Spinball Whizzer, like countless other
Alton attractions, is an above average and potentially memorable
attraction. Sadly it is marred by the stereotypical Alton problems, poor
loading, advantage of hotel guests forking out hundreds for little privileges
causing overlong queues. Spinball Whizzer is worth your time, but is
essentially a far better little roller coaster than it is a full fledged
family attraction. And in a park with the popularity and stature of
Alton Towers, that's quite worrying.
Hmm. Last week I visited Cedar Point
for the first time ever. Amazing park etc etc, and I rode the biggest,
fastest roller coaster in the world after queuing for 45 minutes. I come
home, visit Alton Towers. It's dirty, busy etc etc, and I ride a small
family coaster and have to queue 2.5 hours for the privilege. Absolutely
disgraceful. The ride is fun and pretty decent for it's size, but have
to agree that the queue is completely out of control.
I want to disagree, really I do, but
the queue was too long. I loved Spinball, but would never queue
for over an hour for it. I visited on a quiet day, but just couldn't get
on it. Such a shame. I really enjoyed Spinball, but I think it will be a
few years before I get on it again!
I caught Spinball after a breakdown so
didn't have to queue for more than 20 minutes. I loved this ride... fun