I am an old hat to alton towers and the first time i went it was just tents with dart throwing and hoopla games on the front lawns (yes i did say old).
When the old skyline was stopped i was gutted. Yes it doesnt go fast neither does it spin you round or throw you into the air. What it does give you is a great view of the park and the gardens. On a rainy day its ideal for the latter and there is still that nervous feeling you get when they all stop while your half way across the gardens high above the trees. I used it yesterday when i went from the entrance to the far end of the park in pouring rain at around 5pm and jumped off and onto 13 with no queues as everyone was leaving. Excellent to have it back. My uncle even proposed to his partner on the old ride... an old friend long missed.... welcome back skyride :)

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