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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:03 am

Glad to see this park get another dark ride.

Also Sandy's Blasting Bronco may have been topped for the best ride name of 2020. :lol:
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Postby Dar » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:50 am

A member called TYX on TowersStreet has taken a screenshot from a promo video that showed the layout for a second, and labelled the different sections.
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It's not great, it's going in the old Wobble World building so they're limited in space and Merlin are not focusing on the theme parks at all right now, so the budget is basically zero too! As with everything these days I'm pessimistic but open to pleasant surprises

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Postby super7 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:45 pm

Ugh. More cheap video based attractions. One can stay home a watch videos.

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Postby rachelmadcow » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:41 pm

AT is so odd. They should keep the tv film based attractions at Thorpe.


Blurring lines when the parks are so close. AT wants to be a flagship so they need a ground up ride like Efteling

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:41 pm

Does anyone have any experience with the availability of Uber to and from the park from Stoke-on-Trent? We're planning a trip and were initially planning to stay at the park but they close at 4:00 on Saturdays in late May for some reason so we'll probably just go back to London that same night.

God those hours are brutal...
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:51 pm

I was able to find an Uber from the Stoke-on-Trent train station to Alton Towers. There weren't many Ubers available, but there were plenty of taxis.

To get back to Stoke-on-Trent, I recommend reserving a taxi in advance. There may not be any by Alton Towers. I stayed onsite at Alton Towers and the hotel booked a taxi for me that was waiting for me a half hour after park closing.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby southpuddle » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:29 pm

I didn’t have any luck with Ubers in the area when I went last year - I ended up calling for a taxi to pick me up at the train station in Uttoxeter. There were also several taxis just waiting at the entrance when the park closed at 4:00.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:11 pm

There's also a bus that connects AT with some nearby train stations. Might be worth looking into to get to the park, but it's not timed super well for leaving the park after 4.
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