Is this just during non peak times or is it going to be a year round cost cutting move.
same question i was going to ask, surely they can't do this on peak days as well?
some amount of cuts were going to happen, thanks merlin
, and if its going to be anything this is better than other actions they have tried to take. my criticism however, is that it's very "all over the place" with the attractions they have picked to open late. forcing guests, especially ERT guests, to bounce around the park to get on rides, with no skyride to do it with.
i can appreciate opening quiet rides like duel, and all the water rides, later than the rest, but Air???!!! that ride has just as long a queue when it opens at 10 as nemesis and N:ST, or it did the last days i visited.
i know the weather hasn't helped so far this year,but the main problem in all this is the pricing. regardless of BOGOF vouchers making it cheaper. it is still becoming more and more expensive to visit. merlin are effectively pricing lower income families out of their parks, and then wondering why their gate figures are falling.
i took my sister and her 2 kids to AT in april, and ignoring the cost of the hotel (which is also pretty damned expensive these days), we managed to get through £200 between us (including petrol to get there £70), and we all have annual passes. £130 in food drink and a photopass, in just 2 days ??!!! WTF merlin?