2019: General Discussion

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

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  1. Poopoohead

    Poopoohead TowersStreet Member

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    I’m sure your just a WUM. The water park opening hours are abysmal.
     
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  2. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    What does WUM stand for? Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but I think 9pm for the golf and 8pm for the waterpark in summer is fantastic, personally!
     
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    spinba11 TowersStreet Member

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    If you’re just looking at the summer opening times then yes they ar good but taking the rest of the year into account they are rubbish.
     
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    It would be nice if the park opening times during the Summer was even remotely close to that of the Golf and Waterpark.
     
  5. RoyJess

    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    A quick google will reveal the answer :rolleyes:



    ;):)
     
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    Merlin are obsessed with shortening days. Chessington Halloween hours are being reduced by 1 hour like how legoland used to open for another hour in summer. I still get so annoyed that towers in summer closes at 6 but I hope this changes for 2019
     
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    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    Don't forget we have also lost half an hour of the themepark in the mornings due to reduced ERT
     
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    Raise the price every year and reduce the operating hours. By 2027 it will cost £68 to get in and open from 11-2.
     
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    At one time the waterpark was open until 10pm on many nights and usually 8pm on all others - those were the days. It just puts the current abysmal opening hours into perspective.

    This was when it was operated as part of the hotels, exclusively for hotel guests, and when Splash Landings wasn't run as a 'budget' hotel.

    More recently there has at least been 9pm waterpark openings, so 8pm isn't really groundbreaking.
     
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    JSF VIDS ROLLERCOASTERS TowersStreet Member

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    I really liked having that extra 30 mins it gave you so much extra time to relax and ride rides. There was also more rides available before the 2018 season.
     
  11. Matt N

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    Oh right. Thanks for the clarification @RoyJess, but I don't intend to annoy people; it's genuinely what I think!
     
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    We're all entitled to our own opinions on here. :)
     
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    Thanks @skyscraper!
     
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  14. RoyJess

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    You don't and never have annoyed me, just keep being you and don't change for anyone else (we do need someone to pick on some entertainment on here ;))

    Everyone is entitle to their own opinions....

    ....and some of us also remember the days before M£rlin ;)

    Seriously you are good, I really don't have any issue with you Matt what so ever :)
     
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    Thanks @RoyJess; at heart, I like to think I'm this positive about all theme parks, but do bear in mind that Merlin are the only Alton Towers owner I've ever known. And as far as I'm concerned, I've never had a bad experience at Alton under their management!
     
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    I don't have any issue with Alton management or staff, they are doing a great job with the bad hand that Merlin are dealing them. My gripe is with Merlin who keep cutting the park budget, but yet the park can't handle the guest numbers. A day out should be a relaxing stress free day. Not having to cram in everything in such a short space of time due to lack of opening hours and horrendous queue lines. The experience at the park is not what is used to be or should be.
     
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    Tbh no one on here rly cares about the waterpark or golf. Why have they announced opening times for them and not theme park?
     
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    Possibly because it works out better to do the map/sp sale first.

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    Alton probably don't know themselves, they are waiting for Merlin to release the details, usually after the sales as they like to rope people in with the deals before they tell you what has been cut from the park for the new season
     
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    Thrope and alton are like two siblings trying to one up each other. [​IMG]

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