The rides are great and the safety checks are clearly very thorough. My family really enjoyed the Battle Galleons and it's great that there are smaller rides with shorter queues so that you can get more rides out of a day and not spend the whole day queuing for the big rollercoasters.
However, the queue to get into the car park was dreadful! We spent an hour and a half just waiting to get a parking space and when we finally got in, there wasn't even a steward directing the traffic. This got the day off to a pretty poor start as we didn't get into the park until midday, having planned to start at 10.30am. I hope this part of the Alton Towers experience is improved promptly.