2019/20 Club Trips
The following list is a guide to all the future club trips and events that will occur during 2019 and advanced information for 2020. As more details are known and confirmed, information will be updated on this page. Also, when published, a downloadable trip invitation form in PDF format will be available adjacent to the relevant trip, which can also be booked online. More details will be announced about each club event when available.
A list of all club trips since 2008, many with short trip reports and pictures to remind you of the fun we had are available from the Archives menu or by clicking here --> Trip Reports & Pictures
Dates: September 28th - 29th 2019
Location: Alton Towers & Drayton Manor
Earlier than usual to avoid Scarefest, but sadly, it's time for the final big event of 2019 and what a weekend it will be!
I’m sure don’t need to say why – but it does involve WOOOOOOD! We will be starting the weekend at 09:30 on Saturday 28th September with an exclusive ride session (ERS) on the top steelie NEMESIS.
Following that is freetime and your chance to takeover rides like Smiler, Galactica, Sonic, Rita, Thi3teen, etc. Then at 12:30 we will all meet in the Corporate Hospitality Suite for an optional hot lunch (with licensed bar). Plus we will be joined my Management for a Q&A session. After lunch you are free to enjoy the park before the day then ends with a fabulous ERS on the UK’s newest woodie – WICKER MAN. A great way to end the day.
Then on Sunday 29th we will meet at 08:45 at Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth. The day will start with an ERS on the 200ft freefalling APOCALYPSE. This is followed by our first ever takeover of AIR RACE and freetime so you can enjoy the many other delights in this fun family run park. An award winning buffet lunch in the PARK VIEW SUITE is included at 12:30 and the day ends with ERS’s on the TROUBLESOME TRUCKS, EXCELERATOR and for the first time MAELSTROM. We then have our traditional Club season send off! (but don’t tell first timers!).
As always I have negotiated hard with both Parks and have managed to keep the price the same as last year. So the whole weekend is just £70.00*. Remember that’s for entry to BOTH parks, all ERS’s and both meals. If you wish to attend on Saturday only, the cost is £36.00* and Sunday only is £34.00*. Plus if you hold an Alton Towers Season Pass you may deduct £15.00 from the total price (You must bring your season pass with you and show it upon entry otherwise you will be charged the extra £15.00). Also if you would prefer not to have the lunch at Alton Towers (but still have access to the Hospitality Suite) you may deduct £8.00 (per person). There is no non-lunch option for Drayton Manor Park. You may also bring guests to any part of WOODathon for the same price (no limit). And if you have any younger riders, deduct £4.00 for any 4-11 years olds (£4 each day). Under 3’s go free at both parks – but please advise how many are attending (lunch not included for under 3’s).
NOTE: Club Members discount tickets not-valid at WOODathon.
*Cheaper than 2015 & 2016. Normal on the day prices: AT £58.00 & DMP £39.00 (and that doesn’t include ERS’s or lunch)
To book this event, the person booking MUST be a 2019 RCCGB Member. This event is not available to the general public. Also, you must be booked on this event (wristbands will be given out on the day) to be allowed access to the Hospitality Suite and participate in club activites.
BOOKING DEADLINE: 20th September 2019
Full trip details contained on the booking form available below.... or click BOOK ONLINE to get your tickets.
On the Piste 2020 ~ Winter Club Ski Trip
Dates: January 2020 (TBC)
Location: Meribel, France
With the roller coaster season closed in the UK, a Skiing trip is run where members of the RCCGB will head for a weeks skiing (and Apres Ski!) in Tignes, France.
Sorry, this trip is now full and bookings have closed. But this is an annual trip each winter, so if you fancy it in the future, and let's face it - if you've watched Ski Sunday, how hard can it be?!? Contact details are provided in AIRtime ONline.
USA 2020 ~ Visual Check!
Dates: May 29th - June 14th 2020
Location: Starting in Canada, then East Coast, USA
The original plan was to tour the west coast of the USA which is much more expensive than the east coast, so having looked long and hard at the options, there was no way I was going to cancel a USA trip, and I have instead decided to postpone the west side tour until things calm down (post Brexit).
I know some of you will be disappointed but I am only thinking of you and your money! But what I have now done is a completely new itinerary, on the east side, where it is much better value for money. Plus the new itinerary has 1000 miles less driving which also reduces the time sitting on the coach by over 12 hours in total. And even better, the trip coaster count will increase to over 110 instead of under 80!
And if that’s not enough, some of those coasters will include THREE brand new coasters: Candymonium and Pantheon announced in the August AIRtime ONline and Jersey Devil announced in the September issue! Plus other new ones for us like Twisted Cyclone, Yukon Striker and Twisted Timbers. The price is now confirmed and it is less than £3000.
If you are interested, click HERE to generate an email to me, so I can send you full details and a booking form. I will also try to answer sensible questions via the members only Facebook group or email but please note, I will not give the full itinerary as it's subject to change.
Application deadline including deposit is 1st October 2019
Andy Hine (aka Nev)
To book this event, the person applying MUST be a 2019 member, and will need to renew to be a 2020 RCCGB Member next February. This event is not available to the general public.