Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Danny, 18th Feb 2020.
Oh my god yes.
Well, it seems as though Alton Towers is responding to people's want of more events beside Scarefest & Fireworks; great job, guys! Wonder whether any more will be announced, as it is the park's 40th anniversary year?
I did not see that coming! Let's hope they copy the German efficiency and longer opening hours as well. (Ok, I know that's never going to happen)
idk - the last time Towers invested in something German it didn't go particularly well...
Also, for those who want to know, the dates are:
How can they do Octoberfest in September
To be fair to them, I think the genuine Oktoberfest in Munich runs in September. Although I suppose that does beg the question of why is it called Oktoberfest, but that's a story for another thread...
Big german market complete with giant beer tents out on the front lawn please
They should just make a new event. Septemberfest. Why they have to be a sheep and follow.
Why not lead with new ideas
I suppose this explains why Scarefest is shorter this year
There will be the 4 burger vans at the bottoms of towers street with a half assed German makeover
Can't wait for a load of loud Australians to rampage across Alton Towers for a few weeks.
Don't give them ideas!
On a more serious note though, this event could go very well if they try to keep it accurate and enjoyable but it could also become quite tacky and monetised.
Because Oktoberfest usually begins in late September.
This is fantastic news. As someone with no interest in scare mazes I would love to see a food and beer focused event with the chance of late night riding.
Would love to see them have a devils wheel like Munich's Oktoberfest has
real talk it'll be interesting to see how plastered people get at this event. 11am and security are having to poke paralytic chavs off the Octonauts Whale
Oktoberfest from Munich now has spin offs all round Europe, that start in September!
I’d guess it’s in association with rather than being copied.
Opening hours are still 10-5 for this event which I think you will agree is stupid.
That’s fantastic news and will definitely be attending.
Hope they change the opening times closer to the event as I think Octoberfest lates would be a real earner for the resorts hotels. I’d definitely consider staying on site if I could get drunk. Would numb the feeling of being ripped off!
This is a company who thinks booze is the devil and goes out of their way to make it as hard as possible to purchase so much as half a shandy in their own hotels.
Oh my god no.
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