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by Hmv
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Snow Watch 2012/2013
Replies: 37
Views: 5217

Re: Snow Watch 2012/2013

We have just briefly had some more light snow here in the staffordshire moorlands  :)
by Hmv
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Snow Watch 2012/2013
Replies: 37
Views: 5217

Re: Snow Watch 2012/2013

I can confirm was heavily snowing for about 5 minutes where I live, only 2 miles from towers. Doesn't seem to be settling but have been having constant sleet since about 9:15  :)
by Hmv
Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Snow Watch 2012/2013
Replies: 37
Views: 5217

Re: Snow Watch 2012/2013

I live in the Staffordshire moorlands very close to AT and we keep getting warnings for snow over the higher ground!!!
by Hmv
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Worst queue experiences
Replies: 50
Views: 8604

Re: Worst queue experiences

The smokers are probably the most annoying in queue lines. Although my experience was in the air queue line a few weeks ago during scarefest where a member of staff come round the queue and actually told people to put there fags out or leave the queue line. Best of all the guy wasn't arsey about it,...
by Hmv
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Are you allowed a GoPro camera on the rollercoasters?
Replies: 23
Views: 10361

Re: Are you allowed a GoPro camera on the rollercoasters?

I have seen people been allowed to ride with GoPro's on a chest harness thing, but if it is anything held in your hand the likely hood is that the staff won't allow it. Your best bet is to ask because it is at the discretion of the ride op and plus it saves the embarrassment of the ride been stopped...
by Hmv
Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: November 25th 2012 : Residents to oppose Alton's Lodge Plans
Replies: 39
Views: 6193

Re: November 25th 2012 : Residents to oppose Alton's Lodge Plans

Haven't heard much about the bypass plans lately, but the last traffic calming plans was to reopen the rail line through oakamoor and have a station down in the valley, but I haven't heard any fresh news on that for the best part of a year!!
by Hmv
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: November 25th 2012 : Residents to oppose Alton's Lodge Plans
Replies: 39
Views: 6193

Re: November 25th 2012 : Residents to oppose Alton's Lodge Plans

I live very close to the park and agree that the traffic can be "horrendous" sometimes. But i also do not see any point apposing these plans because if anything it will make the traffic better. Also whiston where this group says it is from has to put up with hardly any traffic compared to ...
by Hmv
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What slide would you like to see in the Waterpark!?
Replies: 49
Views: 10114

Re: What slide would you like to see in the Waterpark!?

Not really about the slides, but it would great if sealife could do something in carriba creek. Make it seem as if you were actually swimming with all the fish and things!!!  :D
by Hmv
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The un-secured loose items topic
Replies: 60
Views: 8523

Re: The un-secured loose items topic

Don't know if anyone has got a pic of this? But there was an iphone at the bottom of one of the track supports near nemesis's loop towards the end of this season. Looked quite dirty so I'm guessing it had been there a while, which is no surprise judging the only way of getting it would be by abseil...
by Hmv
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The un-secured loose items topic
Replies: 60
Views: 8523

Re: The un-secured loose items topic

HAHA, Ive also noticed where air goes under the bridge there seems to be a lot of change lol  :lol: also near the air queue merge point i once saw a camera come flying off, would have really hurt someone if had hit them, made me realise why they stop the ride to go and get them off people ...
by Hmv
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers needs to promote the gardens more?
Replies: 18
Views: 2401

Re: Alton Towers needs to promote the gardens more?

I do still think that alton is missing out on a large customer base that only want to come and see the gardens though. Although what roary01 says about tours after ride close is a great idea in my opinion, it really takes advantage of the longer hours of daylight in the summer. They just need to do ...
by Hmv
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers needs to promote the gardens more?
Replies: 18
Views: 2401

Re: Alton Towers needs to promote the gardens more?

I guess wristbands could be a good idea, but they could just cause a lot of hassle for the staff i.e. lost/damaged wristbands or people with fakes. I dont see what you mean about merlin losing money because they will still be making a small amount of money from the people not riding anything, bear i...
by Hmv
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The un-secured loose items topic
Replies: 60
Views: 8523

Re: The un-secured loose items topic

Don't know if anyone has got a pic of this? But there was an iphone at the bottom of one of the track supports near nemesis's loop towards the end of this season. Looked quite dirty so I'm guessing it had been there a while, which is no surprise judging the only way of getting it would be by abseili...
by Hmv
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers needs to promote the gardens more?
Replies: 18
Views: 2401

Re: Alton Towers needs to promote the gardens more?

In principle I do agree with you, but most people who just want to see the gardens cannot justify the price of getting in. It would be great if alton could run a system where people pay a reduced price to just enter the gardens, but I personally dont see how this could work  :? as there will al...
by Hmv
Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The backstory to Air
Replies: 28
Views: 5803

Re: The backstory to Air

Cheers for clearing that one up Adz. Shame they never put them water features and rocks in they would have looked great. Although that advertising looks awful.
by Hmv
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The backstory to Air
Replies: 28
Views: 5803

Re: The backstory to Air

I have been looking at the forums for quite a while now but this topic made me decide to sign up. I heard that originally alton planned for airs theme to be that of a fighter aircraft that helped attack the nemesis monster/alien. But then the 9/11 attacks happened whilst air was being built and it w...
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