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by garyh
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: Great weekend at the Towers
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Great weekend at the Towers

Just back from a fantastic weekend at Alton Towers. The place had a great vibe about it, was looking good and even the weather was kind to us with blue skies and sunshine (mostly). Stayed over in Splash Landings Saturday night and bumped into a large group of TT'fers (I was the one with ATA Dan and ...
by garyh
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New Online Photos - powered by picsolve
Replies: 18
Views: 10809

Re: New Online Photos - powered by picsolve

Lol showing my age but I still remember the days when a chap at the top of the Log Flume just before the drop would give you a number, then you would go to the photo desk after the ride, fill in a form and wait two weeks for the photo to be mailed to you!!!!
by garyh
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Increase in pricing for ATH
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Re: Increase in pricing for ATH

Prices in July and August and on Saturday nights in particular are stupid.  Absolute rip off.
by garyh
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Caribe creek bar prices
Replies: 13
Views: 3140

Re: Caribe creek bar prices

Agree that the pool area drinks and food prices are extortionate.  I thought you were referring to prices in the dragon bar and splash hotel. 
by garyh
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?
Replies: 45
Views: 12784

Re: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?

LOL!!!  Yes indeed it does!  :lol:
CoasterCrazyChris wrote:
garyh wrote: .... sense..... of..... humour..... failure......

CoasterCrazyChris wrote: Sounds like you're defending the park for their appalling lack of maintenance...
Sarcasm comes across really well on the internet doesn't it.


;)
by garyh
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?
Replies: 45
Views: 12784

Re: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?

.... sense..... of..... humour..... failure......

CoasterCrazyChris wrote:
garyh wrote: Its an alien, and aliens dont like being clean or having washes.
Sounds like you're defending the park for their appalling lack of maintenance...
by garyh
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Caribe creek bar prices
Replies: 13
Views: 3140

Re: Caribe creek bar prices

Actually I think he bar prices in Alton are very good for a hotel.  I was out in Cardiff on the weekend and most pubs now charge in excess of £4 for a bottle of beer.  Go into a Holiday Inn bar and you can pay up for £4.60 for a pint, so I think under £4 in Alton Towers considering its a hotel is no...
by garyh
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?
Replies: 45
Views: 12784

Re: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?

Its an alien, and aliens dont like being clean or having washes. 
by garyh
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ordered ticket online, but....
Replies: 12
Views: 5172

Re: Ordered ticket online, but....

I had to do this last month and they didnt say I would have to pay any fee - they just did it so whether this is a new charge I dont know......
by garyh
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: News: Resort Wide WiFi Coming Soon
Replies: 18
Views: 6415

Re: News: Resort Wide WiFi Coming Soon

ATH is free for 24 hours
by garyh
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 288935

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

Went on it a few times on the weekend after riding the earlier version, yeah its much much better now, the inner core is excellent, love the vibrations and loud build up to the leg hatching.  The back prodders and leg ticklers really got everyone screaming.  The guy coming into the lift with the mas...
by garyh
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Family room for 4 adults? More like 2 adults and 2 hobbits.
Replies: 22
Views: 5449

Re: Family room for 4 adults? More like 2 adults and 2 hobbits.

Ask for a room in alton towers hotel and ask for one with the sofa bed in it - its a single bed with a pull out bed underneath - no bunks in those rooms.
by garyh
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?
Replies: 19
Views: 4982

Re: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?

Banbur : According to this p46 : http://www.aecom.com/deployedfiles/Internet/Capabilities/Economics/_documents/120529%20Theme%20Index_low%20res_FINAL.pdf .....this isnt the case - Thorpe increased its visitors last year by 2.7%.  Across UK parks, Alton had the biggest loss of -5.5%.  I expect Thorpe...
by garyh
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?
Replies: 19
Views: 4982

Re: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?

Thing is, you say all that but If I for example, use Parc Asterix, they charge 44 euros on the gate to get in, charge 8 euros for their car park, charge 8 euros minimum for a meal on park (as well as the fuel costs) and yet thats a park thats seen their park attendence grow (pre Oz'Iris). It can't ...
by garyh
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?
Replies: 19
Views: 4982

Re: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?

I dont think the recession it hitting Alton Towers - I think Merlin is doing a fine job itself of keeping customers away.  Even if there wasnt a recession, the prices to get in, to stay over etc are just too high. A good example - someone I work with went to Alton on the weekend, spoke to him in wor...
by garyh
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 288935

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

Howie wrote: Well this is very interesting indeed, I've just read through this entire topic for the first time.
You read through 126 pages?  lol..... quiet day then?  ;)
by garyh
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: TEA/AECOM Park Attendance 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 3526

Re: TEA/AECOM Park Attendance 2011

Even with Sub Terra this year I would still expect to see a continued drop in Alton's gate figures.

Now what i'd really LOVE to see would be the hotel occupancy figures!!!
by garyh
Thu May 31, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers' Pricing
Replies: 45
Views: 9088

Re: Towers' Pricing

A lot of people have had wage cuts, while not directly, but take public sector for example, pay increases frozen until 2014, pension increases, inflation so yes there have been wage cuts, quite significant in certain job areas. Also take the millions out of work. The huge increases in fuel prices, f...
by garyh
Thu May 31, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 288935

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

I agree, but I would bet that if you ask all the guests coming off the ride what the ride was about in terms of story, theme etc. probably two thirds wouldnt have a clue!
by garyh
Thu May 31, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 288935

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

Your right I should have elaborated more "many cant read or write, unless it is txt spk n wch cse thy r ok"

lol