Having not been to AT since the opening day TTF meet, I thought that this day would be a perfect opportunity to go and do some Nemmie whoring, with all the schools now being back and exams on. Whilst the park was a lot busier than I expected, I still managed to get a half decent ride count thanks largely to single rider queues. The one on Nemmie was particuarly efficient with 3 or 4 people getting on every train from it.
From the moment I left home though, it seemed like my day would be cursed. I got up half an hour later than planned, leaving at 7.30am and instead of getting there in time for ERT I didn't get on park till around 10.30am! Bloody traffic (and me for over sleeping), and also just as I was about to board the monorail, that had 'technical problems' but luckily it was only down for around 5 minutes. This trend continued once I took the skyride straight over to Nemmie, which also had 'technical problems' just as I was near the front of the SRQ. I decided to wait it out though and thankfully it was only down for 5-10 minutes.
After a few rides on Nemmie and a couple on Air I decided to head for the buffet to beat the crowds. I timed this perfectly, there were like 3 groups eating when I went in but it was about full when I left at around 12. I did kind of stuff myself though lol so a walk was in order to work some of it off, so I had a leisurely stroll over to Spinball, stopping at Battle Galleons for a while to watch the very wet madness. Got one person from the front of Spinball's SRQ and that broke down too! (Is it just me? I know I'm f'ugly!) After around 5 minutes they started evac'ing the cars so I decided to come back later.
Fortunately that was the end of the 'technical problems' for the day. Spinball was fine when I returned an hour or so later having had a wander and doing Blivvy and Rita. Then it was back over to Nemmie for the rest of the day where I managed to get plenty more rides.
All in all a good day, the weather was lovely too. Queues were around 30-45 minutes for the coasters and water rides (except Blivvy which was a walk on at around 2pm :? ), and although it was fairly busy, Alton was handling the crowds great as always and the SRQ's worked a treat. Rita was my longest wait in a SRQ at about 20 minutes.
Nemesis x 13
Air x 2
Oblivion x 2
Rita x 1
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Battle Galleons is just a spectator magnet on a warm day....
Will this sign still be here next year I wonder.....
Check the SRQ length!
Where do I book for the Mushroom Cloud Luxury Tour?!?
Rippy was soaking people :D