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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:42 am

Msybe it's Alton Towers' wsy of announcing Smiler is no longer considered a problem child and can be relied on to behave during ERT.
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:50 am

I wouldn't go as far to say The Smiler is a problem child, it hasn't been since the start of 2014.

If you see it on a mildly moist day, it runs flawlessly unless heavy rain triggers a closure.
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:10 pm

I would be surprised if The Smiler was on ERT full time as its popular and probably sells a good amount of fast track tickets, if I was entering the park at 9:00am and had an hours use out of it then chances are I wouldn't purchase a fast track ticket as I would probably get two goes out of it at least by 10:00am unless AT are trying to encourage more guests to arrive at the park early and spend more money?

Either way from a business point of view I'm struggling to find the gains?
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:35 pm

I guess Merlin are just experimenting.
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:09 pm

Maybe Merlin have seen the light and are experimenting with new ways to improve guest experience? ... :lol
 
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Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:53 pm

Could be...

This is an amazing revalation Count-Vonduel!

Still, Merlin do provide a good guest experience, except the ride operators feel a little alienated when a 12 year old asks for ride breakdown compensation... :lol
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:47 am

A new VIP Package has been revealed. VIP Diamond

This is the next level of VIP; from your personal host, everything you could wish for on the Theme Park, staying over in one of our resort hotels with complimentary breakfast, then spend the day in the Waterpark. This package includes:

Theme Park Entry, including Early Ride Time*
Express Car Parking - park next to the Theme Park entrance for quick access.
Fastrack Platinum - Fastrack all 18 rides, including all rollercoasters as many times as you like!
All Day Dining - eat as much as you like all day.
An unlimited drinks quencher.
Reserved table at a restaurant of your choice on the Theme Park.
Each group gets a VIP Host to escort them around the Theme Park.
Front row riding all day on the rollercoasters!
Overnight stay in one of our new Moon Voyage rooms in the Alton Towers Hotel, including breakfast (*price based on 2 people sharing)
Waterpark entry
*This package is only available to book through our VIP experience team on 0871 222 9938


And its from £375.
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:49 am

Dom wrote:
A new VIP Package has been revealed. VIP Diamond

This is the next level of VIP; from your personal host, everything you could wish for on the Theme Park, staying over in one of our resort hotels with complimentary breakfast, then spend the day in the Waterpark. This package includes:

Theme Park Entry, including Early Ride Time*
Express Car Parking - park next to the Theme Park entrance for quick access.
Fastrack Platinum - Fastrack all 18 rides, including all rollercoasters as many times as you like!
All Day Dining - eat as much as you like all day.
An unlimited drinks quencher.
Reserved table at a restaurant of your choice on the Theme Park.
Each group gets a VIP Host to escort them around the Theme Park.
Front row riding all day on the rollercoasters!
Overnight stay in one of our new Moon Voyage rooms in the Alton Towers Hotel, including breakfast (*price based on 2 people sharing)
Waterpark entry
*This package is only available to book through our VIP experience team on 0871 222 9938


And its from £375.



LOL, why would you want express parking if you were staying in the hotel?
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:45 pm

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LOL, why would you want express parking if you were staying in the hotel?


It's obviously so you can get maximum credits on the Monorail shuttling to and from your car every time you need to fetch something to the hotel ! :lol
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:02 pm

you guys ever heard of RIDESIMS.com you should check it out theirs Alton towers rides on there :clap: :yikes: and i was just wondering about Rita and the scaffolding has it gone i haven't been Alton towers since last season sooo yeah
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:04 pm

Balb0wa wrote:
Dom wrote:
A new VIP Package has been revealed. VIP Diamond

This is the next level of VIP; from your personal host, everything you could wish for on the Theme Park, staying over in one of our resort hotels with complimentary breakfast, then spend the day in the Waterpark. This package includes:

Theme Park Entry, including Early Ride Time*
Express Car Parking - park next to the Theme Park entrance for quick access.
Fastrack Platinum - Fastrack all 18 rides, including all rollercoasters as many times as you like!
All Day Dining - eat as much as you like all day.
An unlimited drinks quencher.
Reserved table at a restaurant of your choice on the Theme Park.
Each group gets a VIP Host to escort them around the Theme Park.
Front row riding all day on the rollercoasters!
Overnight stay in one of our new Moon Voyage rooms in the Alton Towers Hotel, including breakfast (*price based on 2 people sharing)
Waterpark entry
*This package is only available to book through our VIP experience team on 0871 222 9938


And its from £375.



who would be the guest host? (john wardley john wardley please!) :yikes:
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:02 pm

John Wardley has retired. :no:

The scaffolding is still there...

Just put a decent sized 13 theme tower there AT, give Rita something to launch through!
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:00 pm

Wouldn't surprise me if they have kept the scaffolding just as scenery. I mean look at the crypt and station.
I know it sounds daft but I wouldn't put it past them.
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:27 pm

True...

Merlin should stop cutting corners with Rita's theming, they could do so much with it!
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:06 pm

im sure the scaffolding is there from when the cable snapped? :yes:
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:00 pm

Might need to check some records about that, but that is possible...
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:01 pm

NemesisRider wrote:
Might need to check some records about that, but that is possible...

it happened quite a while back :yes:
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:12 pm

I meant about the scaffolding being there after the launch cable snapped. :)
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:22 pm

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I meant about the scaffolding being there after the launch cable snapped. :)

ohhh yeh i just think its extra support for it unsure though
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:27 pm

The point is, it looks terrible!

If only AT would buy a flat for DF then remove the scaffolding...

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