JoshC wrote:The thing is you don't have to buy Fasttrack, its a premium item, and so it should be priced at a premium rate.
And if its more expensive, less people will buy it, meaning the queues will move a lot faster for everyone else.
Hmv wrote:We got to face the facts, fast tracks have always been about making money from guests. The more expensive the better that way the queue goes quicker for everybody.
In 2000/2001 I went to Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire and back in around 2003 I went to Alton Towers for the first time.
daboywunda wrote:Not quite the same, but I bought ultimate fast-track at Thorpe last year (for the MoS day & the park was heaving and I was on my own while waiting for friends to arrive, who were VERY late). There wasn't a (decent) ride with less than a 2 hour queue. It was the best £75 I'd spent.. I worked out that I saved something ridiculous like 72 hours worth of queue time and absolutely abused it! Would I do it again? I really would...
bensaund wrote:The problem is and we are seeing this more and more and Merlin can't wait to profit from it, the following phrase summs it all up:
"I'm alright, sod everybody else"
I am sure you had a great day, but the more people who do this make the entire theme park experience less and less exciting. If Merlin don't sort it out, they will seriously damage their reputation and the the number of guests will fall.
I was having a good read through Tripadvisor earlier and there are so many people giving their experience a 1* due to the fact they are charged high entry prices, car parking and they have a 90 min queue while hundreds of people "Queue jump" "Push in" with Fast Tracks.
bensaund wrote:Why should I waste money on Fast tracks when it only goes into Merlins back pocket and making everyone elses day worse....
FYI if you paid £70 for your entry and fast tracks, I only paid £74 for my MAP for the entire year
So unlimited entry into many attractions, if we go to Thorpe and its looking like a busy or rubbish day we go home.