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by lewis97
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2825
Views: 406684

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

As just posted on TowersTimes social media, it looks as though the fates of Nemesis Sub-Terra and Twirling Toadstool are finally sealed, with the removal of their pages from the Resort's website.
by lewis97
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Heide Park
Replies: 788
Views: 78571

Re: Heide Park

Heide Park have also updated their website, which has an additional visual. While it's good to see that Merlin know when they've hit upon a good concept, I feel as though practically replicating it cheapens it in some way. https://www.heide-park.de/fileadmin/_processed_/e/0/csm_Landing_concept_Head...
by lewis97
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 311
Views: 42833

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

As posted on TowersTimes social media , a page has been added to the Resort's website advertising an interesting vacancy for a Guest Experience Host in The Alton Towers Dungeon: Ask yourself these questions: ⋅ Are you a scoundrel at heart? ⋅ When you walk into a room, can the ten...
by lewis97
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1200
Views: 183229

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

WickerBoy wrote:
Have Alton released the date for the annual pass preview event yet?

There isn't a pre-season Annual Pass Preview event at Alton Towers.
by lewis97
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Forbidden Valley Future
Replies: 56
Views: 11641

Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Something else to suggest more extensive work than usual being done to The Blade? One batch of steel work ready for work on the Alton Towers pirate ship. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51513533_2199553176777201_1898797040037527552_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&o...
by lewis97
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Forbidden Valley Future
Replies: 56
Views: 11641

Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Someone has posted a photo on Instagram of what they claim is a new pivot for The Blade: https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/c047bedc1f4b32ede230985414c5c7ea/5CC53DC9/t51.2885-15/e35/49660308_660948310968865_614959775008288825_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com
by lewis97
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 311
Views: 42833

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

In addition to premium season pass holders, I'm assuming MAP holders will also get free entry to the Dungeon? And does anyone have an idea as to how the pre-booking will work? Alton Towers have stated on social media today that "entry is not included in the Merlin Annual Pass", although i...
by lewis97
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 443
Views: 106031

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

As posted on SouthParks social media , London Resort Company Holdings have this week appointed a new director , Alan Crane, in the role of ‘Construction Consultant’. Perhaps of most interest amongst his extensive experience in the construction industry is his involvement in Euro Disney (now of cours...
by lewis97
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1068124

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

Episode 1 of 'Wicker Man Winter' has been uploaded this evening. It's nice the Resort are providing this insight into the closed season maintenance, even if the video is a bit amateur-looking...

by lewis97
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 275
Views: 60918

Re: Project 2020

To check for planning permission I have been checking Runnymede Borough Council's planning search and searching THORPE PARK as that comes up with the most recent results. Is this where we would find the latest planning applications? Yes. You will also see a link to 'rMaps' on the right-hand side of...
by lewis97
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 28645

Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Theme Park Worldwide have posted a small construction update today, showing the progress on the facilities building and that the areas surrounding the placed pods have been turfed, with saplings added along with lamppost fixtures. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49200023_2968199296539...
by lewis97
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2825
Views: 406684

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Looking at hotel availability, opening times of the Waterpark and Extraordinary Golf, and the availability of restaurant reservations, it seems the entire Resort will close between 7th and 24th January 2019. Although this is usually the sort of period that the Waterpark closes for its annual mainten...
by lewis97
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort
Replies: 16
Views: 4018

Re: Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort

A look at the Resort's 2018 Christmas offering was posted on TowersTimes News last night. The complete galleries are also now available on the website . https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/20181216_img_4532_hursty.jpg https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018...
by lewis97
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 926
Views: 176769

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

With no real details at the moment, this can just go here in the general future topic for the time being, but, as posted on TowersTimes Facebook , Alton Towers have submitted an application for "the installation of 2 No. of Junior Drop Tower rides with an associated queue line" . https://s...
by lewis97
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 104
Views: 23918

Re: Tayto Park

The plans have been added today, and it looks as though Coaster 2021 will take the form of an inverted coaster and family boomerang coaster combo from Mack Rides (stated as the 'Rollercoaster Designer' in the documents). https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/staff/lewis/plans/coaster2021/coaster2021.jpg htt...
by lewis97
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 104
Views: 23918

Re: Tayto Park

Unfortunately there are no documents yet, but an application has now appeared on the relevant planning portal : The proposed development consists of the construction of a new rollercoaster attraction incorporating 2 separate rollercoaster rides with a combined ride length of approximately 972m and a...
by lewis97
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2552
Views: 329608

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

TowersTimes were fortunate enough to be given an opportunity to photograph Project 42 before the end of Scarefest. Check out the article that's now live to see the collection of photos! https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181030_img_3007_hursty.jpg https://www.towerstimes.co.u...
by lewis97
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Safari Lodges Development
Replies: 16
Views: 4849

Re: Safari Lodges Development

A document added to the application today, gives a planned completion date of March 2020 for the development, with it intended that construction will start in April 2019.
by lewis97
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 926
Views: 176769

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

The "more surprises" alluded to on this page of the Alton Towers Holidays site are intriguing... Alton Towers Resort in 2019 is set to be an exhilarating year with the opening of the terrific Alton Towers Dungeons, the return of the phenomenal Wicker Man and more surprises to come ! To top...
by lewis97
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Ultimate Firework Spectacular
Replies: 217
Views: 43706

Re: Fireworks

An exclusive look inside the control room ahead of tonight's display has been posted on TowersTimes Facebook . https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45381048_10156870913738185_6101361658012106752_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=27a9264a3b70ff90941f9e4285c1936b&oe=5...