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Waterpark refurbishment

Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:48 pm

Anyone been since it reopened last week? Any improvements etc?
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Re: Waterpark refurbishment

Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:47 pm

Was in on monday, new colour full slats around the stairs centre water piece is working and the bucket is back on bout all i noticed but im sure there will be ones i missed
 
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Re: Waterpark refurbishment

Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:02 am

The Terminator wrote:
Anyone been since it reopened last week? Any improvements etc?


I wouldn't really say much in the way of improvements. While it might look a bit cleaner it actually looks ghastly. They've repainted all the red finishings in bright yellow. Looks stupid!
 
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Re: Waterpark refurbishment

Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:39 pm

Are they determined to ruin any adult appeal of Splash Landings and the waterpark...

They've already turned the hotel into Cloud Cuckoo Land.
 
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Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:26 pm

Yeah. Just looking through some of my old photos from when the hotel first opened and comparing them to now. Totally cringe looking at some of the things that have changed.  :|
 
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Re: Waterpark refurbishment

Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:49 am

Slightly off topic but is the water park worth visiting?
Took a quick look from the window in splash landings hotel but really keep changing my mind if its worth losing day in the park (there with a pass)  and paying extra for or not
 
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Re: Waterpark refurbishment

Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:43 pm

From what I've heard and seen, the majority of the work is as follows:

  • Finished off the new replacement pool flooring.
  • New multicolored (rotproof) fencing to replace all the rotten wood around the take-offs.
  • Loads of new paint work (Rush & Rampage take off's looks amazing)
  • New soft flooring added around Little Leak.
  • Roof heightened on Master Blaster (splash downs) queue.
  • New main lighting, and new Take-Off's lighting.
  • Loads of work done to Flash Floods top entrance.

Plus a few other bits and pieces.

Some good changes, some not so good. But from seeing the state of the old wooden fencing, it needed replacing.

I hear a few other bits are still to be done.
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Re: Waterpark refurbishment

Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:20 am

Trisnie wrote:
Slightly off topic but is the water park worth visiting?
Took a quick look from the window in splash landings hotel but really keep changing my mind if its worth losing day in the park (there with a pass)  and paying extra for or not


Yer I would definitely say its worth a visit if you got the time, like if your up there for a few days.
 
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Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:25 pm

Been honest if u could pick this water park or Waterworld in Stoke which would u go to? I ask as both are a hours drive away from me. Saved me doing another topic.
 
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Re: Waterpark refurbishment

Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:06 pm

Themeparksandy1981 wrote:
Been honest if u could pick this water park or Waterworld in Stoke which would u go to? I ask as both are a hours drive away from me. Saved me doing another topic.


Both offer different experiences, there is more choice in terms of rides at Waterworld, and is extremely quiet on off-peak days, and is cheaper. However Alton Towers offers a cleaner, well themed attraction which does cost more for less rides but its more about the theming/look of the place.
If was me however i'd choose waterworld for fact that you get more enjoyment for your money.
 
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Waterpark refurbishment

Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:11 pm

Apparently new anti slip flooring has been added to the rush and rampage take offs.
I was there today but didnt notice, the waterpark looked very nice but they need all the effects working!
 
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Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:00 am

Are the hotel windows that lookout to the water park sound proof and 1 way windows (You can look out but guests in the water park can't see you)?
 
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Re: Waterpark refurbishment

Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:57 am

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Are the hotel windows that lookout to the water park sound proof and 1 way windows (You can look out but guests in the water park can't see you)?


Not sure about sound proof as Splash Landings is noisy anyway, but the windows aren't one way.  :)
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Re: Waterpark refurbishment

Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:34 pm

Themeparksandy1981 wrote:
Are the hotel windows that lookout to the water park sound proof and 1 way windows (You can look out but guests in the water park can't see you)?


Not sound proof, just standard double glazing, but don't worry there's no real noise to be concerned about.

Windows aren't 1 way either but on the ground floor there is a line of trees outside the windows which gives extra privacy. All of the windows have net binds so nobody can see in if you leave the curtains open.
 
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Re: Waterpark refurbishment

Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:42 pm

Really hope the flooring is OK, when we went in the beginning of last year my children couldnt go in there because they were falling over all the time, the floor was lethal, and on our last day I slipped and sprained my ankle / bruises etc.  According to the manager of the pool Mr Williams, the technology is the best available and that all other swimming pools in the country would love to have such a product lining their floors. 

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