Going to London in March, Alton Towers open?

Going to London in March, Alton Towers open?

Post by Kenn » Wed, 10 Dec 2003 03:28:14


They don't have their calendar up yet, but does anyone know if they're
usually open in March?  Thanks.

Kenny (the other one)

 
 
 

Going to London in March, Alton Towers open?

Post by Marcus Sheen [UK » Wed, 10 Dec 2003 03:43:34

Quote:
> They don't have their calendar up yet, but does
> anyone know if they're usually open in March?  Thanks.

Alton Towers open on 27 March. Thorpe Park opens on 20 March and is FAR
easier to get to than Alton Towers.

Regards,
Marcus

?,??,?o`o?,?? COASTER KINGDOM ??,?o`o?,??,?
          http://www.ukrollercoasters.co.uk

 
 
 

Going to London in March, Alton Towers open?

Post by Barry Wellingto » Wed, 10 Dec 2003 18:06:44

Quote:
>Thorpe Park opens on 20 March and is FAR
> easier to get to than Alton Towers.

Agreed - Thorpe Park can be reached by train and bus, or hire car, where
Alton Towers is a real *** to get to unless you're staying round the
corner from it - we went a couple of years ago and my car broke down
(entirely my stupidity following an earlier water pump change...  i
neglected to change the timing belt [read: forgot] and it snapped about 20
mins from our hotel in the middle of nowhere.), leaving us with walking,
taxis and lifts.  We caught a bus from Alton village centre to AT, but it's
irregular at best and only runs about four times a year. Taxi is the best
option but there aren't many in the area, except one nice cabbie in the
nearby Cheadle who's available 24 hours a day at reasonable rates.

TP is also more of an overall experience - lots of attractions with little
walking around involved and plenty to keep the whole family busy.

Baz.

 
 
 

Going to London in March, Alton Towers open?

Post by Kenn » Wed, 10 Dec 2003 23:46:53

Hmm.  How are the coasters there?

Is the Nemesis inferno a clone of the AT one?

And is the Colossus there is the 10 inversion one?

Also, what is this 'X: No Way Out'

I talked to my dad last night and now we're taking about the last week
of April, so I don't have to miss classes and he hears the weather is
terrible there in March.

Thanks again.

 
 
 

Going to London in March, Alton Towers open?

Post by Chris Simo » Thu, 11 Dec 2003 03:06:37

Quote:

> Hmm.  How are the coasters there?

> Is the Nemesis inferno a clone of the AT one?

No.  It's called Nemesis because Tussauds want to brand the 'genre' of
coaster.  These are the only two B&M inverted machines we have in the
UK.  It's not as good as the original, and a bit mediocre in some seats,
but the front is quite intense.

Quote:
> And is the Colossus there is the 10 inversion one?

Yes - including the 5 inline twists.  Fun the first time, but they can
get a bit uncomfortable!

Quote:
> Also, what is this 'X: No Way Out'

It's an enclosed Vekoma family coaster.  Think a Roller Skater but about
4 times the size. I won't say much more, except that the name of the
ride is what it's all about...

--
Chris Simon

   http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/csimon/

** Get rid of all SLCs to reply directly **