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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:18 pm

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All of the official details for February Half Term can be found here...

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I'm assuming Alton will update it with any changes :)

Thanks mate :D
Will the skyride be open then or will their be miles of walking like last year?
Alton TowersFebuary Half Term19th to 27th of Febuary 2011
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:10 pm

I'm assuming it'll be open. They had a rather good excuse last year really :P
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:03 am

Anyone know the Waterpark times for 18-20th Febuary? (opening park weekend)
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:21 am

Check altontowers.com, they are up now.
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:18 am

For those not visiting Alton today Towers Nerd are once again bringing live updates via Towers Nerd Live: [url=http://live.towersnerd.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://live.towersnerd.com/[/url]

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Half Term map

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Big screen in plaza informing people on how to "check in" for the free entry

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Half Term leaflet

Seems very organised by Alton. Thanks to Towers Nerd for bringing in the live updates again, I never visit Alton on a opening day so it's nice to see what and what not has changed over the closed season.
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:21 am

Very little will have, as much of the work takes place between February and March. There will be some cosmetic changes to certain rides though.

Although I was never going today anyway, due to work, I am off sick which makes it even worse!

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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:24 am

Looking at the photos from towers nerd live, I'm not impressed with how they are displaying prices to make a big deal out of the VAT, I'm not a regular moaner, but thats going too far.
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:18 pm

Arrrr Craig sent in this photo of it too:

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Shocking, to be honest. I'm not sure if they are trying to achieve a message with this, or just annoy and confuse the hell out of people with it :?
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:00 pm

Note how the 'come back any day' offer doesn't include the fireworks, either.
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:11 pm

Well, surly that's fair enough? That is a pretty big event.
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:25 pm

Just a quick update of what's been added to the park before half-term :- Courtesy Of Towers Nerd Live.

-Oblivion stickers now on the "grabbers" in the arcade you exit through after riding Oblivion

-A new background for the Frog Hopper has been painted

-A new floor in the Hex queue-line

-The "Hobbit House" just outside The Dark Forest has been rebuilt

-Price has gone up for The Explorers Pizza & Pasta Buffet. It's now £8.95 for adults, and £4.75 for children4

-New sign for Katanga Canyon Games

-The frogs on Towers Street have received a lick of Green paint

-Nemesis Station has a new floor

-New candles in the window outside Duel

-A new sign in the Oblivion queue-line

-The fences around Twirling Toadstool's have had a lick of paint

-There’s a severed hand on the fireplace next to the Duel queue line

-Some new Zombies on Duel? Unconfirmed.

Just to make this into one reply, to avoid future confusion.
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:27 pm

Yay the Haunted House hand is back! :D

I wonder if the book will be making an appearance again.
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:42 pm

The new zombies are replacements of the previously falling apart finger zombies.
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:59 pm

"evil cod" wrote:
The new zombies are replacements of the previously falling apart finger zombies.


Hopefully they've replaced the Zombies "Halloween Masks" with something a little less tacky?
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:01 pm

I cannot believe it.

Actually I can. I want to. This is real, right? Not, like, one of my weird dreams or anything.

The hand is back? Or at least a hand is back. The original one was in storage at some point, so hopefully it is the actual hand! Even if it doesn't move, it is great. Ah, lovely.

Oh, and, farewell those Halloween mask failurific zombies, they will not be missed. I hope the new props are more convincing...
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:09 pm

Sounds like Duel is finally getting the attention it deserves, but I agree The Hand In A Jar is a brilliant addition, here's hoping it's the original [-o<

Maybe, Alton will start adding some small bits from The Haunted House over the course of the season, I can almost feel the nostalgic! :twisted:
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:12 pm

Does anybody who visited today have any images of the hand and the book? :D

These changes are right up my street!
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:26 pm

With thanks to Towers Nerd Live:

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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:31 pm

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Does anybody who visited today have any images of the hand and the book? :D

These changes are right up my street!


What book is this? I've only heard people mentioning the hand? :?
 
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Re: February Half Term & Pre-season 2011

Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:35 pm

Apparently the book effect that would turn its own pages has also returned/will be returning to the pre-show room. :D If so, this is excellent news! We'll probably hear more by the end of the day. :)

My only issues is the bright lighting they have on the hand. And I would prefer it to be in its original location where it is more subtle, but at least there is a hand at all! :mrgreen:
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