So, 2020 was never going to be a good year for amusement and theme parks. I remember back in April/May there was speculation that the 2020 season might not happen at all. Then Boris announced that parks could reopen on the 4th of July. So far most parks have cut budgets and opening hours but Alton Towers have 1. Added extra dates in September and October 2. Extended opening hours to 7pm through August for the first time in six years 3. Added a new event for the first time in 13 years 4. Extended weekend opening hours in September to 8pm (I have no memory of Alton Towers opening after 7pm outside Scarefest and Fireworks). At the same time: 1. Ride availability at the start was poor, no Rita, Th13teen, Hex, Driving School or Duel. (Still better than Thorpe though) 2. Wednesday happened 3. The park seems to be inundated with more complaints than ever before on social media. Common themes include long queues and difficulty to reach customer service. I would like to know 1. If you think Alton Towers is having a good season (or at least better than the last few) 2. If you think the extended opening hours and extra dates are here to stay.