Annoyed - Alton Towers tickets

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Found 31st Mar 2009
I recieved my Alton Towers tickets today

I was so excited - I opened them as soon as they came through the letter box

Now I am dissapointed and annoyed - because I was under the impression that the tickets were for a set period - between two dates.

They are fixed to one date only.

It would be OK if they were weekend, or school holidays - but they are midweek and during term time.

What a waste of ruddy time - we live too far to go for a day trip

Moan over - has anyone else got their tickets - I hope you are happy with what you are given!

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Some people post on here and other sites for a swap. If they are holidaying for £9.50 that week they may want to swap.........

Ahhh one of the luxuries of living this close, only bout 20mins down the road.
Git about the tickets tho, they shud of fived you an option when sending off for them.

Not received ours yet, yes they are always for a fixed date though. Just arrange a swap on here if not suitable dates.

dbs31;4786538

Ahhh one of the luxuries of living this close, only bout 20mins down the … Ahhh one of the luxuries of living this close, only bout 20mins down the road. Git about the tickets tho, they shud of fived you an option when sending off for them.



Just about the only luxury!!

All that traffic in summer!!

i havnt recieved mine yet!
when was yours for? if you add your date someone may swap with you
i live quite far away, im going to travel down the day before, i was looking for cheap accomandation looks like it'l be the tent! their are a few sites near by.

a pro - no queues during term-time

What dates are they for? You can always swap them, or sell them? Do they have names on?

Original Poster

bambu;4786571

i havnt recieved mine yet!when was yours for? if you add your date … i havnt recieved mine yet!when was yours for? if you add your date someone may swap with youi live quite far away, im going to travel down the day before, i was looking for cheap accomandation looks like it'l be the tent! their are a few sites near by.a pro - no queues during term-time




Yes definately a benefit - but I am self employed and will lose my income if I go midweek. Turns a day at the theme park into an expensive week!

I am going to check with my husband before I enter my dates- I might get told off for going off on one - lol.

It's hard to hold back dissapointment sometimes, but it's not the end of the world is it!

It's a great idea to swap though!

yeah some people will be wanting to swap if they already have hols booked - like me - fingers crossed i dont get the may week they are off school!


anyone know how many hours roughly will take to get their from sunderland? im guessing 4ish am i right?

Put your postcode and Alton Towers into the route finder,it will tell you how long it'll take to get there,postcode for AT is ST10 4DB

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deb8z;4786711

Put your postcode and Alton Towers into the route finder,it will tell you … Put your postcode and Alton Towers into the route finder,it will tell you how long it'll take to get there,postocde for AT is ST10 4DB]http://www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp



aww thanx for that deb8z :thumbsup:
repped

bambu;4786631

yeah some people will be wanting to swap if they already have hols booked … yeah some people will be wanting to swap if they already have hols booked - like me - fingers crossed i dont get the may week they are off school!anyone know how many hours roughly will take to get their from sunderland? im guessing 4ish am i right?




We do Derby to Middlesborough (Normanby) in 2 hours, Alton Towers is 30 mins from us

bambu;4786725

aww thanx for that deb8z :thumbsup:



YW:)

Mijooly;4786726

We do Derby to Middlesborough (Normanby) in 2 hours, Alton Towers is 30 … We do Derby to Middlesborough (Normanby) in 2 hours, Alton Towers is 30 mins from us



so that will be 3hrs ish
oh i was a hour out! LOL
thanx mijooly

Original Poster

The route map calculates that it will be around 3 hours for us too.
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Our tickets are for Thursday May 14th
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For 2 adults and 2 children - is that standard?

deb8z;4786745

YW:)



that planner much clearer than google maps, iv never used AA one before, thanx
oh and it takes 3hr 27 mins :thumbsup:

Butterflies;4786782

The route map calculates that it will be around 3 hours for us … The route map calculates that it will be around 3 hours for us too.[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="4"]Our tickets are for Thursday May 14th[/SIZE][/COLOR]For 2 adults and 2 children - is that standard?



did you put 2 children on your form?
im hoping to get 3 childrens tickets as was hoping to take my neice too

Original Poster

bambu;4786907

did you put 2 children on your form?im hoping to get 3 childrens tickets … did you put 2 children on your form?im hoping to get 3 childrens tickets as was hoping to take my neice too



I really can't remember - sorry! I guess I wouldn't have given it any thought at the time.

