2021: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Skyscraper, 2nd Nov 2020.

  1. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Does anyone know what time afternoon Season pass pre book tickets are valid from?
     
  2. AstroDan

    AstroDan TS Forum Team Team Member

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    4pm.
     
  3. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Ah. That's a bit crap
     
  4. AstroDan

    AstroDan TS Forum Team Team Member

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    Well, It's designed to top up guests in the park once all-day guests are leaving. If it was any earlier, then the park would be over saturated.
     
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  5. Skyscraper

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    Anytime after 4pm. :)
    (Edit; Didn't realise @AstroDan had already answered :p:oops:)
     
  6. Danscott22

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    Just coming in say how well all big 7 coasters were running today. Even Rita and Nemesis which I find the most uncomfortable usually were running at their absolute best!
     
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  7. Matt.GC

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    I hope they don't see this as a reason not to build a permanent flat in this area. Not only are the Waltzers the weaker of the 4, but the flow of the area is completely wrong.

    As built, Festival Park was the area that just kept on giving. You walked in from Fountain Square, the food outlets to your left, the Corkscrew to your right and flats against the back drop of trees as far as the eye could see.

    Then some idiot thought they'd built an Intamin launch track in front of it all. Later, a further barrier of a wooden underpass was added.

    This area was designed back when the funfair was still in use, the Towers ruins were the main draw, Towers Street didn't exist and the car park was at this end of the park. The main entrance to Dark Forest would make much more sense being from the Swiss cottage end of the area, starting between the archways and the kiosk.The flow would work much better in general. All that would be needed is some signage.

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  8. Steve74

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    You'll love it there. The owners are so friendly, and they let you keep your car there for the days you are staying so you can walk to the park.
     
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  9. AT86

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    Seems they have had a rethink and these roadworks will now not take place next week. They will be done overnight instead.

    https://www.staffordshire-live.co.uk/news/local-news/major-roadworks-jcb-alton-towers-5472147
     
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  10. s_g_k

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    There’s some nasty looking queue times out there today...Thirteen on 120 minutes, GG on 150! Oblivion and Wickerman are down too.
     
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  11. Ethan

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    This is what I'm expecting all week. I was surprised at how quiet it seemed yesterday compared to today but now crowds have really hit
     
  12. Skyscraper

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    Well it is Bank Holiday Monday so I'm not surprised.
     
  13. Thameslink Rail

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    Not helped by Galactica, Oblivion and Wicker Man being down
     
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  14. Ethan

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    Galactica is actually as reliable as a chocolate tea pot
     
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  15. BarryZola

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    Not even worth going on days like today if you actually want to go on rides. Unless you've got RAP or Fastrack of course.
     
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  16. Ethan

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    Why does it feel busier than pre covid
     
  17. Danscott22

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    A significant chunk of visitors could have been on abroad/UK holidays pre-covid possibly at this point. I'm not sure though just speculating.
     
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  18. RoyJess

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    I presume that Oblivion was closed this morning for the filming of Josie Gibson riding it live on ITV This morning. Camera crew with on ride camera set up and dismantling
     
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    They surely would just take that shuttle off after filming??
     
  20. RoyJess

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    That probably could take just as long as removing the camera. They had TV cameras set up around the ride giving both on ride and off ride views. Also there were no waiting on the bake run, so probably also not as many shuttles on the ride and would need to add more shuttles. I don't know the full answers here, just speculating.
     

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