2019: The Alton Towers Dungeon

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  1. GaryH

    GaryH TowersStreet Member

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    Thinking about it the building would do well as a scarefest attraction. Self contained and people can walk around the empty water channel and follow the route through. Alternatively, turn it in to a water based scarefest attraction like a haunted river, with actors jumping out on the boat during the ride as it passes different scenes.
     
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    Or it'll be another abandoned building up there along with Nick and the cinema and.....
     
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    Or turn it back into a family boat ride that can run all year round at no extra charge!
     
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    Oh good lord please no!

    It's a perfectly well designed functioning family dark ride - In a park that can't afford to build a new family dark ride.- In the middle of an unfinished family area (unfinished because they ran out of cash) that could do with a new family dark ride. - In a park that desperately needs a new family dark ride.

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    I know it's smaller than we'd like, but GG is a family dark ride. ;)
     
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    When I walked past the Dungeon on Sunday I honestly could not have been sure if it was open or closed. No one appeared to be anywhere near it.
     
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    Always has been that way when I've seen it.
     
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    Is there even a ticket booth outside? I can't recall whats there at the front of the Dungeon Building.

    Whereas at Warwick Castle there is the "tent" entrance where they can sell tickets as well as check them (at least before covid they were). That was an upcharge but it felt like they did a lot more to sell it. At Alton Towers it just didn't feel like they really wanted people to go visit the Dungeon all that much.
     
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    The cashier stands just inside the entrance archway. There's not even a desk lol.
     
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    I gave this three seasons when it opened, so I'm kind of expecting this to be its last season. A good (ish) attraction that was always going to have a shelf life.

    It makes so much more sense to incorporate the building back into David Walliams world.
     
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    I noticed the other week that you no longer get a free digital photo, not sure if that’s because of the on going Picsolve digital issues or if it’s just gone permanently. But the sign which mentions free photo has been covered up.
     
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