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by redpiggy
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 488133

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I went on the 7th and queues were about 40 minutes most of the day.. Although my first queue was interrupted twice, in a row, by somebody throwing up!! Not happy! Then on my second queue there was a swiftly resolved code zero. First ride I got a lovely smooth run, but the second time it was sooooo v...
by redpiggy
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Sharkbait Reef by Sea Life
Replies: 129
Views: 16909

Re: Sharkbait Reef by Sea Life

I hate the picture thing! I usually only go with my boyfriend so it gets really awkward, so today I just said no thank you. Each time I've been I've never been able to see the octopus and after reading the posts on here I was feeling a little gutted (I loooove them) and today, for the first time I s...
by redpiggy
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 594
Views: 105986

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

"It's called the Smiler because it's twisty".. Followed by no other explanation!
by redpiggy
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Sharkbait Reef by Sea Life
Replies: 129
Views: 16909

Re: Sharkbait Reef by Sea Life

I adore Sharkbait Reef!! My OH and I go almost every time we go to Alton Towers.
The first time I went they had the Spider Crabs still, but they were gone by the next time we visited.

It has always been quite busy when I've gone though, particularly in summer when the park is busier anyway.
by redpiggy
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: When are you going - scarefest 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1682

Re: when are you going - scarefest 2013

Probably the 29th! I went on the 30th last year, so hoping for a slightly quieter day as I won't have fasttracks this time  :|
by redpiggy
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 545
Views: 117048

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

How busy do you think it will be on Monday?
I've got the second half of my Double Joy tickets still to use and the only day I can go is 7/10/13 now!
by redpiggy
Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 488133

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I haven't been to Alton Towers in what feels like ages!! I'm going on Monday and quite frankly I can't wait! Sounds like the queues have died down significantly now everyone is back at school so I might finally get my 2nd (3rd/4th?!) go on The Smiler! It will be interesting to see how smooth/rough t...
by redpiggy
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6378
Views: 392039

Re: Thorpe Park 2013 General Discussion

Going to Thorpe Park for the first time ever this month and these last few posts have worried me slightly!! I'm not small by any stretch of the imagination, and was hoping to go on Colossus... I can fit on everything at Alton Towers, and I'm a slightly smaller than when I last went (although I did f...
by redpiggy
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Should Alton Towers stay open until 9pm during the Summer?
Replies: 40
Views: 4688

Re: Should Alton Towers stay open until 9pm during the Summer?

I know I'm just one person.. But opening longer in the summer would make me more likely to visit.
I had a longish drive, and to be honest, when it's a busy, the hours I get in the park aren't worth the money for me (super skint student).
by redpiggy
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 488133

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Even without ERT you can still get in at 9am, you just can't ride anything!
by redpiggy
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Honeymoon Planning.
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Honeymoon Planning.

That sounds awesome! However, bar Florida and a couple of European parks I don't have much experience of Theme Parks. I'd definitely recommend PortAventura (ideally on a weekday out of the school holidays) Flights to Reus are fairly cheap (Ryanair fly there) and a day, given that the park is open f...
by redpiggy
Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The Smiler
Replies: 156
Views: 53949

Re: The Smiler

One thing to note (and I think this may have been mentioned already too); if you are insistant on having your arms waving in the air like one of those whaky whailing inflatable arm flailing tube men, then you might get a few bruises. If like the other 15 people on my train and you wish to hold on t...
by redpiggy
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Honeymoon Planning.
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Honeymoon Planning.

So.. I'm not officially engaged as yet, but we are unofficially engaged and will be getting married Autumn 2015 or 2016. We're going to be planning a small ish wedding, saving up a lot of money for an amazing Theme Park (World) Tour! We're planning on visiting a number of English, European and poten...
by redpiggy
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 488133

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I have been marmalised  :moj It was worth every minute of the 170 I queued! I was there on thursday but haven't been on except for on my phone so haven't had chance to post! I was in the queue when it stopped at the top of the vertical lift and my heart sank like it's never sank before! The che...
by redpiggy
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 488133

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

It's so frustrating. But they are a business at the end of the day, and they'll lose less business by peeing off a few customers with a lack of communication, than they would if they were to announce today, that The Smiler wouldn't be open tomorrow for example.
by redpiggy
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 488133

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

towers won't be loosing any money by giving people tickets to come again another day for free they will be making more money, as the majority will come again and spend money on, food and drink (and car park) for a second day! This is definitely true, the park will open, and the people will free tic...
by redpiggy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 488133

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Trying to revise depression for my psychology exam tomorrow is generally not happening whilst digesting all of The Smiler craic and organising a trip to AT...  :( need to get corrected get concentrating. That's alright.. I'm on here instead of doing my dissertation  :P I've dreamt about t...
by redpiggy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Thursday June 6th
Replies: 6
Views: 1307

Re: Thursday June 6th

It's one of the sun free ticket days so I suspect a few people might be :)
by redpiggy
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 488133

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Anyone care to hazard a guess as to what the queues will be like on Thursday? I thought it was still half term, but it turns out that it's just my sisters school that has a funny way of doing things! Mm,120 minutes, or 80 minutes :) Cheers :) If it wasn't for the fact it's set date tickets I'd be t...
by redpiggy
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 488133

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Anyone care to hazard a guess as to what the queues will be like on Thursday? I thought it was still half term, but it turns out that it's just my sisters school that has a funny way of doing things!