Got back this morning from our two day trip to Alton Towers! Now having caught up on sleep i can share my experience.
Was it busy? Yes, busier than expected. But in saying that, our maximum queue was 40 mins for thirteen.
Our first day we got ERT on Spinball and about 5 goes on Oblivion before heading up to wait for the Dark Forest to open. Pretty impressed with the Dark Forest area, nicely themed and the wraiths were out in force (they totally freak out my girlfriend which i find most funny!) We were in the first train of the day for thirteen. After we got of i couldn’t help but feel slightly let down. Its not the 'Ultimate Rollercoaster' as its marketed. Definitely good fun, but not in the same league as Nemesis, but then Alton Towers didn’t mean it to be, more of a family coaster. We rode everything else that day at least once.
Second day we had ERT on Nemesis X8 and Air X5, love it! Great first hour and we were both knackered after an hour. 3 more rides on Thirteen, to which i can say really is starting to grow on me. Its great fun and seems better every time i got on it, just forget the hype! Went round all the other rides again and had a great 2nd day.
Bought a batch of merchandise, including the new Monopoly (which i just kicked her ass at!), and then headed off for the long drive back to Belfast.
Overall great trip as always, cant wait to go back for Scarefest!