Tbf Thorpe in particular have been running most of their rides at full capacity, even on off peak days, since about 2019. But yes, more recently they have improved reliability further, which is good to see
It's almost as if this way of thinking would have been beneficial for them all alongI wouldn't be surprised if this "running things significantly better" is the start of a new arc of trying to get people to return more often - I predict a massive boom in international travel next year from people wanting to leave the country for holidays, and this might poke parks to start convincing guests "hey, you should come back here ".
And you know what? I can get behind it, and I support that.
It would have been great for them to use the retro squad or more fun fair rides but yeah, this event is absolutely amazing for Alton!I just got back from Alton Towers Christmas Market and Lightopia a few hours ago. And honestly, I’m blown away. If they can just get a few more coasters operating to justify the ride pass, they have the makings of a world class theme park Christmas event on their hands!!!
It was actually much busier than I expected... But I have no problems with crowds usually... I do wish I'd picked a later slot to do Lightopia, as there were so many photography opportunities I wish I had more time to take advantage of.Glad you enjoyed it - maybe it was just my narky mood (though Nick, you are a natural optimist )- or was it not as busy on a weeknight?
I don't know if anyone can enlighten me as to why, but they were running two trains on Vampire but sending one of them around empty every time? Odd.