Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Craig, 27th Feb 2020.
There's a few linden trees dotted about the park.
Relevant "That Mitchell & Webb Look" sketch:
Probably a chestnut tree, they produce a distinctive aroma.
This should answer your question:
EDIT: Apologies, John beat me to this by quite a lot
Probably something unearthed during a routine excavation.
Yeah probably a 100 year old Hex smellpod
Have a random day off tomorrow so thought I'd book a day at Towers but it seems to be fully booked.
Longshot but does anyone know if they hold back any tickets to buy on the day?
Just had a look, there are tickets available online for today! Same day tickets are £46 instead of £56 when bought online, so it's cheaper.
I would definitely suggest booking online just incase they don't sell tickets on-park. They are encouraging advance bookings due to covid. You'll need to be quick though!
Tried that earlier but it won't let you add to basket.
Not gonna risk going up there tbh. Want to go even more now that I'm not able to!
Seems pretty quiet at the entrance. Managed to be first at admissions with no trouble. Currently stood at galactica … for 40 mins so I don’t have to queue for it once it’s open.. for 40 mins
I had a note by the way, don’t take it as they’re allowing walk ups because I don’t know.
I was at admissions on Wednesday morning and noticed a few groups ahead of me getting rude with the staff, turned out they were trying to buy tickets on the day which isn’t possible right now
4 rides in the first hour - air, nem twice. Thirteen was a walk on oddly then within 5 mins hit 50 mins. Now queuing for Rita. It’s got to be the worst most boring queue line
I think if there are tickets available on the day they will just get you to buy them on your phone, there and then, which is possible. Now sure they will sell you tickets actually at the park.
of course if tickets are all sold out online then there’s no chance they will sell you tickets.
I've got a quick question. I'm going with wife and children (7 and 5 year olds) next weekend (staying in Alton Towers Hotel). We're travelling from Manchester and won't realistically get to ATR until 9:15-9:30. I want to get the monorail and enter through Towers St (as the children will enjoy the monorail and FV doesn't have too many age appropriate rides for the children), does anyone know at what time we would likely get into the park if we arrived at hotel car park for 9:30? Thanks.
Honestly after 10. We parked up at around 9:30 on Wednesday and by the time we queued for monorail etc it was close to 10:30 when we actually got to our first ride. I’d really recommend set your alarms and leave the extra 30 minutes early, it’s so worth it
We paid £6 to park only to follow the exist signs from car park F and end up at the hotel exit… with no barriers. Is that normal?
I don't know why they've started using car park F. I'm sure they never did this before. It's the overflow car park for Splash Landings.
I had the opposite problem on my last visit... I entered via the hotel entrance and upset the apple cart as they were loading cars in from the other end.
Where will hotel guests park if they've filled it up with normal day visitors?
I suspect they are having to use Car Park F for day guests on busy days as over the years they have swallowed up a fair bit of the normal / overflow parking fields with developments. Enchanted Village, Pig Sheds - sorry, Stargazing Pods, Extraordinary Golf, then parking for CBeebies, ATH, Splash & the Conference Centre etc.
It could be very interesting to see how they manage parking-wise at Fireworks this year - if they go ahead & Covid related capacity restrictions have been lifted. I bet they are kicking themselves for not using lockdown to get the meadow overflow carpark laid with that concrete paving the grass can grow through. They have planning permission for it.
I'm guessing currently the hotel aren't running at full capacity so they're confident they can use car park F / splash overflow for day guests without running out of hotel parking, especially as they can use car park J for hotel guests too.
That strategy will probably fall apart if the hotels are fully booked, though I imagine at the moment with all their staffing problems a lack of car parking space would be amongst the least of their concerns in that situation.
Yes it does happen sometimes. However, sometimes they have someone inside the yellow booth on your way out Manning the barriers. I would imagine there was no one there on the date of your visit due to shortage of people resources.
I know these ‘how busy is it going to be’ questions are everyone’s least favourite. I’m planning to visit Towers for the first time in years next month. From memory weekends during August used to be less busy than weekdays (or least had shorter queues). Do we still think that’s the case for this year?
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