The Merlin VIP Annual Pass

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Rob, 24th Oct 2017.

  1. RoyJess

    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    It be inappropriate for me to post specifics about someone on here, especially about their disability. The VIP is a regular and well known by the ride ops, and they are fully aware of his disability.

    I just want to change people perceptions. Having a disability (especially if you are a wheelchair user) don't affect their ability to hear, think or their mental capacity. Most disable people live independent lives and don't necessarily require a carer or help. A wheelchair may not be able to walk long distances but can quiet easily board and evacuate from a ride. I see many disable people that have limbs missing doing amazing things like rock climbing, climb stairs (I know a lady that have no arms/hands, but paint amazing picture using her mouth). However, level access will allow these people to have a bit of dignity that they deserve and save them the embarrassment of climbing up stairs or crawling along the ground.

    Please don't assume that because someone has a disability (including wheelchair users) that they can't be independent too.
     
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  2. imanautie

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    Generally the VIPs who have done this don't require a carer (other then for rap rules) or are wheelchairchair users.

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    No screenshots from the Facebook pages yet? I'm disappointed...
     
  4. ringo

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    And that was my point, under Merlin’s policy for RAP some might be required to have a carer but by using the VIP pass it bypasses that policy.
     
  5. imanautie

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    Yep it was used to bypass that policy, but the VIPs I've known do that either had a carer anyway or didn't need one other then per policy.

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  6. imanautie

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    It's full of quite upset people, one big point is how they did this without giving us a heads up.

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  7. imanautie

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    An amount I wouldn't be able to save up for :)

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  8. PeteA

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    So they have stopped a product which has a full allocation and a waiting list. From a business point of view, why would they do this?

    a) They actually lose money from the product
    b) Guest feedback about queue times
    c) They have another product ready and waiting to drop
    d) They intend to sell some attractions and are phasing out a product so another company wont have to honour the system.

    Of course its going to be option C, but please oh please be option D..... :)
     
  9. imanautie

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    C. This but portfolio wide https://me-tpr.secure-cdn20.accesso.com/packageDetails/47039/keyword/SP Addon

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  10. Poopoohead

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    The sense of entitlement coming out of these “vips” is actually infuriating me. Thank god it’s going
     
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  11. imanautie

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    Hey we aren't all bad :(

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  12. PeteA

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    ^ But some were. I was a VIP pass holder in the first year and I saw some deplorable behaviour. The pass should not have been called VIP, but Platinum.
     
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  13. imanautie

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    I completely agree with you on the name.

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  14. ringo

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    You can understand why they wouldn’t give you a warning, they don’t want masses of people renewing and forcing them to support the product for another 12 months.
     
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  15. imanautie

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    Yes but they could have figured out something to renew us until the end of the season at least

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  16. Danny

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    Merlin are going to have nothing left to remove other than hotel rooms at this rate; given the sheer abundance of recent ride removals. Now Black Buccaneer and the VIP pass?

    Looking forward to the next round of Merlin's Magical Removal Bingo.
     
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  17. imanautie

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    "introducing Nrrlin entertainments newest resort-world of accomodation"...

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    Seems an odd decision.

    Would've thought it would be easier to say they'd allow the passes to be used until say 1st January 2020 and refunded people accordingly (or allowed them to renew up to Jan 1st) that way they know there's no one left with the passes after a certain date.
     
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    There are passholders that renewed last week so they will still be about uptill May next season

    o_O
     
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  20. ringo

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    Sounds like those who renewed caught Merlin out and they were too slow to stop sales.

    In which case you would expect them to offer all current holders the option to renew with a fixed expiry date so everyone expires the same day.
     
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