Do u still list at the park entrance the rides out of action?
I believe there is a notice advising which attractions will be closed that day at each of the ticket booths on the entrance plaza.
They should list it at the beginning as you enter off the main road like Drayton Manor do so it be up to you if you still want to enter.
I think they noticed how busy the park been over half term without the Smiler and I'm sure the effort they putting into the fireworks event this year will also make up for the Smiler been closed.
In all fairness if people are going to drive to Alton they will probably have made the decision in advance and will hopefully have visited the website beforehand. Even more so with the power of social media it is very easy to find things out these days.
Alton has been very prominent in the media this year so if anyone visits the park expecting every attraction to be open I would be very surprised. Most people will research before they visit so they know exactly what the ride line-up will be before they arrive.
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