Hi guys. An interesting discussion has started in the 2021 thread regarding the 2010 season, and how quite a few consider it a “peak” for the park, so I thought that that might make a really interesting topic to discuss on its own. So my question to you is; if you had to pick 2 years out of the 41 years that Alton Towers has been operating, what years would you consider the park’s all-time peak and the park’s all-time low, taking the overall experience into account as opposed to any one factor? For the park’s all-time peak, I’m actually going to be quite controversial, and I’m going to say the present day. I personally feel that the park is just as much fun to visit as it ever has been, if not more so than in previous years in the park’s history. Admittedly, the fact that I might be slightly more gravitated towards roller coasters than other attractions might help with that from my perspective (not that I don’t love other types of ride, because I do, and I feel that some degree of variety is important, but it’s the roller coasters that get me most excited rides-wise in a theme park), but I do think that since about 2018, when Wicker Man opened, the park has had a real sense of buzz about it. Areas that suffered post-Smiler seem to be gradually getting revitalised, and things seem to generally be on the up. 2020 in particular, in spite of the pandemic, seemed like a really strong year, with absolutely phenomenal opening hours and the introduction of more events outside of Scarefest and Fireworks keeping things interesting from that standpoint. For the park’s all-time low, I’m personally going to choose 2016. The Smiler crash hadn’t long happened, and the park was still reeling from its effects. Despite the Towers Loving Care initiative getting off to a great start, Galactica being a nice enhancement to Air (although I’ll admit that the VR wasn’t really my thing after the first go), and the Rollercoaster Restaurant being a phenomenal addition that I really enjoy, visitor figures were rock bottom, quite a bit was SBNO/fenced off, there were huge layoffs, and the park generally seemed to be struggling a lot, and there was a general sense of doom and gloom surrounding the park, especially in the early parts of the season. But what years would you personally pick as Towers’ all-time peak and all-time low?