Trip to the UK/Need park addresses

Trip to the UK/Need park addresses

Post by William McCombi » Tue, 23 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Today I have just had my "trip to the UK" confirmed and I will be leaving
Friday, to see my real father in London. I need to know the addresses of
parks in the UK (such as Alten Towers, Blackpool, etc.). It is also likely
that we might visit France, and maybe even DLP.

If I can't get RCT and build an Oblivion, why not ride the real thing? :-)

Please e-mail me this information before Friday :-)

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Trip to the UK/Need park addresses

Post by BODSnVIM » Wed, 24 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Blackpool is on the North West coast of England - just above Liverpool. You
would have absolutely NO trouble whatsoever finding a guest house to stay at,
if you just turned up. Also, Southport is just a half hour south & well worth a
side visit.
Alton Towers is in the village of Alton, just outside Stoke, an hour or so
south of Manchester.
Other parks which you might consider would be Ligh***er Valley in Ripon,
Yorkshire, & Oakwood in Pembrokeshire, South Wales.
Check out my park reviews at-
www.rollercoaster.com/reviews
making special note of the advice I offer, for getting max benefit out of your
visit to Alton Towers - you will be glad if you heed my words.
best of luck
Steve O'

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Paddo » Wed, 24 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Alton Towers is in the village of Alton, just outside Stoke, an hour or so
>south of Manchester.

 No offence but you really need to be a bit more accurate , there are
approximately fifty ( 50 ) villages or towns here that start with Stoke , what
you really need to say is Stoke on Trent . Also the town of Uttoxeter is closer
to Alton .            :-)

 Regards .

        Mike .

 
 
 

Trip to the UK/Need park addresses

Post by BODSnVIM » Thu, 25 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
> No offence but you really need to be a bit more accurate , there are
>approximately fifty ( 50 ) villages or towns here that start with Stoke , what
>you really need to say is Stoke on Trent . Also the town of Uttoxeter is
closer
>to Alton .            :-)

 No offence taken..........unless you happen to be a ManUre fan :-)
 Still, yeah sorry, I should be a tad more specific, but after living in the US
for the last 12 years (the great train robbers ended up serving less time) I do
tend to forget my under-Lyme's, from my upon-Tynes, from my over-Weirs, from my
stuck-in-the-***y-Trent's..........or even by the Thames, which is clearly
worse than any of the rest, if it means living in London!!!!

Also, if you have a half day left over in this region, you might want to check
out nearbye Drayton Manor, & then head to Burton-on-Trent for a good pint or
twenty.

 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Yate » Thu, 25 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Hi m8,

I tried to send this through e-mail but my server rejected your e-mail
address.

Quote:
> Today I have just had my "trip to the UK" confirmed and I will be leaving
> Friday, to see my real father in London. I need to know the addresses of
> parks in the UK (such as Alten Towers, Blackpool, etc.). It is also likely
> that we might visit France, and maybe even DLP.

I hate to disappoint you but both of the above parks you mentioned are based
around the north and north midlands of England. I'll give you a list of all
the decent parks but be warned; getting to some of them is a pain.

=====================
Alton Towers
Alton,
Staffordshire,
ST10 4DB

(0990) 204 060

19.50 for an ***. 15.50 for children aged between 4-13

I'd recommend taking the train and a bus from Stoke on Trent if you can't
get a car (even then it's a real g*t to get to and I wouldn't recommend a
car unless the person who is driving it is very well adjusted to English
Country Roads)

=====================
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
South Boulevard,
Blackpool,
Lancashire,
FY4 1EZ

(01253) 341 003

20.00 for a book of 12 A class tickets (it takes 2 for PMBO and 1 for most
other rides)

If you can't make any other park make this one. It's in the North West of
England and once again I would recommend using the train. However it's
really easy to find (just follow the big one) but the weather can change as
it's positioned on the coast.

=====================
Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington,
Surrey,
KT9 2NE

(01372) 727 227

19.00 for ***s. 15.00 for children aged 4 - 13

It's a mini AT in the South very near London. Another train job I would say.

=====================
Pleasureland
Southport,
Merseyside,
PR7 1RX

(01704) 532 717

12.00 high season; 8.00 low season for an A Class ride unlimited ride
wristband.

It's a bit like Blackpool Pleasure Beach but not a very aesthetic park. They
do have a 3rd generation SLC which is very smooth (I tried it out last
Saturday on a special ecc trip). Phone to check whether it is open or not
(they opened it for the ecc specially). All the staff are very friendly and
it has a kick ass outdoor go kart track.

=====================
Rotunda
Seafront,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 1PX

(01303) 586 000

9.99 for an unlimited ride wristband. Tokens can be bought though.

This park is very special as it has a coaster just like the famous Leap the
Dips (side friction rails) called the "Runaway Train" or something like
that. I'm not totally sure though.

=====================
Parc Asterix
BP 8,
Plailly,
60128,
France.

(0)3 4462 3404

170 Ff for ***s, 120Ff for children up to 12.

A very nice park and very nicely themed. I would recomend it above
Disneyland but beware the Goudrix. I know of people who have the scars from
riding it over 5 years ago!!! Tonnere de Zeus is also rated as one of the
best woodies in Europe. You can get to it on the metro I think.

=====================
Disneyland Paris
BP 100,
Marne La Vallee,
Cedex 4 77777.

(0)1 6474 6077

***s 210Ff high season / 160Ff low season, 170Ff high / 130Ff low season
for children.

Well I guess I don't need to tell you about this one.

=====================

FOR ALL OF THESE PARKS I WOULD RECOMMEND PICKING UP A BROCHURE FROM TOURIST
INFORMATION IN ENGLAND (FOR THE UK ONES) AND FROM HOTELS IN PARIS (FOR THE
FRENCH ONES).

I hope that this tells you everything that you need to know and a bit more
:))

Coast soon,

Andrew Yates (aka Yatzee)

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Paddo » Thu, 25 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Also, if you have a half day left over in this region, you might want to check
>out nearbye Drayton Manor, & then head to Burton-on-Trent for a good pint or
>twenty.

 Now I have NO argument about the second part of that suggestion .      :-)
 
 
 

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Post by Chris Sim » Thu, 25 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> >Alton Towers is in the village of Alton, just outside Stoke, an hour or so
> >south of Manchester.

>  No offence but you really need to be a bit more accurate , there are
> approximately fifty ( 50 ) villages or towns here that start with Stoke , what
> you really need to say is Stoke on Trent . Also the town of Uttoxeter is closer
> to Alton .            :-)

J15 or J16 off the M6 and it's signposted from there onwards.  The
nearest town of note to A.T. is Cheadle (NB. not the Cheadle in
Cheshire just south of Manchester!), then the roads get a bit rural.  
Turn left by the pub in Cheadle, follow the road for a few miles,
down a sharp hill (in Oakamoor), up the other side, then turn right at an obvious
junction.  After about 3 miles you'll trip over A.T. on the left.

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