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  1. Craig

    Craig TS Administrator Team Member

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    That pretty much covers it in terms of weight and size limits. There's nothing else for the waterpark that I'm aware of :)


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    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Does anyone know when the john lewis and services dates are?
     
  3. djtruefitt

    djtruefitt TS Site Team Team Member

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    Believe services is the first weekend (7th), so assume of JohnLewis has the park it will be the second weekend, with the theme park opening on the third.
     
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    John Lewis event is 14th March
     
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    I wasn't sure what thread to put this in, so please move this post if necessary, but does anyone know if Wicker Man normally has any wood replaced over the off-season? Only asking because I read a trip report from just before Alton Towers closed for the 2019 season where the writer said that Wicker Man was "so rough it hurt [their] back" in sections, and I did hear other people say the ride was getting rough towards the end of 2019, so I was wondering whether Alton Towers were potentially planning to retrack any sections over the off-season?

    I haven't ridden Wicker Man since September 2018, when it was still all shiny and new, so I'm a touch worried about how it's going to ride in March if these reviews are true. I don't see how a wooden coaster from GCI would deteriorate that quickly, though, and I remember Wicker Man being pretty smooth for a woodie when I last rode, so on the other hand, I'm looking forward to riding it again!
     
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    Certainly wouldn’t have described it as any where near rough at Scarefest
     
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    Reassuring; thanks @Poopoohead! I wouldn't have said it looked rough in the back row POV I watched that was filmed in October 2019, but I was just going off some reviews that described it as rough.
     
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    I would say the first section before you enter the wicker man was certainly a lot rougher towards the end of last season than when it opened.

    As far as I’m aware no woods been replaced yet (of course it could have this winter), however randomly anti roll backs have been added and removed and added and removed (strangely).

    I guess wood will be replaced over time, as if you don’t they’ll end up with a really awful ride.
     
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    Ah right. Thanks for the clarification @djtruefitt; would be nice to see them do a little bit of retracking over winter in some of the ride's rougher sections!
     
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    (I ought to know this but I don't come up to stay as much as I used to!)

    With regards to staying on resort for two nights and ERT, does that mean you won't have to buy a day ticket to get in?

    And does the bounceback/Towers2 ticket still exist, if you would have to get a day ticket?
     
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    Resort stay does not include park tickets by default but you can add them on when booking.

    Bounce back has pretty much been replaced by the season pass which is £58 which you can buy outright or upgrade a day ticket to by paying the extra.

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    Thanks @evilcod. I'm just enquiring for a friend coming with me on one of the next meets!

    Also, before I forget, are the 'Bring a friend' £15 vouchers from 2018 still valid into 2020 as long as I hold an MAP? The pass I got them with expires just after the Opening Weekend meet and I used it to get my friend into another park last October.
     
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    Has the ERT lineup been announced for this season yet?
     
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    I expect hotel guests will get a 20 minute head start to sit on the bench.
     
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    Any idea when the hotels go on sale for fireworks?
     
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    Does anyone know when they announce the timetable and price for x52 bus service?
     
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    Does anyone know if it is possible to upgrade a bring a friend ticket to a season pass on the day and what the cost would be?

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    Yes you can. You would just take the cost of the bring a friend ticket (£15) off the cost of the season pass, currently £58 for standard or £75 for premium, and that is the upgrade cost.
     
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    Yeah quite a strong line-up this year I think:
    Ripsaw
    Blade
    Nemesis: Sub Terra
    Submission
    Twirling Toadstool
    Ice Age 4D
     
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    ERT line-up not announced yet
     
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