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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:52 am

^Dare I ask what the restroom options are for those "rooms?"
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Postby KarlaKoaster » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:36 pm

It will be like a campsite where there is a building with toilets and showers in. Here's a link for more information (which I should have included in my first post, really) or in case you wish to book!

https://www.altontowers.com/short-breaks/stargazing-pods/

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Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:17 am

It looks like Alton Towers is adding a Dungeon attraction to the park! There's not much information yet but it'll be interesting to see how this plays out!

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https://www.altontowers.com/theme-park/dungeon/

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:08 am

Could they maybe be reusing that Nemesis Sub Terra ride system? It looks like the London Dungeon has a similar ride called Drop Dead.
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Postby RyanTPM » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:12 pm

^Possibly, however its more than likely going to be in the former home of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:52 pm

It seems Merlin are going balls-deep with their unique brand of dystopian theme park misery. I think they have adopted the opposite business model to Disney where instead of their parks being the happiest places on earth, they're the most miserable. I think it makes sense to incorporate what is essentially their own IP into the parks, though, while increasing their portfolio of Dungeons. We've seen it with Sealife and I'm sure we'll see it more with the Dungeons.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Baffles » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:17 am

It's just disappointing that Merlin cannot come up with exciting new ride concepts. It's another horror themed attraction that a lot of people will not pay for if it is an upcharge. Alton Towers has never particularly had a 'horrible history', so I'm sceptical about how unique the attraction will be to the park.

The location is awful - in a kids area between the bright and colourful Burger Restaurant and the rest of Cloud Cuckoo Land.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Norwegian coasterfan » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:25 am

So I was thinking of going to Alton Towers in March as I have never been there before :) But then I checked the opening times... Only open from 10:00 to 16:00 and closed on Wednesdays :?r So I have decided to go back to Efteling instead... This place really seems to be going downhill. Closing a theme park at 16:00 Is just ridiculous to me, and must be putting people (including me), off from visiting and rather go somewhere else :|

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:28 am

Norwegian coasterfan wrote:So I was thinking of going to Alton Towers in March as I have never been there before :) But then I checked the opening times... Only open from 10:00 to 16:00 and closed on Wednesdays :?r So I have decided to go back to Efteling instead... This place really seems to be going downhill. Closing a theme park at 16:00 Is just ridiculous to me, and must be putting people (including me), off from visiting and rather go somewhere else :|


Yeah, I find it pretty odd how parks close so early Monday-Thursday. I'd thinking that it would make sense to only open parks early Saturday-Sunday, and holidays, and close pretty late Monday-Friday. I think that fairs and beachside parks are like that. The parks could get a much better after work patronage than they could people burning off PTO just to go to the park for a day.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:09 pm

Norwegian coasterfan wrote:So I was thinking of going to Alton Towers in March as I have never been there before :) But then I checked the opening times... Only open from 10:00 to 16:00 and closed on Wednesdays :?r So I have decided to go back to Efteling instead... This place really seems to be going downhill. Closing a theme park at 16:00 Is just ridiculous to me, and must be putting people (including me), off from visiting and rather go somewhere else :|

I didn't manage to get there last season because the park was either closed, or I knew it would be packed. Even with Wickerman there, I don't feel I really missed it. With the park closed on off peak days, the short opening times, staggered ride openings and the number of closed rides, it seems to be very difficult to avoid the queues. I prefer just to fly to the continent and visit some of the parks there instead.

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