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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    Looks like the water park price has increased also, can’t remember exactly what it was last year but remember it being cheaper than what it is when I loooed for April
     
  2. GaryH

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    Think it was 16.50 last year
     
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  3. Poopoohead

    Poopoohead TowersStreet Member

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    Thanks, was just going off memory for a family of 3 with MAP discount, sure it was around £28 last season, over £30 now
     
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    I initially envisaged it sat on Shawn Sanbrooke’s drive!
     
  5. Skyscraper

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    That's if he even has a drive. :p
     
  6. Poopoohead

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    I’d love to know how people like TPWW afford to do all the mega trips that are always posted across twitter etc. I have a fairly good job and there’s just no way on earth I could afford it never mind the weeks off at a time that are needed for such things, I mean the guy must have had 4 America trips alone last year.

    Are they paid for by the parks or companies for promotion and publicity or does YouTube or twitter actually afford that kind of lifestyle?

    I realise this may come accords as sour grapes but it’s not I’m just genuinely interested how the hell people do it. Unless I’m totally useless with money
     
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    I guess it's combination of parks inviting him to visit, and also the revenue generated from YouTube views covering flights/spending money etc.

    If you look on Google there are calculators which give an estimate of YouTubers earnings based on views.
     
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    I can usually scrape a holiday to America each year, alongside two or three long weekends in Europe... and I can’t say I have the world’s best job. I did have a YouTube channel for a while too, not particularly successful, but still made £500 a year on the ads. With a bit of travel savvy and bargain hunting, I wouldn’t imagine his trips are entirely impossible off the back of his online earnings and a little subsidisation from wages.
     
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    If you watch his travel vlogs he usually breaks down the cost. For instance, his portaventura trip was dirt cheap. Ryanair flight for about £40 return, and stayed in a hostel for about £100 for 3 nights if memory serves
     
  10. Mr_Wickerman

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    Hey sorry a bit behind when is the Alton towers dungeon set to open again? has a date been confirmed yet?
     
  11. John_P

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    Nothing confirmed yet, image they'll want it open for the opening weekend.
     
  12. Mr_Wickerman

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    Does anyone think we will have a scaremaze open all year at alton towers?
     
  13. RicketyCricket

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    No chance, they won't fork out for the actors.

    Just walk through the smiler queueline instead.
     
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    Thorpe Park have tried this more than I can count.

    Anyway I'm sure Towers will be marketing The Dungeons as the scariest thing since the meteor that killed all the dinosaurs.
     
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    That's the dungeons
     
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  16. Ethan

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    Whats the chance of all the coasters being open for opening weekend?
     
  17. Dave

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    The same chance as all the coasters being open on any day of the season....
     
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  18. RoyJess

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    Weather permitting (providing we don't have another beast from the east), all the coasters should be open.

    If you were asking, what is the likely-hood of all the coasters being opened on time, then that's will be a completely different answer ;)
     
  19. Ethan

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    I meant cus the rides seem to be unreliable at start of the season
     
  20. Dave

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    They can be a bit tetchy early in the season but it’s hard to give a definative on how bad or good they will be. It’s usually about a week into the season that rides start to struggle as the new parts that are a bit duff give out.
     
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