Discussion in 'Your Alton Towers Trip Reports and Plans' started by Scott, 12th Jun 2012.
Anyone gave an update to how busy it's been so far this week?
Moderately busy on Monday. The Smiler queue ranged from 120 minutes in the morning to 40-50 post-7pm. After 5pm Forbidden Valley was dead (literally, walk-on for Nemesis and Air), however Thirteen sustained a 65-70 minute queue.
How busy will it be on the 23rd July do you reckon..?
Schools have just broken off for summer holidays, however it is the day after they break up.. how busy should i expect it to be?
Its a Wednesday Just adding?
Fairly busy I would imagine. It's always very busy everyday in July, it being a midweek barely makes any difference - it would only be slightly busier at the weekends.
Cheers, I have 2 days in the park so will try and use both wisely
Will definitely ride the smiler
We've always found the first week of the summer holidays surprisingly quiet! Our theory is that many families head off on holiday abroad and save Towers as a treat for when they return or at the end of the holidays in August.
Was it busy last year in the first week?, if so do you reckon this year will be the same?
It's proved a good week for the past few years, a good option if you are tied to school holidays.
Good morning, I'm planning my first trip to Alton towers over two days, the 15th and 16th of April, how busy will these days be? Many thanks
Since you are visiting in the week leading up to Easter, some schools may have started their Easter holidays (although I'm not quite sure when exactly the school holidays start this year), but I'm guessing it may be moderately busy.
Shouldn't be as bad as it gets during the back end of the summer holidays or Scarefest, but it won't be dead on park.
Hope this helps
Fair enough, I am also considering the 30th of April and the 1st of May, what will it be like then?
That sounds better, the schools should be back by then and the park will be in its quiet period just before the school trips start at the end of May. (I swear these kids spend more time in theme parks than in schools these days!)
31march 3rd April what are my odds on not having huge epically long ques
I'm going 31st march-1st April. As those are week days I can't see it being busy as the Easter school break starts on Saturday 5th April, so we should have quite short queue lines.
thank you for the info Tracy makes me happy
Hi everyone, how busy do people think the first week will be considering it's the National Science week? Many Thanks
Looks like Alton are hosting several events for schools during the first full week of the park been open, 24-28th March, so there could be an increased number of guests on park.
Thanks for that Ian
Also, out of curiosity, how busy is Good Friday usually at the Towers. I've never been on a bank holiday before but I'm hopefully catching up with old school friends and the 18th April, Good Friday, is a day I'm looking at? Thanks in advance
I know it's miles away (looking at booking hotel room under 50% off), but any thoughts for September 4-5th (Thu-Fri)? As far as I'm aware, term starts on September 1st (Mon) this year but I wonder if some schools may be different and it could be surprisingly busy?
Really? I'd have thought if the 1st was a Monday the first day would've been the 7th. The 1st seems too early.
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