"Mr Hyde""][quote=""Kraken" wrote:
Alton Towers say that if you are registered disabled, you have to be treated the same. . .
Actually, the law says that.[/quote]
Indeed, the law does say that - but it is a common quote that "the law is a55".
Having looked at both Alton Towers & Thorpe Park's websites, it seems that the two parks cannot agree on disabled rider restrictions for able bodied disabled guests...
Alton Towers (from the FAQ's page, Disabled & Additional need section)
"For safety reasons, guests with disabilities who require physical assistance are required to have at least one carer over the age of 14 to accompany them onto the rides. If no physical assistance is required, there is no age requirement for a carer".
[So no matter what the disability, a carer is needed with the disabled guest at Alton Towers]
Thorpe Park (from the Disabled visitors guide PDF on their website)
"Disabled Guests who do not require any assistance to access the ride or during an emergency or evacuation situation, do not require careers. Guests must be able to communicate fully".
I had a quick look at the Legoland Windsor website too - it seems that 95% of their queuelines can accommodate wheelchairs, so even wheelchair guests have to queue as normal there. [I've never been to Legoland Windsor, so am going only from their website]. They even add the following paragraph onto their disabled accessibility statement;
"LEGOLAND Windsor does not follow in-line with other theme park providers as it is felt the Park has been designed to cater for guests with disabilities. It is appreciated that some Guests require additional assistance to ensure they can maximise their enjoyment".
Nice to see a consistent approach from Merlin!