What better way to celebrate our 15th birthday than with an event to remember at Alton Towers Resort! Guests enjoyed exclusive ride time on not one, but two of the Resort’s Big 6 rollercoasters – The Smiler and Nemesis. We also presented a special talk detailing the past, present, and future of TowersTimes and SouthParks. Plus, to finish the day, we hosted an exclusive Q&A with none other than John Wardley in the Alton Towers Conference Centre.
We sprang into all the best Alton Towers Resort had to offer with our first event of 2016! Guests enjoyed a selection of exclusives guaranteed to put a smile on their face. We started the day with a journey into outer space as we embarked on the first flight of the day on Galactica. In the afternoon we were given an insight into one of the Resort’s largest projects with a talk from Wayne Burton on Towers Loving Care and the theme park’s newest addition – Galactica. Finally, we finished the day on a joyous note with exclusive ride time on The Smiler.
Our feet didn’t touch the ground when we headed to Thorpe Park Resort for our first southern event of the 2016 season. We started our day with early access to the Resort, meaning we were some of the first on the theme park’s most popular attractions. Then, once the park had closed, we enjoyed exclusive ride time on the resort’s hottest rollercoaster, Nemesis Inferno, followed by a fascinating look behind the scenes of the park’s volcanic themed attraction.
It was back to Alton Towers Resort for our hottest event of the year with a day packed full of exclusives. We started the day in the Dark Forest with exclusive ride time on TH13TEEN. In the afternoon we enjoyed an informative talk from senior management about the behind the scenes operations of the Resort. The day ended with a second exclusive ride time, this time on the infamous Nemesis.
Attendees submitted to the insanity of ScareMazing South 2016 as TTSP Events descend on THORPE PARK Resort for a day to remember at the infamous FRIGHT NIGHTS. Guests delved deep behind the screams of PLATFORM 15 and THE BIG TOP, experienced fast tracked entry to a maze of their choice, plus took on the Island’s rides in the dark and more as we made the most of all the Resort had to offer at the spookiest time of year.
Guests prepared to experience maximum madness at our final event of 2016 – ScareMazing North. Attendees discovered the secrets behind the scares on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Altonville Mine Tours: Uncover the Legend of the Skin Snatchers, pushed themselves to the limit with extreme versions of all three of the Resort’s live action horror mazes, and gained an insight into how the event is brought to life with a Q&A from some of the masterminds behind the event.
We kicked off our 2015 events back at the Alton Towers Resort, with a day guaranteed to make members smile! Advocates enjoyed a Q&A with the resort’s technical team on The Ministry of Joy’s latest correctional device; The Smiler. We then ventured into the park for the first ever exclusive ride time on The Smiler and ended our day with another exclusive ride time on Rita, to celebrate its 10th birthday.
For our first ever double event, we headed down to the UK’s southern parks to enjoy two days of theme park fun and exclusives. At THORPE PARK Resort guests received a talk and Q&A with Stephen Foran, the resort’s Rides and Attractions Operations Manager, and ended the day with exclusive ride time and a behind the scenes tour of Stealth. The following day guests were treated to ERT on Vampire and Dragon’s Fury, as well as a behind the scenes look at Vampire.
On the second anniversary of our first event we were back at the Alton Towers Resort for the third Summer Sizzler! The day began with exclusive ride time on the world’s first vertical drop coaster, Oblivion. Guests also enjoyed an informative talk and Q&A with two members of the Theme Park Operations team and ended the day with a certainly dizzying extended, exclusive ride time on Sonic Spinball.
Following on from the success of 2014’s ScareMazing South event, SouthParks returned to THORPE PARK Resort as the carnival rolled into town. After being some of the first guests to enter the park, attendees enjoyed a short talk from senior resort staff, as well as a behind the scenes tour of SAW Alive and THE BIG TOP before gaining fastrack into a maze of their choice!
With Scarefest seeing a whole new host of attractions on its line-up, ScareMazing North returned bigger than ever. Guests got to see behind the scenes of Terror of the Towers and The Haunting of Molly Crowe, followed by experiencing an extreme version of all three of the resort’s scare mazes! Pete Cliff and Chris Carter also provided guests with an insight into the creation of Scarefest 2015 with a talk and Q&A session.
Our biggest event yet, which celebrated 20 years of the legendary Nemesis! TowersTimes opened the 2014 season with an exclusive ‘ride it first’ ERT on the ride itself and to end the day we held an exclusive Q&A with the ride’s designer, John Wardley.
To celebrate the relaunch of SouthParks, we held our first event at Thorpe Park! Guests received early access to The Swarm, exclusive ride time and a behind-the-scenes of Saw: The Ride, as well as a tour of the old Canada Creek Railway line, before heading over to the Angry Birds Land construction site.
A year on from the first TowersTimes Event, we returned to the Alton Towers Resort for the hottest event of the year. We started the day with early access to Nemesis and exclusive ride time on Air and finished with an extreme version of Nemesis: Sub Terra.
For part 1 of our ScareMazing saga we were the stars at Thorpe Park Resort’s Fright Nights. Guests were treated to a talk from Jason Wills, the resort’s Marketing Director, before being let loose on the park before it opened to the public. Before venturing into the movies, we were given behind-the-scenes tours of three of the country’s most frightening live action horror mazes.
At the final event of the year we discovered what horrors lied in wait at Alton Towers’ Scarefest. Once again, attendees gained early access to the park and had the opportunity to handle creepy crawlies, before listening to a talk from a senior resort staff member; Tim Gaylard. As well as fastrack, guests were also given extreme run-throughs of the resort’s scaremazes and scarezones.
TowersTimes took over Scarefest in style. Exclusive talks from Pete Cliff and Gerry Cannell, ERT on Oblivion, fastrack in Dark Forest and extreme versions of both Terror Of The Towers and The Sanctuary.