Alton Towers Oktoberfest 2020

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  1. shawnoc

    shawnoc TowersStreet Member

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    The closest they will sell to proper German beer will be becks vier
     
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  2. Mikw

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    Genuinely interested to see how this works out.

    Having done the "real" Oktoberfest i was amazed by the amount of belching and farting the guests produce, it could be hysterical!
     
  3. Matt878787

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    Being stuck in a cattle pen queue surrounded by a vapour of lager farts. Basically a spoons pub in the day time.
     
  4. Jonathan

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    I can go worse. Try being stuck on a Ryanair plane when your friends a few rows ahead think it'll be a great idea to constantly fart to the point where other passengers complain and the flight attendants try to upsell perfumes... :p
     
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    “Our F&B outlets are dire and hardly open!”

    ...”Bring in the Germans”
     
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  6. Sharko

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    This is excellent news. Will hopefully bring a real party atmosphere around the park. I wish towers had a campervan and camping site, so i could bring down the van and get a fire pit going after the park closes. The campsites down the road are slightly to far.
     
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    Well they sort of have got camping-style accommodation in the Star-gazing huts, but you can't bring your own fire.
     
  8. Sharko

    Sharko TowersStreet Member

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    Haha, not at that price.
     
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  9. Enter Valhalla

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    It makes me chuckle that we consider 6.00pm to be an “extended” opening at weekends.
     
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    A few people asked why the Oktoberfest starts in September. The story is complicated, particularly if you don’t already have an awareness of Bavarian history. People who are particularly interested can Google it, but I’ll try and provide a very simple answer.

    The Oktoberfest in Munich is the original ‘Oktoberfest’. There are two big fairs/beer festivals in Germany that go on at the same time, one in Munich and one in Stuttgart. The one in Stuttgart actually started before the one in Munich and began as a harvest festival. It looks and feels similar to the Oktoberfest in Munich, but it isn’t officially called an Oktoberfest. The one in Munich is a little bigger and gets a more international audience, but both are fantastic events with their own pros and cons.

    The Oktoberfest in Munich started off as a public wedding party when the king of Bavaria (King Ludwig) got married on 12th October 1810. Due to various circumstances Ludwig was forced to abdicate in 1848. By then the Oktoberfest had already moved away from being a party to celebrate the royal couple, and after a couple of years the Oktoberfest switched from wine (the drink you have at a royal wedding), to beer. After King Ludwig abdicated, the Oktoberfest became more distant from the ‘shamed’ king and at some point it was moved forward into September when the weather is typically better.
     
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    I am just tempering my expectations.
     
  12. Mikw

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    That sounds hilarious!
     
  13. Jonathan

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    It wasn't at the time, but looking back on it, it was. :p
     
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  14. Mikw

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    It's the thought of someone deciding to "constantly fart". Brought tears to my eyes.

    In fact, the none stop barrage of oral and anal emmissions from the real Oktoberfest made it one of the happiest experiences of my life.

    I hope to hear more when it rolls into Alton Towers. Although sharing a row on Wickerman next to someone burping and farting may be tricky......
     
  15. DiogoJ42

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    I was there. It was NOT funny.
     
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    I mean, with the new Freestyle machines and a couple of rounds of Eastern Express and I'll provide you with this. The ultimate experience, your worst nightmare, underground, every ride you've ever dreamed of in one, welcome to the unknown, welcome to eternal smelliness, welcome to Oktoberfest
     
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    Yes! Josef needs to be there!
     
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    A lot of my mates are totally buzzing for this, and I'm trying hard to manage expectations, mostly through describing Chocolate Towers from 2006 to them. It hasn't worked and our planned summer trip to AT has been moved to September.

    I really, really want this to work
     
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    I'm hoping you can ride Wickerman with a stein of beer and a german sausage.
     

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