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by mezza
Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New TV Advert - All Time Greats!
Replies: 255
Views: 33659

Re: New TV Advert - All Time Greats!

So the results are the 4 SW coasters, in age order (Nemesis, Oblivion, Air Th13teen), followed by the only non-SW coaster in the competition (Rita).

Evidence of declining standards? Or does people's perception of coasters improve as they get older and become 'classics'?
by mezza
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Observation Tower???
Replies: 8
Views: 1866

Re: Observation Tower???

Alton Towers just need to improve the access to / visitor experience of accessing the top floor of the Towers - great views from there - but it's not easy to find / get up to, and it's not looking in great shape
by mezza
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion
Replies: 1678
Views: 206215

Re: Scarefest 2011

Hang on, 'abandoned path'... They could be planning to use one of the behind-the-scenes paths for this one. Or even the old Black hole extended queue on top of the hill next to the loos (or for those who are old enough to remember, also known as the vintage car ride path). You can see the layout on...
by mezza
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta
Replies: 740
Views: 96649

Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

*High fives all round*
by mezza
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion
Replies: 1678
Views: 206215

Re: Scarefest 2011

Anyone know when they are announcing the Mazes line up ETC for 2011 Scarefest it must be soon surely? Sorry really excited now! TA I'd imagine Alton Towers will begin promoting Scarefest in earnest once the 'All Time Greats' campaign comes to an end (end of August) - promoting too many things at on...
by mezza
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers App
Replies: 112
Views: 17188

Re: Alton Towers App

It's out? Sweet! ...except that I'm not at home, am on 3G, the app is over 20Mb in size , and so I can't download it until I connect to WiFi. Ignoring for a moment the poor 3G coverage around the park, it's a bit naff that you won't be able see a notice about it on-park and download right away. How...
by mezza
Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New TV Advert - All Time Greats!
Replies: 255
Views: 33659

Re: New TV Advert - All Time Greats!

This is a great campaign!

Well done Alton Towers!

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by mezza
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fury at 'drug' pen
Replies: 46
Views: 6051

Re: Fury at 'drug' pen

Obviously, massive over reaction from Mr Meikle, but now he mentions it, it does look a bit like a heroin syringe! :D Alton Towers could maybe have thought that through a little bit better.

Obvs it's not going to make kids do drugs, but it does look a little bit dodgy..
by mezza
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: Help us help the park: Merlin - Their Response:
Replies: 65
Views: 13659

Re: Help us help the park: Merlin - Their Response:

Really, really great reply, and has really cheered me up. For those not fully convinced: it's worth re-emphasising that this is the man right at the top who has taken time to write, and to really put things in context about the varying fortunes of the park, and his credentials. Also, bear in mind th...
by mezza
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta
Replies: 740
Views: 96649

Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Any update on how this is looking? Have any more of the Fanta signs fallen off, or have any been repaired?
by mezza
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Black Hole finds a new home
Replies: 14
Views: 4083

Re: Black Hole finds a new home

"Squiggles" wrote:
There's some more info and pictures of the ride in it's new home at Gerstlauer's site.


"the two-membered trains" *snigger*
by mezza
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Free biscuits at the exit
Replies: 114
Views: 10743

Re: Free sweets at the exit

Don't know if anyone has mentioned it but I checked my pockets just and found a 25p off voucher that was handed out as well as the buiscuits at the exit. Sorry if this has already been said. :) At first I thought you meant 25p off the price of an Alton Towers ticket, and thought that's a pretty sti...
by mezza
Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis logos
Replies: 35
Views: 4177

Re: Nemesis logos

1999 was the year it changed. :) I'm not super geeky BTW. I just checked the old maps on TowersTimes :lol: So that means the old one was around for 5 years, the 'new' one has been around for 12 now - but I still think of the 'new' logo as being new, and the old one as being the 'proper' one.. funny...
by mezza
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Free biscuits at the exit
Replies: 114
Views: 10743

Re: Free sweets at the exit

*These 'special offer on the day biscuits' cannot be eaten in conjunction with any other biscuits. There may be an additional 'eating charge' for any guests who eat these biscuits. Height restrictions apply. These biscuits may be withdrawn at any time. You can upgrade to 'premium biscuits' which in...
by mezza
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta
Replies: 740
Views: 96649

Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

I have a question for all who hate the Fanta sponsorship. Would you a) have minded if the sponsorship had have been done a little more sympathetically and b) is their any sponsors who wouldn't have received the same level of flack - and by that token, who would be seen as acceptable sponsors for a ...
by mezza
Mon May 23, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: E-Lockers
Replies: 74
Views: 10978

Re: E-Lockers

The Oblivion lockers are now better themed than Oblivion! :P
by mezza
Thu May 19, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The new "YourDay" - gone and replaced by "Resort Box Office"
Replies: 97
Views: 12594

Re: The new "YourDay" - gone and replaced by "Resort Box Office"

Not a bad move by the park. It's good to not leave the shop empty for a prolonged period (because it would be terrible to leave something empty for a long time, wouldn't it Alton? *cough* Black Hole Tent *cough* ) and it frees up Guest Services to be guest services, not just flog stuff. And if the B...
by mezza
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What makes Alton tick?
Replies: 18
Views: 2903

Re: What makes Alton tick?

What makes Alton tick? http://express.howstuffworks.com/gif/wq-money-woman.jpg http://www.franhurtado.com/blogs/media/blogs/fran/fanta.jpg Sorry, I know this was a positivity thread, but I couldn't resist. For me, it's still a magical place - been going there for over 20 years, and there is still so...
by mezza
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Enterprise Testing with Techie Under it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Enterprise Testing with Techie Under it?

I guess it's no different to standing next to a busy road if you know what you're doing. As long as you don't fall into the path of an oncoming vehicle, you're fine.
by mezza
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta
Replies: 740
Views: 96649

Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

I'd say that 'selling out' is abandoning your principles for easy money.

I'd say that AT being a 'theme park', 'theming' ought to be an important principle.

So yes, AT have sold out.
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