General Queue Times Discussion

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  1. rob666

    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    Yup, my first two rides on the smiler took less time than my wife took round the gift shop...first season, two walk on single rider queues in about fifteen minutes.
     
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  2. Jaybomuso

    Jaybomuso TowersStreet Member

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    Kids are still in school and don't drink beer, why will it be busier?
     
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  3. s_g_k

    s_g_k TowersStreet Member

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    Presumably because students won’t be back at uni, and adults might take annual leave to attend Oktoberfest.
     
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  4. Jaybomuso

    Jaybomuso TowersStreet Member

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    I am one of those adults taking annual leave but I booked it well before I knew it was the first Friday of Oktoberfest. Oh well, some single rider queues I think. Which rides have single rider queues again?
     
  5. Danscott22

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    I think you’re overthinking it too much, just go and enjoy it and what will be will be.
     
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  6. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    More people will want to visit on a 10-7 day compared to a 10-5 day.
    People generally prefer to visit on a Friday compared to Tue/Wed/Thur.
    Any event will attract more people than nothing special taking place.
    You don't need to drink beer to appreciate a bank playing Oompah music.
     
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    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    This does actually sum up this entire thread on the forum.
     
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  8. Jaybomuso

    Jaybomuso TowersStreet Member

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    Hahahaha I was just about to say. We are adults on theme park forum. This is the definition of over thinking everything.
     
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  9. Ethan

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    Just the smiler unfortunately. Got a couple of goes on it today in the space of 20 mins so not too bad bareing in mind the main queue was 50
     
  10. Skyscraper

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    Spinball takes single riders up the exit during peak times I think, or at least used to.
     
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    it was running 2 trains yesterday apparently so we dont know how the preshow affects the operations on 3 trains yet
     
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    Absolute filth
     
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    Ally TowersStreet Member

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    Sorry, just the way that read in my immature mind :)
     
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    The Tavern's this way. ;)
     
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    Worth a go!

    The queue on Saturday was 80 minutes, the i used Single Rider and it was about 20.
     
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  16. Ethan

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    So not that the SRQ on smiler is back, that means that the 2 best rides on park will always have the shortest waits. Get in!
     
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  17. Jaybomuso

    Jaybomuso TowersStreet Member

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    Longest queue time is 40 mins for smiler with 3 thrill rides closed and most at 0. This is what September should look like and I'm very excited!!
     
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  18. Matt.GC

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    Told ya. Even if this does end up being a busier September than normal, summer holidays should never be used as a comparison. Much busier than normal, is still only moderate when it comes to September week days.
     
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  19. s_g_k

    s_g_k TowersStreet Member

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    I think we’ll definitely see queue times increase once Oktoberfest begins, especially Fridays through to Sundays. The reason why Alton Towers choose to put an event on in what is historically their quietest period is to increase attendance which in turns increases revenue. It won’t be August busy, but I think it’ll be unrealistic to expect 5 minute queues on Oktoberfest weekends.
     
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  20. Jaybomuso

    Jaybomuso TowersStreet Member

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    I'm still holding on to hope that the Friday will be quieter than the Saturday and Sunday just because people need to take time off work for it. Either way, I still think we'll be able to get on most things as long as they all have good uptime.
     
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