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Alton Towers offers speed dating

Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:28 pm

Another week, another marketing thing.

SPEED dating has become even quicker as theme park Alton Towers is hoping to match potential suitors.

Special 'singles' queues will now be in operation on roller-coaster Rita – Queen of Speed and ride Spinball Whizzer.

Willing singles, who must be over 18, will be paired up at the ride entrance and enjoy a first date at speeds of up to 62mph with a force of 4.7G lasting just 49 seconds.

Morwenna Angove, from the theme park, said: "We're confident that this will ensure the most memorable date ever."

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Oh dear... any news about how this is going down on-park? :P

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Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:39 pm

Oh dear dear dear! I can't actually belive that they've done this one. At least this is more of a positive stunt that the speedo ban, but I don't think this speed dating will be happening on park for long, if at all.

Credit to them for coming up with all these crazy ideas I guess!
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Re: Alton Towers offers speed dating

Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:43 pm

I doubt this is more than yet another crazy marketing stunt.

But at least participants will be guaranteed to have one interest in common. :)
 
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:15 pm

What happens when Spinball's on reduced capacity? Bit of a fail.
 
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:29 pm

Okay this is getting a bit tedious now, no need for all these stupid marketing ploys, seriously Alton, enough now. Why not advertise Scarefest on TV now yeah?
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Re: Alton Towers offers speed dating

Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:39 pm

"Spike" wrote:
Okay this is getting a bit tedious now, no need for all these stupid marketing ploys, seriously Alton, enough now. Why not advertise Scarefest on TV now yeah?


Leaking a story to the press about something like this is free.

Advertising on TV costs millions.

Also actually at the park, enforcing speedo bans or 'the single rider queue' isn't difficult and wont cost them anything.
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:19 pm

"leammiles""][quote=""Spike" wrote:
Okay this is getting a bit tedious now, no need for all these stupid marketing ploys, seriously Alton, enough now. Why not advertise Scarefest on TV now yeah?


Leaking a story to the press about something like this is free.

Advertising on TV costs millions.

Also actually at the park, enforcing speedo bans or 'the single rider queue' isn't difficult and wont cost them anything.[/quote]

Yes but it's getting a bit over the top this now. They should do a Scarefest ad though, but I fear it would eat to much of the budget if not all.
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Re: Alton Towers offers speed dating

Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:29 pm

Scarefest was amazingly busy last year. Do they really need to advertise it on TV?

I think if they were to start doing TV ad's then it should be building up for the opening of SW6.

I don't mind these free publicity things. They aren't too annoying.
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:34 pm

"Disco Ball" wrote:
Another week, another marketing thing.

SPEED dating has become even quicker as theme park Alton Towers is hoping to match potential suitors.

Special 'singles' queues will now be in operation on roller-coaster Rita – Queen of Speed and ride Spinball Whizzer.

Willing singles, who must be over 18, will be paired up at the ride entrance and enjoy a first date at speeds of up to 62mph with a force of 4.7G lasting just 49 seconds.

Morwenna Angove, from the theme park, said: "We're confident that this will ensure the most memorable date ever."

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Oh dear... any news about how this is going down on-park? :P

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FAIL.
 
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:44 pm

Its just a bit of fun marketing, nothing to get to upset about :) . Much better than the 'ban this ban that' marketing of recent months.


Also, CoasterCrazyChris, rather than simply reply with FAIL, explain your reasons why you think it is a FAIL. :D
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:38 pm

They are banning couples :P :P

Might be worth groups using single rider then as they will be guaranteed a ride together. :D
 
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:12 pm

Bored. Surely the press will get to grips with the fact these are all marketing stunts.

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Re: Alton Towers offers speed dating

Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:37 pm

The press know it already. Anything to fill another couple of column inches in the paper.
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Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:02 pm

That's true, it works for Alton, it works for the press - why would either party stop that agreement? Anyway I think this is rather sweet, at least it's a positive stunt instead of another negative.

That being said, absolutely no evidence of this at all on park today, though I only just saw this story so wasn't looking out. I think I would have noticed though, single rider queues operating as normal...
 
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Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:55 pm

Herd this on the radio the other day.. well herd them mention it before they played a song so i got my phone ready to record so i pressed record after the song... so here it is.. this was on WyvernFM yesterday morning about 8:45am. Uploaded it to my web space at mo.

It's quite funny to be fair... i herd them mention t on Heart FM but it on here also...

[url=http://www.mrstu.co.uk/SpeedDatingTowers.mp3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.mrstu.co.uk/SpeedDatingTowers.mp3[/url]

LMAO @ "The Nemesis " again dear dear.

Would be funny to see this working... hmmm or not...
 
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Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:08 pm

why is it always this 'Morwenna' bird when there is any stupid marketing going on? Is she the one paid to think up newsworthy gimmicks rather than promote the fact alton has some of the best attractions in the uk.
Or is she the lowest person in marketing and therefor gets the crappiest job of pushing these ridiculous stories.

I feel sorry for her.
 
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Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:16 pm

"Mr Stu" wrote:
Herd this on the radio the other day.. well herd them mention it before they played a song so i got my phone ready to record so i pressed record after the song... so here it is.. this was on WyvernFM yesterday morning about 8:45am. Uploaded it to my web space at mo.

It's quite funny to be fair... i herd them mention t on Heart FM but it on here also...

[url=http://www.mrstu.co.uk/SpeedDatingTowers.mp3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.mrstu.co.uk/SpeedDatingTowers.mp3[/url]

LMAO @ "The Nemesis " again dear dear.

Would be funny to see this working... hmmm or not...


Oh they were also getting people to phone in and ask what they would do on the coasters and how they would talk and hold each other and so on... someone did phone in and was rather rude and they had to cut it off air which was funny. someting like hold onto my big seat belt nob or something lol typical.

So wonder what's next to come out of the Towers Marketing factory then... ?
 
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Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:24 pm

So wonder what's next to come out of the Towers Marketing factory then... ?


Banning singles? :?
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Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:05 am

"Mr Stu" wrote:
[url=http://www.mrstu.co.uk/SpeedDatingTowers.mp3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.mrstu.co.uk/SpeedDatingTowers.mp3[/url]

LMAO @ "The Nemesis " again dear dear.


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Re: Alton Towers offers speed dating

Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:01 pm

God, they pay people to come up with crap like this?
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