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by thefatone
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Madame Tussauds London
Replies: 152
Views: 63116

Re: Disappointing experience at Madame Tussaudes

It depends on peoples perceptions - i personally hate MT as i dislike the whole celebrity culture, and nothing can be more boring. As for change pricing, it just doesn't happen anywhere much. Would be nice, and would make sense.. but they just don't for whatever reason. I have visited the attraction...
by thefatone
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Staff Ride Areas
Replies: 49
Views: 7052

Re: Ride team changes

They've split into three areas. 1st area - Monorail, Valley, Gloomy wood, RMT 2nd area - Dark Forest, Cuckoo and X Sector 3rd area - all the rest. Presume monorail has moved onto park side for staffing - when the rides are quieter, if monorail needs it, borrow staff and opposite - instead of putting...
by thefatone
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Enviromental Management.
Replies: 18
Views: 2942

Re: Alton Towers Enviromental Mangement.

Towers waste company (erm.. cant remember the name) recycles something like 70% of all rubbish thrown away, and from 2012 will be recycling all of it (the non-recyclable stuff is being burned into energy).

Using them instead of like.. sita.. must make some difference?
by thefatone
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fastrack, Website, ERT & Brochures 2011
Replies: 127
Views: 18493

Re: Fastrack, Website & Brochures 2011

I spose they're doing it to simply make money, makes sense rather than completely selling out of £5 thirteen fastracks to have them together, so it's still same price per ride to last year, but less demand. But as we should all know on here, it wasn't worth buying a thirteen fastrack at all last yea...
by thefatone
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Another Maurer Sohne death
Replies: 29
Views: 4729

Re: Another Maurer Sohne death

Yeah I think the tussauds mauhrer rides have definitely had their fair share of major issues.
by thefatone
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Staff Ride Areas
Replies: 49
Views: 7052

Re: Alton Towers Staff Ride Areas

Yeah, your area is Forbidden Valley, Gloomy Wood, RMT and monorail :)
by thefatone
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Another Maurer Sohne death
Replies: 29
Views: 4729

Re: Another Maurer Sohne death

Might have failed to properly lock HIMSELF in..

Surely this is down to the operating procedures, instead of the ride itself?

As for the girl - who hasn't been hit with a bolt flying out? ;)
by thefatone
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Tory cuts
Replies: 109
Views: 9743

Re: Tory cuts

To be honest, the guys at the top have earnt it. The amount of stress they go through, amount of hours they work and what they do for the benefit of the company they work for demands that salary. Remember, they don't just go in working 9-5 checking restraints and ignoring guests because they don't c...
by thefatone
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Staff Ride Areas
Replies: 49
Views: 7052

Re: Alton Towers Staff Ride Areas

Yeah the contracts dont tell you the teams - just post part of your managers name (surname probs) on here and someone will tell you what area you're in!
by thefatone
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Mysterious Stuff of Alton Towers
Replies: 149
Views: 48160

Re: The Mysterious Stuff of Alton Towers

"Rowe" wrote:
Wow, I'd like to see photos of... the old Nemesis logo too... including the area by the lift hill

Just ask a staff member by the entrance if you can go up to "area three" for photos - they almost definitely wont say no - it's a queueline afterall and usually very understanding!
by thefatone
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: Discussion
Replies: 1012
Views: 117576

Re: 2011: Discussion

They even scrimpt on 13 and rather than buy an adult coaster built a kiddie one then marketed it massively, stupid publicity stunts? Oh they are free and get attention, reckon that saved a small fortune. [/color] [/quote] Well, it couldn't have been much stuff amazing with a 1.2m restriction. Sure,...
by thefatone
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Mysterious Stuff of Alton Towers
Replies: 149
Views: 48160

Re: The Mysterious Stuff of Alton Towers

As for old area which goes under monorail - you could walk through, its been fenced off on the dynamo side of things. The queue is massive over there, some of it was used relatively recently i'm sure - but other parts of it have a good layer of grass in its pathway. You could walk around it if you w...
by thefatone
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Tory cuts
Replies: 109
Views: 9743

Re: Tory cuts

No i'm not saying he's not biased - but everyone will have some sort of opinion. Just when you show a pretty extreme view such as Cables before he's even really started isn't a great way to go... Of course, the Lib Dems aren't too knowledgable at the whole.. running of things. As for papers, I could...
by thefatone
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Tory cuts
Replies: 109
Views: 9743

Re: Tory cuts

No of course not, first sign of Vince Cable being anti-Murdoch they gave him the keys to the decision. Oh no wait, they moved him to a different department Well apart from allowing him to continue in that role would further undermines the point of democracy. You can't just have someone there who bl...
by thefatone
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3232
Views: 208999

Re: Drayton Manor General Topic

Well that definitely looks like a hotel!
by thefatone
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Tory cuts
Replies: 109
Views: 9743

Re: Tory cuts

Handing him all the British media on a place? Yeah.. cos they've just given him sky haven't they? Even if they do allow to give him sky, chances are he'd HAVE to sell off sky news. That doesn't look like they're just bending over backwards for him. As for job, its a shame your job is getting lost. P...
by thefatone
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington charging for parking from July 2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6275

Re: Chessington charging for parking from July 2011

Backing up previous 2 - there's the best public transport to chessie than any other merlin park. The trains from London Waterloo every half hour (or 20mins if engineering works on the mainline) and a 10min walk from station. Or, you can get a bus from the station. Buses are every 7mins whilst during...
by thefatone
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Bubbleworks
Replies: 135
Views: 22054

Re: Old Bubbleworks or new Bubbleworks

Dave - Rides TL currently painting up the bubbleworks.

Can't provide any further evidence per say (as that'd get in trouble!), apart from you'll notice the difference when it opens in march.

Plus - it'd be a bloody massive problem if prof burp still had his ruined poster on display ;)
by thefatone
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: Discussion
Replies: 1012
Views: 117576

Re: 2011: Discussion

To be fair - when was it announced that the 4d had fallen through? Pretty recently - One of the most recent magazines of Park World (or whatever its called, i get it.. just dont pay attention to name) mentioned building a 4d cinema at towers. If so, maybe its too late to add something for the season...
by thefatone
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Facebook Annual Pass offer
Replies: 28
Views: 3429

Re: Alton Facebook Annual Pass offer

Its a decent price I suppose... So the Premium Alton Towers pass will be £99 and the Standard (without car parking) will be £84 Interesting to read the T&C's for the Standard Alton Towers Pass.. 8.Additional charges apply for entry into: 8.any concerts taking place at the Attraction; 9.any them...