I knew they day was coming; we in fact booked primarily because it was Gypsy Day! Although it’s usually busy and full of pains in the backsides, it is just fun to watch (plus I like the girls)
Our day was alright, I have learnt that the parents of the travelers are usually very friendly and the same with most of the girls, however the young boys and youths are diabolical, at one point I nearly said to one group that were starting on me, because I didn't let his friend queue jump me, I nearly said to them 'go back to channel 4'...I didn't you may be pleased to hear, but I was in the right mind too when they started calling me a bully! sigh!
The day was alright, but I didn't expect to see the level of security and security measures taken by the park! It was a little bit of a shame that Alton has to have this level of integrity because of the little bleeps that usually have no respect for park!
I saw 3 young gypsy’s, you know they are because they all have the same hair and look, usually swearing, spitting and obviously up to no good, jump from the exit of the River Rapids over the fence to the flume queue line at the top, where the final hill of the flume meets the queue line, I could not believe this, I nearly shouted at them and said can't you read the sings?...then I remembered most of them can't read!
The shameful thing about this 'event' is the fact staff have no power, because they know they will have a traveler brawl before they know it, however the staff noticed my argument with them on Ripsaw when they queue jumped, and the staff sent the gypsy boys to the back ripsaw, where the staff decided the completely soak the back row, full of swearing, queue jumping gypsy’s, which was great karma!
Overall it was alright, to what it has been in the past but it was probably because of the terrible weather, yet the girls insisted that they wear basically nothing, even though it was freezing cold, and everyone else is wearing coats! They also feel high heels are appropriate for Alton Towers!
I do also find it comical to see a Theme park car park full of vans and truck, all of which are the gypsy builders and gardeners! Don't see that on an average day!
Till next year!
Just to point out I don't have a major problem with the gypsy community, its just a shame Alton cannot shoot all the boys between 12 and 21! They are a nightmare! More like the clientel you expect to see at Thorpe Park!