How Busy?

Discussion in 'Your Alton Towers Trip Reports and Plans' started by Scott, 12th Jun 2012.

  1. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    I was thinking there may be a large group attending that day. Though I didn't think it was the travellers ;)
     
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  2. Jonathan

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    Oh, there's the second day of the Meet as well. :p
     
  3. Yalnix

    Yalnix TowersStreet Member

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    How busy do you think Friday - Monday are next week (October half term)
     
  4. Sku

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    Difficult to say at the moment. Attendance has been very low all season so far, and I don't see Scarefest and half term having too much of a dramatic effect, although it will obviously be busier than the deserted weekdays at the moment.

    I would expect to see about the same level of crowds as the summer holidays, which means about 20-30m waits for the main attractions, maybe a little less, and a little more at times. Saturday is the busiest day by far, surrounding days will be more quiet.
     
  5. jenniferelka

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    Going on Friday :) Has scarefest been relatively quiet so far does anyone know? I'm the only one going on rides so short queues will keep my family (and me) happy.
     
  6. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    are you (and i would definitely recommend it) doing the mazes?
     
  7. jenniferelka

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    Na my anxiety won't allow it, I can't even watch a scary movie haha. Just rides for me :)
     
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  8. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    i understand. I cant stand horror films, but i have no idea how i survived the mazes (i think it wad because i kept talking to the actors :))

    it wasn't to bad yesterday. Got lots of rides (frount row and rerides on air, re-rides of nemesis and 13 and Rita (3 minute queue)

    mazes got busy later, but at 3/4 they were walk on and it didn't affect the experience really. But that doesn't affect you if you are not doing the mazes
     
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  9. Sku

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    The whole season has been very quiet, and while Saturday just gone was one of the busiest since the accident, what qualifies for a "busy" day now, is generally not very busy compared to in previous years. You will struggle to find a queue more than 30m for anything this coming Friday, and a vast majority of rides might even be a walk on in the first 2 hours and last 2 hours of the day.
     
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  10. bluesonichd

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    Quick get to Rita !
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  11. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    How busy is Sunday likely to be being the last day of fireworks?
     
  12. bluesonichd

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    Rammed !
     
  13. delta79

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    Max capacity is being quoted for after 4 pm
     
  14. Pixie-Ro

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    I messaged AT about going in late on Sunday and them being at capacity and they said not to worry about it
     
  15. bluesonichd

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    yeah, they arnt worried, they are already on park :p
     
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    Saturday will be the busiest day of Fireworks but with the weather forecast as dismal as it is I can't see any of the days being that busy. Sunday will be moderate at best.

    :)
     
  17. Leah

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    Any idea what it will be like on the 20th (first sunday of the season)?
     
  18. Rob

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    Quiet I would imagine!

    :)
     
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    Depends on if they announce the ride closures before the 19th
     
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    I imagine April 1st won't be heaving as well?
     

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