My story with Dave, the kids, Cooper, VW's & rugby

Action Packed Bank Holiday at Alton Towers

Another great weekend at Alton Towers! This year we went again for 2 nights and stayed at the Alton Towers Hotel, arriving on Sunday and coming back home on Tuesday. The main day in the park was Bank Holiday Monday, and as it was last year its the quietest day (since everyone thinks it will be really busy so tend to wait until the day after bank holiday. With the hotel booking we also got a 2 day pass into the park and a 2 day pass into Cariba Creek which is the cool waterworld in the Splash Landings hotel with lots of water slides.

Here are some of the pictures from the weekend.

There was no queue at all for Nemesis, so Miles and Dave went on for a quick ride. When Miles got off I was dragged on for his second go but the fear of dying took hold of me and I went all the way around with my eyes closed! Don’t think the late night and lots of lager the night before helped.

When it came to Oblivion time, I couldn’t persuade myself to go back on after being totally petrified last year, but Dave and Miles had some fun.

Rita was the one ride that none of us had been on before and its always the one with the biggest queue. We decided on Tuesday to start to queue before the ride opened and it certainly worked as we were only waiting for about 15 minutes. It was great! Its the fastest ride and you go from 0-67 kmph in 2.5 seconds…

The Runaway Mine train is a family favourite .. choo choo

And Thirteen is also great. This is one of the rides that opens early for hotel guests, so again we got straight on. Love the end of the ride, and the second time is even better than the first.

We went on lots of the other rides during the 2 days.. and I’m still missing the wet photo from the Flume where we got drenched. I think next year we will have to head to a different theme park though as we have done it all now. Great time had by all 🙂

One Comment

  • minty collins

    hahahaha, just giggled to myself all the way through these photos, Rita actually looks painful 🙂