How Busy?

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

  1. Dazza

    Dazza TowersStreet Member

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    Hi, new member but a Towers fan for years.

    Planning on visiting next Monday (23rd), any one been on recent Mondays/weekdays? If so, what were the ride wait times like?
    TIA
     
  2. RyanY

    RyanY TowersStreet Member

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    If the ridetimes today are anything to be buy it should be nearly dead.
     
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  3. Rosie

    Rosie TowersStreet Member

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    I was on park a few days last week. Thursday everything was walk on except for Galatica, and even Friday was quiet never queued longer than five minutes (again Galactica was longer than this). I would say it it very likely to be the same next monday.
     
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  4. Dazza

    Dazza TowersStreet Member

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    Thanks.

    The ride times have said 0 min for quite some time, how accurate are they?
    Ride times have been 0min all day, is that likely? How accurate are the times?
     
  5. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    The times are reasonably accurate at mid day, though not so much in the mornings. They're updated every half hour, meaning that if lots of people suddenly rush to a ride (just opened, breakdowns on other rides) then they wont be very accurate. Overall though, they're not bad to go off.
     
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  6. rob666

    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    Had a lovely half dozen weekday visits so far this year,
    only "real" queue was for Galactica.
    Shouldn't have bothered!
    Every other ride has been less than five minutes.
     
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  7. cool_boy_jon

    cool_boy_jon TowersStreet Member

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    Planning to take a last minute trip to the towers tomorrow, how busy is it usually during this half term?
     
  8. samaugust323

    samaugust323 TowersStreet Member

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    Any idea how busy the theme park and waterpark will be on Sunday 17th July - Tuesday 19th July?
     
  9. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    Is towers likely to be quieter on Sunday due to the cosford air show and later in the year v-festival dates? Thanks.
     
  10. delta79

    delta79 TowersStreet Member

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    If you decide to go this sunday or during V festival just be mindful of traffic buildup on the M54.
     
  11. hamcake

    hamcake TowersStreet Member

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    any predictions for late september, thursday-friday vs weekend?
     
  12. discoinferno

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    Try to avoid weekends in September - especially if it's sunny. People see it as a last chance to go in the good weather. Choose a weekday if poss - it should be very quiet. Just check those midweek closures!
     
  13. discoinferno

    discoinferno Guest

    Anybody on park today? Are the ride times accurate? Looks like it's heaving. All those school trips no doubt.
     
  14. Burbs

    Burbs TS Site Team Team Member

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    Lots of school trips today as it's the last day or penultimate day of term for many.
     
  15. rob666

    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    Lots of school in the grim north have another week left yet,
    lots of school trips next week as well.
     
  16. bluesonichd

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    can we all just have a moment to LOL at this :D
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  17. BlondeGeek691

    BlondeGeek691 TowersStreet Member

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    Desperate to take my 2 year old to towers after a very successful trip to Thomas Land the other week. What are the cBeebies queue times like at the moment? Is a weekday better than weekend during the summer holidays?
     
  18. rob666

    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    ridetimes.co.uk is your friend!
     
  19. DiogoJ42

    DiogoJ42 TowersStreet Member

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    Oh, well that's it then. May as well lock this topic.

    *best Walter Peck impression*
    "Shut this off. Shut these all off."


    Sorry, Blondegeek, I'm afraid I can't answer your question myself. But a general rule is that weekdays are usually better than weekends, even in the holidays.
     
  20. Rob

    Rob TS Forum Team Team Member

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    CBeebies Land queues seem to have been peaking at around 45 minutes for the most popular rides recently, although as you might expect the queues die down in the afternoon.

    :)
     

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