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Gate price for pregnant women

Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:03 pm

Hi, we will be visiting your park on 11th May 2013. My wife will be 23 weeks pregnant then and will not be using any of your rides. I read an early comment on this forum stating pregnant women would be charged disibility rate at the the gate.

Can you please confirm this along with the disibility price?

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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:18 pm

Hi Chris
I'm afraid we can't speak for Alton Towers, as we are an unofficial fan site. However as far as I'm aware, I don't think Towers have a reduced gate price for a pregnant woman I'm afraid.
You're best bet regarding any such thing, is to get in touch with AT on any one of the options found on their website here.
 
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:28 pm

Hi, thank you for such a quick reply. The reason I asked this question was I read an earlier post dated 2008 stating pregnant women gained access as disability and then it was £17, I rang alton towers and they said to print this and bring it to the gate. I wanted to try and get a reply to myself to print.
 
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:33 pm

No worries Mate I'll leave this here in case, anyone else is able to say differently.but as I said above, we are an unofficial community, so I'm unsure if anything posted here would be accepted by Towers guest services.
 
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:35 pm

Chris, Why not use one of the current promotions...

http://www.merlin.kelloggs.co.uk/index.html

You could really push your luck as some of the promos let parents go free with a paying child lol
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:26 pm

Congratulations  :D

I do not think that you will be able to get a disabled ticket: you have to show proof of disability i.e. blue badge/dwp paperwork.

Call customer services before you visit, or if you know someone with an annual pass they maybe able to get friends and family disc for you

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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:33 pm

I was under the impression there was no longer a disability rate, but rather full rate and a career is allowed complimentary entry.

I may be mistake though.
 
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:11 pm

I can confirm that pregnant women are charged at full rate, with no disability entrance available for them. It would probably be best for you to use a current voucher for 2-4-1 entry.

Source: Trip last year with a heavily pregnant aunt :)
 
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:25 pm

altontowerskid wrote:
I can confirm that pregnant women are charged at full rate, with no disability entrance available for them.


Merlin's way of saying "screw you mothers..."

Although to be fair, I could imagine a lot of couples and singles ladies trying this on so that's probably why they don't do it.

Unless someone is heavily pregnant and clearly showing, it can be hard to prove visually.
 
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:37 pm

They could do it like flamingo land do with their age restricted tickets. Charge the full price at the gate then refund afterwards once proof of age is submitted via post or email ?

But still, it's cheaper to use one of the many BOGOF vouchers :D
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:47 pm

If she takes her green forms with her and her scans that would be enough proof as 90% of the parks rides she won't be able 2 go on.
 
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:21 pm

Themeparksandy1981 wrote:
If she takes her green forms with her and her scans that would be enough proof as 90% of the parks rides she won't be able 2 go on.


This is true, but still, the park do not have a rate for pregnant women, neither do they fall into the category of a disabled person. Unfortunately, that is case closed.
 
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:53 pm

I agree with the theory
however it just wouldn't be practical where would it end
Parents who have no intention of riding?
People who don't like rides but want a day out with family?
Pricing based on height?

I'm not saying I don't think they shouldn't make an exception but I don't see how they can.
 
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:05 am

I would wait to the day to make a decision as been 23 weeks she wouldn't want to be on her feet all day and it could be a very warm day so she have to drink lots of fluids and have lots of toilet breaks.
 
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:07 am

Sadly Alton Towers do charge full admission prices for pregnant ladies as they can not stop you going on the rides they advise you don't but don't stop you it's your choice
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Re: Gate price for pregnant women

Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:39 pm

The only way would be to introduce Pleasure Beach system - Entrance only, Ride tokens and unlimited wristbands, but this is not gonna happen. In fact that could be quite profitable for AT, though.

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