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TPM Trip Head North: To Alton Towers


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Good evening all of you wonderful people! ;) I'm very excited to officially announce plans for our TPM Trip Head North: To Alton Towers! :D The date of the event is the weekend of Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th September 2013. As you can see it's the whole weekend! Which gives you a choice - come on the Saturday, come on the Sunday or stay the whole weekend! Please take note if you plan to stay with us overnight, it will be your responsibility to book your own rooms and unfortunately if your under 18 we cannot help you with this! If you were to stay the night - under no circumstances will TPM get involved and take responsibility with how you stay overnight, as for the overnight section of the trip will be an over 18's event.. We will however like to see you during the day at the park Also this meet Towers Nerds are more than welcome to join us for the event. This is a fantastic opportunity to socialise with our northern counterparts and to show that the enthusiast community spreads further than one forum.

The Outline of the day/s will be as follows:

Meet by the frog jumping fountains at 09:00 am just inside the entrance if you wish to take advantage of the park's ERT. We will hover for 5 minutes whilst everyone gets together but then going off for ERT, if by any chance you happen to miss this meet point due to travel arrangements/ Cannot participate in ERT or just plain lateness you can either a) phone or text so we can arrange to meet you or B) meet up at the second meeting point later in the day. This first part of the morning we will make the most of the quiet park and churn out those rides. Once the park starts to fill up a little we will get to the Nemesis Egg outside Sub-Terra in Forbidden Valley, so if for whatever reason you could not get there for opening you can meet us at 10:30 am if you had not arranged to meet beforehand via phone. Please bear in mind we will leave without you if you are late as it’s not fair on time keepers! As members have found out! We will then continue visiting the attractions and it will be arranged beforehand that we will try our best to get on all the attractions.. I know not everyone will want to do some of the rides at Alton Towers. If you decide to not come on please be polite and wait for everyone to come off and chat to other members whilst you are waiting. Or go off and do another attraction as long as you’ll be back after the group has finished riding the attraction. Please respect other people’s wishes who wish to ride certain things that you yourself may not be too keen with. During the day, around half 1, we will stop for a bite to eat where you can go and eat where you like and we will arrange where to meet after everyone has finished eating. (Who knows we might all want to eat the same thing anyway :P ) After lunch we will group together for the Official Group Photo for the meet and continue going round the park and riding the attractions people want to do until the park closes. ^_^

I will be handing out my phone number for everyone who is attending the meet that day, should there be any problems. We aim to stay together as a group for the day, going from one activity to the next, enjoying getting to know people you share very similar interests with, the idea is to just go with the flow and enjoy the day with some awesome people. There will be many photo’s in the day being taken and the possibility of a few video clips. Whilst we cannot force you to stay with the group, it is the general purpose of these meets! You will have my number (and some of the senior teams) if you become split so by all means use it. The meets are a fantastic laugh and everyone is invited, even if you have never posted before or been to any kind of meet at all. If it's your first meet, I understand it can be nerve breaking - but we were all there at one point so know how it feels, please don't let this stop you from attending - Once there you'll be part of the group in no time! Just look at the past trips this year!

I will soon be posting up a separate post on possible accommodation locations which you can use to help you decide where to sleep (If your staying for the night.) If however you know where your going already by all means book it up when we confirm the dates this time next week. I know for example I will be staying at a Travelodge in Newcastle half hour away as it has some good night life around there ;)

Once again, everyone will have my phone number so please use it on the day :D If anyone has any issues or concerns or even nervous about coming, feel free to post here, or PM myself and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If you feel like my response is taking too long another member of the team will be more than happy to help. We will all try and help you out as much as we can.

Please PM me or post here to say if you’re attending. If you are bringing a mate along with you, please also include who they are so they are not known as ‘Plus 1.’ The events with TPM have been fantastic this year and this one will be no different!

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Alpengeist
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EC!
EndlessDayz
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IanNem
James & Co
J.S217
Liam_T
Luke_A
Marc
Mer
Mr. Fish
Myk (Coming with HackSaw)
Peaj
Robert (From Tower Nerds)
Smidget
Stretchy
Styles
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ooh this sounds fun, I'm a maybe for both dates because, my new school is still under construction and there is a chance that it wont open till October so I'm a maybe until I can confirm it. with the over night stay if I could stay with parents or a couple of my own age group friends as long as I don't bother you over 18 folk will that be ok? But other then that I'm very up for this, but it is a maybe for now :)

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Providing its the 7-8th then I should be able to attend as long as nothing important appears.

I will however need a lift from someone as I can't drive otherwise I won't be able to make it.

The 28-29th will be a definite no as It will be hit with three bullets which will be at uni, work on the Sunday as well as attending a cousin's wedding.

