Free Alton Towers tickets (purchase required)
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Free Alton Towers tickets (purchase required)

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Found 8th Jun 2015
If you've paid today once you go through the gates you get free tickets, valid until November, as a thank you for coming after the Smiler crash

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Still running on 13/06/2015
- Sim

230 Comments

thats decent of them

So does that mean you can get in free as many times as you like before November or just once again?

Nar your ok.I'll swerve this deal.should be free to get in for a while to entice people back.There reputation is already tarnished im afraid

sorry but I voted cold, this is just a poor pr stunt. I carnt wait to hear in the news about the massive pay out they will have for the poor people who were badly injured.

I want 4 for this sat anybody got any ?

the porter

I want 4 for this sat anybody got any ?



I want never gets.

You WOULD LIKE four for this Saturday.

I'd still rather go on any Alton towers ride than a fair.

winter_zombie

sorry but I voted cold, this is just a poor pr stunt. I carnt wait to … sorry but I voted cold, this is just a poor pr stunt. I carnt wait to hear in the news about the massive pay out they will have for the poor people who were badly injured.



Well, at least you started your comment with an apology.

Don't understand why people think its OK to make jokes about this. Peoples lives have been effected by this, how is that funny? If you think the deal is bad, vote cold but don't make jokes out of peoples misfortune.

I'm sure the person who has had to have their leg amputated would find these comments hilarious

make jokes about it in a few years time, not a few days after the event

themachman

Nar your ok.I'll swerve this deal.should be free to get in for a while to … Nar your ok.I'll swerve this deal.should be free to get in for a while to entice people back.There reputation is already tarnished im afraid



Why is everyone making such a massive deal over what's happened,nobody has actually been killed.Yes it's not good for the poor sods who were hurt but the fact is accidents happen no matter how much money is spent,technology fails to do what it's meant to,that's life and the risk that everyone takes.
Also humans make mistakes,I wonder how many people have died over the years traveling to Alton towers in a car due to a mechanical failure or human error ?

If what had happened had happend in a car it wouldn't have even made the news anywhere,and it makes me laugh how every man and his dog that knows anyone who was on that ride that day is now coming out the woodwork to wish them well,but that's only because they are hoping there tweet or Facebook message will be made public in the press.

As for the free tickets,if they didn't give anything away people would probably moan that it's wrong they ain't doing anything to say sorry to people.

I will certainly be going back to Alton towers as I'm cleaver enough to understand that there is a risk with everything I do and I've got more to worry about walking along the pavement than I have going to a theme park.

I thought the schools went back last week ? Please tell me the morons making these comments aren't adults.

There was a small queue of cars (albeit about 10) this morning at 8.30am for people waiting to get in...oO

the porter

I want 4 for this sat anybody got any ?



At the moment some Kellogg's cereals have vouchers for a free adult entry with a paying child/adult and some packs cost as little as £1. I bought an 8 x Variety pack @£1 recently but can't remember where, and Co-Op has them for £1.15 (I think). So you could get 2 people in for free with 2 vouchers - and eat the cereals (and possibly receive another 2 tickets from Alton Towers as per the deal)
Heat added, OP

Edited by: "sjs31" 8th Jun 2015

Actually thinking about this as a deal in itself and you do want to go back it's good.....
Overpriced funfair.
Reduce the price throughout the year instead?
Stupid cereal box promos are getting a little irritating.

bouncy99

thats decent of them


Wasn't very decent not to ring the emergency services for over 10 minutes after the crash though was it!? A 17 year old girl has had to have her leg amputated as a result

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safc32

Wasn't very decent not to ring the emergency services for over 10 minutes … Wasn't very decent not to ring the emergency services for over 10 minutes after the crash though was it!? A 17 year old girl has had to have her leg amputated as a result




**** me! Its a theme park its gunna happen sooner or later! Besudes uts their first major incident in the whole time its been opened. The way you go on you act like your trying to get a free pass because someone was severely injured!

