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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: 237

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: 1179
Views: 168052

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: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement
Replies: 186
Views: 31831

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: 499325

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: 76821

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: 1065
Views: 93905

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: 2500
Views: 296780

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: 6390
Views: 407611

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: 8141

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: 8141

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: 37463

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: 499325

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: 499325

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: 2790
Views: 377821

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: 780

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: 920
Views: 164970

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)   ...
by GregH94
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2790
Views: 377821

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Today was actually a great opening day, far better than any day I had at the park in 2018. There were more positives than negatives, but I'll summarise: POSITIVES: -The single rider queue on The Smiler is absolutely fantastic, it just needs to be signed properly. A complete walk on when the main qu...
by GregH94
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2790
Views: 377821

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

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Towers have seemingly confirmed this morning that staggered openings are no more. Not sure if this also means Skyride though 
by GregH94
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2790
Views: 377821

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Could stick a new merch shop in there selling Thirteen and Rita stuff, there’s much more room in there compared to Thirteen’s old shop 
by GregH94
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 37463

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Theme Park Worldwide have also filmed a separate behind the scenes video on their channel, going by what I’ve seen so far this is looking promising and pretty decent quality for something that only costs £5 online