It has. But not forever.
My reasoning is:
- The rides of late have been second rate when compared to TP.
- The park feels a bit stale as a result. All theme and little delivery.
- I can go to TP and get equally good coasters and far better flat rides with far less walking.
- Merlin think it is acceptable to charge nearly £50 for an on the gate ticket (this applies to both TP and AT ofc).
I live closer to TP so I'm unfairly biasing but I do remember AT being the ultimate regardless of distance.
Investment in the park should be standard practice and should be unconditional from the company. Tickets should be £30 or less. You can't charge £50 per ticket then blame recession for lack of investment. We've got 3 or 4 more years of very promising developments both at AT and TP. The last few years have been all about hotels. Now that's out the way we should see more twisted steel and AT will once again become the ultimate park it once was. Just not right now. Not until the end of May at least