2019: General Discussion

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

  1. WL18

    WL18 TowersStreet Member

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    Looks like we might see reopenings instead such as N:ST and Twirling Toadstool then perhaps? I did see a message of towers a while ago when somebody pulled them up about why the Toadstool was rotting that they confirmed that it would return for the 2019 season as they were working with a major rides company. But as I’m sure we all know, this may never materialise: they earlier promised that the duel trommel would be back in action within weeks at the start of the season after it was refurbished.

    I’m really hoping that it’s not just an announcement of the dungeons prices or something we already know!
     
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    Stuie TowersStreet Member

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    I agree it's probably not going to happen but it confuses me how a park like Dreamland can buy several thrilling flats in one go but Alton/Merlin can't.
     
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    More surprises to come? :eek: = More cuts? Opening time of 11am with rides opening at 12noon and 3pm ride closures??? o_O

    https://www.altontowersholidays.com/new-for-2019.html
     
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    Ooh! More surprises to come sounds promising; maybe it'll be a new flat ride package! Or maybe a new event!
     
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    New surprise... will be a new flavour of topping used in piazza pasta :rolleyes:
     
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    Bless. You still don't get it, do you Matt? :(
     
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    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    Clearly not! I'm excited for next year; I don't know what there is to get, personally!
     
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    The only thing Merlin will ever do is slash budgets, cut operations, and charge more. The odds of anything remotely positive crawling out of the steaming dungheap they have reduced their parks to is zero.
     
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    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    Wicker Man? Or did you not enjoy Wicker Man?
     
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    I've not been to the park for two years. It's not worth my time when I would spend longer traveling than the park is open for. It looks ... "OK"
     
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    Ah right. Thanks for the clarification @DiogoJ42!
     
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    Oh no, what are they implementing now to make are day even more:

    Frustrating
    Expensive
    Crap

    ??
     
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    Whoever's employed as the Merlin Spin Doctor must be incredibly well paid...
     
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    I like the new app. I never knew what the Congo river rapids looked like before. Apparently they’re closed. Damn
     
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    I wouldn’t expect any further operational cuts as word on the street is AT surpassed expectations this season. Doesn’t mean they will reverse the existing cuts but who knows.
     
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    If anything, it will "prove" to them that they can get away with all these cuts. :(
     
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    I am sure those guys (who are doing a fantastic job by the way) doing Virtual Towers and have made good progress in making good chunks of Alton Towers in 3D. Are secretly (to keep share prices up) working for Merlin. Soon enough the Varninator will be back, having you pay £100 to sit in a room experiencing Alton Towers in VR, while closing the park outright and claiming it is the best thing since sliced bread.
     
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    Sliced bread is not even that good.
     
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    My point exactly.
     
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    Anyone noticed on the new app CBebbies hotel doesnt exist, neither does TreeTop Quest!
     

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