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Wasps At Legoland

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Hi Im supposed to be visiting Legoland on Tuesday with my family but after reading reviews I've discovered they have a really bad wasp problem,

I know you get wasps at every Theme park but apparantley they have removed over 70 nests and there are warning signs up at the park (although none on the website).

I was just wondering whether anybody had been in the last couple of weeks and if the problem is really as bad as it sounds, any reveiews would be appreciated , thanks

My son got stung in the ear the other year and he hates them, and I can't stand them either so Im dreading it now.
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1 Like #1
we went a few weeks ago they had a few around bins but thats all I saw.
#2
Thanks that makes me feel a bit better, read the reviews on trip advisor and they're terrible, can I ask what the weather was like when you went ?
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1 Like #3
the weather was lovelly it was in july and we sat outside on the grass and watched the fifi show and other guest. We also took our own picnic, you can leave it in the car and go in and out as you please.
1 Like #4
dont forget your half price ticket, or 2 for 1's we got ours from lastminute.com
#5
Cheers 'the sedge'. Ive used my clubcard vouchers for out tickets but thanks anyway, Im making myself sick with worry over this as I hate the little blighters, your review has made me feel a bit better!
1 Like #6
I'm sure your have a great day. If it make you feel better take some wasp eaze along ( Just in case) but I bet you wont need it. They like the lolly juice more that people:D
1 Like #7
They are working really hard at getting rid of them, have increased the amount of times the bins are emptied, hunting for any nests etc

Not as big a problem as it was, there are wasps around but if you didnt know there had been a huge problem you probably wouldnt notice it as much and would just think there were a few more than usual

^ That is the impression I got from comments read from various places on the web, and also friend of neighbour who went recently. Neighbours have gone this week and havent been put off by the person they know who went recently, because she said its not as bad as people are making it seem

Oh, and 1 of neighbours kids freaks out a bit when she sees a wasp (or a fly, until shes been convinced its not a wasp!). Wont know until tomorrow how they got on

Edited By: kelly_o_fanatic on Aug 26, 2010 09:48: .
1 Like #8
oh yeah..they do!! haha...but crap weather so should be better....
#9
Thanks for comments, Im strangley hoping that we have light rain on that day, just incase! Never though Id hope for rain on a day out !

My son sounds like your neighbours kid (mind you Im not but better myself!)
1 Like #10
we went to LL windsor last august and they were everwhere... just remember to put a couple of vinegar sachets in your bag in case you get stung...
1 Like #11
I hate wasps. We went the middle of July this year. It was a roasting hot day so many people having ice creams etc. Wasn't that bad. Just at the bins. These places are always a litte worse what with all the drinks, ice creams but they didn't bother me too much
#12
greenhell
I hate wasps. We went the middle of July this year. It was a roasting hot day so many people having ice creams etc. Wasn't that bad. Just at the bins. These places are always a litte worse what with all the drinks, ice creams but they didn't bother me too much


arcangel111
we went to LL windsor last august and they were everwhere... just remember to put a couple of vinegar sachets in your bag in case you get stung...


Good tip about the vinegar, thanks.

I know theres always wasps at these parks but unfortunatley the reviews Ive read say that LL has an epidemic !! OH rang them this morning and they said that pest control keep going in , looking for more nests. They madeout the problem was under control, i just hope so ! :)

All your comments have made me feel much better , thanks

Edited By: malibu777 on Aug 26, 2010 12:48: mistake
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malibu777, I hear they are quite distinctive and easy to spot:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/3763895007_7218783d2c.jpg

Just keep your eyes peeled and stay away from these. You'll be fine.
1 Like #14
malibu777
greenhell
I hate wasps. We went the middle of July this year. It was a roasting hot day so many people having ice creams etc. Wasn't that bad. Just at the bins. These places are always a litte worse what with all the drinks, ice creams but they didn't bother me too much
arcangel111
we went to LL windsor last august and they were everwhere... just remember to put a couple of vinegar sachets in your bag in case you get stung...
Good tip about the vinegar, thanks.I know theres always wasps at these parks but unfortunatley the reviews Ive read say that LL has an epidemic !! OH rang them this morning and they said that pest control keep going in , looking for more nests. They madeout the problem was under control, i just hope so ! :)All your comments have made me feel much better , thanks

We are going tomorrow visiting Legoland on Saturday and Sunday i will try and post tell you what its like if i remember .

