New bench

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Log Flume's Dennis, 21st Jul 2019.

  1. AGL

    AGL TowersStreet Member

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    Christ. We’ve just been at DLP for the week and hadn’t realised Towers had pushed the boat out this far. Move over, Walt!

    Meant to be back at work today, but am hastily bundling the kids in the car as we speak so we can get up there for this new fantastic investment.

    Is there any merch available? My oldest is a sucker for a snow globe.
     
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  2. Tibble

    Tibble TowersStreet Member

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    The Worlds first, record breaking purple bench*. Experience 360 degree views as you sit in this unique seat boasting 5 unique slats and scare yourself silly as you ride the seat AFTER DARK this scarefest!

    *Bench costs £4.50 for a 1 minute session and is not included in your Merlin Annual Pass
     
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  3. Log Flume's Dennis

    Log Flume's Dennis TowersStreet Member

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    Update: AT have confirmed that the bench is an upcharge attraction.

    While this is disappointing, I'm looking forward to sitting on it in the dark at Scarefest
     
  4. Sauron97

    Sauron97 TowersStreet Member

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    It looks funky, ergonomic and romantic :hearteyecat: @Log Flume's Dennis . Please give me your thoughts as I want to know key details. How do your bum cheeks feel when rubbed against the beautifully carved purple base? How does it compare to being seated inside the best log flume on the planet? Will our beloved Varney be doing any model shoots laying down on it? That's what I want to know.
     
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  5. MaxPower

    MaxPower TowersStreet Member

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    The Sun is reporting that 4 people were left dangling 100ft in the air today on the new Bench attraction...

    Alton Towers have declined to comment as they're fed up of responding to The Sun's bulls#*% stories.
     
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  6. Tim

    Tim TowersStreet Member

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    Shoot! Every time I see this topic I think it's about Europa Park.

    So disappointed, how long must I wait for Bench 2!
     
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    Posted 2nd Aug 2019
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  7. Error

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    Disappointed....no leek signs.
     
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    Posted 2nd Aug 2019
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  8. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    A better bench
     
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    Posted 3rd Aug 2019
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  9. Log Flume's Dennis

    Log Flume's Dennis TowersStreet Member

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    you can't just post a high-res bench pic without warning. Just nearly launched into a double-hander on the bus
     
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    Posted 3rd Aug 2019
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  10. MaxPower

    MaxPower TowersStreet Member

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    The Wickerbench...
     
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    Posted 3rd Aug 2019
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  11. Error

    Error TowersStreet Member

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    Bolt that down Towers....Travellers will have that come D Day.
     
    Posted 3rd Aug 2019
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  12. BarryZola

    BarryZola TowersStreet Member

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    All I see is an illegal encroachment into the teachers only zone!! ;)
     
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  13. Tibble

    Tibble TowersStreet Member

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    I had a go on the benches on Friday. Minimal queue time and I liked the fact you could choose your own length of ride (worlds first?)

    However lack of ride operators was a concern and there were very few safety features
     
  14. GaryH

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    Were there no fence and danger of death signs around the bench??????
     
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  15. RoyJess

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    Don't forget the use of mobile phones and cameras are strictly forbidden and may get you ejected from the bench
     
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  16. Jb85

    Jb85 TowersStreet Member

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    I see the bench is about as successful as the dungeons with those queues
     
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