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Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:15 pm

Anyone know how busy Alton would be on the 8/9 of September? That's the first weekend everyone's back at school.
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:50 pm

I did reply briefly in the Shoutbox, but I would recommend checking out ridetimes.co.uk on the weekend following the Easter holidays. This may give you a rough guide of what to expect. Obviously, it will be hard to say for sure, but being September, I'd expect queues of 45-60 minutes for the top attractions. Weekends will be busy throughout the year, then again, some may be holding off for Scarefest :)

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Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:42 am

I will try to watch them. Thanks :)
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:29 am

What are we thinking for next week in the week? Relatively quiet?
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:01 am

vikkimoo wrote:
What are we thinking for next week in the week? Relatively quiet?


I’d imagine so.

From watching RideTimes since the Easter holidays finished, Wicker Man has peaked at around 60 minutes early in the day but then goes down from anywhere from walk-on to 45 minutes. Galactica has occasionally generated a queue due to VR faff but most things have been 10 minutes or less.

I hope it’s like that next week as I’m there Monday & Tuesday. Remember the park is closed on Wednesday :)
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:59 am

Dan wrote:
vikkimoo wrote:
What are we thinking for next week in the week? Relatively quiet?


I’d imagine so.

From watching RideTimes since the Easter holidays finished, Wicker Man has peaked at around 60 minutes early in the day but then goes down from anywhere from walk-on to 45 minutes. Galactica has occasionally generated a queue due to VR faff but most things have been 10 minutes or less.

I hope it’s like that next week as I’m there Monday & Tuesday. Remember the park is closed on Wednesday :)

Cheers Dan! I think we've narrowed it down to Tuesday and I'm already excited - first trip in a couple of years!
 
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Sat May 05, 2018 2:23 pm

Hello I'm going to Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Monday 4th June and I notice that the park is only open for six hours. Is this enough time to get around the park? I'm aware that Icon will have just opened two weeks before.
 
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Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:18 pm

Don't suppose anyone knows how busy AT and Blackpool PB are on weekdays towards the end of June?
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Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:00 pm

theparklifekid wrote:
Don't suppose anyone knows how busy AT and Blackpool PB are on weekdays towards the end of June?


I would say Alton Towers possibly 45/60 minute queues maximum (Wicker Man being an exception). Obviously not as busy as a weekend or holidays but uni students/ other people who have days off will likely visit.

Blackpool I am unsure about but having read what the queues have been like, small queues with Icon having a larger queue time
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:25 am

Making a visit on Monday for the second time this year. How busy do you think it will be?
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Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:56 pm

Some schools have Inset, however, it should be quieter with reasonable queue times. :)
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:11 pm

I'd imagine you'll be looking at 45-minute waits at the very max, with exception to Galactica, Wicker Man & River Rapids (only because it's very warm at the moment :lol) - all of which I doubt would being in excess of 70/80 mins. Have a great day! 
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