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by GregH94
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2812
Views: 389995

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Piplup2003 wrote:
Anyone know roughly how busy the park usually is on Tuesdays (specifically, during scarefest)

This Tuesday? Should be broadly similar to today’s queue times as it’s half term. 
by GregH94
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 220
Views: 37522

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

Remember this rumour? Turns out it’s actually happening! I for one approve as it’s an appropriate replacement for the area before it. Hopefully we see some planning permission soon if there’s meant to be a new ride in there (presumably a dark ride)  https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/whats-on/alton-tow...
by GregH94
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2812
Views: 389995

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I think the issue might not be with the gondola itself, but with the motors underneath it - if they needed replacing, you’d have to take the boat out the pit first 
by GregH94
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 220
Views: 37522

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

You think there’ll be any more progress on this retheme now Scarefest’s on the way? As of the weekend just gone I believe the rides in CCL were still open, the rumour was the area would close for the preparation work after the end of summer. 
by GregH94
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Worst thing you've ever accidently done at a park.
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Worst thing you've ever accidently done at a park.

Sit down on Blue Tornado. Well, wasn’t really a mistake since I needed the credit at the time...
by GregH94
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1198
Views: 174753

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Having not been to AT in August for a long time, could anyone give me an idea as to what queue times will be like Tuesday? I'm guessing quieter than August weekends but then again, with school holidays is it just as busy weekdays too? Generally 30-45 mins at the moment. Wicker Man and Smiler will b...
by GregH94
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 220
Views: 37522

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

Given the font style, it’s definitely some sort of new kids area - if House of Monsters did actually return for Scarefest 2020 would it be in a different location?
by GregH94
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509500

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Mikw wrote:
Any truth that the Single rider queue doesn't operate now idf the queue is less than an hour long?


You’ll be pleased to know that’s a bogus rumor, pretty much everyone’s used it this weekend.

Come to think about it, I don’t think I’ve used the main queue at all this season.
by GregH94
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 80690

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

Depends what they can bring to the table - I hope the non-Lego parks still retain their own identity, I mean, a Lego themed area to replace CCL would be great, but Alton Towers is still Alton Towers and future lands/Secret Weapons still need to have their own original theme 
by GregH94
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1072
Views: 98493

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

“Yer queuing ten hours, ‘Arry”

“I’m what?”
by GregH94
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2540
Views: 311929

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

CoasterBoyyt wrote:
For a trip in the future, which is generally the least busy time to visit AT in Scarefest?


The first weekend.
by GregH94
Wed May 08, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6400
Views: 422912

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Justin wrote:
Never heard of any of the featured!

Good to see that they are continuing the MOS style events!

Neither have I, because I generally try to avoid bad music  :lol
by GregH94
Wed May 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Black Buccaneer
Replies: 41
Views: 8448

Re: Black Buccaneer

Justin wrote:
No doubt it will be used for spares and repairs. After the trouble it had last year, I can't see it returning.  I do hope that they get a replacement though as I really enjoyed that ride!

Was it down quite a lot last year? I only visited Chessington once in 2018
by GregH94
Wed May 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Black Buccaneer
Replies: 41
Views: 8448

Re: Black Buccaneer

I thought Rameses would have been the next removal, not this - Buccaneer's younger than Blade and there were no problems refurbing the latter to basically new condition 
by GregH94
Sun May 05, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 39273

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Remaining open after park close might actually make more people want to do it, as they won’t see it as taking up time from their day 
by GregH94
Fri May 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509500

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Any plans to release the mounted POV that was recorded at the spring event? 
by GregH94
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509500

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Forgot to ask this weekend, what’s actually the deal with the SR entrance being unmarked outside? It’s no secret that it’s back in use if you just ask AT on Twitter if the ride has it, or to those who find out when they get to the indoor section.
by GregH94
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2812
Views: 389995

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Queue times haven’t quite matched this time last year, but I’m guessing that’s because operations are better? 
by GregH94
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TT Spring Spectacular - 13th April 2019 - Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 902

Re: TT Spring Spectacular - 13th April 2019 - Discussion

Forecast 4c at 9am on Saturday, unsure if that will that be enough to run The Smiler for the ERT?
by GregH94
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 168999

Re: Alton Towers Future 2020-24

I don’t think we’ll see another hotel for a while now that the Pods have been added  Sub Terra could possibly receive a replacement since there’s hardly anything SBNO now compared to a few years ago and it’s sort of the only thing in that category left  (except for Scarefest when it’s Project 42)   ...