And for anyone wanting to know about Single Rider, I tried it 3 times...
1 hour at 11am
5 minutes at 1pm
10 minutes at 1:30pm
So pretty decent if you catch it just right!
Jmurphy55 wrote:I'm going to AT for 2 days with my girlfriend in a couple of weeks, she's never really ridden a roller coaster before but is up for trying them, she likes fairground rides and stuff so I think she'l probably like coasters as well.
My only worry is that she's quite short, maybe just over 5ft? And I really don't want her first coaster experience to end with a a headache or painful thighs as apparently I've read that the shoulder part of the OTSR is quite high.
Static Veins wrote:Heisenberg96 wrote:Static Veins wrote:CoventryBee wrote:Hahaha I'm making the stupid decision of going on the 18th July for someone's birthday. Last week of school term I think. Eeeeeeeek. Are there Fastrack available yet?
Enjoy all those school trips
I'm going to be booking a trip in the next week or so. Not sure when for though. I'm assuming it's going to be busy all the way until September now, between school trips and then the summer holidays? Would rather go sooner than later, but would much rather go when it's not packed to breaking point
Oh no, common error my friend.
The very last week of July, around 26th-31st, is one of the best times to go. The last three years I've paid a visit that week. I'm yet to wait in a queue that exceeds 25 minutes. Lets just hope it's the same this year as the common pattern the last three years.
Probably shouldn't be telling people this because it defeats the point...but if you want to ride The Smiler as soon as possible with a small queue, very end of July is a good bet. Of course I can't guarantee it so I take no blame if its packed, but I'm going then again based on how empty it usually is, and how good the weather is.
I'm going 23rd of June as well this year...I really don't know why, that'll be ridiculously busy. I'm just too eager to get on The Smiler. Hopefully that time I'll get at least a round or two and then get most my rides in the end of July.
Much obliged. Will look into going that last week of July then I think. I'll probably be going for 2 days over the weekend, as that's just easier for the people I'm going with... Don't suppose you have any inkling as to whether the weekend is usually much worse than the weekdays that week, ey?
And a question to anyone been there today (or even yesterday) - are the wheels still screeching badly? In a video taken yesterday, it sounded like it was a bit better, but it was hard to tell.
Mabalzich wrote:Just jumping in here to share this, on park today. I'm sure some of you saw him roaming today.
Maseyg123 wrote:Not sure if this has already been discussed, does The Smiler entrance have any special features i.e. smoke?
AndreJD wrote:Since everyone seems to suggest the front row is the smoothest ride (as well as having the best view obviously) do they let you queue for the front row like on other coasters or do you not get a choice?