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    General Queue Times Discussion 2022

    I’m one to talk really as we’re part of the tartan invasion! Scottish schools are breaking up for summer at the end of this week.
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    General Queue Times Discussion 2022

    That’s good to hear. As it’s a week today im going I was keeping close tabs on the App throughout the day to gauge how it may be for me and particularly between 1-3pm there didn’t appear to be any of the ‘big 7’ on less than an hour queue. The Smiler consistently around the 1.5-2 hrs mark. Had...
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    Controversial Alton Towers Opinions

    May be I'm alone here, but always strikes me with the idea of a cross valley coaster that there could be an opportunity to use it in the same way as Sky Ride, moving people from one side of the park to the other. Still essentially one ride but with a station each in Dark Forest and Forbidden...
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    Rides you miss/wish you could have ridden?

    Was lucky enough to go on a few now departed rides on my first visit to Towers in 2003 and on a return visit in 2006. Boneshaker is the one I enjoyed most and would love to see a version of returning to the park. Was brilliant fun and well themed. Have read when it was in X sector as energiser...
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    TBC: SW9 Speculation

    Can't add to the rumours, but would just say it's all good debate and great just to hear some speculation about the future and SW9 after a long and quiet spell.
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    2021: General Discussion

    Suppose there's nothing to say they won't put 3 different temporary rides in those locations for next year? Either way these things were never going to sit idle at AT all winter. Be surprising if they reduced their offering for next year, especially after spending time and money getting the...
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    2021: General Discussion

    Interesting. A prime site for a new permanent flat ride so fingers crossed it's to allow for work to start ASAP and not that they're charged per day for renting the temporary rides!
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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    Monday and Wednesday it certainly was. Basically felt like we were being taunted by it.. No signs of activity on those days either (aside from normal pre opening checks and the first and unfortunately final ride of midweek.. Fingers crossed the rumours of people on site are true and they get...
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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    That was me.. We headed for The Smiler first thing on Monday thinking it was a good plan and watched the one and only train make its cycle before becoming stuck on the brake run for 45+ mins when eventually they requested those in the queue explore other attractions. Apologies to those who...
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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    Going back tomorrow and would also be interested in the answer to this in the what seems unlikely event that the ride opens again..
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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    Just to assure people, as I was there, the current downtime is nothing to do with anything that may have taken place Sunday. We queued for the Smiler 1st thing Monday and testing ran fine and then when the first train went out with guests it then became stuck in the brake run. No idea if the...
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    Thirteen: General Discussion

    In my top 3 rides today, albeit didn't get on everything due to down time/queues. Forgot how good that first drop is and then the other drop/reverse section of course. Don't know about anyone else but usually find myself laughing after the Krypt section, such a fun ride.
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    General Queue Times Discussion

    Got in 4 shots on Nemesis as well but in the 3rd I closed the ride! Restraint clamped down tighter about 2/3 of way through and wouldn't lift when ride ended. Turns out a metal rod at the back had snapped. 10-15 mins and a closed ride plus a handful of technicians later they got me out. The...
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    General Queue Times Discussion

    Operations very poor today. Several rides closed and much larger queues than expected for this time of year midweek. Stood in the queue for the Smiler 1st thing and wasted 45 minutes, doesn't seem like they've recovered since. Hoping for better this afternoon..
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    Quick Questions

    Been looking to book express car parking online for next midweek but no availability showing for any dates in Oct/Nov. Has it just been closed off for now does anyone know? Days I'm going will be quiet so not a chance it's sold out.
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    Park Hours: Updates and Discussion

    Have seen this referred to a couple of times and feel like I'm missing something. Wouldn't a 4pm finish very much allow people to beat the traffic whereas a 5pm close mean guests leaving the park head out just as peak rush hour is starting, therefore increasing the chances that they'll head out...
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    Scarefest 2021

    I remember last year around now they starting selling late session tickets for scarefest, from 4pm onwards I think it was. No sign of this as yet so suggests ticket sales are up generally on last year therefore no need for a push like that? Worked last year to be fair, I was there on the...
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    2021: General Discussion

    Makes sense I guess. Hope this doesn't happen in two weeks when I'm there!
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    2021: General Discussion

    Every ride closed now..
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    2021: General Discussion

    App showing every ride bar Enterprise is closed currently.. surely that's the wrong way round?
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