Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jordan, 25th Nov 2014.
Don't think there will be discount initially, but that may change.
Mike stated that the Box Office said that there would be 20% discount for annual pass holders. Of course we all know communication at Towers is poor so the information could well be wrong, but I'd like to think it is true.
Yeah, I looked on the website filled in all my information up until the final pay button and at no point did it suggest I could get discount, but again that could be the crappy website
They've probably not done it on the website, you'll probably have to ring up or pay on site to get discont. A bit silly but it has always been like that with bookings at Towers from my experience.
There isn't a discount for High Ropes initially. The main course is expected to take 90mins-2hrs to complete.
As for James' worry that the pricing will go up - i doubt it. Has golf ever increased it's pricing since it opened? I imagine this will have about the same popularity as that.
But it said 20 minutes and we're told there is discount... where did you get this info from?
20 minutes are the batching slots as it were. So it would be a group of 4 every 20 minutes. These typically take up to 2 hours to complete, less than that for those more skilled. No way you would ever get it done in 20 minutes!
I was thinking that, thanks for clearing it up for me, mate. If it is a 2 hour thing, it'd probably be worth doing. As you said, for those more skilled they could navigate the course quicker, meaning they'll have more goes round. Looking forward to seeing this complete.
I don't think the price is overpriced as such. But this is a supporting attraction in a large resort/theme park complex, an additional £20-£25pp may put some people (inc. families) off. Although it will probably work like Extraordinary Golf in the same respect that it will have a very small footfall of guests, and again this is 'penetrating the premium family market' as Merlin would say.
In hindsight £25 for two hours seems acceptable. Your comment about the Golf price is valid too, I never really noticed it had not changed over the years.
Perhaps the reason behind the golf prices not increasing is because it was overpriced to start with
I think it has actually got cheaper over time?
Sure I cleared this up for you a few posts ago...
Four people start every 20 minutes. But once they've has safety briefing and cleared the first crossing the next group can start 20 minutes after the first. It then takes 90 minutes for each group to do the 19 elements.
Another member asked at the Box Office about AP discount and was told 20%. Also on the hotel booking site it offers prices 20% cheaper when booked with hotel.
They have added a FAQ section now on the AT website about the tree top quest.
With regards how long it will take, it says:
"The time it takes to get around the course will vary from person to person but you should expect it to take between 45 minutes – 1 hour for the low ropes course and between 1 hour – 1 hour 30 minutes for the high ropes course."
It also gives an idea of height:
"The low ropes course is 5m off the ground and the high ropes course is 8m off the ground."
£25 for 1.5 hours entertainment does it sound value for money to me, regardless of where the market is set
But when compared to the price you pay to watch 1.5 hours of Premier League football... We have a winner!
Well, it's certainly a point that you make... But possibly highlights how poorly skewed the economies of watching football are!
Interesting about annual pass discount, as the guy we asked in the box office looked on his system for prices and mentioned annual pass discount (without us asking), so it must tell them on their system.
I think the entertainment industry in this country as a whole is skewed when it comes to money (as is hotel accommodation). Just had a look around t'web and nearly all of the high ropes courses charge between £20-£25.
@Kieron, how much was the one you did at Toverland?
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