Scarefest 2016

smudge

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Nemesis
Avoid the 31st! Super busy - busier than the height of summer on many occasions. As above, I'm pretty sure its the first time in many years I've been in Nemesis' extended queline.
 

ProfessorStatic

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Margot Robbie
As in Tuesday 18th? Scarefest isn't on that day. It is the Tuesday after though!

As for money 2 meals per person £15-20 each? But the all day drinks refill is good value at £6! Also for ride photos choose them one you like the best! I like the rapids as I don't always look like a fool! ;)

As in the 22nd, sorry for not making that clear. So around £26 each for foos oughta be enough?

Tried to answer as many of your questions as possible, hope it helps.
  1. Tuesday the 18th isn't scarefest, but Tuesday the 25th is. I'm not sure which day you're going on, but just be aware of that.
  2. In terms of rides, the best ones to go for first is either the smiler, galactica, or rita/th13teen as these get longer queues, but (if it's scarefest) the rides will all be walk on by about 7pm.
  3. I personally think that nemesis, congo and oblivion have the best ORP's, but it all depends on how good the photo itself is.
  4. The park does have wifi, but it's very slow on some phones.
  5. Food money depends on where you want to eat. Take more if you want to eat at Woodcutters or rollercoaster restaurant than if you want to eat at fried chicken or burger kitchen (I'd check the website for prices)
  6. I've heard rumors that if you simply ask the staff at the game stand early in the day, they give you a prize without paying.
  7. Staff don't swap pin badges, but they do swap pop badges. You can buy pin badges in the shops, including nemesis, galactica, smiler, rollercoaster restaurant,and th13teen badges.
  8. If it is scarefest, some people do dress up. Be aware though, that towers are refusing entry to people dressed as clowns, and are not allowed to wear masks incase it frightens kids. I went last week wearing face paint, and I got targeted in the scare zones with actors saying I was infected. Its up to you.

Thanks for the reply!
  1. Yeah, we're going on the 24th, just checked today:rolleyes::D.
  2. By "walk on", I assume you mean relatively short queues/ques/cues :confused:, I'm a new member so not really familiar with the lingo.
  3. I suppose you're right there, but is there a usb format that they offer?
  4. Thought so, cheers.
  5. I'll bear that in mind, thanks.
  6. We'll be sure to try it then, haha.
  7. Can you just describe what a pop badge is, and how the whole swapping process goes?
  8. We were just thinking about wearing a skeleton desgin top, if I mention putting face paint on we'll be waking up at 6 haha
 
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kris3012

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The Smiler
Pop badges are plastic badges that push together and can be put on something like a lanyard (the lanyard goes between the 2 halves of the pop badge)


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Magnox

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I'd imagine all of next week will be busy with it being half term. The quietest days will probably be this Friday and Monday 31st as these are the only two days during term time but its likely it will still busy.

Apparently, lots of schools are taking the 31st as a training day to avoid teaching on Hallow'een.
I think that it may be busy.

Avoid the 31st! Super busy - busier than the height of summer on many occasions. As above, I'm pretty sure its the first time in many years I've been in Nemesis' extended queline.

Many thanks for all the replies guys :)

Cannot wait!! Hope to get Mrs Magnox on The Smiler this time, she really loves nemesis now beyond any other ride and she used to be rollercoasterphobic (not sure thats a word haha) :D
 

Leah

TS Member
Thanks for the reply!
  1. Yeah, we're going on the 24th, just checked today:rolleyes::D.
  2. By "walk on", I assume you mean relatively short queues/ques/cues :confused:, I'm a new member so not really familiar with the lingo.
  3. I suppose you're right there, but is there a usb format that they offer?
  4. Thought so, cheers.
  5. I'll bear that in mind, thanks.
  6. We'll be sure to try it then, haha.
  7. Can you just describe what a pop badge is, and how the whole swapping process goes?
  8. We were just thinking about wearing a skeleton desgin top, if I mention putting face paint on we'll be waking up at 6 haha
Walk on means that there is no queue (for example, on nemesis last week I walked all the way into the loading bays without queueing. I'm not sure about USB's, but if you buy a physical photo of any kind, you get a free digital download through picsolve. This is one of the special scarefest pop badges my brother collected:
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kris3012

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The Smiler
How do you get your first pop badges? I wouldn't mind a few but don't have any to start with!
U get them with kids meals at chessington and legoland
I'm not sure if there's anywhere else u can get them from although others may know


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ScottPBE

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As always, I've made time to visit Towers during Scarefest and I was pretty impressed, I thought the scare zones were alright, they're more daft than scary in all honesty, but I think the same as ToTT in truth.

I've posted elsewhere that I think ToTT needs to be put out of its misery, it's the same old story and maze every season, it's too predictable now. I like the idea of it, but it needs to be changed for next year, new story, new props, more scares and better interaction from the actors than "boo".

I didn't bother with Sub Species, although I enjoyed it last year, the person I was with didn't fancy doing it so we did ToTT and the Altonville mine maze. I thought the latter was good, the only issue I had with it was the ending was far too weak, but I am not going to give anything away so I'll just leave that there and finish with a link to a video I did in one of the scare zones;

 

air_head

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Hi all, been a long time member on here but don't post too much nowadays thanks to work taking up most of my spare time. Some of you might remember me from years back. Anyway, me and a couple of friends are going to Towers on Saturday (first visit all season!) and we're going all in and dressing up. Was wondering how many people tend to dress up nowadays?
 

Spike

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Taron
I shall be there with 19 others tomorrow on our yearly work outing to Scarefest. Really looking forward to it as there's a noobie here this year which I love, it's great taking people around the park and them experiencing rides and mazes for the first time. :D
 

Towerslover

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Anyone on park today would agree that there was a mass amount of chavs (turning into Thorpe park :D) roaming around, lots of police and security. Also what was all the little white (polystyrene??) bits all around the paths surrounding the towers.
 

T

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Also what was all the little white (polystyrene??) bits all around the paths surrounding the towers.

No doubt that select bunch of..... people.... destroyed some of the large prizes you get from the pay to play attractions - it is not uncommon to see the tiny beads all over the ground at Towers.
 

Burbs

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Iron Gwazi
Yes, today was the wholly unexpected, albeit dreaded, traveller day. As normal, a few were quite aggressive towards other guests and staff, however most just kept themselves to themselves. Big groups crowding in the usual areas (Towers archway, etc.), however not as many as have been seen before. It will be interesting to see whether they turn up again this weekend.

No doubt that select bunch of..... people.... destroyed some of the large prizes you get from the pay to play attractions - it is not uncommon to see the tiny beads all over the ground at Towers.
Indeed, I thought it was snowing!!
 
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