The Toilet Topic

jon81uk

TS Member
They did a partial update, yes. But they're still pretty rubbish, you find better toilets at motorway service stations than you do Alton Towers.
No, the Muntiny Bay ones were gutted and redone weren't they? The cubicles, cisterns and bowls were all replaced at least.

For me the main issue that I don't think was fixed in those ones is the number of sinks and number of driers.
All toilets using air driers should have one drier per sink!

Edit, found the tweet, the cubicles and walls were all redone four years ago
 

rob666

TS Member
Well this could very well come back to give them a cold under-carriage wash during a sit-down wee. Toilets impact on guest satisfaction way more than whether your dark ride theming is up to scratch.

I remember seeing at some point that theme park toilets were ranked and/or given awards?? Chessington received one I am sure - years ago!

Also, I really do question whether it was a minimum cost solution - they'd have had to do a lot of work to install these across all blocks??
Blackpool won with the toilets by the Alice ride many years ago, won the national prize outright one year.
I think the award certificates are still on the wall...I shall investigate further and report back.
 

djtruefitt

TS Team
The problem is, even though ones which have been redone feel cheaply done. They basically just put some vinyl over the floor tiles, and stuck some plastic sheeting over the wall tiles.

The Towers Street toilets were also only redone a year or two ago. You wouldn’t have thought it if you go in it now. The wood all near the toilets is rotten and it just looks tacky.


What they need to do is properly rip it out, re plaster, re tile, etc. and not do it on the cheap, but spend more money now, which will save money in the long run.
 
Alton just putting lays of new paint over old is what they always done.
Next year is my 30th year of coming to Alton Towers and most of the toilets haven’t changed much but they there to do your business and continue with your day. As long as there regularly cleaned then everyone happy.
 

Matt.GC

TS Member
I will continue to bang the same drum.
As an old git, I always like hot water in the bogs.
And more than one working blower.
Especially when paying for the privilege.
There's a reason why hot water hand washing facilities are a legal requirement inside food preparation facilities. I know there's stuff out there saying the effects of hot water are negligible but my hands don't feel hygienic unless I've washed them thoroughly with soap and hot water. I've always thought that the provision of hot water was a pretty basic level of standard to expect.

And what's with all these hand driers you have to put your hands inside? I find this very unhygienic as it's very hard not to inadvertently touch the sides as you do it. I don't know what disgusting person has touched it and what they were drying off their hands before me, so why would I want to put my hands inside one?
 

Skyscraper

TS Member
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There's a reason why hot water hand washing facilities are a legal requirement inside food preparation facilities. I know there's stuff out there saying the effects of hot water are negligible but my hands don't feel hygienic unless I've washed them thoroughly with soap and hot water. I've always thought that the provision of hot water was a pretty basic level of standard to expect.

And what's with all these hand driers you have to put your hands inside? I find this very unhygienic as it's very hard not to inadvertently touch the sides as you do it. I don't know what disgusting person has touched it and what they were drying off their hands before me, so why would I want to put my hands inside one?
I'm the same, I have to use soap and hot water or I don't feel they're clean. And I won't eat food with my hands unless they're clean.

I don't like those hand driers either. I try very hard not to touch the sides, but as you say it's nearly impossible. Give me a regular automatic hand drier any day.
 

rob666

TS Member
Hate to say it, but good old rough recycled paper towels do the best job.
No blowing the germs around in the bogs with all that hot air either.
 
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