So obviously it's wrong to lie about childs age to get them in free.
So what about when there are disabled people.. Going to. Use my cousin as an example. He's in one of the big electric chairs. Paralysed neck.down..no way could go in any rides of any kind. But he still. Pays entry fee to take his children.. He doesn't begrudge it. But to me I don't think he should have to pay..if.i remember correctly when Peppa pig World opened at paultons Park he took his kids and wife. He still had to pay full fee.
Or. Am I missing the point? ( probably am lol)
I go to theme parks with my family. I don't go on rides due to a medical reason ( but not disabled) but happy to pay to get in though.. Altho. It would be nice for maybe people who go on rides is to have a wrist band and those who don't maybe pay a bit less to spectate and enjoy the day still with family?
Yeah I know that I didn't explain properly sorry x I meant maybe a wristband or concessions things would be good for those who don't ride.. I think evening I could I wouldn't go on majority of the rides.. Too scared haha
I totally agree - I might be wrong but I think Blackpool Pleasure Beach now have a reduced rate for people who don't want to go on the rides - and about time too . Everyone needs a family member or friend to hold the coats and bags as well as suss out the candy floss and seafood stalls.
I thought most few theme parks do a high-priced "wristband" for going on the rides and a lower-priced entry-only ticket? Is that not very common after all then? Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one that does. (They actually used to let you in for free, I believe they introduced a £6 charge because they didn't want people coming in and loitering around.)
Well yeah loads of people who pay for theme parks don't go on the rides because they're just paying to go in and supervise their kids. AFAIK a person accompanying a disabled person can get free entry as a carer for most places and the carer can be a child.
Individual ride pricing or wristband systems are a different way of doing things that attract a different type of audience and require different staffing, marketing etc. There are advantages and disadvantages to both and companies adapt to the market demand. In general you tend to get more of the entry fee type places at destinations where people will have decided to go in advance because that’s what they’re looking for and then places with more variable pricing in amoung other attractions (e.g. Blackpool) or serving a more local audience where a high price would be much less attractive to people who might only want to stay a while or who are just passing and hadn’t already decided to go. But the destination places tend to spend more on ambiance and the experience of being in the park (because that’s part of their attraction and why lots of parents are prepared to take their kids for a full day).
I had a big falling out with Diggerland over something similar.
We had a voucher that said “Admit 2 adults, under 3s free”.
DH and I were the 2 adults. DS was under 3 but they wanted to charge him because he was over 90cm. This was not mentioned on the voucher. It didn’t even refer to any T&Cs. OK, so DS is tall but he’s not so tall that it’s not feasible for his age. Despite charging him for being tall, DS was still considered to be under 3 and limited to a few rides only. (Seems like their age/height policy is very inconsistent here). My PiL wanted to come along and watch DS having fun - full entry fee required. I was very limited on what I could go on as I was pregnant - fair enough, I chose to go.
We ended up paying for 2 adults and 2 year old DS -£17 each!- basically so DH could have fun and DS and I could go on a handful of rides. The soft play and cafe were both closed.
7 years later I am still bitter.
Fair enough to have age/height/pregnancy restrictions on rides, but these should come with a cheaper wristband. Maybe also a “spectator” wristband.