UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by xEmmax
Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: 50% Alton Towers Stay
Replies: 6
Views: 3140

Re: 50% Alton Towers Stay

Bum me and my mates already booked out stay there a couple of weeks ago this would have really helped! :(
by xEmmax
Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Florida 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3317

Re: Florida 2010

Not bad prices! But I got quotes for the June/July period since thats when the OP said they would want to fly. £225 for New York is an amazing price! Now if only I could find a job I would love to got there for a short break :cry: I hate being broke and unemployed 'tis not fun and I would not recomm...
by xEmmax
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Florida 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3317

Re: Florida 2010

Virgin Atlantic prices atm seem to be floating around the £250/80 mark. £500 gets you premium seats... :shock: Hmmm, well ours (I checked) our costing 590pp for economy, flying out on a Thursday during school term, flying back in Easter holidays I've never heard of people getting flights as cheap a...
by xEmmax
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Florida 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 3317

Re: Florida 2010

Flights will be your biggest expenses we fly in 3 weeks and it's costing I think about £500 + pp for VirginA. Indirect charter flights are cheaper however you just got to shop around, and bear in mind unlike virgin or BA most charters even direct will arrive in Sanford airport which is a bit of a dr...
by xEmmax
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 690
Views: 86160

This is a good site for construcion photos http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/manta.html I'm still praying that they're over estimating with Summer 09 (and some places do say Spring still) and by some miracle it'll be open when I'm there Easter to Mattia :D we fly out 6 months today. ---- Post Info Add...
by xEmmax
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: ORLANDO!
Replies: 59
Views: 8544

Re: ORLANDO!

I'm going Easter to ! 26th March - 13th April and I can't wait! Theres so much to do I couldn't even begin to describe the best rides. But my favorite parks are Magic Kingdom, Sea World and Islands of Adventure - all offer something different and are top notch theme parks. Do your research before yo...
by xEmmax
Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Should The Corkscrew Go?
Replies: 149
Views: 27860

I love Corkscrew for many reasons. 1) The queue is always very short so I will always go on it (only been on Rita once but now I refuse to go on it due to the stupid lengh of the queue) . When have you been on Rita! I've never queued longer than abut 20 minutes while for air and nemesis etc I'm nor...
by xEmmax
Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: I love Alton Towers, but afraid of rides!
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Just go on them... You'll regret it all of this the day you finally go on them, because I did after being a Rollercoaster Wimp for 15 years. You sound like me1 I can't believe I was such a coaster wimp. The best way to get over it is go on a big one fist, just go for it straight away, I conquered m...
by xEmmax
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Bus crashes near bridge in Alton
Replies: 162
Views: 21144

Horrible news :cry:

I'm not surprised though been to AT on a bus a couple of times now and those roads are not bus friendly.
by xEmmax
Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Which Hotel lifts are better?
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Spalshs are fun to dance too (when we were there I got the whole family to dance cue red faces when the lift door opens and a massive crowd of people outside ... :lol: ) but Altons flashy lights are amazingly fun
by xEmmax
Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers water rides - up to scratch?
Replies: 92
Views: 18582

For me like I said the biggest problem for me is the way they look especially the Flume. I don't think it being almost entirely outside helps it, as the drop can never look good when all it's got behind it is a couple of trees. The best Flues are normally those with the majority of it inside and the...
by xEmmax
Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers water rides - up to scratch?
Replies: 92
Views: 18582

Altons water rides (I'm talking about the Flume and CRR here) are bad very bad. !) The Flume - Aesthetically it is ugly very ugly and old it has a little bit of theming but compared to the likes of Disney and Universal it's the bottom of the heap. There they are themed to an inch of their life and t...
by xEmmax
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Got a few questions about Alton Towers before i go tomorrow!
Replies: 7
Views: 1928

I find Pizza Hut pretty cheap and good value for money regarding food, it's either £4 or £5 and you get a Pizza (big enough to fill you up) wedge/chip type things and a drink, couldn't comment on the others as I've never eaten there :lol:
by xEmmax
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The best way to get round alton towers tomorrow
Replies: 7
Views: 1430

We normally work on a rota of -Skyride to Forbidden Valley (air nemmie etc) -Katanga (RT, Rapids) Mutiny Bay (Flume) -Adventure Land for Spinball and Mcdonalds farm depending on whether with family or friends -X Sector for Oblivion -UGland for Rita and sometimes Corkie Then Skyride to forbidden vall...
by xEmmax
Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Photo Points
Replies: 13
Views: 2079

I know it's not got the size of Walt Disney world etc, but maybe they could do something like the system they have where you register online before you trip (not 100% sure how it works but you get a number or a card or something) Then at the parks they have special photographers dotted all around an...
by xEmmax
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: European Coaster Road Trip 2008 Part II
Replies: 18
Views: 2345

I like the groovy pink puppet man :D
by xEmmax
Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: European Coaster Road Trip 2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2435

Wow that is an AMAZING list of parks, you must have had fun going to all of those.

Great pictures
by xEmmax
Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: A non-coaster that Towers couldn't do without
Replies: 40
Views: 5774

I'd also go along with the Rapids. They are sculpted into the landscape, and are always popular on a hot day, as well as being a genuinely good laugh and one of the roughest I've been on. 20 times as good as Thorpe's. One of the roughest :shock: they're the tamest I've ever been on. I think I'd hav...
by xEmmax
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Irrational Coaster Fears
Replies: 28
Views: 6317

I get really funny with restraints I hate it when they're just that bit loose, they have to be circulation cutting tight, I know it's still going to keep me in ifs a bit loose but I still worry. Oblivions the only one where I always without fail think I'm going to die when you go up the lift hill an...
by xEmmax
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What is the busiest ride?
Replies: 30
Views: 4735

Yeah but you see a lot more kids who are tall enough i.e 8up going on Air as opposed to Nemesis and Oblivion. I also nearly always see kids lined up against the rular to see if they're tall enough not something you see with Nemesis and Oblivon. My sisters almost 3 and she's already over 1m so it's o...