Alton Towers Trip 2011 - Niamh Coffey and Sally Sandison 2F After meetings at school, planning and organizing, we were finally about to go on the Northlink ferry for the start of a fantastic trip. On the day we were due to leave the sea was rough. We thought that the trip might be cancelled but luckily we sailed, and went straight to Aberdeen instead of stopping off at Orkney. When we arrived in Aberdeen we got on our bus and drove to Stoke-on-Trent. It was a long drive but we had a few stops, including the Trafford centre in Manchester for some shopping. When we got to The Best Western Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent everyone was tired. We checked in and then had 45 minutes to go and get ready for tea. There was a choice of going to MacDonald’s, Pizza Hut or Frankie and Bennies. After tea we went back to our rooms and just relaxed, and then went to sleep. The next day we all went down for a big breakfast and then got ready to go to Alton Towers. It took about 45 minutes to get there from our hotel, but it was completely worth the drive. It was amazing. There was so much to do and we were just raring to get on the rides. There are some of the best rides in the UK in the park, including Oblivion, the only 150 feet vertical drop! Rita the fastest ride in the UK at 90miles an hour! And Air, the UKs only ride that you do on your belly! We had
about 7 hours in the park, but it didn’t feel like that. It felt so much shorter. That night we went for tea and then to see a movie at the cinema. The choices were Thor, Hanna or Pirates of the Caribbean 4. After that it was back to the hotel and bed (though there wasn’t much sleep as we were all so excited about going to Alton Towers again the next day!) The next day we went to Alton Towers again and it was excellent. Then at night we went to an Italian restaurant called Roberto’s for tea. It was about a fifteen minutes walk from our hotel. After that it was back the hotel for packing all of our stuff. The next day was spent travelling back to Aberdeen. For tea that night there was a choice of Jimmy Chungs, Pizza Hut or Burger King. After tea we went and checked in to the Jury’s Inn Hotel in Union Square. The next morning we had breakfast, then shopping for a few hours. After that we boarded the ferry and got tea. It was a calm sailing! The next morning our parents collected us and we went home. Alton Towers was an amazing trip. We would love to go again as it was just so much fun. If you are thinking to go, you should. You will have a ball.
AHS September 2011 Newsletters