Octonauts Arrive At CBeebies Land

Alton Towers is a special place for us, we try to go many times a year especially on special occasions. To celebrate little J's birthday we took him to CBeebies land in Alton Towers. The Octonauts have arrived this year so it was a perfect chance for us to try out the new rollercoaster.

We drove down the night before and stayed in the Premier Inn, Trentham Gardens. We usually stay in  the Alton Towers hotel but as we were late booking we decided on the Premier Inn. 

We arrived late so there was not a lot to see as it was dark although we did notice a Frankie and Benny's close by and what looked like a shopping village.

Keep an eye out for my review of the hotel. It's perfect for those visiting Alton Towers.

When we arrived at Alton Towers little J wasn't feeling too good.  He actually slept for most of the morning. We decided to head to the big rides and let big J have some fun while little J slept. 

There are a few big rides that big J hasn't tried yet, Oblivion, Smiler and Nemisis. Today he decided he would try smiler. We arrived at around 10:30 and the queue was already 80 Minutes long.  Luckily we had fast track tickets so we were able to skip the queue and we went on within five minutes. It was my first time on smiler too and I have to say I was a little nervous. Once we were sat  I could feel my heart racing. The ride which does 14 loops is actually very exciting and I loved every minute and so did big J. 

He loved it that much he went on again with daddy. He got a trophy to say he had been corrected by the Smiler. 

Little J was still asleep so we decided to go on a few more big rides. Thirteen was closed unfortunately So we went on Rita, Air and Blade.

The entrance to the new Octonauts Rollercoaster

The Track

Looks really good

Once he was awake we headed over to CBeebies Land to check out the Octonauts Rollercoaster. We were so disappointed when we we were told little J was too small. It's such a shame because it looked really good and I know he would have enjoyed it. Maybe next time. 

For those that have been to Alton Towers before you may recall that over in Cloud Cuckoo Land you are able to purchase a driving licence with photo once your little one has been on the Driving School. I noticed something very similar at the end of the Octonauts Rollercoaster Ride. I didn't get a good view as we didn't go on the ride but I saw a little girl with one around her neck on a lanyard. We used to buy these for big J when he was littler, I think they are a great idea. 

So although we couldn't go on the new ride we still enjoyed CBeebies Land. Iggle Piggle was available for a meet and greet and we were able to purchase a photograph which we hadn't seen before so that was good. We actually pre purchased a photopass when we arrived - its 4 photos for £25 and they don't have to be used all on the same day. You can save some for a visit later on in the year.

We will probably be returning to the park in May so keep your eye out for our thoughts on the Octonauts Ride (if little J grows in the meantime)

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