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“Merlin VIP pass good start faded into memory”

Back in December 2013, it was announced that Merlin Entertainments were to introduce another level to their popular annual pass. The VIP pass, at a princely sum of £500, was to include such features as unlimited fastrack and premium parking, but other than that, details were somewhat sketchy.

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“Is being turned away from rides that harsh?”

There have been many complaints, articles and campaigns against park staff not allowing people with certain disabilities to ride certain attractions at parks. A recent article was brought to my attention, and I would like to share my opinion on the matter.

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“Would a woodie not see an investment return?”

It really makes me giggle when Merlin Entertainments comment about how the public don’t “get” wooden coasters, when they conduct their customer surveys.

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“Why I’ve visited only one UK park this year”

Well the 2014 season is well and truly in full flow which now sees all UK parks open at least weekends and some everyday, so why have I only visited one park in the UK this year?

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“Modern Pleasure Beach superior to tacky 80s”

As parks up and down the country start to come out of their winter hibernation, maintenance crews are busily working away at getting rides and the park ready for the new season.

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“Chessington has fallen into a state of neglect”

Going off the 2013 Chessington World of Adventures season, Vampire is now down to one train, the Runaway Train was out of use all season due to remodelling and Rameses Revenge was only open for a very short time before failing spectacularly.

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“2013 – the year a rollercoaster fell apart”

2013 will forever be remembered as the year a roller-coaster fell apart before our very eyes. We excitedly looked on as The Smiler dismantled itself piece by piece amidst frantic claims that it is ‘definitely safe…honest it is’.

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“Not about the guest experience any more”

I saw your article ‘How Merlin’s parks might change after flotation’ and I was wondering what you’d like to see changed next season in our theme parks.

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