperator
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 201
Views: 25092

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

I do agree that a 1 to 2 hour experience reduces the already short amount of ride time. If it is clearly advertised that it is long, they may struggle to sell tickets but if it is not, guests may come out upset that they've lost so much time or may spend the experience agitated that they are wasting...
by AltonOperator
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 905
Views: 153561

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

But it makes me wonder, is Frog Hopper drop tower 1 and Thorpe's Lumber Jump, tower 2? Seems unlikely Alton would keep Frog Hopper given this and Thorpe appear to be clearing Old Town out, with Lumber Jump certainly not being a permanent fixture. I don't think so. These towers have an odd support s...
by AltonOperator
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 905
Views: 153561

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

According to the Design and Access Statement, the ride may be a relocation. This is the style of ride: http://publicaccess.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/portal/servlets/AttachmentShowServlet?ImageName=217135 https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/395989287155531786/534436456530182145/Capture3.PNG
by AltonOperator
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 140
Views: 23697

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

I've found Nemesis to be quite tame this season. Not sure why. Its also a shame that the back row is still restricted to disabled pass but I understand their thinking.
I tried front row for the first time in April. Unfortunately it didn't live up to the hype and got off thinking 'meh'
by AltonOperator
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3101
Views: 468274

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I also seem to remember hearing 50% a while ago. I imagine they tell you that to avoid complaints if people do have to wait. nicky.borril, the procedure is that fasttracks and main line guests are proportioned fairly, not just fasttrack all go because they've paid.
by AltonOperator
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita - General Discussion
Replies: 122
Views: 13138

Re: Rita - General Discussion

After my first few visits to towers, I enjoyed the thrill of Rita and even decided it was my favourite at the park. This year, after not visiting for many years, I have noticed how rough it can be, and also how boring the layout is after the initial launch. But above all of that, my main hate for Ri...
by AltonOperator
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 260
Views: 52120

Re: SW9

I have been thinking and something great for SW9 is a launched Flume ride. Only cause you see the hydraulic water slide launches recently and I think something like that but an LSM launch especially built for water coasters and their manufacturers like Intamin or Mack. Mack's PowerSplash model is a...
by AltonOperator
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: Forum Quizzes
Replies: 50
Views: 4682

Re: Forum Quizzes

Last minute - but could Dom be given coloured text privileges in the SB for these? It would make tracking the questions easier when there's a lot of s pammed responses covering all possibilities  thoughtful responses from participants. :) I could write in caps lock I guess :) Yeah that would do if ...
by AltonOperator
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 905
Views: 153561

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

Unlikely, but it could be a 'hanging' themed ride outside of the dungeons that is still branded dungeons to help bring the area together. But yeah, very unlikely
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