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Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:42 am
by Bexa
Are people wearing masks when not on rides currently, or are most people immediately taking them off once they get off

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:03 am
by Dan
Bexa wrote:
Are people wearing masks when not on rides currently, or are most people immediately taking them off once they get off


The majority of people are only wearing masks on the rides where it is a requirement.

From what I saw on opening day, the percentage of people wearing them while walking round the park is very small.

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:04 pm
by Bexa
Dan wrote:
Bexa wrote:
Are people wearing masks when not on rides currently, or are most people immediately taking them off once they get off


The majority of people are only wearing masks on the rides where it is a requirement.

From what I saw on opening day, the percentage of people wearing them while walking round the park is very small.

Ah alright, so it's a bit of a gamble of safety to go I assume

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:14 pm
by swfc96
And sadly some people think the markings on the floor in the queue lines are just there for fun. Standing as close to those in front of them as they would without social distancing in place...

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:24 pm
by Dan
Bexa wrote:
Ah alright, so it's a bit of a gamble of safety to go I assume


I wouldn’t say it’s a gamble on safety to visit the park.

Masks are only mandatory on the listed rides & attractions, it’s not a requirement to wear them at any other time. As long as you keep your distance from other guests and follow the guidelines set out by the Resort, you should have no problems keeping yourself safe.

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:58 pm
by SilverBullet
Hi all,

Splash Landings is now bookable but wondered how busy it was, has anyone been in recent times who can comment please?

My family are nervous about social distance.

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:16 pm
by Janey75
Hi, I’m due to go to the park this week and have read some reviews that state the back of the park is open an hour later than the front of the park. Is this still the case because we will be staying at a resort hotel and entering the park through the back entrance at Forbidden Valley. Will this be possible? Will this part of the park be open at 10am?

Also, I’ve noticed some restaurants requesting mobile ordering online but I can’t see mobile ordering anywhere on the app. Is this possible or do we just queue as usual with restaurants/fast food places?

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:46 pm
by AltonOperator
Janey75 wrote:
I’ve noticed some restaurants requesting mobile ordering online but I can’t see mobile ordering anywhere on the app. Is this possible or do we just queue as usual with restaurants/fast food places?


Mobile ordering can be used in most food outlets across the resort. Use the app’s map to select the food outlet. If you can order there will be a button that says ‘order now’

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:56 am
by WillR
I have tickets to visit this coming Friday, but having checked the forecast it looks really windy, especially wind gusts. Does anyone know the maximum wind levels the rides can operate in?

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:52 am
by Dan
Janey75 wrote:
Hi, I’m due to go to the park this week and have read some reviews that state the back of the park is open an hour later than the front of the park. Is this still the case because we will be staying at a resort hotel and entering the park through the back entrance at Forbidden Valley. Will this be possible? Will this part of the park be open at 10am?


This used to be the case, but not anymore.

As far as I can remember, Congo River Rapids and Duel open at 11am. Everything else is scheduled to open at 10am.

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:44 pm
by ROYJESS
WillR wrote:
I have tickets to visit this coming Friday, but having checked the forecast it looks really windy, especially wind gusts. Does anyone know the maximum wind levels the rides can operate in?

It's gust up to around 30mph on certain rides, usually affects The Smiler and Oblivion

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:33 pm
by Janey75
Can anyone tell me what time the sky ride opens? We’re planning on heading to the back of the park at opening but I was wondering if the sky ride opens at 9.30am when the park opens, or 10 am when the rides open?
Thanks

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:50 pm
by ROYJESS
Janey75 wrote:
Can anyone tell me what time the sky ride opens? We’re planning on heading to the back of the park at opening but I was wondering if the sky ride opens at 9.30am when the park opens, or 10 am when the rides open?
Thanks

 I think that the sky ride opens at 11am 

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:25 am
by Rob_D_11
Hi Guys :)

I'm sure this would have been answered already, but the new(ish) Hotel entrance next to Extraordinary Golf says it's only open in the morning?

I've booked a short stay in October and wondered with the Monorail out of action, do Hotel guests need to walk back from the main entrance to the Hotel via the Car Park if they close this entrance off? 

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:33 am
by Dan
Rob_D_11 wrote:
Hi Guys :)

I'm sure this would have been answered already, but the new(ish) Hotel entrance next to Extraordinary Golf says it's only open in the morning?

I've booked a short stay in October and wondered with the Monorail out of action, do Hotel guests need to walk back from the main entrance to the Hotel via the Car Park if they close this entrance off? 


Hi, welcome to the forum :)

The Galactica gate is open between 9:30-11:30 in the morning and again from ride close, so depending what time you leave the park you may have to leave via the turnstiles.

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:07 pm
by Rob_D_11
Thanks for the Welcome and reply :)

Fingers crossed it's open around 8/9pm ish for scarefest . that will be timed perfectly for riding Nemesis at night and a 10 min walk to the hotel instead of 30+!

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:48 pm
by homer22422
Hi Everybody,

Just wanted to inquire if Alton Towers has released any information regarding how the scarefest mazes are going to function throughout the COVID epidemic?

I would assume that social distancing will be implemented (no shoulder holding) but would this affect the number of maze tickets the park can sell on the day as I am contemplating if I should pre-book the tickets ASAP

Thanks :)

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:25 pm
by lewis97
homer22422 wrote:
Just wanted to inquire if Alton Towers has released any information regarding how the scarefest mazes are going to function throughout the COVID epidemic?

Yes, they have recently updated their website to detail the measures that will be in place.

In summary: all guests and actors to wear face masks, social-distancing between groups of different guests, new techniques and interactions, guests required to use hand sanitiser before entering mazes, and the mazes will be subject to cleaning over the course of the day.

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:11 pm
by timmy1372
Hi guys

Quick question, apologies if in the wrong section, I couldn't really decide where was best..... But.....

On BGT last night a magician called damien o'brien had a long sleeve t shirt on which looked like it had a roller-coaster on it, any ideas what it might be? A former alton towers ride?

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:51 pm
by Hazard
I am thinking of going to the park tomorrow or Wednesday to do the Scarefest thing hopefully before the schools break up.

With limited numbers what are the queue times like during Scarefest (this year), would there be any fast track passes available after 4pm? How much are they (heard about £10!).

In two minds whether to go for 2 days, one really long day or an evening? All depending on queue times and how busy it's likely to be? Presumably it won't be any busier than a really busy day in the current climate.