2015 Official Meet Calendar I am pleased to say that we are now ready to reveal the TowersStreet Official Meet calendar for the 2015 season! Whether you are new to TowersStreet, been around since day one - or indeed before even that - we hope to see as many of you as possible for an informal, fun day out at one of the UK's leading theme parks! Remember - it's not just Alton Towers but other parks around the country, too! Following member feedback and discussions with the wider TS team, we have made some changes to the calendar for next season based on the rationale that TS Official Meets are one of our communities core successes and we want them to remain so in the seasons to come: We want to keep our successful meets and drop meets where feedback has been mixed/poor or meets which haven’t been popular at all We want to have a similar time gap between meets (with exception to Scarefest/Fireworks) so that there aren’t too short and/or long gaps between official meets. For 2015, the gap between most official meets is around 2 months. This should allow members to plan more easily for both time and money We are removing the 'TST+' label since we felt this caused confusion and didn’t allow people to make informed decisions about where to stay and when to attend Following a trial with our Liseberg trip in August 2014, we want to make the official meet calendar better fit the demands of our community and so operate a more fluid response to mini meets, considering on a meet-by-meet basis whether their popularity justifies them being made official. This could, for example, result in mini meets such as February half term, Blackpool Pleasure Beach or other being made official With all of this in mind, we also recognise that many people require significant notice of the official meet dates and so are proposing 5 core meets in 2015. 2015 Official Meets: 21-22 March 2015: Alton Towers Opening Weekend Alton Towers (Saturday and Sunday) Accommodation: Rugeley Travelodge 30-31 May 2015: TST South Chessington World of Adventures (Saturday) and Thorpe Park (Sunday) Accommodation: Beaconsfield Ibis Budget 1-2 August 2015: TST Summer Double Alton Towers (Saturday) and Drayton Manor Park (Sunday) Accommodation: Alton Towers Resort (optional) 17-18 October 2015: TST Scarefest* Alton Towers (Saturday and Sunday) Accommodation: Rugeley Travelodge 8 November 2015: TST Fireworks* Alton Towers Accommodation: Alton Towers Resort (Sunday night, post-season social) MINI MEET PLANS As ever, we plan to arrange mini meets and, indeed, any of you are able to create one. Look out for BETCH Party weekend at the end of January, Alton Towers AND Blackpool Pleasure Beach trips in February and much more as the season goes on! As mentioned above, mini meets which appear particularly popular may then be 'elevated' to an official meet - although we aren't having set criteria for this at this point in time. If you have any questions, please feel free to discuss in this topic and... WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN 2015!