Heading to Alton Towers for the first time this year on either the 9th or 10th April, just got a merlin annual pass for the first time and super excited. Heading to Thorpe park in a couple of days and can't wait to get back. As it stands I'm heading to Alton on my own (I've never gone to a theme park alone before), so was just wondering if anyone else was planning on heading there on the same days as me? Or if you had any tips for going alone !
I won't be there at the same time, but there will be a lot of us there on the 13th for our Spring Spectacular.
Biggest tip is to make use of single rider on The Smiler, and if it's available, Spinball Whizzer. The Smiler's single rider entrance may be hidden, or simply not marked, but a ride host should be able to direct you to it. The best thing I find about being on my own at a park, is that you can do exactly what you want. A midweek day in April may mean the park is very quiet, something I found out last year when I did about 8 rides on Wicker Man in a row with no queue.