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Should be able to make either date, shouldn't really take 2 days off school to go to Alton, but hey ho! I ain't been in ages, depending on if I get it sorted I'll possibly be staying with my cousin for the weekend that I go (would really help if I could get a lift from stoke-on-trent to alton on the days, will be doing ERT thanks in advance if I am doing that!) but I may have to get a hotel for it and stay with people around my age! Hope I can make this meet, I've voted for both dates as they will prob be possible! But as I'm starting 6th form I may have to take 1/2 days off :o

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with the over night stay if I could stay with parents or a couple of my own age group friends as long as I don't bother you over 18 folk will that be ok?

Yes that is perfectly fine, Being under 18 will not stop you from coming but we cannot as a group help you sort out how you will stay over. We do however welcome you to the days at the park and possible meal/s

Newcastle under Lyme? Good nightlife?

Methinks you be in the wrong Newcastle...

Great night life compared to the country odd pub here and there dotted around Alton (and other nearby towns come to think of it) But compared to Upon Tyne - It's crap :)

please let this be the 28th-27th I will have my MAP then :D

We will see what the votes say ;)

I will however need a lift from someone as I can't drive otherwise I won't be able to make it.

Your 18 and over - I'm sure we can arrange something so that you can get a lift :D

shouldn't really take 2 days off school to go to Alton, but hey ho!

But as I'm starting 6th form I may have to take 1/2 days off :o

Wow attending sixth form at the weekends - Now that's dedication :o

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I shouldn't have started uni by then but I'd love to come, I'd prefer not to drive the full way, but I'm willing to drive to someone's if they're driving up there, obviously I'll give petrol money and what not. I'd prefer the early September dates definitely as I'll be in uni full swing for the second date. Looking forward to it :)

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Haha Peaj! I mean as in the friday and the monday, I'm not sure how it would work train wise geting one up after school friday, then back on the sunday night, that's what I mean ;)

Why not come up Saturday morning?! Saves the hassle of Friday night trains!

Yay! A meet up north and at Alton Towers! I'm okay for both dates, I can stay over and attend the Waterpark and other activities along the way!

Very excited to meet all of you maybe for the first time up my ends! Roll on September :yahoo:

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I could only do the first weekend, as the other weekend I'm helping out at uni with Freshers arriving.

However, I'm not going to vote, as the only way I could make it is if my resit exam is on Friday 6th (makes travel easier and cheaper for me, as I'll be a lot closer). I won't find out till the beginning of August the date of the exam, so a case of wait and see for me!

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Why not come up Saturday morning?! Saves the hassle of Friday night trains!

Yay! A meet up north and at Alton Towers! I'm okay for both dates, I can stay over and attend the Waterpark and other activities along the way!

Very excited to meet all of you maybe for the first time up my ends! Roll on September :yahoo:

It would be hard for me to get a train up that early! I've got to get into London before I can head up and I'm about an 1hr train ride from London, 30mins by highspeed!

I could be cheeky and ask for a lift up there (obvs I would get the train to there's and then get the lift ;) )

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TBH I'm so up for this. I love the Park, Love The Smiler, Love Air and Nemesis and all the others, and I really liked the Splash Landings water Park when I last did the water park. While I don't Mind both dates I chose the later one cos me buddies jack and james could co on that one :P

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I have never been to one of these events before, mainly due to nerves, but have wanted to for some time. Ideally I would love to go as I have never actually been to Alton Towers. Unfortunately I have no way of getting there (trains are to expensive at that distance) and being 17 means booking overnight accommodation could be a struggle.

I guess there is always next year. ;) Have fun everyone!

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16+ if done in your own organising skills without TPM involvement. 18+ with TPM help/ involvement ^_^

Also due to the votes that have been cast - THE FORUM HAS SPOKEN and has changed the provisional date to a confirmed date of 28th-29th September 2013. Date now confirmed ^_^

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I have never been to one of these events before, mainly due to nerves, but have wanted to for some time. Ideally I would love to go as I have never actually been to Alton Towers. Unfortunately I have no way of getting there (trains are to expensive at that distance) and being 17 means booking overnight accommodation could be a struggle.

I guess there is always next year. ;) Have fun everyone!

Don't be nervous, I attended my first meet this year and was completely apprehensive. It's a very surreal experience for the first 10/15 minutes but everyone is really lovely and Peaj is a really great meet organiser (don't let your head explode ;)).

But yeah, I'd love to come but I'll have to find out about uni first and what I'm doing.

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Now the date has been set for the 28th & 29th September 2013 for our Alton Towers Trip and 88% of you voted to go to the Splash Landings Waterpark during the trip for it's 10th Birthday - The poll has been reset so you can vote when you want to go. The waterpark is £12 with you annual pass which is 20% off.

Now is also the time to start informing me if you are attending and what days and what parts you are attending etc.

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