30th Birthday Plans - Can you make them better?

Discussion in 'Your Alton Towers Trip Reports and Plans' started by saxineno, 25th Jun 2012.

  1. saxineno

    saxineno TowersStreet Member

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    Hi all,

    It's my 30th Birthday soon and I'm planning a weekend at the Alton Towers Resort. If I outline my plans on here would some of you experts kindly suggest any improvements that you would make?

    Thanks in anticipation!

    Friday Night

    Early night ready for the next day.

    Saturday

    Get up early and have a light breakfast before leaving at about 8 o'clock. 2 hour drive to AT.

    Arrive and Meet friends at Splash Landing reception before we all go into the waterpark. Wife and I take turns entertaining our 2 year old while the other goes on the slides, reads at poolside etc etc.

    Lunchtime is whatever packed lunch type food they're currently selling inside the waterpark.

    At 6ish (possibly before if we get bored) then we'll leave and get something to eat at Ma Garrita's, and then the people who are going home on the Saturday can leave. Me and the other people who are staying will then drive down to the chained oak, which I've always wanted to see, and where we've booked the big family room so that we can dump our 2 year old in her own little bedroom bit and stay up later to chat etc.

    Sunday

    Get up, sample the chained oak's famous cooked breakfast, and walk up to the park ready for early ride time at 9 (we're all annual pass holders). The people coming up just for the Sunday can catch us up when they arrive during the day. We have a gazillion 2 for 1 / free parking vouchers we can use. We also get some free fast tracks due to a complaint I made last year.

    Lunch will be Pizza and Pasta Buffet, but if some people don't want to join us then that's fine too.

    When the park closes we head back to the chained oak and drive home.

    That's all I've got so far... Any suggestions?

    Thanks again

    David
     
    Posted 25th Jun 2012
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  2. DiogoJ42

    DiogoJ42 TowersStreet Member

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  4. saxineno

    saxineno TowersStreet Member

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    Yeah coz I really want to go somewhere that makes me feel OLD! ;D
     
    Posted 25th Jun 2012
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  5. Dave

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    Don't get me started on your odd Thorpe Park ignoring of their cuts whilst bemoaning Towers lol

    :D
     
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    David I will be serious and say that is a good plan in my opinion :)
     
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  7. Fredward

    Fredward TowersStreet Member

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    Sounds more organised then my plans for towers! Chained oak sounds really interesting, I've always wanted to go!

    Hope you have a great time!

    Ignore Diogo, he's just a cranky troll who's stayed up waaaaay past his bed time! ;)

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    Posted 26th Jun 2012
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    I'm a big fan of the chained oak b&b, lovely place. In your room there will be directions, but there is a short walk to the staff entrance that you can use if you say you are staying at the b&b. The walk is hardly on the road & a lot closer than the main entrance.

    Also worth taking a walk down to the real chained oak, (if you haven't before) it is pretty much next to the b&b, but ask the lady who runs it (liz) if you are unsure. - if you go at night, perhaps sat, it really is eerie. Hopefully the two year old won't mind / realise :) note: you will probably need a torch though. And it is pretty boggy when wet.


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  9. saxineno

    saxineno TowersStreet Member

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    Thanks, I knew it was worth asking you lot! Even if it was just so that I remember a torch and wellies!

    David
     
    Posted 26th Jun 2012
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