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Alton Towers (Staffordshire)
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Alton Towers (Staffordshire)
Advantages: Super Thrill Rides, Competative Prices, Lots to see and experience
Disadvantages: Large sized park so takes a while to get between attractions
I have only visited Alton Towers once properly as the first time a couple of years back it was extremely busy to the extent that it would of taken an average of 2 hours to get on any of the major rides however this was a bad decision on my part for visiting during peak times.
The second proper visit was an opposite scenario as the park was generally quite empty, as there was only 4 of us at the time we managed to get on the rides within 10-15 minutes at the most and managed to see and experience pretty much everything that was on offer.
The park is very large and is spread across different sections and takes a lot of walking to get from one area to another however there is cable cars throughout which allows quicker travel between the amusements.
There are quite a few major thrill rides which include the newest addition to the park "Thirteen" which consists of a roller-coaster design which travels through pitch black darkness and travels backwards. Also one that literally takes your breath away is "Oblivion" as you clime to the ultimate vertical drop just remember to take in as much air as possible before you crawl over the edge!!!
Other attractions include "Rita" which is one of the UK's fastest roller coasters which reaches speeds of 0-100 mph in 2.5 seconds, The feeling is unreal!!!!
And another classic ride which must be experienced is "Air" as you are strapped in to feel like your flying as your taken on your quest around Forbidden Valley!
Alton Towers really is a great family day out, or even just a good crack with your mates.. Tickets are priced fairly for the scale of the park, I think it was roughly £30 each for adults which is around average for a day out a theme park anyway!
So next time you fancy a day at theme park go for Alton Towers!
Summary: Overall an entertaining day out and good value for money
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