Fireworks 2019

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  1. ScottishChris

    ScottishChris TowersStreet Member

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    So I go to the Towers website to get more details about the fireworks as I plan to take a couple of friends. When I have spent hundreds on a Merlin premium Pass are the 'highly recommending' I spend £5 to guarantee entry? Surely the hundred + pounds should be enough!

    I have defended Towers in the past for their up-selling... but this?????
     
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  2. ringo

    ringo TowersStreet Member

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    It’s not a new thing and was brought in after they completely under estimated the amount turning up and the park couldn’t cope (this was “TLC” years)

    There’s a chance you could be turned away. Up to you if it’s worth it.
     
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    Last year I believe both days sold out (the Saturday definitely did) in advance so anyone turning up on the day who hadn’t prebooked didn’t get in.

    This year it’s back to three days so the pressure might be taken off slightly, but it’s still a risk not prebooking, especially for the Saturday which is traditionally the busiest day.
     
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    It’s probably worth it to limit numbers to be honest the year I went was the one they totally screwed up, dangerously high number of people allowed in, half the food and drink outlets shut which resulted in queues around 45 mins for a coffee. Atmosphere was horrible and we left well before the fireworks
     
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  5. RoyJess

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    You don't need to purchase the £5 to enter the park on fireworks providing that the park isn't a sell out. Last year the park sold out on both days before the day. So probably worth paying £5 to guarantee entry.

    Like others have said, this year will be a 3 day event, so might alleviate the gate numbers a bit, however who knows, nothing is guaranteed in life

    45 Minutes for a Coffee? :eek:

    Jess and I visited the fireworks every year on all days since they been brought back (for the last 9 years). Jess always has a tea to warn her up, I've never queued for any length of time to get her a tea day or evening. If there is a queue, go to another outlet where there is less of a queue.

    As for atmosphere, I've always thought the atmosphere was good on fireworks nights, we have never had any problems. We always wait until a good 30 mins or more after the fireworks finishes before we attempt to move to allow the crowds to disperse.
     
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  6. AstroDan

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    After the horrific 2016 event, the pre booking makes sense.

    Fireworks has been way more enjoyable since they lowered the number of guests allowed in.

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  7. BarryZola

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    It's a bit like when you go to a nice pub and you absolutely don't mind paying a bit extra as you know it'll be a bit quieter and it will keep the riff-raff out ;)
     
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  8. rob666

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    Unfortunately, my family are riff raff and don't mind paying the extra!
     
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  9. BarryZola

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    Yes, tragically there can be times when a few slip through the net! ;)
     
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    ...you just have to remember to avoid taking them to your favourite pubs.
     
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  11. metalgearcol

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    So I thinking of doing the Sunday this year as I have have had a season pass and don't mind the tenner to guarantee entry. Assuming the rides are open until 9pm what time do the fireworks usually start? I also assume it will be big queues for the rides?
     
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    The fireworks will start at 7pm. Rides are open until 9pm yes but Dark Forest, X Sector and Spinball will close sometime before the show starts, and remain closed until they have been deemed safe to re-open (usually sometime between 7.45pm and 8pm).

    Capacity of the park is limited at the fireworks event but I would expect queues, yes.
     
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  13. bluesonichd

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    Or go and ride Nemmy while the fireworks are on. It’ll be walk-on :D
     
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    ^ Can confirm - when I rode during the show last year there were 6 people on the train
     
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    Never been during fireworks before but am planning on going for the Friday. Do Merlin pass holders have to buy a ticket to guarantee entry now?
     
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  16. AstroDan

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    Yes. The park has been at capacity and numbers are capped lower than the park's actual maximum to avoid a bad day out. Therefore, to guarantee your entry, you need the £5.00 advance book ticket.
     
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    On park today and there are staff walking around asking for memories and reasons that you come back to Towers. Reckon this is going be something to do with the fireworks knowing they've done this in the past?

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    Oh god, I hope it's not going to be another show of cringe. Please no audio clips of guests!!
     
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    Prediction - the 'Power of the Towers' is going to be all of the happy memories that guests make.
     
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