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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:50 pm

Tuesday 8th? How busy do you think?
 
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:50 am

Planning on going Saturday 3rd, how busy do you reckon it'll be?
 
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Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:46 am

CoventryBee wrote:
Tuesday 8th? How busy do you think?

Not too bad, average queues of 10 mins.

Mskitty wrote:
Planning on going Saturday 3rd, how busy do you reckon it'll be?


Guessing you mean May, stupidly busy as it's may bank holiday weekend!
 
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Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:51 am

This thread
http://forums.towersalmanac.com/index.p ... opic=17168

On another forum suggests bank holidays are not that busy (well not busier than other weekends) "historically, bank holidays themslves are fairly quiet and I would expect the weekend prior to be busier."

Their calendar is also very strange
http://www.towersalmanac.com/need_to_kn ... _dates.php

Seems to suggest completely random days will be busy
 
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:33 pm

Kirsty25 wrote:
CoventryBee wrote:
Tuesday 8th? How busy do you think?

Not too bad, average queues of 10 mins.

Mskitty wrote:
Planning on going Saturday 3rd, how busy do you reckon it'll be?


Guessing you mean May, stupidly busy as it's may bank holiday weekend!


Apologies I meant to write Saturday 5th April but accidently wrote todays date.
 
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Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:03 pm

Sunday 27th April?
 
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:26 pm

How busy will it be on Friday?
 
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Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:44 pm

rossdeadmanz wrote:
How busy will it be on Friday?


I would say it could be busy as some schools are finishing this Thursday so it could potentially be busy. Plus if some schools haven't broken up, then I suspect there could be some school trips on that day but I could be wrong.
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Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:11 pm

SuperWill wrote:
rossdeadmanz wrote:
How busy will it be on Friday?


I would say it could be busy as some schools are finishing this Thursday so it could potentially be busy. Plus if some schools haven't broken up, then I suspect there could be some school trips on that day but I could be wrong.


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Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:21 pm

Wondering about two different dates/periods of time for two different trips

Looking to go on the 22nd of April-I think most schools are back that day, or the day after so thinking it might be quieter? Please correct me if I'm wrong

Also looking at the last week of June, before the July school trip craziness? Anyone know if I'm making a big mistake?
 
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:49 pm

bayesium wrote:
Looking to go on the 22nd of April-I think most schools are back that day, or the day after so thinking it might be quieter? Please correct me if I'm wrong


There will still be a fair few schools off on the 22nd - I Know Warwickshire and most Coventry schools don't go back until Monday 28th. It will be slightly quieter than when all schools are off however, and with the previous few days being the Easter Bank Holidays I would imagine a lot of people will have visited over the weekend.

bayesium wrote:
Also looking at the last week of June, before the July school trip craziness? Anyone know if I'm making a big mistake?


This should be a quieter period. The Universities will all have finished, so there may be a few students on park, plus there will be some school trips, but not as many as during the first two weeks of July.

Hope that helps
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Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:21 pm

Thanks! Thats what we were thinking so will probably stick to those dates
 
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Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:17 pm

So I've got Drayton tomorrow and Alton Friday?

Opinions on how busy?
 
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Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:37 am

Here yesterday (Weds 10th). Super quiet. SRQ for Sonic Spinball < 5 mins. 13 in normal queue ~ 10 mins. Smiler SRQ 15 mins.
 
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Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:32 am

Hello guys, I am new here, I just came to work in England and looking for some advise about towers - could you say where I should go ( Im living in London )
 
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Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:20 am

I'm not sure whether anyone can help me with this question but I thought I may as well ask...

What do you guys think this coming bank holiday Monday will be like, ridiculously busy? I know obviously no one can give me a definite answer, but from past experience are bank holidays crazy busy?

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Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:33 am

I am stupidly wondering about going to AT over the Easter weekend. Is it a really really bad idea? My son is desperate to ride Smiler and has finally plucked up the courage to do it. He wants to get it over and done with though as he is so nervous. Good friday is an option but i really don't want to be queueing over an hour for all the rides. What do you think?
 
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Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:53 am

My experience is bank holidays are busy. My one ever easter visit and I got on 4 rides all day!!
 
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Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:41 pm

Thanks Kirsty25. I think I will give it a miss then!
 
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Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:18 pm

I am going next Wednesday 23rd April and have just found out that the schools in this area are still on easter holidays :cry:

Anyone got a rough idea as to how busy it might be?

Thanks

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