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I think there's a big difference between a family attraction and a kid attraction. This to me looks like a kid attraction - in that I can't see adults riding it without kids.

 

The best attractions are the ones for everybody. These are what I consider family attractions. Examples are log flumes, river rapids and lots of family oreintated dark rides. ANYONE can enjoy these attractions. I'd ride them, as would adults and kids alike.

 

Anyway, here's my point. Attractions such as this, which are just aimed at kids won't give the Towers a vast attendance boost. Use them as fillers if you may but I do feel like the problem with a lot of British theme parks is the lack of investments for everybody.

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That show has been running since last year so is a new show compared to when we'd have been watching CBeebies. So that's perfect, it's suited for the audience Towers are after, people currently watching the channel.

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12 hours ago, Benin said:

I'm shocked that a 12 year old doesn't know about a CBeebies show, SHOCKED I tell you!

*13 ;)

 

Also I have a 5 year old cousin who watches and adores every show targeted at his age and thats like the only show out of all of the newer ones I saw on Google he's never mentioned.

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On 25/07/2016 at 10:56 AM, ChessingtonSam said:

Lots of "construction materials" lorries coming out of the car park today, anything to do with this perhaps?

No that is more likely to be for the hotel expansion that is going on behind the ATH.

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6 hours ago, stretchy said:

No that is more likely to be for the hotel expansion that is going on behind the ATH.

There was also construction like sounds coming from behind a fence in Big Fun Showtime 

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5 hours ago, stretchy said:

I stand corrected. I'd heard that they werent allowed to start until the council had agreed the plans.

Nope, that was the new hotel lol. Its going in CBeebies Land.

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Pretty poor investment IMO.

In recent years they have already invested in accommodation, also there in desperate need of Family rides/Flat Rides

CBeebies Land is obviously very popular, but it seems like the park are investing in the polar opposite of what they need.

What is they thrill flat ride lineup now? Enterprise, The Blade, (which is on its way out anyways)..

 

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14 hours ago, ChessingtonSam said:

Nope, that was the new hotel lol. Its going in CBeebies Land.

 

No it's not. It's going by the other hotels 

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17 minutes ago, pluk said:

 

No it's not. It's going by the other hotels 

The Birmingham Mail says it will sit amid CBeebies Land but then later it says it's going by the other hotels. We don't really know yet but judging by the noises I was hearing in Big Fun Showtime it could well be going there.

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Just to dispell the confusion:

 

The new cbeebies hotel is not going in CBeebies Land, it's behind The Alton Towers Hotel (next to the spa), with an entrance near the posh hobbit houses. These plans were aproved last year and are in construction as we speak. The name of it and the affiliation with CBeeBies was annonced this week. When the plans were originally submitted it was heavily rumored to be either a CBeebies hotel or a Lego one.

plans -> http://publicaccess.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=84975

 

The plans for the Cbeebies expansion havent been aproved yet so can't be constructed.

plans -> http://publicaccess.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=105655

 

There are no plans submitted to the council for any hotel within Cbeebies land. They would need planning permission to create any perminant structure in that area.

http://www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/smdc-aurora

 

So what was the construction you heard behind Big Time? It could be:

a ) Repair work

b ) Scarefest Construction

c ) Towerstastic Summer construction

d ) SWF Department (Alton Towers new Secret Weopon Fence scheme)

 

But I can say with total confidence that it isn't them building a new hotel there.

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13 minutes ago, stretchy said:

 

 

So what was the construction you heard behind Big Time? It could be:

a ) Repair work

b ) Scarefest Construction

c ) Towerstastic Summer construction

d ) SWF Department (Alton Towers new Secret Weopon Fence scheme)

 

It couldn't have been any of those things.

 

A) There was nothing there before and a large construction fence around the area, which was near Tree Fu Tom, advertising CBeebies stuff in the main hotel.

 

B ) Area seemed quite big, Id say too big for anything other than a scare maze which go in Towers

 

C) I'm not sure, I didn't even know they did construction for that. 

 

D) It was all grass I'm pretty sure.

 

Maybe it'll be the new ride?

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Does the area cordoned off match the area on the plans?

 

Regarding usage, I meant more that they could have cordoned off the area for the new expansion and be currently using that area for construction of things to go into other areas of the park. e.g. Scarefest wall panels or Towestastic Summer theming.

 

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