The theme park’s opening hours will follow a roughly similar pattern to the 2008 season, with much of the first month of operation (to end of April) following a 5:00pm ride close (certain extensions to 5:30pm apply).
Peak days in May and July extend to 5:30pm or 6:00pm, with the later close time of 7:00pm applying daily from July 25th to August 31st (although the school holidays do not finish until a week later, the park may further extend the 7:00pm closes).
Much of September and October will follow a 5:00pm weekday and 5:30pm weekend pattern, whilst the park will close at 9:00pm from 17th October to 1st November – for the annual Halloween Scarefest event. Obviously all closing times are based on expected gate figures for any given day, and the park can, and do, extend close in the event of a high footfall.
Don’t forget that the theme park is also open with limited rides and attractions from 10:00am to 4:00pm from 14th-22nd February 2009, and a Christmas opening is yet a possibility in December.
The park opens daily at 9:00am for Hotel Guests & Annual Pass Holders and at 10:00am for all other guests.