Butterflies;4786989

I really can't remember - sorry! I guess I wouldn't have given it any … I really can't remember - sorry! I guess I wouldn't have given it any thought at the time.



no worries il just have to wait and see when my tickets adventually arrive

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bambu;4787020

no worries il just have to wait and see when my tickets adventually arrive



Just a thought - the children's tickets say that under 4's are free! That actually means that I only needed 2 adults and 1 child ticket myself anyway!

I'm hopeful of finding someone to swap my 2 tickets that are for Tues 12 May for 2 ticketds dated Sat 23 May. This is my son's birthday, but I can also consider Sun 24 May.
Thanks for reading.

I have 2 free adult tickets (and 2 children at £9.50) for Alton Towers on [COLOR="Red"]Sunday 17th May [/COLOR]if anyone is interested in swapping, just let me know!

dionne02;4797379

I have 2 free adult tickets (and 2 children at £9.50) for Alton Towers on … I have 2 free adult tickets (and 2 children at £9.50) for Alton Towers on [COLOR="Red"]Sunday 17th May [/COLOR]if anyone is interested in swapping, just let me know!



Hi I have pm-ed you.

Don't know why people moan about this offer, the tickets are free, of course it would be better to have range of dates instead of 1 date but at the end of the day you didn't pay for them (well maybe postage and a few extra papers) but didn't it state this about the dates on the form you sent away.
It is the same with people moaning about the sun holidays being more expensive than booking direct, WHY don't they look into prices before booking, looks like a case of 'oh quick I'm getting a bargin, lets book it now' when in fact could have have saved more by researching these so called 'great' deals.

Sorry, moan over

I have swapped my two tickets dated 12/5/09. I now have 2 tickets which are for Monday 18/5/09 and am hoping to swap these for Saturday 23/5/09 if anyones interested.
Thanks.

Hi have 2 adults tickets and 2 childrens tickets for thursday 30/04/09 that id like to swap

I've got tickets for Sat 27th June which clashes with Take That concert, would consider late June, July or August. Hoping for plenty of time to past my driving test!!!

ansnhazzy;4902504

I've got tickets for Sat 27th June which clashes with Take That concert, … I've got tickets for Sat 27th June which clashes with Take That concert, would consider late June, July or August. Hoping for plenty of time to past my driving test!!!



I have got 2 tickets for monday 22/06 which normally would be great but DH cant now get days off in the week:(So a sat or sun would be great any weekend provided Ive no plans.

Im new here but genuine and would send recorded post and include the stamps for the other party to send their ticketsrecorded to me.

Dee05;4903553

I have got 2 tickets for monday 22/06 which normally would be great but … I have got 2 tickets for monday 22/06 which normally would be great but DH cant now get days off in the week:(So a sat or sun would be great any weekend provided Ive no plans.Im new here but genuine and would send recorded post and include the stamps for the other party to send their ticketsrecorded to me.



I would be willing to swap for Sunday 21st June which is fathers day if your interested?

As a family we all saved and sent off for these tickets. All back now and all different days.

We would like to go on 16th June. Anyone wish to swap for any of the following dates?.

18th May, 4th June, 6th June, 15th June or 18th June.

Thanks.

Wood1e63;4956429

As a family we all saved and sent off for these tickets. All back now and … As a family we all saved and sent off for these tickets. All back now and all different days.We would like to go on 16th June. Anyone wish to swap for any of the following dates?.18th May, 4th June, 6th June, 15th June or 18th June.Thanks.



I am desperate to swap my tickets for 2 June in return for 6 June! Have sent you a PM! :oops:
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