Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the fantastic 2018 official TowersStreet Meet-Up calendar! Smaller mini Meets also take place regularly during the season, and you can see those in the Alton Towers Trip Planning forum, where Mini Meets are denoted with a green label. Mini Meets are an ideal way for new members to get to know people off the forum and I would say the majority of our established meet-up members first came to a Mini Meet so they knew some face before coming on one of our official meets, where attendance can regularly reach 50 people - especially at our start of season, Scarefest and Fireworks meets. We also reserve the right to add additional official meets to the calendar. This may happen if a Mini Meet suddenly becomes extra-popular, or a theme park offers us a specific event (which, believe it or not, does happen from time to time!). All our meet-up pages have already been launched, so click on each and you can sign up using our handy RSVP tool! Please be aware that to enter the Alton Towers theme park before 10:00am on our meet ups, you need a valid Merlin or Alton Towers Annual Pass (purchased in 2017) or be staying in the resort hotels. Alton Towers Season Passes do not include Early Ride Time. It is likely that on our 2018 meets, we will be riding on Wicker Man during Early Ride Time (excluding Scarefest & Fireworks). If you cannot access the park for Early Ride Time, please make alternative arrangements to meet the group. Official Meets 2018 TS Alton Towers (Smokehouse) Sizzler: Opening Weekend 2018 - 17 March 2018 @ Alton Towers Saturday 17th March 2018: 10.00am outside Splash Landings Hotel Accommodation: Rugeley Travelodge or Alton Towers Resort This meet has been edited due to the weather. We will still meet on Saturday, 17th March but the Sunday has been scrapped. TS Wicker Man Take 2 - 24 March 2018 @ Alton Towers Saturday 24th March 2018: 8.45am outside Splash Landings Hotel This meet has been hastily added to our calendar due to the poor weather delaying the opening of Wicker Man! Join us! TS Staffordshire Weekender - 5/6 May 2018 @ Drayton Manor Park and Alton Towers Saturday 5th May 2018: 10:00am at Drayton Manor Theme Park Entrance Sunday 6th May 2018: 9:30am outside Box Office on Towers Street Accommodation: Rugeley Travelodge After a break, we're returning to Drayton Manor as part of the early May bank holiday weekend! Plus - a chance to return to Alton Towers! TS Summer Meet - 7 July 2018 @ Alton Towers Saturday, 7th July 2018: 9:30am outside Box Office on Towers Street Mid-season meet at Alton Towers. Let's hope the weather is kind...! TS Summer Spectacular - 25 August 2018 @ Blackpool Pleasure Beach Saturday, 25th August 2018: 10:00am outside Noah's Ark, Blackpool Pleasure Beach Blackpool Pleasure Beach is open until 10pm with fireworks and rides in the dark! Accommodation: Travelodge or B&B near the park TS Scarefest - 13 October 2018 @ Alton Towers Saturday, 13th October 2018: 9:45am outside Box Office on Towers Street It's the classic Scarefest meet - with rides in the dark! TS Fireworks/End of Season - 4 November 2018 @ Alton Towers Sunday, 4th November 2018: 11:00am outside Box Office on Towers Street It is our end of season trip to Alton Towers - with fireworks and rides in the dark!