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Postby jlp94 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:31 pm

When I visited the park in June, once they saw how crowded it was, they increased their hours to close at 17:00 but it is still pretty bad. Wicker Man was even closed for 6 of those hours, and that entire time, the lift chain was on, all the effects were still working, it seemed like the ops just left the ride running, and some of the ops don't seem to care about their rides. Hopefully they get some better management.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:25 pm

I loved everything about Alton Towers except the hours. Even on a day with no crowds, it was hard to ride all the major rides simply because of how large and spread out that park is.

The other annoying part is that basically everything at the resort closes with the park- mini golf, hotel water park, etc.
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Postby SharkTums » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:17 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:The other annoying part is that basically everything at the resort closes with the park- mini golf, hotel water park, etc.


This is what killed me the most!!!

You pay a premium to stay at the resort, the park closes at like 4 or 5pm...and so does EVERYTHING ELSE!!! Keep some stuff open for the resort guests.

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Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:26 pm

^ Yes the Alveys paid a bunch for us to have a "WaterPark Party" (at the hotel park) after our park visit, during our 2010 UK trip. And I know they would have paid a bunch less, if the waterpark was open later, after the themepark closed???

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:46 am

If the park closed at like 10 or 11, I'd understand things being closed by the time you leave the park but 4 or 5 is just asinine.

I still think it's worth staying on-site for the morning ERT and the hotels are nice, but the resort as a whole has the potential to be so much better if they didn't cut back on hours.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby jlp94 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:26 am

^ And if they had better operations. Rita's ride ops were nasty during my visit, and Galactica was running one train on one side, switching back and forth with VR. I already explained my experience with Wicker Man in a post higher up on the page.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:47 am

If you want to recreate the disappointment of the Fyre Festival, you can now do so by booking an optimistically named 'Star Gazing Pod', Alton Towers' latest accommodation offering. For around £100 a night (plus £10 for towels), you can now truly say you're happier than a pig in mud thanks to their similarity with farmyard pig shelters.

In other news, Merlin have announced Nemesis Sub-Terra and Twirling Toadstool (Waveswinger) are both now permanently closed. Nemesis Sub-Terra was pretty poor in the first season, but I quite enjoyed it once they made some improvements.

The Alton Towers Dungeon is new, however, replaces Charlie in the Chocolate Factory, and will cost £7.50 on top of the £56 entrance fee (which has gone up from last year, naturally).
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Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:49 am

KarlaKoaster wrote:If you want to recreate the disappointment of the Frye Festival, you can now do so by booking an optimistically named 'Star Gazing Pod', Alton Towers' latest accommodation offering. For around £100 a night (plus £10 for towels), you can now truly say you're happier than a pig in mud thanks to their similarity with farmyard pig shelters.


This is the best description of this new "Offering" HAHAHAHAHA :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:37 pm

KarlaKoaster wrote:If you want to recreate the disappointment of the Fyre Festival, you can now do so by booking an optimistically named 'Star Gazing Pod', Alton Towers' latest accommodation offering. For around £100 a night (plus £10 for towels), you can now truly say you're happier than a pig in mud thanks to their similarity with farmyard pig shelters.

In other news, Merlin have announced Nemesis Sub-Terra and Twirling Toadstool (Waveswinger) are both now permanently closed. Nemesis Sub-Terra was pretty poor in the first season, but I quite enjoyed it once they made some improvements.

The Alton Towers Dungeon is new, however, replaces Charlie in the Chocolate Factory, and will cost £7.50 on top of the £56 entrance fee (which has gone up from last year, naturally).

This is fantastic. :lmao:
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:00 am

This new 'resort', reminds me...didn't Thorpe do something equally creepy with like 'love vans' or something equally Merlin!!!!???

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