MINI MEET: Blackpool Pleasure Beach / Alton Towers: 22-23 February 2014

Discussion in 'Your Trip Reports and Plans' started by AstroDan, 4th Jan 2014.

  1. AstroDan

    AstroDan TS Forum Team Team Member

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    I'll be looking into it within the next few days.
     
    Posted 1st Feb 2014
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  2. TheMan

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    I cannae justify staying over in BP, however I might come for the day. I haven't been in way too long.
     
    Posted 2nd Feb 2014
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  3. Dar

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    Me and t'other Bear are definitely up for BPPBPBBPB. Josh hasn't been subject to Rev or Valhalla yet, so I want to rectify that!

    Costs prohibit staying and doing AT however :(

    EDIT: Is anyone going past the gorgeous Stafford on the way to Blackpool? Save getting the train there, and faffing with the buses to pleasure beach. No problems if not :D
     
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  4. Sam

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    Definitely up for doing this!
     
    Posted 2nd Feb 2014
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  5. AstroDan

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    I might be able to help with travel to BPB but not certain. I was considering staying on the Friday night somewhere too, to avoid a very early get-up.
     
    Posted 2nd Feb 2014
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    I'm no longer in a position to offer transport, sorry! I'm still going and will have a few friends in tow at Alton Towers.
     
    Posted 2nd Feb 2014
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  7. AstroDan

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    Hotel chosen is just off the M6 motorway at junction 21 as follows:

    Holiday Inn Warrington
    Woolston Grange Avenue,
    Warrington,
    England WA1 4PX

    Rooms with 2 doubles, which sleep 2 adults, costs £86.00 for 2 nights (pay on arrival) - so £43.00 per person for 2 nights - or slightly cheaper if you pay online. Myself, Sam G, Mike will be provisionally staying on Friday AND Saturday nights.

    Book here: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/gb/en/reservation
     
    Posted 2nd Feb 2014
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  8. John

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    Use promo code 1466 for £15 wristbands, an extra £3 off the 10 day advance price.
     
    Posted 6th Feb 2014
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    Thanks John, that really helps! Going to get mine now.
     
    Posted 6th Feb 2014
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    Once again I have been trumped by a meeting in London. Hope you guys have a great time at Mandyland.

    I'd ask you all to have a go on the Big One for me, but the rumours I hear about James might lead you all to the wrong conclusions.

    ;D
     
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  11. Ben.

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    Will be doing Saturday, does anyone know any cheap/free car parks in Blackpool? After spending £60 on petrol I don't fancy forking out another £5-10 to park.
     
    Posted 7th Feb 2014
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    Drive to the far end (south) of the pleasure beach along the promenade and turn left right after the end of the park. The street there is free and usually has spaces free if you arrive early enough. Just a short walk back along the prom to the park entrance.
     
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  13. djtruefitt

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    There are quite a few roads around there with free parking, either like Badgy said at the very end of the park near big blue hotel, quite a few roads along there with free parking, you just need to walk past pleasure beach back to entrance. Or roads near the Travelodge have free parking, and I wouldn't think they will be too busy due to it not being the summer yet (and most hotels will probably be quiet).
     
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    I have now booked wristbands for Pleasure Beach for me and Sammy, thanks John for the promo code!
     
    Posted 8th Feb 2014
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  15. AstroDan

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    Really looking forwards to this now!

    Hotel is good value, Pleasure Beach is good value - all is well!

    :D
     
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    Ok tickets booked, now just have to scrape petrol together. Really looking forward to this now :)
     
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    Booked a ticket for pleasure beach I've only ever done Pepsi max and Valhalla
     
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    Is there anyone in Worksop, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester or even Huddersfield that may require a lift? Person I was takeing has dropped out and could really use some petrol help. Long shot I know but still :)
     
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    Dependant on what plans I make with Mike, I could possibly be looking for a lift. But I'm not entirely sure yet :)
     

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