Chaos
#15
We are going tomorrow visiting Legoland on Saturday and Sunday i will try and post tell you what its like if i remember .

Chaos[/quote]

That would be brill if you could, thanks. Have a nice time
#16
cookiemonster83
malibu777, I hear they are quite distinctive and easy to spot:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/3763895007_7218783d2c.jpg

Just keep your eyes peeled and stay away from these. You'll be fine.


Lol. If they're that size I definatley won't be going !!
#17
The wasps are not really any worse than any other place with lots of waste bins and food.Legoland have put flaps on all the bins so wasps cannot get in ,so instead of being in the bins they are flying around customers even more . Hope you have a good time i am shattered and have to do it all again tomorrow queues were horrendous some rides being 45+ so tomorrow i am hiring qbots or he will not get on half the rides.

Chaos
#18
Thanks for the reply Chaos_Theory, I have not stopped worrying about it ! I do expect wasps in any theme park but the way they were talking on trip advisor scared the life outta me ! As long as there are not hoards of them Ill be ok!

I hope you had a good day, despite the queues, I don't blame you 4 getting the qbot, I was considering that.

I really appreciate you getting back to me especially after you have been out all day. I'll let you know how we get on nxt week, enjoy your day 2mrrw.
1 Like #19
Wasps at theme parks are a real problem. The worst part is when you are stuck in a queue and they put a blooming bin in the middle of it.

We went to Folly Farm yesterday and the wasps were a big problem. And they followed you!! Which I have not seen before.

Alton Towers used to have a massive problem but they have those traps literally everywhere and I have not seen a wasp there for a long time.
#20
Think thats why Im dreading it so much aircanman because they're usually bad but if they've already removed over 70 nests, how bad is it !?. I suppose it depends what the weathers like when you go too, Ive checked the forcast and when we go its supposed to be sunny ! Aaggh!

Edited By: malibu777 on Aug 30, 2010 07:37: mistake
#21
There was hardly any wasps yesterday (Sunday) it was still warm but dull and intermittent rain big difference from Saturday. Also hiring the Qbot was the best as Kieron got on 20 rides whereas Saturday he got on 2 proper rides and several baby rides as he calls them lol i know they are not cheap at £15 per person but was worth it to see his face when he got on so many rides .

Chaos
1 Like #22
Well we got back last night. We had an absolutley fantastic day, the weather was beautiful (which I was dreading!) and although there were wasps, there weren't anymore than you would usually see at a theme park, other than at the entrance.

There seemed to be loads there and my son unfortunatley got stung twice by the same little **** wasp, he cried his heart out, bless him, I took him to guest services and they put some cream on him. This didn't happen until about 5 'o clock so luckily it didn't spoil the day and he soon forgot about it when I took him in the shop !

We took my downs syndrome sister so I didn't realsie before but we got exit passes, which is a stamp on the hand and we could go through the exit with her, to save her waiting which was great, I think without that I would have gotten the Qbot as the queues were horrendous for the amount of times spent on the rides.

We got some dirty looks but so did the Qbot people as you just get straight on the rides, I can understand why some people might complain as if you can't afford a Qbot (as Chaos said they are pricey ) then it would be really frustrating but I still think its quite a good idea.

Overall I think the parks great, the Lego models are brilliant, the rides are good for younger ones, my 11 year old enjoyed it but I don't think Id take a child any older than that. Id recommend anybody to go but Id say go out of peak time.

And those bloomin wasps didn't spoil our day after all !

Thanks for everybodys help and comments.

P.S I did read on the internet before we went that Bounce tumble dryer sheets repel various insects, including wasps. So if anybody was in LL yesterday and saw some mad woman waving a tumble dryer sheet around, yes that was me !




Edited By: malibu777 on Sep 01, 2010 08:16: a
#23
haha thanks fr that review ..im off there in a few weeks, should be less bad mid sept on a sunday...i hopes!! using tesco clubcard voucbers, so dont know if i can get Q bot?
#24
magicbeans
haha thanks fr that review ..im off there in a few weeks, should be less bad mid sept on a sunday...i hopes!! using tesco clubcard voucbers, so dont know if i can get Q bot?


