2019: General Discussion

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  1. RicketyCricket

    RicketyCricket TowersStreet Member

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    Nice of AT to try and engage with fans, but that was the most pointless video I've ever watched. Expect better from Sir Franny J.
     
  2. Danny

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    I know Merlin are all about cuts, but are they seriously that tight that they can't afford a cheap wind muffler? The audio in that video is awful.
     
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  3. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Do you reckon next season they will sell single wicker man fastrack?
     
  4. imanautie

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    Having spoken to Wickerman staff about this I'm believing that's the plan.

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  5. MakoMania

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    So a slow moving queue will move even more slowly. Great :)
     
  6. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Ironically the fastrack queue for Wickerman is one that's often moaned at for being stupidly long.

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  7. Ethan

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    I would consider buying it if it was a decent price but if the queue would still be long no point wasting money
     
  8. Alsty

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    If they did then they wouldn't sell as many Gold Fastrack. Maybe they'd do it for a silly price like £50 though.
     
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    With any luck it might not be quite as busy next season as there are no new proper rides.
     
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  10. Ethan

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    Wicker man will still get 80-120 min queues regularly
     
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  11. Matt N

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    There are going to be junior drop towers according to a planning permit that Towers filed a couple of days ago, and most non-enthusiasts probably see the Dungeons as a new experience. Besides, I'm sure Towers has way more surprises up their sleeves regarding 2019!
     
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    People don’t plan road trips and group days out for junior drop towers though, Matt. And if most of the country wanted to do a dungeons there’s probably one closer to them that Alton.

    Can’t see much to attract the non- enthusiasts as you say!
     
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    No, no, no, no, and NO again. No sane human being is going to give a flying ... "flip" ... about these "Alton Towers Resort Presents The Alton Towers Dungeons At Alton Towers Brought To You By Alton Towers At The Alton Towers Resort".
     
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    Prepare to be disappointed, they don't.
     
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    I’ve heard they don’t even have any sleeves left. Merlin cut the budget so they are in vests now.
     
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    2019 seems like it is the year to suck more money out the guest rather than bring in new guests.
     
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    The opening days/times for the waterpark and golf have been published for 2019. The waterpark will continue to be closed on off peak Thurs in March/May/Sep/Oct and the opening hours have pretty much remained the same as the last few years. 4pm closes off peak, 6pm weekends and 8pm in summer.

    Golf seems to have extended its closing time until 9pm some weekends and school holidays - I suspect to accommodate the extra Stargazing Pod guests since they include a round of golf now.

    Does anyone know if Treetop Quest is expected to remain closed again in 2019? (I suspect that will be a yes).
     
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  18. Matt N

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    Well done Towers; those opening times for the Waterpark and Golf in the summer sound fantastic!
     
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    Can I have some of what you're smoking @Matt N?
     
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    The opening hours are alright but it is still awful the main theme park closes so early. 6pm closure for the UKs main theme park is very poor
     
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