Alton Towers Oktoberfest 2020

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  1. Danny

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    Oh my god yes.
     
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    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?
     
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    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)
     
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  4. Log Flume's Dennis

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    idk - the last time Towers invested in something German it didn't go particularly well...
     
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    Also, for those who want to know, the dates are:
    • 18th-20th September
    • 25th-27th September
    • 2nd-4th October
     
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    How can they do Octoberfest in September o_O
     
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    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...
     
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    Big german market complete with giant beer tents out on the front lawn please
     
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  9. bluesonichd

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    They should just make a new event. Septemberfest. Why they have to be a sheep and follow.
    Why not lead with new ideas
     
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  10. Thameslink Rail

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    I suppose this explains why Scarefest is shorter this year
     
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    :rolleyes:
    There will be the 4 burger vans at the bottoms of towers street with a half assed German makeover
     
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    Can't wait for a load of loud Australians to rampage across Alton Towers for a few weeks.
     
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    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.
     
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    Because Oktoberfest usually begins in late September.
     
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    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

     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Opening hours are still 10-5 for this event which I think you will agree is stupid.
     
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    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!
     
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    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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