[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Worried about queues spoiling your day? TowersTimes is here to help you plan your day in the most effective way possible, making sure you get the most magic for your money! Long queues are an unavoidable part of any theme park visit, but with some insider knowledge you can manage your day effectively and avoid the worst of them, leaving you with more time to enjoy yourself.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Planning ahead is key – here are some useful tips to get you started:

  1. Queue Times drop towards the end of the day. Most guests leave early which means after 4pm the majority of the queues will start to go down.
  2. Ride during lunch for a shorter queue. Take advantage of the lunchtime rush – during the middle of the day queues tend to get shorter whilst everyone is eating.
  3. Check Queue Boards. Located across the park are electronic boards displaying all the major rides queue times. Use these to plan your next move!
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_text_separator title=”Early Ride Time” i_icon_fontawesome=”far fa-clock” i_color=”white” i_background_style=”rounded” i_background_color=”black” i_size=”sm” title_align=”separator_align_left” color=”black” add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]If you have booked tickets alongside accommodation packages or are a Merlin Annual Passholder then you’re entitled to Early Ride Time!

Early Ride Time takes place from 9.30am until 10am and you’ll have exclusive access to selected attractions, which typically have a very short or no wait time at all. This is a great way to get some rides in before the crowds descend when the park officially opens at 10am.[/vc_column_text][vc_message style=”square” message_box_color=”warning” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-exclamation-triangle” css=”.vc_custom_1622984033845{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Early Ride Time remains unavailable due to the extra processes currently needing to be performed to ensure the safety of guests and Resort staff.[/vc_message][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_text_separator title=”Parent Swap” i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-exchange-alt” i_color=”white” i_background_style=”rounded” i_background_color=”black” i_size=”sm” title_align=”separator_align_left” color=”black” add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]This free service enables one parent to queue whilst another looks after those unwilling or unable to ride. Once you’ve ridden the ride, using the parent swap card you can then switch and the other adult can ride without having to wait again.

To take advantage of this, simply visit the Resort Box Office upon your arrival at the park to register and pick up the required card.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_text_separator title=”Fastrack Tickets” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-forward” i_color=”white” i_background_style=”rounded” i_background_color=”blue” i_size=”sm” title_align=”separator_align_left” color=”black” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Fastrack tickets are available for the majority of the rides and attractions at Alton Towers Resort. These allow you to skip a significant portion of the queue – usually leaving only a 5-10 minute wait before boarding. Fastrack tickets are available from the Resort Box Office on Towers Street. They can sell out so it’s worth purchasing them when you arrive to avoid disappointment.

If you plan to visit during peak season, you can purchase Fastrack packages on the Alton Towers website in advance.[/vc_column_text][vc_message color=”info” style=”square”]Whilst every effort has been made to ensure information is correct, TowersTimes cannot be held responsible if something is wrong. We advise to check with the resort prior to visiting if in doubt.[/vc_message][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tta_tour active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”Solos” tab_id=”1458061184160-414c4b2d-6bce”][vc_column_text]From £9 Per Person
Allows one priority access to one of;

  • Galactica
  • The Smiler
  • Wicker Man
  • Rita
  • TH13TEEN
  • Oblivion
  • Nemesis
  • Congo River Rapids
  • Runaway Mine Train
  • Spinball Whizzer
  • Duel
  • Enterprise
  • Battle Galleons
  • Marauders Mayhem
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Bronze” tab_id=”1457960831204-a8402ec4-1e81″][vc_column_text]£30 Per Person
Allows one priority access to;

  • Oblivion
  • Nemesis
  • Spinball Whizzer
  • Runaway Mine Train
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Silver” tab_id=”1457960881650-a089b4a0-e8ea”][vc_column_text]£50 Per Person
Allows one priority access to;

  • Galactica
  • Oblivion
  • Nemesis
  • Rita
  • The Smiler
  • TH13TEEN
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Gold” tab_id=”1457960882739-e26f990b-089c”][vc_column_text]£65 Per Person
Allows one priority access to;

  • Wicker Man
  • Galactica
  • The Smiler
  • TH13TEEN
  • Rita
  • Nemesis
  • Oblivion
  • Spinball Whizzer
  • Runaway Mine Train
  • Battle Galleons
  • Marauder’s Mayhem
  • Enterprise
  • Hex
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Platinum” tab_id=”1457960883770-66761051-5c30″][vc_column_text]£105 Per Person
Allows unlimited priority access to;

  • Wicker Man
  • Galactica
  • The Smiler
  • TH13TEEN
  • Rita
  • Nemesis
  • Oblivion
  • Spinball Whizzer
  • Runaway Mine Train
  • Battle Galleons
  • Marauder’s Mayhem
  • Enterprise
  • Hex
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