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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:03 pm

Few questions :)

Last year at the Scarefest event we were given some vouchers that offer half price tickets to two adults and two children. Being intuitive people we scavenged some bins and found some other vouchers to cover the rest of our group (we have more than two adults) :oops:
Anyway so I was wondering, can you still book online, not take the online discount and use this discount instead?(because the queue to buy tickets in my experience is awful)
Also, for th13teen, does anyone know how truthful the rumours about age limits, signing of waivers and only being allowed to ride once a day are?
Because we have a couple of members of our party (not me thankfully!) who are worried they may have to sit it out as they are 15 (but look alot older...) so does anyone know how tight, if the rumours are true, the age checks will be?
And finally, if you buy a ticket and then leave the park am I right in thinking you can re-enter with your original ticket?
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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:07 pm

1. Vouchers can only be redeemed at the ticket booths. The only discount which can be used online is the online discount.

2. Totally false. There is no age limit, waivers will not have to be signed and you will be allowed to ride as much as you want.

3. You can leave the park and get back in, but I'd advise getting a hand stamp and sometimes the tickets will not allow you back in.

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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:08 pm

To take advantage of those vouchers you have to buy on the day at the theme park.

The Thi3teen age limits and waivers were all a publicity stunt. The only regulation will be height I imagine!

If you leave the park you normally get your hand stmaped I believe. Then you just show stamped hand on your way back in!

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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:14 pm

thanks both of you!
that's a relief to be honest!
ooooh i'm excited now!
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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:57 pm

Just a thought...

Rang up and re-newed our MAP's over the phone but is there a certain date were i must get them renewed at Alton by? E.G Feb Half-Term but i was hoping 20th March to get full use.
I have got the E-mail saying i have paid but it does not mention a renew as soon as you can get to the park; i am just worried that if i don't renew in time i will have to pay another £300...
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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:28 pm

Hi Guys

Please can anyone tell me if Alton have an e-mail address? I have looked on their website and cannot find one!

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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:22 pm

just wondering where you go to park if your staying in splash landings hotel and do you have to pay for everyday you stay there
 
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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:16 pm

I have booked a hotel for the Feb half term and having received a confirmation email it says what rides are open, but Nemesis isn't on the list - however, on the website it says Nemesis is open, so could someone please tell me if Nemesis is open?

I hope it is!
 
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Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:57 pm

Dad anyone go on Hex Live last year at the scarefest? :D and was it anygood, what happened etc?
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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:43 pm

"Scary Sarah" wrote:
Hi Guys

Please can anyone tell me if Alton have an e-mail address? I have looked on their website and cannot find one!

Thanks


[email protected]

I'm not 100% sure if Alton still use this email. I'd say your best bet is to just phone them up.

Or you could write to them:
Alton Towers Resort
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Dad anyone go on Hex Live last year at the scarefest? :D and was it anygood, what happened etc?


I didn't go on Hex: Live myself although I've grabbed a few posts from the Scarefest 2009 topic and put them in the spoiler box for you below:
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"swfcjambo" wrote:
Went on Hex:live yesterday, just the same old Hex story, but with actors caring the sh!t out of everyone.


"FallingStar" wrote:
We got in the queue for Hex at 5:30, and waited about 45 minutes to get on the ride. The interior of the queue was really creepy, with shop mannequins in various positions draped in cloth, which *could* have been actors. Obviously, we didnt know what to expect , so we were all the more worried when the ride op at the turnstile was escorting adults with young children off the ride. Then she made an announcement that the ride was not suitable for children under 12, or those with a nervous disposition. We went into the first preshow room, and soon everybody was keeping half an eye on two hooded figures that were stood behind the two doors at the back of the room. The video finished, and there was pitch black, until the lights came on, and the doors opened. The two figures then promptly chased us out of the first room, into the octagon. The same effects were played, and about 12 actors just pushed their way through the huddle. They were brilliantly costumed, and really did provide in your face scares, gnashing and cackling. There were yet more actors behind the bookcase, and one of them banged on the side of the door when we went past, which was really scary! The actors on the corridor actually followed us into the vault, before leaving us. The doors shut momentarily, and then two hooded figures walked in again. They did not speak, and just stood there, arms raised. Naturrally we copied, wanting the ride to start. After that it was back to same old same old. I really hope they bring this back for next year -8/10


"dont look down 2005" wrote:
Hex Live was brilliant, can't believe that was organised by just staff members!

