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by Lee
Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1039950

Re: SW8

My only concern is where are the cars going to park as on the grass is not an option You'd be surprised how unnecessary this car park actually is. With the exception of manic days, it just seems to be used as comfort parking rather than an actual overflow. As long as Towers make sure attendants uti...
by Lee
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide
Replies: 57
Views: 31938

Re: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide

I'd forgotten about most of these rides!!

Nice to see some of them having a decent lifespan after Towers. Really fab work guys - loving the information :)
by Lee
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers 2015 February Half Term Event
Replies: 78
Views: 15007

Re: Alton Towers 2015 February Half Term Event

Moved to 'Alton Towers General' as Feb Half Term is upon us :)
by Lee
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 316
Views: 57668

Re: Alton Towers Merchandise

http://s3.postimg.org/m6bmdym0z/image.jpg I was really excited when I spotted these in the Air shop today. According to the staff, they aren't limited edition and will be available all through the 2015 season. I did laugh when I realised that Towers have stuck a '21st' sticker over the '20th' part ...
by Lee
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Tomb Blaster Incident - 07/05/12
Replies: 111
Views: 34213

Re: Tomb Blaster Incident - 07/05/12

That is true but iwould like to point out thbat if she was on the rocks and fell then that wouldnt have been the pars fault. However, as I said the majority of the blame is the park's I'm not sure you understand the absolute nature of H&S as if you did, you'd understand how absurd that statemen...
by Lee
Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Tomb Blaster Incident - 07/05/12
Replies: 111
Views: 34213

Re: Tomb Blaster Incident - 07/05/12

I don't remember reading about her leaning over the fencing. Theoretically though, she should have been able to lean on the fencing safely AS that was its primary function.
by Lee
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Tomb Blaster Incident - 07/05/12
Replies: 111
Views: 34213

Re: Tomb Blaster Incident - 07/05/12

I didn't disagree that Chessie is underloved :) as someone who deals with H&S legilation daily, I can assure you that it is entirely irrelevant. I do agree that accidents happen, however prevatable accidents are not accidents but risks. That's the key thing in this case, it was entirely preventa...
by Lee
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Tomb Blaster Incident - 07/05/12
Replies: 111
Views: 34213

Re: Chessington Tomb Blaster Incident - 07/05/12

Out of interest, what happened to you then & at which park/attraction? To me Alton Towers, Thorpe park and other merlin attractions I've visited recently seem better managed in respects to H&S than Chessington as of late. It'd be very interesting if it was one of the others, as that'd have ...
by Lee
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Tomb Blaster Incident - 07/05/12
Replies: 111
Views: 34213

Re: Chessington Tomb Blaster Incident - 07/05/12

Apparently the fence plank had just dropped, and staff were already on their way to fix it. Yes, the fence could have been maintained better, but it was one fence plank, easily missed. The girl's parents should really have stopped her from running too far ahead and too far to the side tbh. I'm symp...
by Lee
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2549
Views: 316739

Re: 2015 Scarefest

The GP don't really care too much for ride birthdays, so basing a scare maze on the Nemesis story won't generate much additional revenue therefore it won't be something I can see Towers investing in it or a temporary N:ST extension.
by Lee
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: General Forum Discussion
Replies: 170
Views: 36283

Re: General Forum Discussion

I've tried without success to replicate the black screen issue on an iPhone, iPad, two work computers on separate servers and my home PC.

I'd suggest emptying your cache etc. and seeing if that helps? If not, can you screenshot the issue when it next happens? Thanks :)
by Lee
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: BBC - England's lost theme parks
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: BBC - England's lost theme parks

Lovely read, thanks very much for posting this. :)
by Lee
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rides you want to see leave the park.
Replies: 99
Views: 25752

Re: Rides you want to see leave the park.

Nemesis Sub Terra is quite popular with the park guests and generally swallows the queues that generate. I really can't wait for The Flume to leave. I know this will be a little controversial, but I'm looking forward to the removal/overhaul of Duel. Even as a haunted house it's very dated and gimmic...
by Lee
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Early ride time 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 7113

Re: Early ride time 2015

The early ride time line-up for the beginning of the 2015 season has been revealed and can be found here https://www.altontowers.com/book-my-trip/theme-park-special-offers/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; If I'm not mistaken, that's been on the website since last year. I image it'll ...
by Lee
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46103

Re: Staff and Recruitment Discussion 2015

In short, yes and no. Alton Towers do take on more temporary seasonal staff for their busier periods to help cover the longer operating hours and assist manage the increase in visitors and therefore the strain on operations. However I'm only aware of them doing so for the summer period (covering sch...
by Lee
Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 572
Views: 79628

Re: 2015 - New children's coaster

They have to release/confirm by February because then all the guests will know That area will be blocked off most likely with restricted access towards X Sector etc. So only people who are already aware will know what's happening if it hasn't been erected. If the installation is complete, they'll p...
by Lee
Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1039950

Re: SW8

I think it's going to be a cross valley coaster and will come in 2016. My glass is - currently - half full! I do wonder when they'll replace the Flume though. If it was coming in 2016 then plans would already have been submitted. I dare say we may also have seen signs of construction starting. I'm ...
by Lee
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 572
Views: 79628

Re: 2015 - New children's coaster

Supports have arrived on site - credit to Towersstreet. Very CBeebies style colouring, helps further the Octonaughts rumours.

Image
by Lee
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 322423

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Well im a little late to this party as other more pressing life issues ... were priority ive read lots of comments .. lots of merlin lovers and haters I know a number of people here dont care what the price is lets face it, if more than 50% of the TT team can stump up the £500 for ViP passes then h...
by Lee
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: An Alton Towers Wedding
Replies: 22
Views: 6083

Re: An Alton Towers Wedding

Not as far as I know, websites generally suggests around £999 for an hours of ERT with Air. You can always take up 100 rooms in the hotel and get it for free ;)