TowersStreet Meet Up Calendar 2018

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  1. AstroDan

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    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!
     
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  2. Ted

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    I'll be at the Staffordshire Weekender and the Summer Spectacular. Can't wait to meet everyone again! :D
     
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    I’m aiming to be at opening - especially as the room prices are pretty good with an AP. This is provided I can find someone to share a room with, of course.
     
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    No York meet this year? :(
     
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  5. chris556

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    im going to the opening no idea about accommodation yet tho was hoping for blacksmith arms
     
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    I'm in for all of that. Hopefully someone will arrange some good mini meets too *I am bad at organising meets*
     
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    I will definitely be at the Sunday of th Staffs Weekender. Unsure what my work commitments are at the moment but if they change then I could well be at a few of the Saturdays too.

    I echo @John, more mini meets!
     
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    Ey up from quiet me! I'm aiming for both the Summer meets. Staffs Weekender and Scarefest are both under consideration.
     
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    :D exciting times :D
     
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    Looking forward to attending opening weekend, and hopefully there will be a mini meet at Blackpool soon after.
     
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    ok booked im at the blacksmiths. arms what do people do in the evening, drinks at the towers hotel or go somewhere different? just so i can give them a rough idea what time to pick me up
     
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    There isn't really a set rule on where/what we do; so it would be hard to give you an indication of what time things will wrap up.

    I think the most popular location for accommodation on the Friday evening for this meet is the Travelodge in Rugeley - but on Saturday, there's a small number staying in the resort.

    Usually, after the park closes, some people stick around for an hour or two for a beer - but it tends to chop and change!

    Sorry I can't be more precise to help.
     
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    Please note that the meeting time for Saturday, 17th March has been adjusted and is now 8.50am outside Splash Landings Hotel. This is to ensure that we have plenty of time to get to the entrance plaza for park opening, which is expected at about 9.15am.

    If you are late, please understand that with this being opening day, the group will not hang around.
     
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    Can you guarantee there will be no faff ?
     
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    I am not in the business of guaranteeing anything, but I intend to be at the entrance plaza for when the park opens, so.

    :)
     
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    I approve of this new-found sense of urgency.
     
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    Leavin' it a bit late ay ya? Pushing your schedule 20 min's forward may help for the first ride of the day. Saying that, I understand there is a large group to cater for, so I understand that.
     
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    For one time only ;)
     
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    Half the point of the meets is that you spend half your day going nowhere...
     
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    Does that make going nowhere a quarter of the point of meets?
     

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