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by thefatone
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Recruitment 2011
Replies: 101
Views: 21492

Re: Alton Towers Recruitment 2011

Simply enter the park, follow signs to coach park/express parking - its that big green building. Huge blue starry sign saying employee parking as you enter the coach park :)
by thefatone
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Lightwater Valley
Replies: 1383
Views: 112431

Re: Lightwater Valley: 2011 Discussion

It makes sense for them to put everything closer together really. It makes the place look like its got more to offer, rather than huge gaps. The topscan going between the two huge rides should help level out their queues a bit. Ensuring the rides are together is a good way of utilising them as well....
by thefatone
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: No Ultimate Event for 2011
Replies: 21
Views: 6226

Re: No Ultimate Event for 2011

Aww, a shame. Those days, even though incredibly busy, were good. (No, i'm not religious).

A park full of christians is far more preferential to a park full of usual day guests, especially sun ticket days ;)
by thefatone
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New Resort Branding 2011
Replies: 208
Views: 29417

Re: New Resort Branding 2011

Perhaps so. But I don't think the branding is becoming merliny in the way of the late tussauds era. Remember the late tussauds era of every donut shop looking the same, no areas having area specific branding? We've moved away from that with ripsaw cafe having ripsaw style branding, whereas the other...
by thefatone
Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Staff Ride Areas
Replies: 49
Views: 8314

Re: Alton Towers Staff Ride Areas

[quote=""BrettS""] In regards to Thorpe, It's still Thorpe/CWoA. When I was at chessie last year with a colleague from towers, he used to work at chessington and spoke to the pirate ship op (black something?) and he varies his week opping the pirate ship at chessie or opping saw ...
by thefatone
Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: Discussion
Replies: 1012
Views: 138243

Re: 2011: New Attractions Discussion

Plus should anything happen (like a slight delaaayyy), disney are more than likely gonna be able to clear the backlog easier.
by thefatone
Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Lightwater Valley
Replies: 1383
Views: 112431

Re: Lightwater Valley: 2011 Discussion

As with all the parks, its probably the weather and little bits which make a different park stand out to you. I did two almost uk trips this year, both featuring Flamingoland and Lightwater Valley. For me, lightwater is amazing and works over it. The staff are lovely, the entire area is relaxed.. th...
by thefatone
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: YourDay: News and Updates
Replies: 868
Views: 151936

Re: YourDay: News and Updates

Yeah. Towers never took over the running of the stuff.

Dunno if anyone noticed, the AT DVD staff wore "CONTRACTOR" on their ID cards on lanyards and were paid less than towers when advertised on the website.
by thefatone
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Displaying Ticket prices without VAT. Misleading Much?
Replies: 40
Views: 6374

Re: Displaying Ticket prices without VAT. Misleading Much?

Merlin are employing this tactic. Yes they're allowed to, of course they are, but they really need to think carefully about this tactic. It's incredibly confusing. People want to see the price clearly and quickly, nothing more important in getting custom is being clear with the price. This isn't. Do...