Alton Towers Resort Quick Questions

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MarmilisedBanana wrote:Hello there! Does anyone know anything about the 2021 season passes? I was promised one for my birthday but it dosn't seem like they’ll be on sale at all.

Are they going to sell them when they re-open after the extended closing period because of COVID, or are they just not going to sell them at all?

If anyone knows please tell me! Thank you!
Right now no-one knows.

The Resort have said that they’ll review things “in the New Year” but I think it’s much more likely that they’ll wait until they know what the season will look like and what restrictions they’ll be under.

It’s possible they’ll release something a bit later in the year that will cover the remainder of the season.
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Me and some friends are considering a two day trip to Alton Towers in the summer and we're wondering if it's better to stay at an on-site hotel or if we should get one near to the resort. Does anyone have any advice? And possibly any other tips for a multiple day visit?
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jermyrene86 wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:22 pm Me and some friends are considering a two day trip to Alton Towers in the summer and we're wondering if it's better to stay at an on-site hotel or if we should get one near to the resort. Does anyone have any advice? And possibly any other tips for a multiple day visit?
Really it's down to cost. The on-site hotels are great, but expensive. It's very convenient being able to stay next to the park, and the various themed rooms and facilities add that little bit of magic to the stay.
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jermyrene86 wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:22 pm Me and some friends are considering a two day trip to Alton Towers in the summer and we're wondering if it's better to stay at an on-site hotel or if we should get one near to the resort. Does anyone have any advice? And possibly any other tips for a multiple day visit?
If your budget allows, I would stay on-site.

For me it just adds so much more to the trip than doing a single day or staying off-site. It’s a feeling that I can’t really put my finger on, but there’s something about staying at the Resort that really enhances your experience.

While the standard rooms in ATH and Splash are decent enough, given the choice I would always opt for either a themed room or a lodge in the Enchanted Village, which is arguably the most magical of all the accommodation options.
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What’s the best way around the park at the moment, I’m going on Monday having not been for years, advice for how to get on the most amount of rides in the day appreciated!
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What’s the best way around the park at the moment, I’m going on Monday having not been for years, advice for how to get on the most amount of rides in the day appreciated!
Definitely be there early and try to be one of the first at Wicker Man. After, head to Th13teen. Both these rides are currently running with reduced capacity due to social distancing, so still attract very large queues compared to the other major rides.
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Chris wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:42 pm
What’s the best way around the park at the moment, I’m going on Monday having not been for years, advice for how to get on the most amount of rides in the day appreciated!
Definitely be there early and try to be one of the first at Wicker Man. After, head to Th13teen. Both these rides are currently running with reduced capacity due to social distancing, so still attract very large queues compared to the other major rides.
Lovely thank you, need to do spinball whizzer first to ease my girlfriend in though 😂 any recommended taxi companies from stoke/uttoxeter?
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hi everybody... I am planning a visit to Alton Towers Sat 31st July and Sun 1st Aug. Merlin Passes are sold out, so I will need to buy tickets for a group of 5. Cheapest price I have found is a 2 day ticket at £41.65pp via a corporate discount offer but I know cereals etc sometimes offer 2for1 etc. Also, Alton Towers used to offer bounceback for the second day but I dont know if that is still going and cost, so just wondering what other options there are?
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Since 2020 the offers have been few and far between, so unfortunately I feel that's the best you may get for now.
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