Thought it was about time to make this topic,if you are going to Alton towers and want to know what you expected queue times are,then post it here and the collective TT brain will probably be able to help you out.
Here is a little guide to help you out.
February half term
Possibly the quietest time of the year,because only two of the main rides are open (nemesis and air) so if you want some nemmy whoring then this is possibly the right time to go.
Expect a queue time of 0-10 minutes tops.
Term time will normally be quiet,for obvious reasons,but queues may still be long due to reduced capacity so watch out for that. Mondays and Fridays will be busier than Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursdays, with Wednesdays often being quietest,but then Wednesdays sometimes have the most reduced capacity.
Queue times can range from 5-60 minutes depending on capacity.
half term/end of term
Can be busy,can be quiet depending on weather but half terms are busier the term time.Rides will probably be on full capacity unless something is wrong with a ride,probably expect long queues between 30-70 minutes long.
for the first week or so,this is possibly a good time to visit as it is normally very quiet,from a visit last year,queues where only up to 30 minutes,and that was for Rita.Later in the holidays,it gets rammed,sometimes close to capacity so it would be a good idea to avoid then.
late holidays:expect queues between 50-90 minutes.
July can be a very busy time because of school trips expect queues up to about 80 minutes.
First day of scare fest is often a quiet day so that might be a good day to go on but the scare mazes are always very busy,especially TOTT,a few days into the fest,it can get to capacity and queues can get up to over 100 minutes.
As there are only 3 or 4 days of this,every day is packed expect very long queues.
with sw7 coming this year,it will often have big queues,most people will therefore run to that ride first,causing bilvvy and sw7 to probably have big queues early in the day,so it may be a good idea to wait until later when the queues have died down to go to the X-sector.
Last edited by JaykeAT
on Mon May 20, 2013 11:52 am, edited 1 time in total.