So we went to Alton Towers yesterday; the weather stayed nice and it was sufficiently quiet that we kept going until our stomachs started feeling like they'd had enough of being thrown around, thank you very much.
We did however spend a fair amount of time waiting for rides to start working again... I think in the first four rides we did three of them briefly stopped working, one of them turfing us out of the car while they sent it round empty. That was annoying... we could have been on a couple of other rides in the time we spent waiting for them to fix things. It was the same last time we went, too; one ride stopped twice while we were queueing!
Fair enough, they have to err on the side of safety and there is probably a lot to go wrong, but do rides always break down this much? Last time we went to a theme park we had Is this normal everywhere? Do they have "early season teething troubles"? Are they cutting back on preventative maintenance because everyone is skint?
Mildly peeved of Staffordshire