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by hursty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2792
Views: 379229

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I wonder why they've done "People per boat", rather than "Maximum people per boat".

I could potentially see that causing some confusion
by hursty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 545
Views: 120339

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Hi Guys, Does anyone have any suggestions for the best time to head up to AT for Scarefest this year? Me and a few mates are planning to come up from Brighton for a couple of days for our first Scarefest. I'm guessing its going to be pretty packed regardless but any help would be much appreciated! ...
by hursty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2503
Views: 298008

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Where do people think this will be, assuming Sub's queue is in a similar location.

Courtyard garden, Conservatory/connecting room, front of the Towers, Fountain Square?
by hursty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: SP Southern Screamer - 9th June 2018 - Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

SP Southern Screamer - 9th June 2018 - Photos

Here are the event photos from SouthParks Southern Screamer 2018 - can you spot yourself? We'll be adding the photos to Facebook in the coming days (we like to give you forum lot a sneaky peek). We politely request you wait until we post the photos on our Facebook page and share the photo from there...
by hursty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2503
Views: 298008

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

So reading the Scarefest website, and it could just be i'm reading more than what is actually there but this line:  Our multi award winning scare mazes have been re-scarified for this year and we are adding another NEW maze to the line up Does this hint that we could potentially see a few changes t...
by hursty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 920
Views: 165449

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Personally, like many other people, I would like to see something happen with the previous Ripsaw site. With all the new concepts Merlin could choose from, it would be nice to finally have a ride back there. Ripsaw was a fantastic compact ride that had a great impact on that area (and my shoulders/...
by hursty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra)
Replies: 354
Views: 81789

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

TheDuke wrote:
Can't wait to hear about Project 42 and I wonder if it will use the Sub Terra ride system.

I can't imagine that'll be the case - there might still be the elevator element, but I doubt the drop portion will be making a return,
by hursty
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 26194

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

I honestly think the SMDC have got this decision very wrong here. The "improved" designs don't have that same magic that previous developments at Alton Towers had, wether the council managed to see something  in them or not, they definitely don't resemble the magic of prior developments a...
by hursty
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2503
Views: 298008

Re: Scarefest

Hi, never been to a scarefest but seen some previous posts talking about Extreme mazes and Alone mazes. What do these mean? Also where was Sub Species Lockdown based? You should definitely give Scarefest a try one year, Alton do have some great mazes! Some years Alton Towers offer "extreme&quo...
by hursty
Mon May 28, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: SP Spring Spectacular - 7th April 2018 - Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

SP Spring Spectacular - 7th April 2018 - Photos

Here are the event photos from SouthParks Spring Spectacular 2018 - can you spot yourself? We'll be adding the photos to Facebook in the coming days (we like to give you forum lot a sneaky peek). We politely request you wait until we post the photos on our Facebook page and share the photo from the...
by hursty
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 920
Views: 165449

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Rather than 'Walliams World' (sorry Lewis), how about... Storybook Land!? Could even have a giant bookworm! I do really like the idea of a book themed land, the Ice Age facade being the town library, hosting a story-book narrated show. Perhaps something that balances entertainment with something edu...
by hursty
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Haunting of Molly Crowe
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

Re: The Haunting of Molly Crowe

A couple of photos from 2015 The entrance, in the same location as Mine Tours; https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/1-ttlive_img_2737_hursty.jpg The pre-show, from an elevated viewing platform - which ran from the tunnel straight to the right hand side of the door (the current ex...
by hursty
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2792
Views: 379229

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Really good news, whilst having not attempting it in the first place would have prevented reputational harm, it is at least a strong sign that they were willing to look again. I suspect the fact it was starting to gain mainstream news coverage (although local), and was eroding the impact of the SW8 ...
by hursty
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2792
Views: 379229

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

...Perhaps their bizarre plans have something to do with how the Wicker Man area will flow, so are sticking to them for that reason? It's entirely possible that they've announced these times to keep people on that side of the park in the morning for a better appearance of guest numbers in the early...
by hursty
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2792
Views: 379229

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Whilst they have done staggered opening before, they've either been mostly water-rides or have still been controversial! I think the line "this year is no different" is poor choose of words, because it can be misinterpreted to mean the same staggered times as last year - which isn't true! ...
by hursty
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Waterpark
Replies: 55
Views: 11180

Re: Alton Towers Waterpark

Does anyone have any suggestions of what would be feasible additions to the water park that could be added without too great an space/engineering challenge?
by hursty
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term - Pirates and Princess Takeover
Replies: 23
Views: 5099

Re: February Half Term - Pirates and Princesses

Muffin? Muffin!? Lady Muffin!? Lady... ... ... MUFFIN! Love this idea of seeing The Kidnap of Lady Victoria Sponge again, would have been great to see it back in the Mutiny Bay Courtyard during the main season, but hey-ho . I've done the pirate weekends before and they have been good fun, still not ...
by hursty
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 158
Views: 29050

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Nemesis has definitely had it's quiet days this season, although there is a lot to be said for it's reliability and efficiency in terms of riders per hour. It's unfortunate that on most of my trips the queue didn't make it past the fastrack gate. I'm sure the late opening is purely down to predicted...
by hursty
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: TT ScareMazing - October 21st 2017 - Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 2603

TT ScareMazing - October 21st 2017 - Photos

Here are the event photos from TowersTimes ScareMazing 2017 - can you spot yourself? We'll be adding the photos to Facebook in the coming days (we like to give you forum lot a sneaky peek). We politely request you wait until we post the photos on our Facebook page and share the photo from there rath...
by hursty
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 245295

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Can see some nice detail below the track line https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/20171104_img_3538_hursty.jpg And that rock wall is looking nice against the wood https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/20171104_img_3560_hursty.jpg
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