Winter shortbreaks 2012/2013

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  1. djtruefitt

    djtruefitt TS Site Team Team Member

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    Alton Towers have now released full details about whats happening on resort over the winter period. Details are now online and in booklets in the box office and hotels.

    Santa Sleepovers
    2nd, 9th, 16th - 20th, 22nd, 23rd December 2012.
    Visit Santa in his grotto, a selection of childrens rides will be open including Squirrel nutty, Berry bish bash, tractor ride and new for 2012 Ice Age the 4D experience.

    New years eve
    31st December 2012.
    New years eve dinner and brunch on New years day, selection of children rides open, waterpark entry.

    Festive Breaks
    27th - 30th Dec, 1st - 5th Jan.
    Selection of rides and attractions open on resort and waterpark entry.

    Winter Breaks
    Sunday to Thursday Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March.
    Waterpark, golf, spa and evening entertainment

    Pirate Weekends
    16th & 17th November
    Waterpark, Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE, Pirate entertainment

    Hello Kitty Weekend
    23rd & 24th Novemeber, 25th & 26th January.
    Waterpark, Hello Kitty entertainment, fancy dress, arts & crafts and cupcake hunt.

    Caribbean Weekends
    1st & 2nd February, 8th & 9th March.
    Waterpark, Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE, caribbean disco and entertainment.

    Secret Agent Spy Weekends
    1st & 2nd February
    Spy training including code breaking, spy gadgets, laser room challenge and spy races.

    Ice Age Weekends
    1st & 2nd March
    Waterpark, Ice Age the 4D Experience and watch other Ice Age films.
     
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    No Rastamouse?!


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    No mention of rastamouse in the booklet I have, however that was announced later on this years beach parties.
     
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    Haha, that'll keep most of TST happy then.

    Anyway, this looks like quite a good line up of events across the closed season. Some recurring events alongside some new ones too. It's always good to see the hotels coming up with ways of encouraging people to visit when the theme park is closed!


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    That is going to be awkward for guests, making them walk all the way through the park to Ice Age! I also don't imagine the Monorail would be operating. On the upside it could make for some good SW7 pictures near to opening! ;D
     
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    They certainly are pushing Ice Age this year, the 4D cinema features in Santa sleepovers in December, Feb half term in Feb and the Ice Age weekend in March.
     
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    Defiantly interested in stopping on resort for one of these dates if anybody else wants to
     
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    We did do the beach party weekend this year and it was a great weekend, so ill certainly be up for it again next year (maybe the March one, thats near my birthday :p).
     
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    Preparations are on going at the resort currently.

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    I'm looking at doing the Caribbean weekend in feb, not sure yet though.
     
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    Does anybody fancy the pirate weekend or the weekend after ??
     
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    I do like seeing the Resort pushing the events so that visitors see it more than just a park with two hotels, once the lodges are introduced they'll have so much more to play with. Out of interest, what are the visitor numbers for the Resort out of season? I can't imagine the hotels and waterpark being quiet outside open season.
     
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    I would imagine that the hotels are pretty dead during closed season when they havnt got any events on, eg mon-fri, as I cant see many people going out of their way to stay at a hotel in the middle of no where with nothing to do. But I imagine they might get alot of business people in during the winter for confrences and parties.

    During closed season I have only ever been when they have had these themed weekends on.
     
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    This weekend its the Swashbuckling pirate weekend at the hotels. Here are a few photos of the hotels looking all piratey!

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    You can find more photos on the Towers Street Facebook page.
     
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    I'm keeping my fingers tightly crossed that your right....

    We're going a few times over the closed season, we plan to hammer the watermark when it's quiet and have a chilled out time with the offers that are circling round :)
     
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    I have to admit, I am slowly getting more and more interested in going during the off-season when one of these events are on. Whether it's because I now know more about the resort that I used to I don't know but they are starting to appeal to me. I might just have to see what they're like for myself this year.
     
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    It's also pretty good value in winter.

    The fact Waterpark admission is usually included really boosts the appeal!

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    Rather looking forward to this weekend at towers such be fairly relaxed
     
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    It's nice to see that Charlie has been added to the Christmas ride line up this year! At least it seems they're heading towards the family side to now, not just kids! Maby RMT in the next few years?
     
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    RMT really really doesn't like the cold, least of all the snow, and so I think it would be very hard to tempt it out of the tunnel on some of the cold winter days we've had in previous years! Also it would require a completely different ride team to operate it, as well as being out of the way of the other attractions on offer now that Mutiny Bay isn't open.

    The question, of course, is how the park are going to get guests from Towers Street to Cloud Cuckoo Land without any naughty ones wandering off into X Sector :)
     

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