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Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:44 pm

It is supposed to tip it down with rain all day tomorrow (well it IS a bank holiday!) so may be quiet due to that?
 
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:29 pm

How busy would PBP be on 5th of sept and how much do you think I could do there in 3 or 4 hours?
 
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Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:06 am

Hi everyone,

Just wondering does anyone know how busy Portaventura should be around the 27th of October(or that week in general). I know a lot of schools are out on Halloween break around then. Have a trip planned so just curious to know :D . Thanks
 
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Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:06 pm

I went in October 2013, and while it was only moderately busy during the day, it got very busy in the evening. However, the park stays open until midnight on Saturday's during their Halloween period, so that kind of makes up for it.
 
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Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:49 pm

ponder wrote:
I went in October 2013, and while it was only moderately busy during the day, it got very busy in the evening. However, the park stays open until midnight on Saturday's during their Halloween period, so that kind of makes up for it.


Thanks very much for the help! :D
 
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Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:28 am

I went for my birthday on Wednesday 23rd March 2016, while schools weren't on holidays yet but 4 days after opening day and there was no queues for anything, we were on the first cart sent around the Smiler and managed to get on it 12 times in total, with 7 of them being in a row from about 3:30pm to 4:30pm
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:43 am

I know it's a LONG way ahead, but how busy do we think it'll be for fireworks this year? Supposed to be going with my family on the Saturday...
 
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:15 pm

Hi guys this is my first post

does anyone know what will be the quietest day next week?
thanks
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:30 pm

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Hi guys this is my first post

does anyone know what will be the quietest day next week?
thanks

It's Easter Holidays, so it'll be fairly busy whenever you go.

Naturally, avoid bank holiday Monday. I'd also advise against the Friday and possibly against the Tuesday due to weekend stayers having an extra day. Overall, Wednesday or Thursday would probably be quietest, but still be prepared for large queues for Galactica and The Smiler! :)
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:34 pm

Cheers! I've decided i'm going on wednesday
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:46 pm

How busy do you think that the 29-30th of April will be? Estimates of queue times would be especially helpful. Thanks.
 
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:35 pm

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How busy do you think that the 29-30th of April will be? Estimates of queue times would be especially helpful. Thanks.


29th should be the least busiest time as it's a week day, the schools aren't off then so it should be quiet. Queues (this is a very rough estimate!) should be around 5-30 minutes, maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less!

30th (Saturday) would be much busier with it being a weekend. Queue may be around 10-50 minutes but expect longer queues for Galactica as it is the newest attraction.

Hope this helped! :)
 
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Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:09 pm

Hi, not sure if this is in the right place but I was wondering how busy it might be on Friday? I'm planning to go but wanted other peoples opinions. Thanks :)
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Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:19 pm

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Hi, not sure if this is in the right place but I was wondering how busy it might be on Friday? I'm planning to go but wanted other peoples opinions. Thanks :)


Well it is during school holidays so will be busier than normal, but judging by queues lately I doubt it will be to busy!

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Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:05 am

How busy will it be on the 8th of April? Am I right that the local schools will be back by then?
 
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Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:14 pm

lf2001 wrote:
How busy will it be on the 8th of April? Am I right that the local schools will be back by then?

Yes, according to Staffordshire council the students are back in school starting on the 6th of April. :)
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Mid April Term Time Monday Queues

Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:06 pm

Hi All

I've not been to Alton Towers in years and a group of us are going on the 18th April which is Term Time I believe. Does anybody have an idea what I could expect queues wise?

Obviously summer hols you get huge queues. We're hoping it will be fairly quiet.

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Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:21 pm

NeoXIII wrote:
lf2001 wrote:
How busy will it be on the 8th of April? Am I right that the local schools will be back by then?

Yes, according to Staffordshire council the students are back in school starting on the 6th of April. :)
http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/educati ... /home.aspx


Interesting!
Our pupils (from another part of the country) go back on 11th April... well I hope they do, otherwise they will be a teacher down :lol
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Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:28 pm

Justin wrote:
NeoXIII wrote:
lf2001 wrote:
How busy will it be on the 8th of April? Am I right that the local schools will be back by then?

Yes, according to Staffordshire council the students are back in school starting on the 6th of April. :)
http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/educati ... /home.aspx


Interesting!
Our pupils (from another part of the country) go back on 11th April... well I hope they do, otherwise they will be a teacher down :lol


The school Easter holidays have really varied this year depending on area. In my area the schools go back on Monday (4th) which I believe is one of the earliest to go back. Some go back Wednesday or Thursday next week, and others on the 11th April.
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Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:02 pm

They certainly have, but it is down to the early Easter. It also depends when schools begin the school year. Compared to Staffordshire, we began our school year 3 days earlier, so they are obviously need to make up a few days throughout the year.

It is a situation which will vary more over the next few years, especially with academisation and their power to control term dates.
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