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by Zach
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1066374

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It may be that it was put on the family side of the site as a test, just to make sure it is ready to go and in the hope that people wouldn't notice and start expecting a March 17th opening. I'm not surprised to see it move to the 'Thrill' side of the site. In terms of the map, we usually get that i...
by Zach
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2825
Views: 405632

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

They have said that they will assess the volume of guests and demand, then based on that look at extending hours on the day.

So what could be 5pm now on opening day could end up being extended if it’s busy and the demand is there.
by Zach
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1066374

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

As can be seen on the Hotel ticket upgrade section on the website, Wicker Man will be included in the Gold and Platinum Fast track packages.

This will be updated on the tickets section on the website shortly.
by Zach
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2825
Views: 405632

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Justin wrote:
I really like that. It neatens that side up so much!


Means no short cut at the end of the day though ;) my poor legs!
by Zach
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2825
Views: 405632

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Does anybody know if the security procedures will be the same as last year? Or a bit more 'permanent' looking? As last year I did experience quite a slow entry into the park as it was taking a while to check everyone's bags, with that said, I'm not sure what else they can do or where they could mov...
by Zach
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: Forum Quizzes
Replies: 56
Views: 6745

Re: Forum Quizzes

DeadJack5 wrote:
You're telling me, all my revision on 21st century architecture has all been for nothing?

In seriousness, I'll be there ;) 


Yes Jack it has but if you break out the Alton Towers 19 Century garden architecture you can make links ;)


All seriousness, good the more the merrier!
by Zach
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: Forum Quizzes
Replies: 56
Views: 6745

Re: Forum Quizzes

Robert.W wrote:
Zach wrote:
Best get revising folks...can’t be making it too easy to be Quiz champion 2018 ;)

History is a bit generic though, is it history of theme parks, or just general history? 



Silly Dom aye :P It’s Theme Park History Robert :)
by Zach
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 316
Views: 59440

Re: Ride pin badges

With a new Season comes new pin badges, new staff pins and new ride pins.

What would people like to see come in the 2018 season pin related?

More of the same? Wider range? Maybe hotel pins?
by Zach
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: Forum Quizzes
Replies: 56
Views: 6745

Re: Forum Quizzes

Best get revising folks...can’t be making it too easy to be Quiz champion 2018 ;)
by Zach
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term - Pirates and Princess Takeover
Replies: 23
Views: 5374

Re: February Half Term - Pirates and Princesses

I must admit, these events are becoming more and more appealing. It certainly builds on the resort offering and I am seriously impressed with the coverage I have seen for this and the Christmas event. It has certainly grown over recent years and I would be tempted to visit out of season to experien...
by Zach
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term - Pirates and Princess Takeover
Replies: 23
Views: 5374

Re: February Half Term - Pirates and Princesses

  https://i.imgur.com/sUYXLjxl.jpg Ahoy M'artes! I went over the event and have to say it has a lot more to offer than I had realised, its packed full of stuff to do to keep the kids and adults entertained!  The ability to pop to Sealife is also a nice little bonus as it feels like a little adventu...
by Zach
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1939
Views: 184799

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Barely notice it
by Zach
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: Forum Quizzes
Replies: 56
Views: 6745

Re: Forum Quizzes

Wagstaff04 wrote:
What’s this then?


On Tuesday 13th March, the CA’s will be holding a start of the season Quiz in the Shoutbox, more details are to be released soon.

Basically an opportunity for all to gather in excitement of the new season dawning.
by Zach
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3082
Views: 201362

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I think in terms of excitement, it is because Icon is just a rollercoaster, no theme no real media or PR content just “hey we are building a ride” Rides in today’s world need to tell a story, much like John Wardley says, with design you’re an entertainer. If it doesn’t tell a story or aesthetically...
by Zach
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3082
Views: 201362

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I think in terms of excitement, it is because Icon is just a rollercoaster, no theme no real media or PR content just “hey we are building a ride” Rides in today’s world need to tell a story, much like John Wardley says, with design you’re an entertainer. If it doesn’t tell a story or aesthetically ...
by Zach
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 255250

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

In real life it looks phenomenal and very impressive, the centre theming structure is very imposing on the area and viewable all round.

I think come March people are in for a treat!
by Zach
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 185339

Re: Towers Loving Care

2nd TLC update this week we are being spoilt! 

“Towers Trading is the next building on Towers Street to receive the "Fantastical Street" TLC makeover.” 

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by Zach
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1278
Views: 162662

Re: Fright Nights

Interesting Fright Nights are being advertised as “most frightening yet”, for this to be true Brave It Alone has to return for me. FN last year lacked the edge and atmosphere for me it has had in the previous 2/3 seasons, the maze quality (scenery and sets) improved but frights and intensity decreas...
by Zach
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 185339

Re: Towers Loving Care

Chris wrote:
I do wonder why they don't reuse the Haunted House soundtrack, or at least parts of it. Was magnificent.

I’d like to think with the new sound track being done in house, parts of the original HH music could be Easter egg’d in.