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by ROYJESS
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Cbeebies Land VS Old Macdonald's Farmyard
Replies: 14
Views: 3055

Re: Cbeebies Land VS Old Macdonald's Farmyard

Cbeebies land is great for business in the short term for Alton. But personally I preferred the old farm. Missing the animals, the farm appealed to all age groups. OK the farm was a little run down, but nothing that a lick of paint couldn't fix. The farm also had some character with the old tractors...
by ROYJESS
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Winter maintenance
Replies: 30
Views: 6294

Re: Winter maintenance

I must have been some what closer to the screen than usual. No didn't notice the big leak in the duel toilets.. It was strange seeing the Flume lake empty of water though.  Now with so many trees taken down, now they can definitely save on lighting for the scarefest by using one flood light to ...
by ROYJESS
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Winter maintenance
Replies: 30
Views: 6294

Re: Winter maintenance

I enjoyed a day on park yesterday and notice a few changes.  Some for the better and some for the worse! What I can see of the Cbbebies land, it's looking good and the standard is going to be high. The trees taken down around the flume and on the walk in between Duel and Nemisis makes the place...
by ROYJESS
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Stop feeling sick?
Replies: 13
Views: 2382

Re: Stop feeling sick?

I'm probably too late to reply to this thread as you are probably already enjoying a nice day at the Towers.... but I'm sure that the advice that I'm about to give will be of help for the future. I myself suffer from motion sickness, but I am able to do all the rides now due to a combination of the ...
by ROYJESS
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 319205

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

I've got two quick questions about the new MAPS. 1.  On the MAP website it says that the Premium and VIP pass will have "Priority entry to all attractions".  I presume that all attractions will now have a separate queuing system for priority entry for the premium and VIP pass hol...
by ROYJESS
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas
Replies: 161
Views: 29629

Re: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas

mikecloud1984 wrote:

Surely if any of the parks were to have DSA it would be Chessington right?


Yes Chessington do have DSA in place
by ROYJESS
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas
Replies: 161
Views: 29629

Re: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas

By reading this thread, I think it is safe to say that a majority of us on here, including the smokers agree that smoking in queue lines is not acceptable.  I have seen over the season that when spotted that the staff do request the smokers to stub out the cigs.  But yet for every smoker t...
by ROYJESS
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 83597

Re: 2013 Scarefest

I have emailed them saying thank you for the change back i know its sad, but working in the customer service industry, everyone is always quick to complain but never very quick at giving thanks when somethings been made better. (Thats my people person coming out) lol! No it's not sad...I fully agre...
by ROYJESS
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 83597

Re: 2013 Scarefest

Fantastic news  \:D/

Lets hope this is not sort lived...I'm soooooo happy  :D
by ROYJESS
Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 83597

Re: 2013 Scarefest

Alton have over looked this part of their website http://www.altontowers.com/short-breaks/#Events "Halloween Scarefest during 2013 promises to be the most spooktacular event to date! The Theme Park is open until 9:00pm, so why not stay til late and enjoy an overnight stay in one of our incredib...
by ROYJESS
Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 83597

Re: 2013 Scarefest

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your upcoming visit to the Resort. Given our reputation as the UK’s favourite Theme Park we are never complacent about our customer experience and we take the co...
by ROYJESS
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 83597

Re: 2013 Scarefest

Yesterday I've complained to Alton by using the online feedback form.  The website said they try and reply within 7 days but the confirmation email says 10 working days for a reply. I'll let you know how I get on. Today I've notice that they have change the wording on the website removing the 2...
by ROYJESS
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 83597

Re: 2013 Scarefest

the fact the website says... 'There is something for all thrill seekers and families, with tons of terrific rides, blockbusting attractions, amazing live shows, and weird and wonderful costume characters. The Theme Park will be open until 21:00! Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to ride your ...
by ROYJESS
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 83597

Re: 2013 Scarefest

http://www.altontowers.com/short-breaks/halloween-short-breaks/#Rides It says "There is something for all thrill seekers and families, with tons of terrific rides, blockbusting attractions, amazing live shows, and weird and wonderful costume characters. The Theme Park will be open until 21:00! ...
by ROYJESS
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 83597

Re: 2013 Scarefest

remember it is only for the first week :D Many people have already made plans to go during the first week. OK, I'm already thinking of a plan B, but I still don't know if they will reinstate the late night opening? My accommodation is non refundable, and do I really want to visit the park when the ...
by ROYJESS
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 83597

Re: 2013 Scarefest

I've just filled out there on line survey.  The whole point of visiting the scarefest is for the rides in the dark!  The first week you only get two hours of soaking up the atmosphere in the dark (if going by previous years closing time of 9pm), as oppose to the three hours during second w...
by ROYJESS
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 83597

Re: 2013 Scarefest

I don't usually have a bad word to say about Alton Towers.  I love the place, the rides and the staff are fantastic! But with recent news about the ERT being down graded and now the news that the first week of the scarefest closing at 7pm.  These are both a very bad move by Alton  :ev...
by ROYJESS
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Anyone ever vomited on or after a ride?
Replies: 78
Views: 10754

Re: Anyone ever vomited on or after a ride?

Hi, This is my first post, but I'm not new to the site.  I myself suffer from motion sickness, but never been sick on a ride. I find that the best cure is peppermint.  I use the xtra strong variety, I usually go through two packs a day.  I usually take one before and after a ride (not...