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Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:21 pm

They're going to embed a TV into the roofs,lowering the already low ceilings even further...

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Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:15 pm

Leek Signs have provided another interesting update, this time for the Stargazing Pods which are due to open on April 12th.

Their latest images show the toilet block and Tipi.

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Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:30 pm

I can’t help but feel that that Stargazing Pods graphic will look really out of place in the Tipi once it’s all finished, as it’s not in the colour scheme that I would choose for that kind of environment.

Sure, I get that it’s connected to the Pods so there will naturally be some branding, but it could have been a bit more subtle.
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Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:14 pm

The counter in the Tipi looks like a trade show stand to me.
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Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:44 am

From the photos, it just looks a bit empty? I do hope there is more added inside those Tipis to make them a bit more filling but honestly they look very empty at this point.
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Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:10 am

I very much doubt everything is in place yet.
I do agree about the colours though. They dont match in, but could this be because we have seen what it has been used for in the past, with the Enchanted Village?
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Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:44 pm

Although the colours do look a little out of place in those photos, I think that we do need to wait to see the finished product - as Justin said, it's unlikely everything is in place. I think they could get away with the colours if they tie into the wider look of the furniture in the Tipi.

Even if the colours aren't quite right, what is more important is that the Tipi will provide much needed additional bar capacity and entertainment for the Enchanted Village area. I'm actually quite interested to see what it's like this weekend :)
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Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:31 pm

Leek Signs have revealed more signature that has been produced for the Stargazing Pods

Source: Leek Signs Facebook

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Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:14 am

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Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:26 pm

I have a suspicion that there may be an opening ceremony for the stargazing pods tonight.

There are some temporary lights and speakers set up in one corner and there is a team of people from Jubilee Fireworks present!
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Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019

Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:16 pm

The pods are actually really nice, once you get around the fact there's less space. Granted, it’s not the best, but it’s good enough for cheap accommodation, although I'd like to see cheaper prices all around, as we paid the same amount for the pod as we could have done for an Enchanted Village lodge, so a bit too expensive. The eventual price exceeds the labelled price.
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Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019

Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:56 pm

As reported by TowersTimes, the Alton Towers Stargazing Pods welcomed their first guests over the weekend with a special, one-off, opening ceremony featuring a special appearance from Mark Thompson, Stargazing LIVE co-host, and Sir Algenon. TowersTimes were there to experience the celebrations.

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Promotional footage from the celebrations:

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