Let's hope the lighting doesn't end up like Duel!
10.30 --- so much for running to HEX on open day for first rides then
isnt this what they did last year, or attempted to do and failed
Indeed we've had late opening areas a fair bit before, including the water rides etc. Ultimately, anything that's an extension on peak days is better. A later opening time puts people off travelling miles to visit (including myself!), so reverting to 10am after the feedback they had seems positive.
That said, the park needs to show flexibility to extending opening hours on busy days. We've seen it time and time again on busy days even before The Smiler incident that the park was very much averse to doing this in recent years. I'm still unhappy about off peak days being so short, 6 hours of opening against the 5.5 hours it takes for me to get there and back is a tad ridiculous. Late opening of DF and Hex I can cope with, heading to Valley or X Sector is always first on the list anyway.
It is clear that things are being squeezed yet again by Merlin though, and they clearly need to save money from these changes to hit the most likely ridiculously unrealistic targets that have been set by their parent company for the season .
I was far more offended by the 16:30 closes than I ever was the 10:30 opens. This sounds like they've made things worse, not better!Brilliant news As for DF opening at 10.30, this is a silly move, means that we have to head over to FV after ERT instead of DV
Also the off peak closing times have been change from 4.30 pm to 4.00pm
So with the off peak now closing at 4pm and some of the attractions opening at 10.30, the off peak opening time is even worse than they were advertised before the change
But who wants to go home at 4pm ?! I want a proper full day out. If I'm out out then I want to be out.The 4pm closures are only on the off peak days though right? If the off peak days this year are anywhere near as empty as some of last year's were, then you'll easily be done by 4, even with re-rides.
But who wants to go home at 4pm ?! I want a proper full day out. If I'm out out then I want to be out.
Not back home in my pjs in time to watch neighbours .