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  1. Matt N

    Alton Towers 3rd September 2020

    Hi guys. We returned to Alton Towers today, 2 months after our last visit in July. I was hoping to get back on the rides that we didn’t get on last time, so I was looking forward to it. Prior to visiting, I had a feeling that Wicker Man might be shut, and this sadly turned out to be the case...
  2. Matt N

    Do you find The Smiler at Alton Towers rough?

    Hi guys. Yesterday, I visited Alton Towers and took a ride on The Smiler. I was batched in the front row and sat in an inner seat, which is always widely considered the smoothest seat you can get on the ride, however I must admit that I personally found it very rough. Most of the elements seemed...
  3. Matt N

    Alton Towers 12th July 2020

    Hi guys. Today was an exciting day; it was the day of my first post-lockdown theme park visit! The lucky park was Alton Towers; it just had to be! The very first theme park I visited and my comfortable favourite within the UK seemed like a pretty good place to welcome me back to theme parks...
  4. Matt N

    Rank the Alton Towers coasters

    Hi guys. I'm in a ranking kind of mood tonight, and a park particularly near and dear to me is Alton Towers. I'm honestly staggered that we don't already have an Alton Towers coaster ranking thread given that CF is a UK forum and many members have been to Alton Towers (in fact, I even could have...
  5. Coaster Chall YouTube

    Chessington World Of Adventures Have Revealed Elmer's Flying Jumbos In 2020

    We have missed this since November apparently, but Chessington are giving a four year partnership with Elmer the elephant and retheming Flying Jumbos starting in 2020 https://ltw.media/news/events/first-elmer-ride-coming-to-chessington-next-spring/them
  6. CrashCoaster

    SW9 at Alton Towers

    I'm sure I created a topic on this when I first joined the site and it got locked, but since Wicker Man (SW8) is officially open, it can't possibly be too soon to start speculating as to what SW9 will be, and where it will go. Personally, I could see anything from a multi-launch coaster...
  7. Coaster Chall YouTube

    Alton Towers 2020

    Towerstimes and other sources have released this...whether it's just House of Monsters or CCL in general, but something is happening!
  8. astead04

    What theme park's entrance is your favourite?

    For me, the parks with the best entrances are: •Islands of Adventure ('The Adventure Begins/Lives On' 🥺 Also the music is great) •Alton Towers (I absolutely love the entrance music here and Towers Street always gets me excited) •PortAventura World (Mediterranìa is a brilliant and beautiful...
  9. Coaster Chall YouTube

    Alton Towers and Thorpe Park Rumoured To Get Lego Themed Areas For 2020

    Now I may not have physical links or evidence (cause I am not on this closed FB group where it was spotted) but there was a rumour from a post on a closed Facebook group for Merlin Passholders, that Cloud Cuckoo Land and Angry Birds Land will be transformed into Lego themed areas for the 2020...
  10. Matt N

    Alton Towers 23rd/24th June 2019

    23rd June 2019 Hi guys. Today, I returned to Alton Towers for the first time this year, and I'm staying in the hotel tonight and going on park again tomorrow, so this will be a 2 day report! As many of you probably know, I have visited Alton Towers many times over the years. But these 2 days...
  11. Coaster Chall YouTube

    Alton Towers Scarefest 2019

    https://www.altontowers.com/activities/events/scarefest/ We've got two new mazes, House of Monsters and The Welcoming gone, 3 returning mazes, family entertainment and...is it just me or is House of Monsters gone because CCL could get rethemed for 2020??
  12. Coaster Chall YouTube

    What Do We Expect To Be Announced For 2019 Halloween Events?

    One thing that has been bugging me is what could be changed for theme park halloween events, such as Alton Towers Scarefest, Thorpe Park Fright Nights, Halloween Haunts, Halloween Horror Nights, Six Flags Fright Fest, etc. What would you see change? What do you want to see added or removed?
  13. Peet

    Alton Towers Dungeon

    I think this merits its own topic now rather than a page or two in the WFT Merlin thread. These posters have appeared around the park: (Credit TTSP) I think we can safely say this will be in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory building and utilise the boat ride. Whether they will also...
  14. Robert.W

    Alton Towers (Scarefest | October 2018)

    Part 1 – Day 1 (Saturday 13th October) So, after five long and exhausting hours travelling by car to get to Alton Towers, we finally arrived at around 2:30pm, and upon entering the theme park, as was expected, we were greeted by a heightened security presence due to it being the dreaded...
  15. Robert.W

    Alton Towers (September 2018)

    So, I was at Alton Towers yesterday, the 1st September. It was, to be honest, quite a spontaneous visit that we'd only planned the night before due to us having been given free tickets earlier in the year. The Towers We set off travelling at about 6:30am. There wasn't an awful lot of traffic...
  16. Matt N

    Alton Towers 2nd September 2018

    Hi guys. Sorry to bore you all with another of my trip reports, but my family and I set off for Alton Towers today. We used our tickets left over from our trip 2 weeks ago, and we arrived at around 10am. We were met by quite a busy car park, so we got out of our car and headed to the park. We...
  17. Coaster Hipster

    First coaster trip in England! Blackpool, Alton, Thorpe, Chessington 18'

    For whatever reasons, I never visited English amusement parks until this year, even though coasters across the Channel - especially Alton's - had my interest ever since I became an enthusiast back in 2005. But with the additions of both Icon and Wicker Man and the opportunity to join fellow...
  18. S

    Alton Tower Busses

    Hey, I'm planning to visit Alton Towers during spring 2018, I can not find any recent information about how to get there by public transport, I did found the trains to Uttoxeter or Stoke-on-Trent, but then I need a bus, also I will be going during the weekend. Could anybody give me some advice...
  19. astead04

    Should Oblivion at Alton Towers receive floorless trains?

    Most of the other B&M Dive Coasters in the world (except for G5 at Janfusun Fancyworld in Taiwan - a mirror image of Oblivion at Alton Towers) have floorless trains, and SheiKra at Busch Gardens received them in 2007. After 20 years of operation at Alton Towers, is it finally time for Oblivion...
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