Yeah you can, you buy the Qbot seperate, dunno if the queues will be as bad out of school holiday times though
#25
tinkerbell28
We went last week, shouldn't have done but I took it easy just walking/sitting whilst hubby did all the bad work.

As for the exit pass, don't feel bad we get them because off DS Autism, they can give me filthy looks all they like, choices, choices an exit pass for the day which makes life a little easier, maybe a few more rides, or a child with a lifelong disability, know what I'd choose given the choice.

MB I don't think you'd need Q bots in Sept, I'd get them in the hols though.


Thats exactly what I said to my OH, I said Id offer them the disability so they didn't have to queue, to see what they'd choose ! Some people are ignorant.
#26
cant believe ppl would give looks...thats just pathetic.....totally agree....one day of prioirty queung doest make up for the hard work and some difficulties people face......really lame on the parts of those ppl giving attitiude.

cool, wont bother with Qbot :)

naughty tinks!! haha dont blame u, hows the pelvis?
#27
Wish i had known about the disability as Kieron is ADHD and eating disorder what do you have to provide to get an exit pass ? All i have is hos DLA award form could have saved £15 oh well nevermind lol.Glad you had a good time Mal and hope your son is ok after being stung .

Chaos
#28
Chaos_Theory
Wish i had known about the disability as Kieron is ADHD and eating disorder what do you have to provide to get an exit pass ? All i have is hos DLA award form could have saved £15 oh well nevermind lol.Glad you had a good time Mal and hope your son is ok after being stung .

Chaos


DLA letter is enough for most things, or blue badge (disabled car pass) for those who have them

Would suggest you photocopied it and just kept it in your handbag, can be used for a lot of things. Always worth asking, not widely publicised to stop people abusing it, but it also means people who really do need it dont know about it. Worst they can do is say there is nothing offered

Says in the FAQs -

- Ride exit passes for guests (with disabilities), where appropriate. Exit Pass stamps are available to children who are mentally impaired and do not understand the concept of queuing.

The Exit Pass is available from Guest Services at The Beginning and in LEGO City. Exit Passes are issued to the child and up to three members of the party in order for them to be accompanied.

Height and age restrictions still apply. For specific questions please contact us at [email protected]


Edited By: kelly_o_fanatic on Sep 01, 2010 16:46: .
#29
Thanks Kelly both my children are disabled my oldest nearly 16 is Autistic and this is the first i knew of anything like this the only thing i had heard of was the cinema one . I did see several people in wheelchairs at exit points who did not have qbots but never thought anything of it .


Chaos
#30
Sons fine now thanks Chaos. We had to take proof of her disability, DLA letter I think it was my mum gave me. You can't use their blue badges as proof though.

I will give Legoland their due, they were absolutley fantastic with my sister even when she ran up to one of the pirates after the show to hug him, he didn't blink an eye just happily chatted to her! They cater for disabled people really well around there.
#31
good ...take it easy tinks..the next big trip wil be to the labour ward!
#32
malibu777
Sons fine now thanks Chaos. We had to take proof of her disability, DLA letter I think it was my mum gave me. You can't use their blue badges as proof though.

I will give Legoland their due, they were absolutley fantastic with my sister even when she ran up to one of the pirates after the show to hug him, he didn't blink an eye just happily chatted to her! They cater for disabled people really well around there.


Suppose in this case you would need to qualify for the care component, whereas a lot of other situations it could be the mobility component (which is what you get the blue badge for)
#33
i actually remembered yesterday that when we went my little lad got stung by a wasp while we were there ( over in the little kids play area by the water park thing ) and he was stung in the ear - i also took a photo at the same time not realising and when it was developed you can actually see the fear/pain on his face as the wasp stings him - looking at it now makes me laugh.. am i a bad parent? lol
#34
On Watchdog now!
#35
yea watching it now lol
#36
We actually saw a nest when we were there, by the fire engine bit and the wasps were massive! I can honestly say I've never seen wasps that big ! The problem looked a lot worse on that footage though, they weren't that bad when we went (thank god!)

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