lozzyhickers wrote:1st time since about 2005 that i've been to AT halloween, so don't really understand the timeslot system. We've got tickets booked for the 6-6.30pm slot for both mazes. how does this work? I know that we have to enter the 2nd maze within 40mins of the stated time, is this of the first time or last time? And what if the queues are so big that we miss the slot?
In short, will we be likely to miss the dinner reservation we have at 8.15?
altontowerskid wrote:Basically, that time slot is the guide for when you should be joining the queue for the first maze, of your choice. By giving you a 40min time window for the second maze, the Towers are basically asking that once you are out of the first maze, to go and join the queue for the second - do not worry if you have been longer than 40mins due to queueing, the staff will probably already know.
About your dinner reservation, that is a difficult question. The paid mazes do not usually have long queues and I would say you are most likely going to make your reservation. However, you will have to judge it on the day with the queues you are faced with.
domfranczak wrote:Do we know were the mazes are going to be? I'M planning my visit on the 13th do you think it will be crowded?
roary01 wrote:Well sadly i never got to do Saw Alive due to it now only opening for halloween..
However the mazes at towers depend on when you do them, and also depended on the years you did them...
(warning this may be a LONG post)
When it first started and was situated over at the hotels it was a very well thought out maze and can't remember the year but i think it was 2010 which was its last year at the hotel it had a start outdoors which i did at night, and added immensely to the atmosphere and definatley got your heart racing.. You really felt as though you were being chased by a knife wheedling murderer. In 2011 (black hole tent) it worked/integrated extremely well as the BH queueline made you feel you were making your way down into the boiler house, but it wasn't as claustrophobic as previous years, as if you looked up you saw the tops of the scenery and the roof of the tent so it lost a bit of the intenseness, but it was a good send off for the maze, but was a good time for it to go as the story began to get old..
Carnival of Screams.
2010 was the first year and was an extremely clever maze and the illusions really worked well, but it can either be scary or make you laugh. In 2011 it went to the black hole tent, in which i was really disappointed because 2010 was such a cleverly thought out maze, and this time felt as though the props had just been put wherever they could fit due to it been squashed into the smaller end of the tent. The actors tried there best but the interaction with illusions/props just wasn't the same. 2012 sees the 3rd year for carnival, and its back on its own, and will hopefully go back to its 2010 year in terms of layout/interaction and from how it looks should be a lot more in place in its new home and be able to get an eerie feel back to the maze.
Terror of the Towers.
The Best scare-maze each year, and definitely gets everyone in terms of scares right from the moment u enter the queue-line.. BUT to get the right atmosphere do it at night! trust me just queuing at night builds up the tension..
You'll have to wait and see what the Doctor has to say when you enter for your appointment.