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by lindendavies
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2855
Views: 422298

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Quick question, as the Katanga Canyon part has been blocked off, how does one get to the Mine Train?
by lindendavies
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2011
Replies: 773
Views: 69304

Re: Quick Questions 2011

Hi there, I am looking to book a night in the hotel, can someone tell me the difference between the thrillseekers pack and the bed and breakfast pack?

I would assume breakfast is included in both?
by lindendavies
Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2010 discussion
Replies: 170
Views: 20269

Re: [SPOILERS] Scarefest discussion

I didn't believe this years attractions were "poor", but Alton have tried extremely hard this year to ramp up the standard and I believe they had. You might of changed your mind of the day if you went on TOTT. What time did you enter the queue and what was the queue time? Scare mazes we w...
by lindendavies
Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2010 discussion
Replies: 170
Views: 20269

Re: [SPOILERS] Scarefest discussion

Sadly I did not manage to do the TOTT in the park as the que was stupid! - But I did manage to do the scare mazes on the hotel grounds. Boiler House - A slight story which was followed during the maze, the actor at the start was superb, the scare at the start was a little lame though in my opinion l...
by lindendavies
Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Splash landings hotel evacuated at 6am! Reason unknown
Replies: 29
Views: 3115

Re: Splash landings hotel evacuated at 6am! Reason unknown

I was writing the info on my iPad before so was not able to explain everything as I would have liked to. Just after 6AM the alarm went off. Waking up and realising it was the fire alarm I got the family up (2 adults and 2 very young children) - Noticed out in the hall that everyone was rushing to th...
by lindendavies
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Splash landings hotel evacuated at 6am! Reason unknown
Replies: 29
Views: 3115

Re: Splash landings hotel evacuated at 6am! Reason unknown

They should've told you what was happening, you deserve to know. Where did the Cannabis rumours come from? We heard it on one of the staff radios. But then I heard them saying the fire brigade were attending. It's a massive shame for us, I have 2 young children and we tried to come up yest and had ...
by lindendavies
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Splash landings hotel evacuated at 6am! Reason unknown
Replies: 29
Views: 3115

Re: Splash landings hotel evacuated at 6am! Reason unknown

With all the Chavs/travellers on park for Scarefest, this sound realistic. The staff should be straight on what has happened, people want to know why they've been evacuated at 6am. We were taken out round the back of the hotel in to the at hotel, only then did we see staff. And even then they did n...
by lindendavies
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Splash landings hotel evacuated at 6am! Reason unknown
Replies: 29
Views: 3115

Re: Splash landings hotel evacuated at 6am! Reason unknown

Not sure. I am sure it just set the alarms off

The staff were awful. We did not have a clue what to do. No communication whatsoever. They were too busy putting the high vis vests on.
by lindendavies
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Splash landings hotel evacuated at 6am! Reason unknown
Replies: 29
Views: 3115

Splash landings hotel evacuated at 6am! Reason unknown

As above. Bloody freezing.

Possible rumours. Someone smoking cannabis!
by lindendavies
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Geek friendly Towers facts
Replies: 207
Views: 44626

Re: Geek friendly Towers facts

"electricBlll" wrote:
If you know anything about them
No need to get argumentative! :o


Without sounding too argumentative I see so much on here when people like to get one up. The person who commented on my post wasn't exactly polite. So I corrected him with the same passion he showed me !
by lindendavies
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Geek friendly Towers facts
Replies: 207
Views: 44626

Re: Geek friendly Towers facts

Sorry to be nit picking, but you saw one HK sound system, with multiple speakers dotted about. I would say that almost certainly the sound system would be rented and not owned, also can see the theming for TOTT alone being worth 100k, scenery is not cheap. No I saw multiple systems. If you know any...
by lindendavies
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Geek friendly Towers facts
Replies: 207
Views: 44626

Re: Geek friendly Towers facts

Someone earlier in this thread said that tott theming was £100,000 worth.

To be honest I would say this is not far off, when I was there last I saw 4 HK Audio sound systems there which are about 3K per unit.

I would say its an easy 100k worth of theming and effects.
by lindendavies
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010 [NO SPOILERS]
Replies: 933
Views: 94194

Re: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010

Looks like they are marketing it as an attraction.
by lindendavies
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010 [NO SPOILERS]
Replies: 933
Views: 94194

Re: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010

Am I right in saying Room 13 will be making a return?

When you go onto the attractions on website, it comes up?

I havent been keeping an eye on this thread so sorry if its already been spoken about.
by lindendavies
Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010 [NO SPOILERS]
Replies: 933
Views: 94194

Re: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010

It doesn't fill a room in 5 seconds either. Not far away though I must be honest, this thing will blow a fair amount of smoke out. The tank is probably not in it because they will tube it up to an external one. Things like this are controlled automatically and they dont want to be filling it up all...
by lindendavies
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010 [NO SPOILERS]
Replies: 933
Views: 94194

Re: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010

"Terra" wrote:
What is the point in putting a bubble-machine in a scare maze o.0 Chances are it's a smoke machine.


Chances?! - It is a smoke machine. A Martin Magnum 2000 - And the fan is possibly there to create a Haze Machine effect!
by lindendavies
Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010 [NO SPOILERS]
Replies: 933
Views: 94194

Re: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010

I agree, I think it's a laser. Either that or a bubble machine. I seen one a my little cousins birthday party last year. :clap: Yes, definetly a bubble machine. They'll have to watch out for slips though! That is a smoke machine, more accurately a Martin Magnum smoke machine. http://www.kaoticuk.co...
by lindendavies
Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: What have they done to the booking system?
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: What have they done to the booking system?

You must be the brains of the forum lol.

I have written to Alton Towers 3 times about the booking system. No reply.

So I put it on here seeing if anyone else has had an issue.
by lindendavies
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: What have they done to the booking system?
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: What have they done to the booking system?

Boooo - Another mod has removed the posts and moved this thread into a part of the forum which will never get seen.

Alton will never learn if you hide the complaints. Boo Booo forum.
by lindendavies
Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New Computer Systems at AT Hotels
Replies: 13
Views: 2216

What on earth have they done to the hotel booking site?

Try to book two rooms, impossible. And even when using Last Minute.com I am getting prices of up to £2000 for 2 rooms and 2 nights. Let's be fair, Alton Towers is no Disneyland, but at the moment it is cheaper to go to disney than Alton lol! Why did they remove the old booking system for the hotels?