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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Craig, 27th Feb 2020.

  1. Steve74

    Steve74 TowersStreet Member

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    Why should CBeebies Hotel guests get free express parking? Other than to help justify the extortionate cost? Make the little s**ds walk or take the monorail like the rest of us - that's what I say! :D:D

    I bet that change was all because of some Karens kicking off that they have to walk too far with their cotton-wool wrapped little darlings and they couldn't cope with them having a temper tantrum because of it (the mums and their kids tantrums, not Towers and Karen's tantrum :D:D)
     
  2. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    It’s stems from when they scrapped ERT and introduced the hotel guest entrance near Galactica.

    Since that is the complete opposite side of the park to CBeebies Land free Express parking was a compromise. In theory if they bring back ERT then this will be the end of the free express.
     
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    In fairness, I’d imagine a pre-schooler’s little legs probably wouldn’t cope too well with the long walk from the hotel to the theme park, and I’d also imagine that the walk from Galactica over to CBeebies Land would be quite exhausting for a young toddler. I can only imagine that it would be so much more exhausting for a youngster, so for that reason, I imagine Towers does it to minimise exhaustion for CBeebies Land guests.

    I know the Monorail exists, but that often has a long queue, and this move would also minimise monorail queues.
     
  4. yoursilentface

    yoursilentface TowersStreet Member

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    The last couple of times we've been we've been directed to park just behind the express parking and not to the main car park

    We usually arrive 915ish
     
  5. djtruefitt

    djtruefitt TS Site Team Team Member

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    If they know it’s going to be a busy day, they will often fill the coach overflow car park up in the morning, before they fully fill the main car parks. They will rather use that than have to fill the fields.
     
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  6. Barnaby Simpson

    Barnaby Simpson TowersStreet Member

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    Quick question; why is Fastrack unavailable to order on most days during Scarefest?
     
  7. Skyscraper

    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    It's possible that people have booked it in advance knowing how busy the park gets during Scarefest.
     
  8. djtruefitt

    djtruefitt TS Site Team Team Member

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    I think the fastrack limits are also quite low. Most days when I go the box office always say they are sold out. I do think they sell a small amount on the day at the box office,but you’ll have to go there straight away to buy them.
     
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  9. Auribus

    Auribus TowersStreet Member

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    Will the new £119 AT gold pass have limited availability like the new gold and platinum MAP's that were quite quickly sold out?
     
  10. JAperson

    JAperson TowersStreet Member

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    I don't know exactly but I would suspect it would have the same limitations as the equivalent Merlin pass.
     
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  11. Jim

    Jim TowersStreet Member

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    MAP's are all still available to buy.
     
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  12. jon81uk

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    Merlin annual passes are back on sale now. They "sold out" over the summer due to the capacity issues from covid and due to the extensions to the old passes meaning there was still quite a lot of passes in circulation. Now they are expiring they have started new sales again.

    Unless either way too many people buy them next season, or social distancing comes back I wouldn't expect the pass to sell out. But some dates for pre-booking may sell out.
     
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  13. Gingerminks

    Gingerminks TowersStreet Member

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    Does anybody know about any old flat rides that used to sit where mixtape now sits?
     
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    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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  15. Auribus

    Auribus TowersStreet Member

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    I feel a bit silly asking this but, hey, I'll ask anyway. :)

    What is the etiquette for replying to dormant threads, [eg last reply Nov 2018]?
     
  16. Gingerminks

    Gingerminks TowersStreet Member

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  17. Matt N

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    I’ve found that it’s usually OK as long as you have something relevant to the discussion to contribute.

    You could do that, or depending on how long ago the last reply was, you could just start a new thread. I don’t know which the mods would prefer, though, so you’d probably be best asking one of the team.
     
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  18. Matt.GC

    Matt.GC TowersStreet Member

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    Or you could pitch your idea to our @Matt.N . He's our resident new thread maker.
     
  19. NuttySquirrel

    NuttySquirrel TowersStreet Member

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    Perhaps dormant threads etiquette should be a topic for a new thread? :D
     
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  20. JAperson

    JAperson TowersStreet Member

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    hahaha This is what I do I'm sure @Matt N doesn't mind
     
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