UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by marita
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 326693

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Sorry Bit of a rant. I contacted the Annual pass Team last week 12 days ago via email. They responded with a question which I answered the same day. No further responses. I have emailed the MD and no response. I have written on their FB page yesterday and was assured a call today Guess what ??? NOTH...
by marita
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Florida Trip April 2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2733

Re: Florida Trip April 2013

Congrats on the big day and getting the other half to agree to a theme park start to the honeymoon Check this out:- http://www.undercovertourist.com/planning/when-to-visit/disney-world-crowds-calendar_april-2013.html#disney-opening-hours it will show the anticipated business of the parks and help yo...
by marita
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2012 Season - Your Verdict
Replies: 35
Views: 16162

Re: 2012 Season - Your Verdict

My Personal opinion is that AT has gone downhill big time!! I have been a loyal fan for 14 years and have visited more than once a year for the majority. I brought annual passes a number of years ago when a merlin pass was £100 and on a bogof. Long time ago eh? From then we visited so many times peo...
by marita
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: End of year sale.
Replies: 5
Views: 1133

End of year sale.

Went to AT last night  for another go at Scarefest The shops are having a end of year sale with 20% off everything and £25% off hoodies. But If you buy items on a 3 for 2 it does not count. Also If you are a annual pass holder you are not allowed to have your pass holder discount. Now I am sorr...
by marita
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Monorail, whats that extra platform used for?
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Monorail, whats that extra platform used for?

These are where you get on the monorail if your staff at the end or beginning of your shift, (if im in the right place)

Or if im not then they are evacuation points if the need arises.

(shoot me down)
by marita
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2012: General Discussion (Spoiler Warning)
Replies: 1004
Views: 130304

Re: Scarefest 2012: General Discussion (Spoiler Warning)

Went yesterday again and it was so much better than preview weekend. There was a fab atmosphere with people dressed in fantastic costumes. Generally people were having fun. There were a group of people all dressed in a variety of costumes with one member of the group just wearing trackies, hoody and...
by marita
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Litterbugs
Replies: 23
Views: 2866

Re: Litterbugs

We went into the Fried Chicken Co seated area and I know one thing. If my children/teenagers left a mess the way many teenagers/adults do then i would slap their backsides. What does it take to pick your rubbish up and walk to the nearest bin? Staff are not there to wipe our butts cleaning up after ...
by marita
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2012: General Discussion (Spoiler Warning)
Replies: 1004
Views: 130304

Re: Scarefest 2012: General Discussion

Tbh it's pretty rubbish. There is no atmosphere. I'm shocked I was so excited but feel really let down
by marita
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: All Day Dining [Withdrawn]
Replies: 95
Views: 19122

Re: Dine all day

We have used the all day dining and it has been great kids can grab whatever they want. If they are not with us then they don't have to wait to meet up or risk loosing money. However I have just gone to book it for next week, last time I paid £22.50 it is now £24.95 tut tut... Scarefest is  £28...
by marita
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 917
Views: 67043

Re: Disneyland Paris

Easiest way to get around the fear of loosing your bag is to put your legs through the straps like you would put it on you back

found that solved the issue for me
by marita
Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Unfair Pricing for Disabled People
Replies: 48
Views: 6469

Re: Unfair Pricing for Disabled People

Current price for Disabled is £45 and free carer at the gate or £27 and free carer online..... However please take into consideration that the majority of disabled people would not visit the park on their own and they could not go onto any ride without someone one with them. Therefore Alton/Merlin m...
by marita
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: FIRE on the Monorail?
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

Re: FIRE on the Monorail?

All seemed to be ok there were no fire engines at the end of the day.

We wanted to go through the woodland walk but they told us the gates had been locked so had to use the shuttle busses
by marita
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: FIRE on the Monorail?
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

FIRE on the Monorail?

Just wondered if anyone knew anything.

At towers now and the monorail is closed. So before the nice walk
Back I decided to pop to the loo. A cleaner was telling me that there
Has been a small fire on the monorail. Don't know how true this is
But thought would post.
by marita
Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 326693

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Hi

Is there any discounts around for the annual pass? i know of 25% on renewals. but is there anything better. trying to saves a few squids :)  :P
by marita
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?
Replies: 19
Views: 4003

Re: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?

I'm sorry but some people don't half misinterpret things. Crowds may be slightly down, but Merlin's profits have increased year on year throughout the recession. They are not 'struggling' or being 'hit hard' in the same way that a family with kids are. Business works by continually identifying area...
by marita
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?
Replies: 19
Views: 4003

Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?

Hi In light of the topic with the sky ride closing during non peak times  I thought I would ask what people think. I went to Alton Towers on the 26th May which was a Sat. Expecting it to be extremley busy due to the glorious sunshine. Boy was I wrong. There was no queue to get onto the carpark ...
by marita
Thu May 17, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2012 operational cuts
Replies: 346
Views: 29419

Re: Off Peak Closure of SkyRide and Other Cuts

I think it is disgusting personally. If you have someone in a wheel chair then the paths which are accessible to use make their journeys a lot longer and more energy zapping. Also think of the person assisting by pushing the wheelchair thats not really fair again a lot of up hill. If they wanna save...
by marita
Wed May 02, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fantastic Staff
Replies: 19
Views: 3308

Re: Fantastic Staff

The little guy with the squeaky voice on the monorail - He has worked there for bloody years. We had a great chat. If anyone knows his name, I would appreciate it # His name is indeed Dave. He has been there for years. I had the pleasure of working with him and he is the sweetest person you'll ever...
by marita
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Merchandise: 2012
Replies: 46
Views: 7454

Re: Merchandise: 2012

any one got a piccy of the nemmy hoody?
by marita
Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Guilty Pleasures...Secret Things to do at the Towers
Replies: 52
Views: 7978

Re: Guilty Pleasures...Secret Things to do at the Towers

I would love to take a load of soap stuff and put it in the flume or rapids right by the jets......i dont have the bubbles to do it tho  :oops: