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    Just wondering if anyone has taken a special needs/disabled person to thorpe park and if so do you get some sort of fast track ticket like you do in legoland and quite a few other amusment parks. Also if anyone has a info page on it, it would be helpful as I got lost on the site trying to find it.
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    Hi there

    I have taken my now 14 year old autistic son- available is the disabled queue wrist-band which you will need proof of disability to obtain, I think from guest services/customer services whilst there.I took his DLA letter of proof plus I had a photocopy of his blue badge (my son is not a wheelchair user btw)

    Hope this helps

    Sian

    Depending on the persons needs, some rides may or may not be suitable, so could be worth calling them. For example my being on crutches permanently, I wouldn't expect to be able to go on a rollercoaster, but then again, they may have the ability to help me, I wouldn't know. Hence why I'd suggest phoning them and asking, I do anytime I want to go out somewhere that I'm not 100% certain of and find most places have heard the questions being asked 100's of times before and know what you can and cannot do.

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    sian744

    Hi thereI have taken my now 14 year old autistic son- available is the … Hi thereI have taken my now 14 year old autistic son- available is the disabled queue wrist-band which you will need proof of disability to obtain, I think from guest services/customer services whilst there.I took his DLA letter of proof plus I had a photocopy of his blue badge (my son is not a wheelchair user btw)Hope this helps Sian


    cool thanks (: everytime we show his statement it's seemed to work, not sure if my brother has a blue badge. Is there a separite queue for these wristbands then because last time I went I only remember the normal queue and a fast track.

    Yeah you go into the ride via the disabled entrance and yeah a statement should be fine- take any proof you can- I think they hold all your details on file so you don't have to take evidence every time you go.

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    moose109

    Depending on the persons needs, some rides may or may not be suitable, so … Depending on the persons needs, some rides may or may not be suitable, so could be worth calling them. For example my being on crutches permanently, I wouldn't expect to be able to go on a rollercoaster, but then again, they may have the ability to help me, I wouldn't know. Hence why I'd suggest phoning them and asking, I do anytime I want to go out somewhere that I'm not 100% certain of and find most places have heard the questions being asked 100's of times before and know what you can and cannot do.


    His disabillity is more mentally then physically so he should be fine with most rides except stealth

    moose109

    Depending on the persons needs, some rides may or may not be suitable, so … Depending on the persons needs, some rides may or may not be suitable, so could be worth calling them. For example my being on crutches permanently, I wouldn't expect to be able to go on a rollercoaster, but then again, they may have the ability to help me, I wouldn't know. Hence why I'd suggest phoning them and asking, I do anytime I want to go out somewhere that I'm not 100% certain of and find most places have heard the questions being asked 100's of times before and know what you can and cannot do.



    ooh u on crutches permanently?! bad times

    alanlukeb1

    His disabillity is more mentally then physically so he should be fine … His disabillity is more mentally then physically so he should be fine with most rides except stealth



    Cool, sounds like should be able to have a good day out then Enjoy!

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    sian744

    Yeah you go into the ride via the disabled entrance and yeah a statement … Yeah you go into the ride via the disabled entrance and yeah a statement should be fine- take any proof you can- I think they hold all your details on file so you don't have to take evidence every time you go.


    Cool, should be good then as it would be impossible to queue for the normal time's.

    magicbeans

    ooh u on crutches permanently?! bad times



    Yeah, this is what I have, kinda wrecked my life but I get on and do things like go out when I can and most places are pretty good at helping me.

    alanlukeb1

    Cool, should be good then as it would be impossible to queue for the … Cool, should be good then as it would be impossible to queue for the normal time's.



    Just remembered if I remember correct you can only redo a ride allowing the time for the proper actual queue- so if actual queue is 1 hr you can only repeat that ride after an hour.

    moose109

    Yeah, this is what I have, kinda wrecked my life but I get on and do … Yeah, this is what I have, kinda wrecked my life but I get on and do things like go out when I can and most places are pretty good at helping me.



    that totally sucks......but looks like u are lucky u dont have SLS.....

    magicbeans

    that totally sucks......but looks like u are lucky u dont have SLS.....



    In the UK, neurologists tend to group SPS and SLS under SPS, for example mine only effects my lower limbs. Here we used to call it Stiff Man Syndrome and even though it isn't technically correct (more females than males get it), some neurologists still use SMS.

    sian744

    Just remembered if I remember correct you can only redo a ride allowing … Just remembered if I remember correct you can only redo a ride allowing the time for the proper actual queue- so if actual queue is 1 hr you can only repeat that ride after an hour.



    That sounds really fair actually, glad they aren't just letting people with a DLA letter or blue badge constantly on a ride, would be unfair on people who don't need the extra support.

    moose109

    That sounds really fair actually, glad they aren't just letting people … That sounds really fair actually, glad they aren't just letting people with a DLA letter or blue badge constantly on a ride, would be unfair on people who don't need the extra support.



    Totally agree with it as my son finds to hard to queue and having to queue could ruin a day out for us but that doesn't mean we go on loop on the rides.

    Edited by: "sian744" 15th Sep 2011

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    sian744

    Totally agree with it as my son finds to hard to queue and having to … Totally agree with it as my son finds to hard to queue and having to queue could ruin a day out for us but that doesn't mean we go on loop on the rides.


    I have to agree with this too when we went to legoland (as a group of special needs children and close family) there were a few brother's & sister's of special need's kids who just went of on thier own with there disability stamp and went one the same rides like 5 times after getting of. Some people do ruin it so im glad thorpe park does this accually.

    This link should help linky

    Ah i love getting on rides quicker, going through the Disabled Entrance (aka the Exit) and people saying "Your going the wrong way" only for them too see me get on rides before them.
    It truly is one of the best benefits for being disabled.

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    magicbeans

    ooh u on crutches permanently?! bad times



    yeah but not having to queue good times

    tinkerbell28

    The best bit is the filthy looks, like I mean really dirty looks if it's … The best bit is the filthy looks, like I mean really dirty looks if it's not an obvious disability.


    When i go to a theme park i take my wheelchair because its too much for me to walk around all day, still get those dirty looks.

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    tinkerbell28

    The best bit is the filthy looks, like I mean really dirty looks if it's … The best bit is the filthy looks, like I mean really dirty looks if it's not an obvious disability.


    Yh I just give them a smug look when im on the ride before them.

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    Retro89

    When i go to a theme park i take my wheelchair because its too much for … When i go to a theme park i take my wheelchair because its too much for me to walk around all day, still get those dirty looks.



    lmao, getting wheeled past everyone in the queue and then when the ride stops you jump out of your chair and get on ride. would love to see peoples faces

    churchill

    lmao, getting wheeled past everyone in the queue and then when the ride … lmao, getting wheeled past everyone in the queue and then when the ride stops you jump out of your chair and get on ride. would love to see peoples faces


    I wouldnt say i "jump" out but yeah theres still a few looks when i get out.

    I had 1 parent say to me "oh you're so lucky to queue-jump" - ummmm my sons autistic and is hard work- how's that lucky I said to her- she soon apologised!

    sian744

    I had 1 parent say to me "oh you're so lucky to queue-jump" - ummmm my … I had 1 parent say to me "oh you're so lucky to queue-jump" - ummmm my sons autistic and is hard work- how's that lucky I said to her- she soon apologised!


    People dont think before they speak. Had many people say something along those lines and im thinking how am i lucky? Id do anything to be "normal".


    I got a merlin pass for myself and my son as he is Autistic and has ADHD, and didnt know i could get some fast track type passes, thanks for this thread OP
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