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  1. That is a fantastic idea! However, that would require a large amount of funding, from a government I don't think would spend that. It's not necessary, and old BoJo doesn't really care about theme park queues. It would also rely on the NHS still existing in the not too distant future, but that's a whole new can of worms. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  2. That's kind of what Paulton's have, they send you to first aid and a nurse checks your proof... Anyone with a legitimate need for RAP will probably have multiple things stating that (I have a card that states I have MS, I have a treatment card, I have a doctors letter and I have a blue badge) so even invisible disabilities should have enough proof. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  3. There isn't a lot they can do, but putting in place some kind of sanctions for those who do abuse the system would be a good idea. However, that won't happen unless the staff are trained in the system and how to cope with guests who do choose to abuse it. They could make it so that you need to have 2 forms of proof, but that would cause mass uproar, just as changing it to only blue badges or PIP/DLA would. Actually timing out cards would make it less attractive to those who are simply just using it as a fast track, meaning that only people who need to use it will. I still think, however many people have been overheard in parks *possibly* talking about fake doctors letters, it is a minority who do abuse it, and if it is not, please do provide receipts for this data. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  4. I honestly doubt that as much abuse really goes on as some here are suggesting. The issue is that the RAP rules are not being abided by. Those who do abuse it (like having more than 3 carers) should have action taken against them by the staff. Be that a removal of the RAP or having to reapply with different documentation. On the whole though, I'd say the problem here is the opposite of a "snowflake society". It is still this prevalent belief that if you don't *look* disabled, you can't be disabled. My disability can only been seen in my brain, so unless you're walking around with an MRI scanner in your back pocket, you can't see it. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
  5. I won't do a huge rambling post like I just did for my blog, but I will say that the Liseberg Halloween event is incredible and I highly recommend it! All 4 mazes are fab, and a lot of effort has gone into the event. The park is really well decorated, obviously night rides on Helix were a ride based highlight, and Valkyria is fab! The Experiment was short but crammed in the scares, they also sent me round alone. 8/10 Zombie was longer, loads of actors, looked amazing, and the make up was spot on. Not wheelchair accessible as stated though. 8/10 Smittharden Gasten was the most beautiful maze I've ever been in, and I wish I'd had time to do it again, again lots of actors and lots of scares. 9.5/10 Vinden was a surprise, it included a very big and fast industrial lift, and some of the most impressive animatronics I've seen inside a maze. 9/10 There were also a tonne of actors in both the scare zones, and they really did interact with everyone, even children. Probably the best event I've been to at a park, loved it.
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    Scarefest

    TotT has needed to go for a while now, the issue is that last year it was the best maze Towers had to offer. It had gotten a bit of a refurb a couple of years back, but did feel somewhat stale. Definitely a needed change. Now all they need to ensure is that they're not batching groups of 13 onto the mazes, too many cooks and all that.
  7. Tornado at M&D's is actually fab. Oh, it's rough, it bruised me, but I went on it again, it's insanely designed, you can only marvel at it's craziness.
  8. Turkey is easy to do, did a beach holiday there a couple of years ago, apply for the visa online, costs about £10... Also, if you're worried about visiting Turkey, you should avoid London, Paris, Barcelona, basically everywhere actually, lock yourself in your room.
  9. The first film is a film I would say everyone has to watch before they die, a masterclass in how to make an incredibly low budget film, that balances gore and psychological horror, it is my favourite of the series, but I always end up watching all 7 of them in a row anyway [emoji23]
  10. The biggest question I have is: there are actually people who aren't a fan of Saw? I mean, the original is great, funny, well filmed, not too gory, still almost believable and has a fab twist. How can anyone not like the first film?
  11. Thanks, I had someone on Facebook trying to tell me that THERE ARE NO HILLS AT PHANTASIALAND! I would genuinely have had a lot more love for the place if I had found it easier to walk around, like Efteling for example. It's not quite big leagues yet, but it's infinitely better than Thorpe, what an insult to Phantasialand!
  12. Still trying to work out how you can have any sort of opinion on atmosphere or staff when you've never been to a park... I didn't love Phantasialand, for a few reasons, I actually wasn't thrilled with the ride line up (as I'm not a huge fan of water rides) and personally my mobility suffered there as there are some hills that really upset me. Aside from that, I couldn't fault the atmosphere, it felt far more magical than any UK park, and the only places that really give me a magic feeling are Europa, Disney and Efteling, so that should tell you something. The staff were efficient and friendly, one even giving us a huge laugh because we used the single rider queue for Taron as a two, and he deliberately split us up so we wouldn't be on the same train. It was actually hilarious. PA is probably the closest to a Thorpe vibe I have ever gotten, due to terrible staff and operations.
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    Scarefest

    I had one actor get very handsy with me in Mine Tours, like grabbing my cheeks and saying how nice and chubby they were and I was in fits of laughter, great fun, but not scary...
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    Scarefest

    Did Scarefest yesterday What a disappointment. None of the mazes were even close to as scary as last year, the groups being batched were far too big and we ended up bottle necking on Sub Species. Everything was just meh. The Welcoming was a lot of build up to the most anticlimactic ending of any maze I've ever done. Sigh.
  15. Yet other, better parks, with other, better hotels, charge less? Europa, Efteling and Phantasialand for example. The hotels are a constant source of complaints from guests, rooms being filthy or not ready on time, if they reduced the price, more people would stay, more rooms sold = more profit
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