A staff member brought to my attention today that this is the first season that Alton has have 4pm ride close during the month of June. Considering the ERT was cut and the staggered ride opening times, this is not great opening times for June. They have also mentioned that Merlin has really slashed the budgets this season hence all the cuts.
And we're heading towards school trip season...
I made the mistake of visiting during schools week last year. If they maintain low staffing during it this year, I pity anyone who makes the same mistake.