Alton Towers

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Feb 11, 2007

Alton Towers by Sinkhead at 12:42 PM (1,384 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. Sinkhead
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    I'm organizing a trip to Alton Towers with some friends of mine, we've nearly got enough to fill a 35 seater coach (that's how we're gonna get there) and I was wondering if any of you have any tips on what rides to go for first before the queues build up, that sort of stuff. I've been there once before but the queues were very long and it rained a lot so it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. I hope this trip ends up being better. As for the dates, it's a day we get off school and it's a Friday so I hope there will not be many people there because we're the only people off school in the area.

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    It's hard to say really because there are so many factors to consider (such as different preference to rides, and how much time you're going to be there for). I can't suggest any rides as I havent been there for a while but I usually prefer going on the best rides last.
     
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    I'm guessing this is the equivalent of Disney World, in the UK? Looks fun! [​IMG]
     
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    first go to air. they ALWAYS have the biggest queue.

    then head down to rita they have the second biggest cue. (unless you go to the first coach (as in the most first seat) row.

    then go where ever, and go on oblivion last. save the best for last innit. and the line may be long, but it goes really quick, caus 8 people get on a train once every 10/20 second.
     
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    It is [​IMG]

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    I've not been on Nemesis or Rita before because the queues were HUGE. I'm gonna go on them this time though!

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    forgot about nemisis. yep, you have to go on that, but its nothing when you have gon on rita.....

    also, ripsaw is a good one, and the blade.

    BTW way leave the best for last, or the other rollercoaster will feel crap in comparison.
     
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    When I went last time it was in the winter, the place was completley empty, the first ride we went on was oblivion, we went on it about 3 times, then decided to head to air.
     
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    Oblivion is awesome

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    Just make sure it's not raining when you go on Rita. Like having your face sand blasted!
     
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    Ouch

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    If you get there early enough you can get the fast track tickets which basically give you a time in which to go and you can get on quick. Not been there for a year or so but I think they are still there.
     
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    A few years back they started doing a weird ticketing system thing, where instead of instantly joining a queue for the big rides you picked up a ticket at the entrance to the ride with a time on it. That way, you could go off and do other things instead of standing in a massive queue, and come back at the time on the ticket. You'd still join a queue, but it'd be much shorter and you wouldn't have to stand around for so long.

    That was a few years ago, I don't know if they still do it. Or if they only use it in the peak time summer season.

    [Edit] Btw you did check the opening dates didn't you? They shut in winter.
     
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    Yeah, I did check the opening dates. They open on March 17th and we're going about a month after that. I think they only do FastTrack tickers when it's REALLY busy

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    they onyl do fast tickets for the top 5 rides i think.
     
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    for the last 2 years we have got to alton towers just as it opens, by the time we walk over to where rita is, there is already a small queue, as that is where everyone goes first.

    anyways both times we have been queing up for it, it has broke down and they cannot say how long it will take to fix it [​IMG] , luckly we got a fast pass given to us last time, as everyone was told to leave the queue, but we just stood around for 10 minutes, and they had it back up and running, we just ran to the fron tand then went back around 4 o'clock to use our fast passes [​IMG]

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