Biggunspaul

Why is everyone making such a massive deal over what's happened,nobody … Why is everyone making such a massive deal over what's happened,nobody has actually been killed.Yes it's not good for the poor sods who were hurt but the fact is accidents happen no matter how much money is spent,technology fails to do what it's meant to,that's life and the risk that everyone takes.Also humans make mistakes,I wonder how many people have died over the years traveling to Alton towers in a car due to a mechanical failure or human error ? If what had happened had happend in a car it wouldn't have even made the news anywhere,and it makes me laugh how every man and his dog that knows anyone who was on that ride that day is now coming out the woodwork to wish them well,but that's only because they are hoping there tweet or Facebook message will be made public in the press.As for the free tickets,if they didn't give anything away people would probably moan that it's wrong they ain't doing anything to say sorry to people.I will certainly be going back to Alton towers as I'm cleaver enough to understand that there is a risk with everything I do and I've got more to worry about walking along the pavement than I have going to a theme park.


What's annoyed me is finding out that the emergency services weren't rang immediately once this had happened. It was such a difficult rescue anyway so any extra time they could have saved may have been vital. The 17 year old girl involved in this has had to have her leg amputated. You're right to suggest that accidents happen all the time, however it doesn't sit well to learn of these circumstances surrounding this one.

If anyone has any spare tickets and they're not likely to use them before November - I'd be more than happy to take them off your hands - myself and a group of friends are planning to go this Saturday. I would be eternally grateful!

safc32

What's annoyed me is finding out that the emergency services weren't rang … What's annoyed me is finding out that the emergency services weren't rang immediately once this had happened. It was such a difficult rescue anyway so any extra time they could have saved may have been vital. The 17 year old girl involved in this has had to have her leg amputated. You're right to suggest that accidents happen all the time, however it doesn't sit well to learn of these circumstances surrounding this one.



And that's the human error part,you can't hold the whole of the merlin group responsible for the wrong doings of the old person.

It was only a few weeks ago some mad man decided he was going to ditch the plane he was flying full of passengers,not the airlines fault.

Reported as spam, hopefully HUKD have the decency to remove the thread.

At least they rang an ambulance, my friend had an horric accident at Blackpool pleasure beach in which she broke her nose and collapsed due to a ridiculous health n safety fail by the ride operater who let her in (it was a moving rotating room where you are strapped into the middle on seats) when there was no seats available and instead of letting her and her hubby out as you normally would, looked her straight in the eye and locked the door n started the ride, the other riders were screaming because they were both flung around and their blood going everywhere, then the attendant refused to call any first aid or ambulance and random strangers escorted them out of pleasurebeach and called an ambulance for them. Needless to say pleasure beach never got my custom again after that and she did file against them as the other riders agreed to be witnesses themselves because of the disgraceful behaviour of pleasurebeach. Took her months to recover and have her nose fixed. I don't know if it was racially motivated because she does wear a headscarf n some people crazy but I find it hard to believe anyone could do that to another human being deliberately!

safc32

What's annoyed me is finding out that the emergency services weren't rang … What's annoyed me is finding out that the emergency services weren't rang immediately once this had happened. It was such a difficult rescue anyway so any extra time they could have saved may have been vital. The 17 year old girl involved in this has had to have her leg amputated. You're right to suggest that accidents happen all the time, however it doesn't sit well to learn of these circumstances surrounding this one.


why is it just the staff's fault that no one rang emergency services? why could a bystander do it/ your making a whole lot of excuses to blame some people when any number of people could have done that.

winter_zombie

sorry but I voted cold, this is just a poor pr stunt. I carnt wait to … sorry but I voted cold, this is just a poor pr stunt. I carnt wait to hear in the news about the massive pay out they will have for the poor people who were badly injured.



I think given what happened. if they hadn't done anything they'd have been criticised. it's one of those "dammed if you 'dammed if dont' situations.

Although given the financial impact of this terrible accident (loss or revenue and increased insurance costs) it is likely that they'll be putting their already inflated prices up even higher

john5877

why is it just the staff's fault that no one rang emergency services? why … why is it just the staff's fault that no one rang emergency services? why could a bystander do it/ your making a whole lot of excuses to blame some people when any number of people could have done that.


