New bench

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  1. Log Flume's Dennis

    Log Flume's Dennis TowersStreet Member

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    A new bench has been installed at Alton Towers.


    What does everyone think of it? Personally I'm a big fan. I love this style of bench; it's a classic design and yet the pink adds a nice contemporary spin.

    I'm visiting the park next Sunday so hopefully I'll get to sit on it and I'll post a full review.

    Has anyone already had a sit on it? Love to know your thoughts
     
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  2. Doublethink

    Doublethink TowersStreet Member

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    Could this be SW9? :eek: sorry its not an LSM Space Jam themed vertical drop Log Flume Dennis..
     
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  3. Alsty

    Alsty TowersStreet Member

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    Still think Europa-Park do it better.

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  4. pluk

    pluk TowersStreet Member

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    Not a fan of the positioning personally, properly obscures that fence. I'm only at Towers for the fences really, such an incredible range.
     
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  5. Brad97

    Brad97 TowersStreet Member

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    Truly groundbreaking, what a fantastic investment. Can't wait to see it in person.
     
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  6. Log Flume's Dennis

    Log Flume's Dennis TowersStreet Member

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    How soon after an attraction opens to they sell Fast Track for it? I was hoping to have a few sits first thing but annoyingly it isn't on ERT
     
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  7. Doublethink

    Doublethink TowersStreet Member

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    Do you think If we all pitch in we could get an evening exclusive ride...err sit time session organised with Towers?
     
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  8. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    Good news for all purple (it’s meant to be purple) bench fans out there. Capacity should be significantly increased on this attraction as all smoking areas will be graced with their presence as per the notice on the park map.

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    This should mean there will be ample opportunity to experience this fantastical attraction. Bit of second hand smoke never hurt anybody. Right?
     
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  9. Doublethink

    Doublethink TowersStreet Member

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    Excellent the purple will blend right in with the respiratory failure purple colouring you get with COPD!

    At least universal and busch Gardens usualy hid their smoking areas when I was in florida
     
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  10. Kraken27

    Kraken27 TowersStreet Member

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    Fully agree - the smoking areas in the Florida parks are fairly well hidden away, but never far from the beaten track.

    This is Towers / Merlin we are talking about here. The smoking benches are right on the beaten track / main pathway. If they wanted to hide it, they would just go to B&Q and buy a few cheap fence panels and erect them in such a way to cause even more of an obstruction to the pathway. Said fence panels - if not quickly vandalised - could be a good place to place a Leek Signs sign advertising some up-sell offer. This is theming "Towers Style", with a twist of Merlin Magic thrown in.

    Second only to Disney - don't forget that!
     
  11. spinba11

    spinba11 TowersStreet Member

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    On the smoking subject, Disney has completely banned smoking in the parks now.
     
  12. Stuie

    Stuie TowersStreet Member

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    I hadn't heard this and a quick google still suggests that DLP and the others still have designated smoking areas on park. Where did you get this info?
     
  13. Coaster

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    I'm on the bench with this investment.
     
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    It’s WDW that have removed smoking areas from within the parks, effectively banning smoking. There are smoking areas outside the parks still.
     
  15. spinba11

    spinba11 TowersStreet Member

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    Yes it is WDW who have banned smoking within the parks.
     
  16. Doublethink

    Doublethink TowersStreet Member

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    Yep WDW banned it about a week before we went. We saw no smokers and about 2 people vapeing whilst we where there for 12 days so it seemed to be working pretty well.
     
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  17. Log Flume's Dennis

    Log Flume's Dennis TowersStreet Member

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    Friend on park today confirmed Picsolve have added a photo point as you enter the bench
     
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  18. Doublethink

    Doublethink TowersStreet Member

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    Hope the bench doesn't see extended down time like nemisis
     
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  19. Log Flume's Dennis

    Log Flume's Dennis TowersStreet Member

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    out for two weeks awaiting a slat
     
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  20. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Bench: the ride. Take a seat on this thrilling attraction and enjoy the views of spinball...
    Come back all year by buying a season pass which is now cheaper than a damn day ticket. Free fastrack upto £10 will also be included
     

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