At least 10 actors were in the Octagon room and after the bookcase (including teh witch herself) providing brilliant scares to everyone. The hosts in the vault were also good at staying in character. This all really added to the experience and my non-enthusiast friends loved it as well.


"stesutton" wrote:
HexLive has to return next year was very funny and well worked by the actors.


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Hex: Live
This was my favourite Scarefest attraction! There was a long queue, but it was worth it. Unlike Duel the actors completely and utterly 'blended in' with the attraction. Actors ranged from a Grim Reaper walking around in the first room to chained men and blood stained maids in the second room. It was scary, a lot of scarier than The Field. In the final room the normal 'put bags under the seats... blah, blah' guys were replaced by hooded actor, who shouted the information and glared and those who didn't comply.

Absolutely amazing attraction, thank you to the Cloud Cuckoo Land staff, hopefully to be made a 'proper' part of Scarefest next year.

10/10


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I too, enjoyed Hex:Live. With a bit of money and expertise there is no reason why Alton couldn't make this a more permanent affair.

For what it was, it was enjoyable and did have several good scares! More than the Field.


"Spike" wrote:
I had no idea this attraction was even on this year. I thought when we were wandering there is was a joke, it was only until I saw the sign did I realise "Oh, okay this is new."

I was surprised with this one, it was well orchestrated and really quite creepy. There were many actors spread through-out the rides areas and all giving a chilling scare to everyone. There was a great atmosphere in the Octagon where amidst the blackness and lightning there were many screams which just added to the effect. This continued all the way to the vault and even inside. Great addition and one which must return next year. 7.5/10
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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:57 am

"hell lepard" wrote:
just wondering where you go to park if your staying in splash landings hotel and do you have to pay for everyday you stay there


Basically you follow the road as normal as if you were going to the theme park. Past the traffic lights going left then normally after a little wiggle under the trees, you turn right into the theme park car park, here just carry on and you will follow a road that eventually bears right and comes to a roundabout. Take the third exit and you'll see signage for parking for Splash Landings.

If you mean do you have to pay for every night you stay at the hotel, then yes :P However if you mean parking, parking is free to all hotel guests. Just wave your hotel registration card or similar object (last time I stopped was two years ago, things may of changed) and they'll let you through at the end of your stay.

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@ Adz123: I wouldn't worry, if it's on the website (and has been for sometime) I'm 99% sure Nemesis will be operating over Half Term
 
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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:30 pm

I'm going to the half-term event on Saturday, do you think there'll be any chance of ERT?
 
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Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:34 pm

"Marky_Boy" wrote:
I'm going to the half-term event on Saturday, do you think there'll be any chance of ERT?


As this is not a main-season day, ERT will not be offered. Selected rides will be available between 10am-4pm for all guests.
 
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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:44 pm

Do you have to pay for the cariba creek water park if you have an annual pass
 
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:55 pm

Yes you do have to pay to use the Water park. You do, however, get a 20% discount off the full price.

There are also Water Park annual passes available as well. Don't have to 2010 prices for these to hand, though I am sure someone will know them. A few of us had them last year, but with the reduced opening hours this year it is not worthwhile us renewing them, as at the times we would normally make use of the pass, the Water Park would now be closed. :(
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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:10 pm

Q: What's better Pizza & Pasta Buffet or Mexican Cantina as I love Mexican Cantina but I've heard good things are the Buffet?
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:16 pm

I guess it depends on personal preference. The Pizza & Pasta Buffet is very good, and with all you can eat, you are certainly going to come away rather full.

I can't really comment of the Mexican Cantina as I am not keen on Mexican food, but quite a few people I know like going there, so it can't be all bad.
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:18 pm

Thanks, I think as I'm going for 2 days I may try both :)
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Re: Quick Questions 2010

Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:41 pm

Will the "£5 off next visit" voucher you get on the back of all entrance tickets be usable during Half Term? It say valid until 28.02 but I can imagine AT being funny over it :P
 
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:38 pm

It's 28/02 probably to allow it to be valid for Half Term. :) If it says valid till that date and doesn't specify any exceptions, you can assume it will be valid till then. :)

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