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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:20 pm

I'm planning on going on the 11th since that day is planned to be a training day in my school. I'm expecting it to be a fairly quiet day :)
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:58 am

Hi guys,

I didn't know if there was a topic for how busy the park will be on certain days so I thought I would ask here.

I'm thinking about going tot rh park with my girlfriend in May, thinking while the kids are in schools and such. What day do you think would be what to go or would a weekend day be ok to go?

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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:21 pm

Deadjack5 wrote:
Hi guys,

I didn't know if there was a topic for how busy the park will be on certain days so I thought I would ask here.

I'm thinking about going tot rh park with my girlfriend in May, thinking while the kids are in schools and such. What day do you think would be what to go or would a weekend day be ok to go?

Thank you


Normally the park is more quiet on Tuesdays/Wednesdays, so it might be best to go then. However, by the looks of things park attendances in general have been lower than normal this year - I was there yesterday and for the middle Saturday of most schools' Easter break, the park was quieter than normal with minimal queues for the major thrill rides - thus weekends might be OK depending on whether attendances pick up as the season progresses.

Of course this might change by May, but I would think Tuesdays/Wednesdays are the best option.
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:25 pm

polorob124 wrote:
Normally the park is more quiet on Tuesdays/Wednesdays, so it might be best to go then.


The park will be shut on most Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout May, except for the first and last week of the month.
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:50 pm

May be a little far in advance, but I am planning on going on the 13th and 14th of June (monday and tuesday). Does anyone have any idea the size of crowd I will be dealing with that day?
 
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Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:26 pm

As is term time then the queues should be ok, however; expect to queue for Galactica as it is their newest experience.
You may also have the odd school party, but I think you should not experience many delays.

Of course, it is very hard to predict and it may be different on the day.
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:20 am

Hi guys, thanks for the feedback. Decided to go on the 8th of May (a Sunday) as a weekday isn't an option, how busy do you think it will be?

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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:49 am

Deadjack5 wrote:
Hi guys, thanks for the feedback. Decided to go on the 8th of May (a Sunday) as a weekday isn't an option, how busy do you think it will be?

Thank you :)

Sundays are usually quite quiet, especially away from school holidays etc. They will also generally have slower starts, which is a plus if you're getting there for ERT/Park Opening.

I'd imagine that queue will be no longer than they currently are. :)
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Will the park be busy on Thursdays?

Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:22 am

This is probably in the wrong place so I apologise in advance if it is..

I was thinking of going to Alton Towers tomorrow but I'm just wondering with it being shut on Tuesday and Wednesday, will everyone be going on Thursday instead?
 
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Re: Will the park be busy on Thursdays?

Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:40 am

Given its been closed for these two days & the weather is fine tomorrow I'd imagine it'll be busier than expected.
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:25 am

Hi,

Thanks for the feedback. Will be going on the 8th of May (Sunday) as said before :) how have the Sunday's been looking in the last few weeks?
 
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Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:11 am

I went last Saturday which out of all days is usually the busiest, waited 15-20 mins for Galactica and 10 mins for The Smiler on the Saturday but the Sunday following was around 75 mins for Galactica & 30 mins for The Smiler.

Why this particular Sunday was far busier I'm not sure, have a check of ride times again this Sunday it may of just been a one off.
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:51 am

I'm going tomorrow, what have the other Saturdays been like this year for queue times?

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Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:23 pm

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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:57 pm

When would the best time to visit the park would be in June? Mid week i'm probably guessing but what day would you say would be best?
 
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:25 pm

Deadjack5 wrote:
When would the best time to visit the park would be in June? Mid week i'm probably guessing but what day would you say would be best?

Midweek and the earlier in June the better. Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday are all similar when it comes to how busy the park is, weather depending.
 
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Wed May 11, 2016 11:41 am

Hi New to the forum (but part of another coaster one!)

I've booked a trip for the 15 & 16th to AT (staying in Enchanted Village Lodges).

I'm guessing the Sunday will be a touch busier than Monday (45 -60min for Galactica and Smiler I guess?) - We have ERT for Sunday and Monday BUT:

ERT now is only for Oblivion and Spinball isn't it? (Is there an opportunity to queue for smiler from like 9:30 onwards once bored of the only 2 rides included in ERT)

Is the path from Enchanted Village now finished, into the Forbidden Valley? (Is it quicker to enter this way on Sunday than to walk from hotel, to monorail, to park entrance?)

Thirdly, I have booked the high tree top quest - when do you think is the best time to do this? I was thinking Sunday 9am, (missing ERT) but if we can travel down the path from Village to Forbidden Valley, I would get to Nemesis, Galactica etc around 10ish without too large queueS? Just didn't want to go into the park, to come out for the ropes, to go back in on Sunday (bit of a faff) so wanted to do them either early, or later!
 
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Wed May 18, 2016 10:42 am

Hi guys,

I've booked to go with my friends on the 8th of June (Wednesaday) it's a week after the half term I believe. Do you think it will be quiet? I'm guessing there will be mainly students just to some unis finishing around this time?
 
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:03 pm

Not so much how busy the park will be on a particular day, but what order to do the rides in.
From everyone else's experiences, what's the best route around the park, with rerides and shortest possible queues? Obviously this depends on the day and a lot of it is down to chance so there isn't really a set best route, but I just want to see from everyone else's experience :)

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