Ride Access Pass Systems and Disabled Access

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  1. Tim

    Tim TowersStreet Member

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    The judge is spot on with their assessment. The system the mother was asking for is very similar to the old system Legoland used to use. I remember seeing how badly that was abused. On some of the lower capacity rides the disabled queue could get as long as the main queue. As a result the people with serious Autism couldn't actually ride as using a pass still involved queuing.
    Unsurprisingly when they brought in a fairer system (closer to what Disney use) they were slammed with complaints, mainly by people annoyed they'd closed the loophole.
     
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  2. jon81uk

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    At Disney it got so bad under the old system that people were hiring themselves out as tour guides to give queue jump.

    I was reading a thread on a Disney forum about this case and found this very interesting
    https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads...-date-set-feb-2020.960478/page-8#post-9306618
    So the old system was so badly abused, 30% of Toy Story Mania riders had a pass before they changed to the new timed system!
     
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    I am available for rent, most days, at Crevettes for small beer.
    Booking in advance advisable.
     
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  4. imanautie

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    Oh would you look at that, Alton found a solution Chessington could have employed on rattlesnake but chose not to.

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  5. pluk

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    Towers don't have a wild mouse, so I'm guessing what you are trying to compare is not comparable?
     
  6. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    I'm comparing the exit queue line to another exit queue line.

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    Are you being deliberately ambiguous to stop me pointing out the obvious differences between whatever it is you think is comparable? I can't think of any ride at Towers with anything like as restricted and narrow access as Rattlesnake.
     
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  8. imanautie

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    Towers has a few rides where it's not possible for someone exiting and someone entering via rap to social distance (Oblivion and spinball spring to mind).
    That's what I'm comparing.

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  9. pluk

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    Both have LOOOAAADDDS more space and easier access than Rattlesnake. So no.

    What specifically is it Towers have done which is directly comparable with Rattlesnake?
     
  10. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    I believe I already said, radio up to clear the path.

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    No you didn't.

    Oblivion I'm guessing? Where the ride car carrying loads of people comes in, unloads and clears while the next is still being filled, leaving a good amount of time and a much more spacious area at both ends of the walkway. Rather than Rattlesnake which has a constant procession of just 4 people at a time where one group would not have cleared the winding walkway to the exit before the next group disembarks, and no room anywhere.

    So no, not even remotely comparable.
     
  12. imanautie

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    Apologies, I got mixed up between different places I was mentioning this, but yeah it's hold back, host radios the op, ops gives permission to send them up.

    Spinballs probably closer operationally to rattlesnake in terms of slower clearing off the exit walkway.

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    But spinballs exit is tiny in length and not landlocked. Honestly, neither have anything like the issues Rattlesnake has at all.
     
  14. spinba11

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    I’ve just thought, 13 would probably have no RAP if it was open.
     

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