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Oktoberfest - General Discussion

Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:57 pm

As posted on TowersTimes social media, Alton Towers have added details of a brand new seasonal event to their website - Oktoberfest.

Running 18th - 20th, 25th - 27th September & 2nd - 4th October, the event is aimed at families and thrill seekers alike, and will include themed entertainment for all ages and food, all with a German twist.

Are you interested to hear more about the event? What do you think / hope will feature?

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Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:13 pm

I like that something different is happening, hope it doesn’t mean a lesser scarefest
 
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:19 pm

I love it already! I'm so glad to see that there's another entertainments based event as Scarefest and Fireworks are absolutely fabulous. I'm really looking forward to chilling out with a pretzel and watching the drunken antics!
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:19 pm

Morgan you have literally summed up my entire thoughts on this. Bring on the pretzels.
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Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:57 pm

This is pretty cool. I wasn't expecting it and I have been side swiped by this. I'm actually really excited about this. Its slightly different and slightly random and I hope it does well. I hope it kind of has Winter Wonderland vibes but in  early Autumn :lol
 
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Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:51 am

I think this has potential to be a good event and I’m certainly planning on being there. I’m hoping for some nice bratwurst and currywurst!
 
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Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:18 pm

I can't be the only one hoping for little wooden huts around the place selling pretzels and Bratwursts etc. I mean, most Christmas markets don't need them until November, so they could easily rent them :lol
 
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Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:20 pm

Dom wrote:
I can't be the only one hoping for little wooden huts around the place selling pretzels and Bratwursts etc. I mean, most Christmas markets don't need them until November, so they could easily rent them :lol

Don't they have some of those ready to go over by the hotels? :sus:
 
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Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:23 pm

Swarm Chris wrote:
Dom wrote:
I can't be the only one hoping for little wooden huts around the place selling pretzels and Bratwursts etc. I mean, most Christmas markets don't need them until November, so they could easily rent them :lol

Don't they have some of those ready to go over by the hotels? :sus:

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I mean, they could have an alternative use, but alas, not the ones I was thinking off :lol
 
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Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:42 pm

Some coverage here: https://riderater.co.uk/7932/alton-towe ... niversary/

I'm looking forward to the details of the beer tents and food offerings etc. I hope it's not too small time, and that the selection of rides is decent!
 
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Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:50 pm

As posted on TowersTimes social media, Alton Towers have updated their opening times to extend and confirm the theme park closing times for the Oktoberfest event.

Having previously been only due to run over three Friday - Sunday periods in September and October, the event will now be every day from 11th September - 4th October. The theme park will open 10am - 6pm on Monday - Thursday, and 10am - 8:30pm on Friday - Sunday.

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Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:40 pm

Dom wrote:
I can't be the only one hoping for little wooden huts around the place selling pretzels and Bratwursts etc. I mean, most Christmas markets don't need them until November, so they could easily rent them :lol


I’m really hoping for pretzels and beer!
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Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:21 am

I say we start a petition for Olympia Looping to make an appearance for the true Oktoberfest experience :lol 
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Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:52 pm

That would look great on the lawn in front of the towers!
 
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:06 pm

That would be amazing! It would fit in so well
 
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Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:47 pm

TowersTimes News now has all the details on today's Oktoberfest announcements.

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Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:28 pm

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This past weekend Alton Towers launched their newest entertainment offering, the Oktoberfest Family Fun Festival.

Featuring two stages of live Bavarian entertainment alongside numerous food and drink options, Oktoberfest is fantastic fun for all the family.

TowersTimes News rounds up all the details. Prost!
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Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:26 pm

Having been to this event twice now, I have been shocked both times. I'll be the first person to hold my hands up and say when I first heard about this I thought it would flop but having seen it and experience the event, I have been presently surprised. 

The street entertainment, although sometimes a little cheesy really adds to the atmosphere and dare I say it a little magic back to the park! The balance between alcohol and family entertainment I feel is done tastefully to get the essence of Oktoberfest but keeping to the family theme the resort is looking for.  
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