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What happens during the course of the day very much depends on what exclusives we have. To give a rough idea, at the Spring Spectacular, our last Alton Towers event, we had the first ride of the day on Galactica, a talk on Alton TLC and the Resort's future plans in the afternoon, then exclusive ride time on The Smiler after park close. In between each exclusive was free time where you could either go around with the group, or go and do your own thing.
I cannot recommend these events enough. They are fantastic days and you will have a fab time