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by DerpyQuark
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 25446

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

I really like the idea of a takeout breakfast. It saves time, reduces queues, and it sounds better then the cancelled burger vans. Also bed linen AND a round of golf? £88-£123 is quite a good deal for this accomo, given it's on the Towers site. What did you expect? Travelodge prices? This is Merlin ...
by DerpyQuark
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 599
Views: 106953

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Overheard at BPB yesterday:
"And I was eating a Nutella sandwich..."
by DerpyQuark
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 315
Views: 54733

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

I agree there Justin. They look tacky, cheap, and not worth buying. I found a London Eye one at the London Eye shop, and it looks equally bad. Keep in mind this is all my opinion.
by DerpyQuark
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 25446

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

Maybe they named them Stargazing Pods
because 'Queuing for Everything Pods' doesn't roll off the tongue as easily.
Also Swarm Chris, those simulated view telescopes could be added, knowing Merlin. They love gimmicks as much as they love accommodation, sanctuaries and not adding flat rides.
by DerpyQuark
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 25446

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

Am I the only person on here who kinda wants to go and stay in these pods? No? Just asking...
by DerpyQuark
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 315
Views: 54733

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Are those pins going to be released on the Alton Towers shop?
by DerpyQuark
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 25446

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

I think that 99% of the committee must be gardening- mad sort of people, because to them there's nothing more magical than a shed!
by DerpyQuark
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 25446

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

But did they really need more accommodation tho?
I know it’s the budget end of the market these ‘pods’ are aimed for, but Splash Landings exists for that purpose.
What next, Donald Trump becoming president of the USA? Oh, wait..
by DerpyQuark
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 16252

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I rode Wicker Man for the first time on the 18th May. I queued for 45 minutes but it was well worth the wait. The queue line, as everybody else said, is very well themed, although it is a shame about the vandals. The pre show, I found a bit too loud and scary, but I have sensitive ears. However, it ...
by DerpyQuark
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 25446

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

I wouldn't be surprised if Towers abandoned this "Stargazing Pods" project and either put in more lodges or not put in any new accommodation at all.

It isn't like they need more accomo at the park.
Also 10th post for me yay
by DerpyQuark
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Scariest moments at Alton Towers
Replies: 159
Views: 43735

Re: Scariest moments at Alton Towers

My scariest experience at Alton Towers was in 2013.
I was petrified, and I mean PETRIFIED, by the Smiler’s theming. 
I was mostly afraid of the logo, and that marmalised lady on the marketing. I was only 8. 
Now I am a Smiler and MOJ fan.
by DerpyQuark
Thu May 31, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 492987

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Happy 5th birthday, Smiler! I hope you continue to thrill and excite people for many years to come!  :)
by DerpyQuark
Tue May 15, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 236994

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Fingers crossed it will be rethemed back to Air!
by DerpyQuark
Fri May 04, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 25446

Re: Enchanted Village Expansion 2018 - 2021

I agree. I personally prefer the original plans for more lodges, so if these 'pods' ever existed, I would lose all faith in humanity.
by DerpyQuark
Thu May 03, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6756
Views: 994844

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

*facepalms* They had to mention the Smiler accident, didn’t they?
by DerpyQuark
Wed May 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Songs that remind you of rides
Replies: 23
Views: 3730

Re: Songs that remind you of rides

Matt Cardle-Loving You reminds me of my third visit in 2013 and being terrified of the Smiler.
Also Carly Rae Jepsen-When I Needed You reminds me of the Alton Towers Hotel, for some reason. 
by DerpyQuark
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What did you ride on your first visit?
Replies: 137
Views: 34958

Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

My first visit was in 2010, when I was 5 I did Squirrel Nutty Riverbank Eye Spy Doodle Doo Derby Heave Ho Old McDonald's Tractor Ride Frog Hopper Sharkbait Reef Gallopers Carousel (I think..) Battle Gallions  The Beastie (RIP) I vaguely remember seeing the windmill in Old McDonald’s Barnyard and get...
by DerpyQuark
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2824
Views: 1015836

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hi! I am DerpyQuark, and I am new here!