Cos whilst you're a guest at their theme park and riding on their rides you're their responsibility!! I mean surely that isn't difficult to understand!?

mtc1

Reported as spam, hopefully HUKD have the decency to remove the thread.



It's not spam though. I think you are overreacting a tad.
Edited by: "RossD89" 8th Jun 2015

Biggunspaul

And that's the human error part,you can't hold the whole of the merlin … And that's the human error part,you can't hold the whole of the merlin group responsible for the wrong doings of the old person.It was only a few weeks ago some mad man decided he was going to ditch the plane he was flying full of passengers,not the airlines fault.


Surely their staff should be better trained on what to do in the event of an incident like this occurring!? Contacting emergency services should have been right at the very top of the list of things to do! So yes, you can hold the Merlin group responsible in this instance, your comparison to that lone pilot acting alone isn't valid.

I wouldn't go there even if they paid me to!

Wonder if people still go on trains even though they crash.

Yeah thought so.

safc32

Surely their staff should be better trained on what to do in the event of … Surely their staff should be better trained on what to do in the event of an incident like this occurring!? Contacting emergency services should have been right at the very top of the list of things to do! So yes, you can hold the Merlin group responsible in this instance, your comparison to that lone pilot acting alone isn't valid.



It's surprising how people react when in shock, however prepared or well trained they may be.

karlie88

There was a small queue of cars (albeit about 10) this morning at 8.30am … There was a small queue of cars (albeit about 10) this morning at 8.30am for people waiting to get in...oO



Nick Ferrari's LBC Radio Show reported a queue of 55 people waiting outside at 9:59am (one minute before the gates opened).

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mtc1

Reported as spam, hopefully HUKD have the decency to remove the thread.



Come on..... Get real.

What has happened is no more than a low speed shunt (20mph) which will happen hundreds of times today on our UK roads.the unfortunat thing is that due to the design of the ride the front passages acted like a crumple zone for the rest of the carriage.I would expect that for anyone sat behind would have got no more than whiplash.

I bet of you were to ask those who were sat behind in a few months time when they get there pay out they would say they were glad they were on the ride as from what alton towers will be paying them off will be hundreds of times more than they would get if they were in a 20mph knock in a car.

Of course they won't ever admit that they were glad as they will make out its ruined their lives because their solicitors will make them milk it.

Again I don't wish what's happened to the people at the front on anyone but tragically things like this do happen,and I'm sure alton towers ain't in the game of ruining people's lives and then paying out millions in compensation and getting bad press.

emiratesstadium

Wonder if people still go on trains even though they crash.Yeah thought … Wonder if people still go on trains even though they crash.Yeah thought so.



Ghost trains?

Seriously, though; good point.

People still use banks & they have not had a good track record recently.

Track record... trains? Never mind.

This will probably the first of many promotions Alton Towers will be running over the next few months. They need all the good publicity they can get at the moment especially with summer coming up which will normally be their busiest period.

mtc1

Reported as spam, hopefully HUKD have the decency to remove the thread.



It's a shame there isn't a button for reporting stupidity...

RossD89

It's surprising how people react when in shock, however prepared or well … It's surprising how people react when in shock, however prepared or well trained they may be.


Nah mate, not buying it, not for one minute, not in what's meant to be a professional environment.

In my opinion now is the best time to go - not only will it be quieter but also staff will be extra careful on ride safety and all other rides have no doubt been checked during the closure for safety

safc32

Nah mate, not buying it, not for one minute, not in what's meant to be a … Nah mate, not buying it, not for one minute, not in what's meant to be a professional environment.



Yes, you are right. It was clearly done on purpose and they couldn't care less about the bad publicity or those involved in the incident.

...Or maybe it was a genuine oversight/mistake because it's not an everyday occurrence that a roller-coaster crashes while people are on it.
Edited by: "RossD89" 8th Jun 2015

RossD89

Yes, you are right. It was clearly done on purpose and they couldn't care … Yes, you are right. It was clearly done on purpose and they couldn't care less about the bad publicity.


When did I say it was done on purpose!? I tell you what probably was though, the lack of or poor training given to staff in order for them to be able to react and cope with a situation like this accordingly...
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