Yup I just read that too, in reply to Shauns question asking if passes were valid. I just hope though that there isn't a major issue with network coverage (which there normally is around that area!), which means people cannot access the internet to check in. No check in, no entry, wasted journey if that happens.
Will be interesting to see what time people start queueing up at to make sure they are in the first 100 to get the free room. :shock:
T&C's and other info :-
• What are Facebook ® Deal...s?
From today you can check in on Facebook on your mobile phone and claim special offers, rewards and discounts from top brands. Part of Facebook Places, Facebook Deals helps you find bargains in your local area from your mobile phone or discover money-saving tips from your friends through your News Feed.
• What is the Deal on 18th February at Alton Towers Resort?
On Friday 18th February, the Alton Towers Theme Park will open a day earlier than planned for the Half Term holiday, offering exclusive use for anyone who checks in on that day only. The first 100 to check in will also receive a free one night stay in one of the fantastically themed Resort Hotels on Friday 18th February.
• How do I claim the Deal?
To take advantage of free entry to Alton Towers Theme Park, visit on Friday 18th February from 10am until 4pm and use Places on touch.facebook.com or Facebook for iphone / Blackberry to check-in and receive your tickets!
• What phone do I need to claim the Deal?
You’ll need a smart phone to check-in on the day, an iPhone or Blackberry has the capability to check you in and some other brands of phone will also allow you to check-in.
• I don’t have an iPhone or similar, does that mean I can’t claim the Deal?
You can download Facebook Places onto other phones, so it depends on your specific phone.
• If I come with friends do we all need to check-in to claim the Deal?
No – For every phone that checks in to Alton Towers Resorts official check in page on Friday 18th February, a total of 4 guests will be able to enter the Theme Park Free of charge (subject to usual Theme Park Terms and Conditions). But please tag your friends if they are on Facebook.
• How do I know if I’ve won a hotel stay?
We will release details closer to the time about how to win the Hotel stay – so keep checking our official Alton Towers Resort Facebook Page for full details.
• Is the hotel open?
The Hotel, Waterpark, Spa and Extraordinary Golf are all open – to make a booking and for more information visit [url=http://www.altontowers.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.altontowers.com[/url]
• I can’t make the 18th Feb, are you going to have any more Deals running?
We will be running further Facebook Deals throughout the 2011 season – but the free entry offer is a one-off launch deal.
• Can I visit with an Annual Pass?
As this is an event outside of the regular park operating calendar and is exclusive to Facebook, Annual Pass holders will still need to check-in on a mobile phone to receive entry tickets for this day.
• What rides will be open on Friday 18th February?
The following rides are open on 18th February : Nemesis, Oblivion, Heave Ho, Marauder’s Mayhem, Sharkbait Reef by SEALIFE, Wobble World, Twirling Toadstool, Gallopers, Frog Hopper, Old Macondald's Farmyard - including The Tractors, Doodle Doo Derby Riverbank Eye Spy & Berry Bish Bash, Peugeot Driving School, Sonic Spinball, Hex, Runaway Mine Train, Duel, Air & Blade. This is the same ride offering as February Half-Term.
Also, for anyone who's annual pass needs renewing, the Annual Pass office will be open. ( Source Alton Towers Facebook page