Just to let anyone know who is attending with the £15 return tickets. I have had it confirmed by alton towers that you can still enter the park at 9am with these but you will not have access to ERT for the opening day of the smiler.
Just rang up the hotel and had a bit of a rant about how im not in the position where I can change my hotel dates because of work commitments and asked if there's anything she could do for me in terms of discount. This wasn't possible but they're giving me 2x open dated tickets for another day in the season.
Still put a bit of a dampener on it as this was my birthday treat from the girlfriend but I'll still enjoy it nonetheless