2020: General Discussion

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Connor98

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That’s really not good. For myself I can justify 4pm closes as I live under and hour away, but for so many... they can not. A passholder Evening event would have been better in my opinion, I’d rather have 3-9 and get night rides than 10-4:tearsofjoy:...
 

Ethan

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That’s really not good. For myself I can justify 4pm closes as I live under and hour away, but for so many... they can not. A passholder Evening event would have been better in my opinion, I’d rather have 3-9 and get night rides than 10-4:tearsofjoy:...
I've always wondered on off peak days why they don't open later, for example 3-9 instead of 10-4. People finish school/work 3-5 ish so surely more would turn up then
 

jon81uk

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I've always wondered on off peak days why they don't open later, for example 3-9 instead of 10-4. People finish school/work 3-5 ish so surely more would turn up then

People don't actually want to visit at those times most of the year. We think of a day out being in the day time. Also long drives home and getting back before bed etc. In the autumn the park does longer days as night rides and Halloween offers some novelty. Maybe the shifted hours would work this time of year, but I expect they would do 12-8 rather than just evening openings.
 

Connor98

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I’m also sure that the park has restrictions on how many late nights they stay open due to local residents. We can only dream of a brighter future:rolleyes:
 

AT86

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Updated information/options on visiting Alton Towers based on your alert level.

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https://www.altontowers.com/plan-your-visit/coronavirus/
 

Vik

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On account that people in Liverpool (tier 3) can legally leave the area and go to anywhere else in the country, I don't think there's anything to worry about.

Since Alton Towers is in Tier 1, once you're in that jurisdiction it's just the usual "rule of 6".

Edit: just read the regulations and a person living in a tier 2 area cannot meet indoors with any other person, even outside of the tier 2 area (and a person in tier 3 area cannot meet indoors or outdoors with any other person, even outside the tier 3 area). In reality nobody will ever question it or check it, but that's technically the law.

I believe you can if person(s) is in your support bubble? And pretty sure you can if both people are from single households regardless of what tier you are in. Trouble is, everytime I try to read the legislation I get a different interpretation from it. I guess maybe it's meant to be ambiguous?

I also get the impression that not only could somebody who is from a higher tier who meets with someone from a lower tier be fined, but so could the person from the lower tier, even if they were unaware the person they were meeting was from a higher tier? Unless of course they were part of your support bubble, in which case fine....

Of course, the main way that anything like that could be detected is by people grassing others up.
 

Skyscraper

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My area could be upgraded to Tier 3 soon. Will be flipping livid if that happens and means I can't go on the 29th!
In the FAQs it mentions about Dungeons tickets but not scare maze tickets, if the mazes are the same next year could they move our whole booking?
 

Alsty

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I believe you can if person(s) is in your support bubble? And pretty sure you can if both people are from single households regardless of what tier you are in.
Yes, standard exemptions apply. There's also nothing prohibiting travel between areas.
I also get the impression that not only could somebody who is from a higher tier who meets with someone from a lower tier be fined, but so could the person from the lower tier, even if they were unaware the person they were meeting was from a higher tier? Unless of course they were part of your support bubble, in which case fine....
I don't think that's the case. As long as you are complying with the tiered restrictions for the area you are in and the area you are from (whichever is higher) then you're fine.
My area could be upgraded to Tier 3 soon. Will be flipping livid if that happens and means I can't go on the 29th!
Well, if you're going on your own and not meeting others then it's legally allowed... although against the guidance.
 
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Skyscraper

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Yes, standard exemptions apply. There's also nothing prohibiting travel between areas.

I don't think that's the case. As long as you are complying with the tiered restrictions for the area you are in and the area you are from (whichever is higher) then you're fine.

Well, if you're going on your own and not meeting others then it's legally allowed... although against the guidance.
I'm going with close family friends, technically my support bubble. Does that mean we'd be able to go even if we were Tier 3?
One of the group is my Personal Assistant, so they're exempt anyway. If it was just us two we'd be fine, but we've got 3 others coming.
 
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Rosie

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I'm going with close family friends, technically my support bubble. Does that mean we'd be able to go even if we were Tier 3?

I believe your support bubble is one other household so as long as it only your household and theirs then yes. But as per the image above from AT themselves, they're advising to not visit if in tier 3 and to revalidate tickets for 2021.
 

jon81uk

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I believe your support bubble is one other household so as long as it only your household and theirs then yes. But as per the image above from AT themselves, they're advising to not visit if in tier 3 and to revalidate tickets for 2021.

and some of it comes down to personal decisions.

If you are only going as your own household (including a support bubble) and will be fewer than six in the park and distancing from others then you are meeting the general rules.
But if you think that by going out you are increasing your chance of becoming infected or passing it on to others then you may wish to rethink.
 

ringo

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Just had a look, and the opening times for the pass holder weekend are now showing 10-5, so it’s gone from 10-6 to 10-4 and now to 10-5
I don’t understand why they didn’t keep a later closing time, some people like rides in dark.

Wonder if the reduced hours are a sign of lack of demand or even lower capacity than first planned.
 

Steve74

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I don’t understand why they didn’t keep a later closing time, some people like rides in dark.

Wonder if the reduced hours are a sign of lack of demand or even lower capacity than first planned.
I'm wondering if it is based on demand. As much as it would be great to have Towers practically to yourself at 8.30pm along with a few other passholders, economically it probably just wouldn't be viable!
 
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