Ride Access Pass Systems and Disabled Access

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  1. skyscraper

    skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    You've also to consider the effect these systems have on regular guests as well. I remember at Legoland when I was younger, we accessed the fire trucks ride via the RAP gate, and another group argued with the staff member when they saw us going in.
     
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    It's not just the queue, it's getting the wheelchair to the exit from load, Rita Galatica and nemesis would be no problem but all the other coasters it would be hard.
     
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    If main queue guests aren't happy with disabled guests using the queue that's accessible to them then that's just too bad.

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    Maybe they just thought staff were letting their friends queue jump?
     
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    I've heard people say and I quote
    "Why does that r******* ***** get to skip the queue".

    People are often aware.

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    At the end of the day it's only a couple of rides and it's only short term. These are exceptional circumstances.

    If you are able to walk through the main queue line and are particularly desperate to ride these rides just go on them first thing?
     
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    Short term just like the saw lift being broken?

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    Yes short term while the parks under social distancing measures. It’s 2 main rides and 2 kids rides. It’s nothing drastic I don’t get why people are making a big deal over this. If half/most of the park had no rap then I can understand the frustration but it’s literally nothing to fuss over. Just be glad the parks are actually open and that you are able to use rap. They could of just of easily done away with it but they have kept it in place.
     
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    It's a big deal because you don't just scrap something like rap you slowly chip away at it until it's not really useful to anyone anymore.

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    Saw's lift too? Inferno's has been closed for about 10 years by the looks of it.
     
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    Yep, originally it was claimed to be being repaired then they moved to "prove you aren't too disabled" most recently back to claiming itl be repaired.

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    Easy to write, difficult to do. You can't just stop operating for whole minutes just to get one guest/party on and off the ride. I think you're massively overstating how any cleaning while opperating is going to work.
     
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    I'm only going based on what merlin have shown their cleaning plans to be.

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    This is one reason why I'm not keen on using RAP systems even though I'm entitled to them. I'm always worried about people calling me out because I don't "look" disabled. I like to keep my wristband hidden under my sleeve til I need to show it.
     
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    The top landing was boarded up in May last year to hid it, it was is an awful state.
     
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    Personally I think you're all putting too much importance on social distancing. Guests will not be 2m apart at all times the rest of the day, it seems like a non-issue if someone passes a RAP user at less than 2m. The parks are using social distancing as an excuse to compromise accesibility.
     
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    I think it’s more prolonged exposure at less than 2m that’s an issue. Brushing past someone at less than 2m for a short period of time probably isn’t a major issue.
     
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    Go on...

    This is just silly. They are not allowed to routinely ignore social distancing restrictions by design in their processes, which doing this would be. It would make a mockery of their other efforts to then say 'but oh, when you get off of a few rises you'll have to squeeze by people about b foot away. Soz'

    Again, an unreasonable adjustment.
     
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    Exactly. And reading documents from my university about their plans for reopening, it sounds like they've accepted that sometimes people will need to pass within less than 2m of someone. It's not unreasonable.
     
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    Go on what? Merlin showed in a few videos them cleaning rides which would take enough time to be able to bring a guest to the platform via the exit.

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