I took a mini holiday, yay! After working 6 days a week for 10 months, I was in need of some time off, so I took some. Jake and I are total rollercoaster junkies, so thought where better to take our mini break than Alton Towers! 

This post is mainly just me sharing pictures with you of our little trip, so I thought I would just give you an overview of it. We went for a couple of days on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th of June, when it so wonderfully happened to be raining like heavens knows what, but that didn’t stop us from having a good time! Later on the Tuesday the weather did brighten up a bit, so it wasn’t too bad. We stayed in a wonderful little hobbit house in the ‘Enchanted Village’ onsite at Alton Towers, which was magical and overall had a wonderful time.

Our visit involved completing the big 6, including The Smiler, although we were a little bit fearful of this one, an aquarium visit, some virtual reality, expensive food, 6am starts and rain coats. Enjoy!

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Day 1: Up and out at 5am for the 4 hour drive!
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Fish!
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Selfie with the fish!
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Jake really did quite like the fish.
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The place is full of waterfalls!
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Fearful before The Smiler.
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Building the courage and hoping to make it out in one piece.
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Another one, just in case.
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Look at that drop though! Seriously, I loved this, it was my fave.
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Tourist stuff.
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I got wet. I wasn’t happy about it.
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Selfie in the sky.
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and again.
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This little thing was pretty cool.
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Ooooooh.
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Happy couple!

I didn’t actually take that many photos, but we did manage to do all of the big six, The Smiler (made it out in one piece), Oblivion (the one with the verticle drop, which I loved), Thirteen (a letdown), Rita (really fricking quick), Nemesis (basic) and Galactica. Let me tell you about Galactica, it is relatively new, and goodness me you need to go and try it. virtual reality and a rollercoaster rolled into one, it was magical. You wear a headset/goggles with which you see yourself in space, everything which happens in the headset relates to the movement on the rollercoaster, so when you flip upside down through a portal in the virtual reality, you’re flipping upside down on the rollercoaster. It’s insane, go do it.

The scenery around the place is amazing, so many waterfalls and gardens, we did at one point get lost in a garden, for a good hour! The weather was a letdown, but it did improve, and we did get to do it all, so we can’t really complain. We had a great time, and can’t wait to go again!

What’s the best theme park you’ve been too? Are you a rollercoaster junkie like me? Let me know, and as always, chat to me in the comments!

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