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jb_82 2 Aug 20 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Michyloulou (Post 14596421)
Thatís good to hear theyíre cleaning, not so good that itís still extremely busy with reduced capacity.
Hope you enjoyed both of your days?
We usually always take a picnic & just buy the kids an ice cream (mainly to save money), but at least it means we wonít be queuing for meals. I say picnic, but with staying at Premier inn for 2 nights we wonít have anywhere to keep food cold, so on the morning of going to Paultonís Park we usually nip to a nearby Morrisons and grab a meal deal each and a bag of large cookies.
Iím looking forward to a tiny bit of American vibe as their new Tornado Springs area & rides are open (the area based on 1950ís America). Iíll try & post a few photos when we return!

We went to Paultons Park last week. We had a great time and the park are doing a great job. Some areas felt busy especially Peppa pig world at some parts of the day but there are plenty of open spaces to escape to. Social distancing markers in all the queues and most people stuck to them. Some lines got up to 45 mins or so but we found if you came back later it was a much more reasonable 20 mins or so.

The new area is not open yet, it was meant to in May but it has been delayed until 2021.

Princess Ariel 3 Aug 20 06:48 AM

We got back from our weekend at Alton towers last night.
The hotel was lovely, however there is no way on earth AT are running at reduced capacity, all the car parks were full, the parks were full and waiting times for the big rides were 60mins or more most of the day for the two days we were there. Smiler, thirteen and wicker man Weíre normally 90-120 mins.
The water park was also very busy. Even the extraordinary golf was packed!
I was aware of the crowd levels before we went so I was prepared for it, however if people are expecting a quieter or empty park... donít go!
Social distancing was also more or less non existent most of the weekend!

mikeclark007 3 Aug 20 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Princess Ariel (Post 14599455)
We got back from our weekend at Alton towers last night.
The hotel was lovely, however there is no way on earth AT are running at reduced capacity, all the car parks were full, the parks were full and waiting times for the big rides were 60mins or more most of the day for the two days we were there. Smiler, thirteen and wicker man Weíre normally 90-120 mins.
The water park was also very busy. Even the extraordinary golf was packed!
I was aware of the crowd levels before we went so I was prepared for it, however if people are expecting a quieter or empty park... donít go!
Social distancing was also more or less non existent most of the weekend!

Were you able to use the second entrance at half 9 to gain early access?

Guest 3 Aug 20 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by mikeclark007 (Post 14599864)
Were you able to use the second entrance at half 9 to gain early access?

There is no early access anymore .
Park opens at 9:30 for everyone And rides open at 10

mikeclark007 3 Aug 20 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by FizzyWhip (Post 14599929)
There is no early access anymore .
Park opens at 9:30 for everyone And rides open at 10

Ok thank you. Does that include the second entrance? Please tell me I donít have to go to the main gate once we get parked up 😥

Guest 3 Aug 20 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by mikeclark007 (Post 14600183)
Ok thank you. Does that include the second entrance? Please tell me I donít have to go to the main gate once we get parked up 😥

Galactica entrance is open 9:30-11/11:30 but in the afternoon youíll have to walk back from the main entrance . We managed to avoid that by staying till park close !

Bee happy 3 Aug 20 08:02 PM

We were planning on a overnight trip to legoland next week as should be in Spain but have decided against it after hearing how busy it is.

Jakey Neverland 4 Aug 20 07:49 AM

We have been to Chessington and Alton Towers, both where fine. I know they have increased numbers now and we are going to AT for the weekend so can update on how it feels now. The other week personally I felt way better than I do going to the Zoo.

lovemickey 5 Aug 20 03:09 PM

We did Drayton Manor yesterday and had one of the best days weíve ever had there! It all felt very safe, there was enough people to give it atmosphere without it feeling like theyíd let to many people in.
Weíre doing Chessington next week which Iím a bit worried about, after reading how busy it feels, but weíre going to make a plan of the rides we really want to do as we know thereís no way weíll do all of them.

curlysue2 6 Aug 20 01:58 PM

We did 2 days at Alton towers Tuesday & Wednesday this week.
Not sure they have reduced capacity to be honest seemed like normalish but with social distancing queues.
There is hand sanitiser around not massive amounts but usually at entrance and exit.
They have tried to distance the queues using cevrons on the ground would be quite good if not for most people being morons especially teenagers but in fairness high number of adults too.
Rule's on rides seem to be make it up some every other row others full carts with masks. Others split by blocking seats to split parties.
Cleaning random and not often.
Toilets and most eateries are badly managed with little distancing and pretty poor.
Toilets badly managed especially by the entrance.
Queue times can be pretty long although some nowhere near the displayed time.
Queue time displayer is from ride entrance proper not from the extended queue outside the ride.
Temperature checks on the way in and quite well managed guiding to ticket booth's.
It's not great but better than no park all you can do is manage yourselves and try to ignore the mess around you.


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