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by Mr_Gibson
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2911
Views: 494975

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I hope so! If the ticket availability is anything to go by the park isn’t hitting capacity yet so i would like to see them allocate more tickets for pass holders.
by Mr_Gibson
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oktoberfest - General Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

That would look great on the lawn in front of the towers!
by Mr_Gibson
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2911
Views: 494975

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Is anyone else disappointed with how few season/annual pass holder tickets are available? I can still book a full price ticket for today but if I want to use my season pass the earliest I can go is a week on Monday.
by Mr_Gibson
Mon May 11, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 638
Views: 78591

Re: Phantasialand

Any news on how the construction is going recently? When I visited last year we couldn’t see anything as the theming was being built and blocked out our view!
by Mr_Gibson
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - *Delayed until 2021*
Replies: 252
Views: 67365

Re: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020

I’m glad that the area is having some investment, it was rather a dreary place before this season. I take school kids there so we always go into the area to get to the education centre and it was in need of money spending on it. I still think they could do more, too many facades with empty buildings...
by Mr_Gibson
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: #AltonTowersMagic
Replies: 30
Views: 8083

Re: #AltonTowersMagic

I didn’t meet Henry Hound (a bit before my time) but my partner has!
by Mr_Gibson
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2911
Views: 494975

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

It’s as much a business decision as anything else. Given that visitor numbers are finally on the up, a longer than usual close season won’t do much good for the balance sheet.
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Abandoned
Replies: 12
Views: 3925

Re: Abandoned

Last time I went and explored the Swiss Cottage it looked like it was being used as storage. I believe it was used as offices at one point but I looked pretty unused when I went.
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2911
Views: 494975

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Very interesting photos, I wonder what it’ll be used for.
by Mr_Gibson
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2911
Views: 494975

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

My guess will be a big marquee on the lawns
by Mr_Gibson
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oktoberfest - General Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 5119

Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

I think this has potential to be a good event and I’m certainly planning on being there. I’m hoping for some nice bratwurst and currywurst!
by Mr_Gibson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2911
Views: 494975

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

An interesting collection of rides. I can’t imagine being on Congo River Rapids in Feb so I can see why they didn’t open it!
by Mr_Gibson
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2911
Views: 494975

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

When the towers have been open for Feb half term before, what rides have been open?
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1244257

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

I got my first back row ride on Wicker Man today, it was a morning run but a nice ride with good airtime!
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 162
Views: 40139

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

I rode it today and it gave me a head bang that it doesn’t normally do. I rode it first thing on a cool morning so that may have something to do with it!
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 21725

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions

Thanks for the feedback guys. I’ve got some things to mull over!
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 21725

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions

Hey everyone, I have one day (Monday 21st Oct) to visit a park before the end of the season. I usually do Alton Towers but I’ve never been to Thorpe. Is a long round trip for me but as the opening hours are longer I thought it might be worthwhile. Do you think it’ll be very busy? Is it worth a 2.5 h...
by Mr_Gibson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 84315

Re: SW9

The Dark Forest area of the park isn’t small yet the way it’s currently laid out makes it feel pokey and cramped. There is potential to do a lot with it if they can be creative. Totally agree with this, when it used to be Ug Land and housed Bone Shaker, Swinger and Corkscrew I used to love going to...
by Mr_Gibson
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 162
Views: 40139

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Sounds interesting! It’ll be interesting to see what they do.
by Mr_Gibson
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 162
Views: 40139

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

I’ve seen on Instagram that it looks like they are planning something with Nemesis on National Rollercoaster Day. Anyone got any guesses what?