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Morgan
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Re: Ride pin badges

Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:23 pm

Got any pics? I'd love to see what it's like, can't wait till May to find out!
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Re: Ride pin badges

Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:50 pm

What are people's thoughts on the size of the new pin badges?
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Re: Ride pin badges

Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:18 pm

I personally don't like the new size but Jess loves them

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When I tried to purchase these on Sunday, with the exception of the Smiler badge, all the badges were available in the main shop near the turn styles whilst the Smiler badge was only available in the Smiler shop.

On my next visit I will check out the Rita and Th13teen shop to see if they have any pin badges.

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Re: Ride pin badges

Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:22 pm

The only other 'big' pin badge they had made was the original silver Nemesis monster badge. Other than that all the other pin badges have been really small - including the staff ones. Personally it's nice to have a variety of sizes although they do look very big next to the others in my collection!

Anyone else think they should bring button badges back to the park? I think they went out of fashion in the 90's but it was one of the main forms of merchandise in the 80's and 90's! What do you think?
 
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Re: Ride pin badges

Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:57 pm

hursty wrote:
What are people's thoughts on the size of the new pin badges?


Personally I think they're are nice great designs however a bit big and clunky to wear on a lanyard and quite heavy when you put all of them together although on the staff they really do stand out, which I suppose from a marketing point of view works.
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Re: Ride pin badges

Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:03 pm

True, I wouldn't wear them on a lanyard, but they do look nice displayed on a board with the others.
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Re: Ride pin badges

Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:04 pm

My thoughts exactly!
When/if I purchase, they shall be pinned up on a notice board :)
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Re: Ride pin badges

Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:06 pm

I don't know where I'm going to put mine. I actually only have the main logo one at the moment but I plan to start up a little collection! I particularly like the limited edition ones!
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Re: Ride pin badges

Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:20 pm

My collection is getting rather big now, actually.
At this current moment, I have:
Angry birds land staff exclusive
Nemesis sub terra
Make a wish star
The swarm triangle
The swarm grenade
Neme21s
MMW 5 years balloon
MMW mascot
Heide park
Alton towers (2013)
Alton towers 2015
Thorpe park
London eye
oblivion (2013)
MAP Premium
obilivion 2015
Air 2015
London dungeons
Smiler 2014
Windsor safari park

Those are on my lanyard, off of my lanyard I have:
Vampire 1994
London 2012 olympics
Space mountain mission 2 (2014)
Staff broach annual pass badge (2013)
Ask me about an annual pass broach (thorpe park 2015)
MMW plain


I am looking to collect:
Thirteen pin badge
Rita pin badge
Air (small) pin badge
all chessington ones.
I'm not sure where the best place to ask is to find these but I have nearly given up with ebay. I check it endlessly and I would happily pay a good price for them. You see, I am collection them to absolutely fill my lanyard as I have a bet going with a friend that whoever gets the most by the end of season gets the others collection, and I'd like to win... In style.
 
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Re: Ride pin badges

Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:55 pm

So there was an angry parent on FB (seen a few of these lately) where the parents have kids who collect these and staff refuse to exchange badges.

Parents banding together complaining about this, question is don't some of these staff buy these badges themselves and is there anything saying they have to trade badges with guests?

I personally don't see the fascination with badge collecting so don't understand why its such a big deal these kids were denied.
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Re: Ride pin badges

Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:30 pm

its the pop badges that they are all getting nasty over - seen quite a few arguments on the trading groups on facebook

on another note, does anyone have an Angry Birds Land badge they would be prepared to trade or swap with me please, only one i am missing this year and i havent been able to find a nice staff member who would trade with me =(
 
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Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:39 pm

Hello
I have recently started collecting badges from many theme parks, and was wondering there were any badges that you, the community no longer want, or would not mind giving up to a new starter. I would be very appreciative of any badge! If not, advice on how to go about collecting them would also be welcome!
Many thanks!
 
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Re: Ride pin badges

Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:10 pm

I started by asking around my nerd friends and seeing if anyone had any spares. They did, and so I started collecting. I then started buying the ones available and made deals with staff members who came to know me from my regular visits to parks, and every now and again buy ones I really want from ebay.
 
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Re: Ride pin badges

Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:07 pm

I was hoping to get hold of some limited edition pin badges today but checked every shop and can't find any! Does anyone know what happened to them?! Now my collection will never be complete :(
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Re: Ride pin badges

Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:31 pm

The Sky Sailor wrote:
I was hoping to get hold of some limited edition pin badges today but checked every shop and can't find any! Does anyone know what happened to them?! Now my collection will never be complete :(


I noticed that today too. The only badges I could actually see were in Towers Trading and were the ride me badge and the AT badge. There were no ride badges anyway
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Re: Ride pin badges

Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:26 am

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Finally took a picture of my collection!
In Descending order..:
Swarm Grenade
Th13teen
The London Dungeons
Heide Park
1990 Vampire
2014 London eye
2015 London Eye
Big Air
Kowalski Junior Penguins of Madagascar
2015 Alton Towers
Small Thorpe Park
We Take Ownership Staff Star
2014 The Smiler
201(3/4?) Alton Towers
Windsor Safari Park
The Swarm
I'm A celebrity x2
Splash Landings staff
Merlins Magic Wand
Ride Me
2014 Oblivion
Neme21s
5 Years MMW
2015 Oblivion
Thorpe Park
Angry Birds Land Staff
Nemesis Sub Terra
I Vote Fun Premium Pass Holder
Alton Towers Heart Staff
MMW Mascot
Vintage Chessington Logo (if anyone could tell me how old this one is, baring in mind it is textured and not sealed over with a protective plastic layer, I'd love to know!)
Make A wish Star

Ones I am looking for!
Enchanted Village
Rita
Neme21s staff
Vampire 2000's
 
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Re: Ride pin badges

Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:23 pm

Jess was given this staff badge from a member of staff on our last visit on the last day of this season. It's a make a wish badge and it says "....and we made it fun"

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This has been added to her lanyard with her other collection.
 
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Re: Ride pin badges

Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:15 pm

ROYJESS wrote:
Jess was given this staff badge from a member of staff on our last visit on the last day of this season. It's a make a wish badge and it says "....and we made it fun"

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This has been added to her lanyard with her other collection.


It's not a make a wish badge, it's a Star Award badge, staff are given them as a recognition of achievement for something they've done. There are five different badges staff are given in connection to the the 5 categories staff can be awarded for.
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Re: Ride pin badges

Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:16 pm

ROYJESS wrote:
Jess was given this staff badge from a member of staff on our last visit on the last day of this season. It's a make a wish badge and it says "....and we made it fun"

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This has been added to her lanyard with her other collection.


Its a star award badge, given out after receiving star nominations from staff or guests. Surprised she gave it to you, unless it was their last day or they had duplicates.
 
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Re: Ride pin badges

Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:45 am

It was their last day and this member of staff is moving on to another Job. As regulars, we get to make friends with many of the staff, some we have know for years and we are also still in contact will some that have also moved on to work elsewhere.
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