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to think that "Fast-track" is just paying to push in?

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Scholes34 Wed 31-Jul-13 17:13:52

Just that, really. After spending a day with four kids at Alton Towers and a lot of time in various queues, is fast-track really just paying to push in?

theodorakisses Sat 03-Aug-13 12:36:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

theodorakisses Sat 03-Aug-13 12:50:44

That was very harsh. Apologies.
the fact of the matter, the only only real fact of this is that these places get away with charging the best part of a months salary for entry and then expect people, any people to queue for hours. It isn't David Cameron's fault and it doesn't make anyone else "vile", it is just ridiculous that people accept the charges and conditions of these places.

candycoatedwaterdrops Sat 03-Aug-13 14:01:57

schobe Aaah, so you're psychic? Seriously, don't have a go at me. I wasn't attacking you, I was checking it out because you the way you wrote it didn't come across very clearly. If you've seen me on other threads, you will see that I am not one to nitpick on terminology or anything like that at all. If you haven't, then you're making assumptions and you know fuck all about me.

candycoatedwaterdrops Sat 03-Aug-13 14:38:51

^ Just to add - in case you actually do think I'm a complete cow, I am sorry if you think I was implying that you were being disablist, I genuinely wasn't. I was just confused about what you were saying because IME, fast past queues are separate to disabled access queues.

fuzzpig Sat 03-Aug-13 14:57:31

Thanks Candy and Odd thanks

whatamalarkey Sun 04-Aug-13 19:19:33

Soz candy I just generally am literally at the end of my tether with everything. I should be banned from posting on anything tbh.

whatamalarkey Sun 04-Aug-13 19:20:08

Oh ffs am schobe but often name change! Can't keep track of anything.

razmataz Sun 04-Aug-13 20:07:59

Just a couple of comments to throw into the mix.

If you hate queues, and don't want to pay for Fastracks then go off season - May or September, and don't pick a day when the weather forecast is 30 degrees and sunny. If you go n the middle of the summer holidays, then expect it to be busy.

Secondly, theme parks are not cheap to run - rides have huge maintenance and engineering costs, plus there are loads of staff costs. These are businesses that need to make a profit - if they don't then they cannot run, and they certainly cannot build new rides and attractions.

If they charged less, they'd have to let in more people = longer queues. If they limited the numbers so there were only short queues, they'd have to charge more.

If you don't think the prices are worth it, then don't go - there's always a choice.

candycoatedwaterdrops Sun 04-Aug-13 20:52:26

Sorry you're having a craptastic time whatamalarkey. sad
thanks for you!

TentUpFirstBunkUpLater Sun 04-Aug-13 21:12:20

When I was a kid the nearest I got to a 'theme park' was Dreamland in Margate

Well done to you if you can afford to go to any theme park now. Get your heads out of your arses and stop whining. If you don't like to queue don't go, spend your money/time on something more fruitful.

Sorry, but FGS its a queue in an already expensive theme park

theodorakisses Mon 05-Aug-13 10:29:09

When I was a kid I always wanted to go to Tucktonia, my parents always said no, too expensive and too depressing. Yes, because walking around Corfe Castle in the rain was a deep joy

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