In my personal opinion, Alton Towers is the ONE
theme park which retains it's magicalness...?
every time I visit.
Personally, on a cold wet scarefest day stuck in The Smiler's queue pen, practically waist-deep in all the water which had rained in Cbeebies Land, Adventure Land And X-Sector, directly after you have been stuck on the lift of air in horizontal hailstone for 20 mins, yes the magic deteriorates a bit (a lot.)
But when you are walking into the park at ten, mildew glistening off the grass in the glinting morning sun, yes I can feel the magic. And when leaving, the sun disappearing behind the entranceway and that ice-cream truck is playing the jingle, yep I can feel the same magic. Ooh and Charlie, if you don't re-ride that for sheer pleasure and that magical feeling, then I want to know why you re-ride!
Oh yeah, and Get Set Go in rain
And Monorail at 10-11 & 3-Close