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by GregH94
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2855
Views: 422372

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I also think it’s the right size for a desk, maybe an extra one for annual pass purchases/renewals/collection? It could take some of the strain off the box office on busy days 
by GregH94
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2855
Views: 422372

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I highly enjoyed the 2019 season, probably the best in a while (unless this year tops it). Dungeons were surprisingly good and reasonably priced, some of the disagreeable operational decisions made in 2018 were reversed, the surprise Nemesis event with John Wardley was really cool and during the las...
by GregH94
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 927
Views: 181651

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion

The hotels and waterpark open back up this weekend after their winter maintenance periods, maybe we’ll start hearing more about what’s been going on around the theme park in the coming weeks 
by GregH94
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings
Replies: 69
Views: 16053

Re: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings

I booked ATH for opening weekend, turns out at the time it was actually cheaper than staying in Splash by £60, when normally it’s the other way around 
by GregH94
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 115
Views: 9397

Re: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions

Would this be cool? https://i.imgur.com/jRCw3my.jpg Basically, mics in the ceiling, speakers near the floor (to avoid feedback), mics pic up what people are saying as they queue or leave the ride, then its played back through the speakers with an effect added like delay (echo), pitched up or down, ...
by GregH94
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1439
Views: 93091

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

As of this Wednesday, the buyout is officially complete and Merlin goes back to being a private company, formally under new ownership. Let the speculations for the future commence 
by GregH94
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: TT ScareMazing - 12th October 2019 - Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: TT ScareMazing - 12th October 2019 - Photos

The one of me running out of Sub Species looks like the poster for an action thriller 
by GregH94
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: Ideas & Suggestions
Replies: 49
Views: 14294

Re: Ideas & Suggestions

Behind the scenes of one of the coasters definitely needs to happen, Thirteen would be quite interesting with the drop track mechanics to talk about 
by GregH94
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2855
Views: 422372

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: 245
Views: 52562

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: 2855
Views: 422372

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: 245
Views: 52562

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: 769

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: 1209
Views: 190346

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: 245
Views: 52562

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: 3163
Views: 534393

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: 1439
Views: 93091

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: 1077
Views: 113456

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: 2556
Views: 340978

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: 6437
Views: 469573

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