2019: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WL18, 4th Nov 2018.

  1. Jb85

    Jb85 TowersStreet Member

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    Either way - it’s not a new ride or nst reopening....or early advertising of next seasons attraction (if we get one)

    Fake news if you ask me
     
  2. Kraken27

    Kraken27 TowersStreet Member

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    The park is run by Merlin - failures are the standard modus operandi. It matters not whether it is operating hours, food & beverage, poor operations, breakdowns, poor quality accommodation, constant up-sells etc. Merlin's sole aim is to ensure the guest leaves with as much money extracted from their wallet / purse as possible.

    Yes, other theme park operators have the same general aim [to extract money]. The difference with the likes of Disney & Universal is they do it with a very high quality product offering. Yes, the guest knows they are being fleeced, but the product quality [and doubtless excited offspring] halfway justify it.
     
  3. Jb85

    Jb85 TowersStreet Member

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    I thought AT was remarkable value for money personally;-)

    The worrying thing is your spot on - it’s not an experience anymore. This is the first season I haven’t bothered going. Normally I would have been 2-3 times by now. I don’t mind being fleeced - it’s the nature of the business - but at least fleece me with some dignity intact
     
  4. Doublethink

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    I had a wonderful time being fleeced at universal and Disney and think I spent something around £40 just on butter beer at Studios.....

    Thing is the food and drink at Disney is actually really good and I had some incredible eats out there. If food at towers didn't look like some of those pictures that nearly made me vomit a few pages back I would actually spend money on park rather than bringing a big cool bag with far tastier food in!
     
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  5. BarryZola

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    Place your bets on another cryptic clue coming out in the next few days featuring a font from one of the other coasters. Then another different one, then another different one..........
     
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  6. Alsty

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    Next letter is a C...

     
  7. Jb85

    Jb85 TowersStreet Member

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    It already has lo

    Something dungeons related is my bet now
     
  8. Doublethink

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    And some people were thinking it could be sub terror :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Tibble

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    It’ll be like S-C-arier Alton Towers Dungeons! Now only £20 per person per scene
     
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  10. Mikw

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    Oh, i don't know, i managed to get 26 rides in the other day on the coasters, and i'd left the park by 3pm
     
  11. DistortAMG

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    For the love of all that is holy. You want to hope Merlin don't read this. I can see the opening times being adjusted next year in response to this 'guest feedback'.

    Alton Towers, open daily from 10am until 1pm.
     
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  12. Dan19F1

    Dan19F1 TowersStreet Member

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    Nah, what are you on about? Open from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays only ;)
     
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  13. Ethan

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    Just in case any of you weren't aware already, wicker man closed about 12:15 on thursday and has remained closed since. The park says it's due to maintanance, but bad news. I was there on thursday and spoke to a staff member as to why it was shut. One did just say to me 'technical difficulties'. However I heard them talking about the lift hill. Seemed fine bareing in mind I was on 10 mins before it shut. If it is to do with the lift, it may take a while to fix...
     
  14. Ethan

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    Hopefully wicker man opens again soon as the smiler's queue is suffering massively because of it
     
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  15. Mikw

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    Indeed, i noticed that last year when Wickeman first opened, It wasn't terribly reliable and The Smiler (which has been very reliable the last few years) seems to end up with a huge queue when the Wickerman is down
     
  16. Ollie

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    Big Six Challenge becomes Big Seven when you add the (upcharge) Dungeons?

    A testament to the failure of the Dungeons to attract paying customers perhaps?
     
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    Think you may have forgotten Wicker Man there. ;)
     
  18. Alsty

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    The letters we've had so far are SCRE... so I think it probably is dungeon related.
     
  19. Ben

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    The originality of this is.... underwhelming.
     
  20. RoyJess

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    Could be Scream7, ride all the big seven rides and get free entry into the Dungeons
     
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