How Busy?

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

  1. Towerslover

    Towerslover TowersStreet Member

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    Most schools are back this week if not next this year so hopefully it shouldn't be too busy :)
     
  2. IanSR

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    State ones, some private ones don't go back until mid September.
     
  3. delta79

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    Galactica is run with half its headsets offline with a queue time of 110 mins.

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  4. Hassan

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    Thank you.

    Shame about Galactica, though, my missus loves the VR.
     
  5. Callum

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    Hi. I’m going on the 11th of September will it be busy or quite?
     
  6. themeparkfan

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    A Monday in September will be quiet however they will probably reduce operations ie smiler on 2 trains nemesis on 1 thirteen on 2 etc so a bit of a queue might build up here and there. Be aware RMT will probably be closed too

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  7. Callum

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    Thank you! I thought it might be because all the kids will be at school
     
  8. Jammy

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    Hello there,
    I have purchased tickets for Alton Towers for the 2nd June 2018 and have just realised that this day will fall on the second Saturday of May Half Term. I was just wondering as a guess or from previous years, how busy would you say the park will be? (Average peak queue times would be helpful too)
    Many thanks!
     
  9. Rob

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    It depends on the weather but I would imagine that the park will be fairly busy. Wicker Man is likely to have a queue of 60-90 minutes plus, and other coasters could be up to an hour at different points throughout the day.

    :)
     
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  10. IanSR

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    In my profile is a link to my site where you can go back and look at the queue times from that day last year (click Alton, then a ride, then at the bottom is a date selector) and you should be able to form a half decent guesstimate from that.
     
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    New trip being planned for the 6th September. I know it's dodgy but the boy goes to uni soon after that.
     
  12. Plastic Person

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    I'd be wary. The first week of September is often surprisingly busy, as a lot of people have the same idea, with the school holidays being 'over'. Weekdays at the beginning of the school holidays are often surprisingly bearable.
     
  13. Snagglemama

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    Hmmm okay lol that might be an idea
     
  14. RoyJess

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    Also a lot of uni and collage students go back later than schools, so can be busy with teenagers
     
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  15. Snagglemama

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    Okay rethink then we really want to get on rides this time around
     
  16. rob666

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    The weekdays of the week just before Scarefest is often very quiet indeed.
    One of my favourite times to visit.
    I'm not into scare attractions, and the trees in early October are at their best with Autumn colour.
    ...and nemesis is often walk on!
     
  17. Snagglemama

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    My boy will be at uni by then
     
  18. Jai Patel

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    Hi everyone, any idea how busy it will be this coming friday, 13th July? (Alton towers)
     
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    How busy will Legoland or Chessington be for next Tuesday (17th July)?
     
  20. Plastic Person

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    All parks are really busy at the moment, predominantly with school trips. Historically, parks are quieter in the last half of July, as families free from school often don't turn up until later in the summer break.
     
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