2019: General Discussion

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

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  1. Benjsh

    Benjsh TowersStreet Member

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    Amazing how a company can get something so right (Wickerman) and get mostly everything else these days so horribly wrong. I absolutely whored WM to death last season and I still love it. However I have no interest in Dunegons Attractions at all and I can't see myself going to Towers this year even once. 2019 might be the first season I don't visit the park at least once since I first started going way back in 1991. Sad times. I'll probably wait till they get something new again before I go back actually or until my lad reaches 1.4m as I'm sure he'll love the coasters. Rather spend my hard earned money going to new Parks in Europe for now.
     
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  2. Poopoohead

    Poopoohead TowersStreet Member

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    Would be interested to know the accommodations occupancy rate if anyone has it
     
  3. Austin Towers

    Austin Towers TowersStreet Member

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    Brilliant post !

    Escapism for me is Islands of Adventure, Magic Kingdom for when the kids were small. Like walking into different worlds.

    You don't go to a theme park to be met with someone pushing bloody Now TV or the o2 network. Tragical not magical.
     
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  4. Dave

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    If you assume a headset and computer is £3,000 each you would need to replace 5000 to get to £15,000,000. This seems unlikely.

    Staffing is a revenue cost not a capital expenditure. Anyway this is way off topic.
     
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    Call me weird but got quite turned on by that post...

    Well said.
     
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  6. Prophecy

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    Just for the record, all said and told, DBGT didn't even cost £30m. They certainly didn't spend £15m in the year after it opened fixing it up; closer to £1.5m...
     
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    Slightly random but I’ve just seen this...



    At least we now know Sub-Terra to be confirmed to not he returning in the 2019 season after all the speculation following project 42.
     
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  8. Austin Towers

    Austin Towers TowersStreet Member

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    Think that's the 3rd time that's been posted on here. That means it's definitely reopening :)
     
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  9. Poopoohead

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    So February at the end of this week, opening times surely have to be announced imminently
     
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    I wouldn’t put a whole lot of stock in opening times, although the times are still stingy towers seem to be working more like other parks and deciding on the day based on crowds (though about 1.5 hours less than they maybe should be).
     
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  11. Ethan

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    So I asked towers on messenger bout 2 weeks ago when opening times would be announced. They said "this will be throughout next month (Feb)". So ye it's not long
     
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  12. Poopoohead

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    Could really do with knowing minimum opening times with decent notice though, we have a 4 hour journey each way so the trip involves a weekend and accommodation. I don’t think it’s too much to ask to know the closing times for the season with an understanding they may hopefully be extended.

    The 10-4 days are just utterly pathetic, i have an air bnb booked for the second weekend and dread the hours are 10-4. It barely makes the trip worthwhile and we can’t be the only family thinking this.
     
  13. Ethan

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    Its not gonna be 10-4 at a weekend is it. It's gonna be til 5 like last season or 6
     
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    Based on the availability of Dungeons time slots it looks very likely that it will follow the same pattern as previous years in the first few weeks of the season, 4pm midweek off peak, 5pm weekends and Easter school holidays.
     
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    Still, lack of advertisied opening times is really frustrating for those that need to organise travel. I think it's a fair complaint

    (sorry, quoted wrong post, I meant to quote Ethan's)
     
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    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    The park will definitely be open by ten, and will close from four.
    The closed days have been announced, so you can select your days now.
    There is such a thing as over planning your theme park trips.
     
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  17. Prophecy

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    And to plan your theme park trips well, you need to know what times they're open. Not a hard concept that.
     
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    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    They open at ten.
    There are still two months to go before opening.
    Public transport options are extremely limited regardless.
    That will do for now.
     
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    pluk TowersStreet Member

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    It won't.

    It'd be OK for a small local park, but I would not plan a trip from the sunny south for a measly 6 hours in the place, I'd be travelling for about the same duration as my 'day' in the park. If they want people to book they need to know what they are booking.
     
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  20. Austin Towers

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    It certainly is. Like I've said before they do nothing to attract visitors from further afield or abroad. It's just about better than nothing.
     
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