Drayton Manor Theme Park

Review: 

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  • Changing Places Toilets
  • Reduced ticket prices for children with a disability & their carer
  • Access bands for rides

Details from the website: 

  1. Toilets & Changing Facilities: They have a brand-new Hoist Room. This brand-new room consists of a toilet, a wash hand basin, a shower, a hydraulic bed and a hoist. Most importantly the room is spacious enough to provide ample room for carers and is located behind the First Aid department. The electronic hoist is easy to use with a foot pedal to pump it up to its maximum level above waist height and the environment surrounding this area has been made easily accessible and wheelchair friendly. All the relevant support bars, as well as an emergency call rope, have been installed to ensure users can be supported at all times. Please note: Customers are asked to bring your own sling.
  2. Access to rides: We recognise that for some guests, accessing a ride via a conventional queue line can be challenging, either due to mobility issues or for example as a result of difficulties with everyday social interaction. For guests who are unable to enter a ride in the usual way, we do offer Access Bands which allow access to a ride via an alternative route (please note that this facility might not be available on all rides).
  3. Access Bands: These allow the guest who is unable to use the conventional queue line to enter a ride via the ride’s exit gate. The website states “Please note this is not a fast track pass, it is for ease of access only. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THERE WILL STILL BE AN ELEMENT OF QUEUING.” They allow up to 3 carers of the guest’s party to accompany the wearer of the Access Band onto a ride one of which needs to be a registered carer. “A Carer Card will be issued alongside the Access Band allowing a maximum of 10 rides in any one day.”
  4. New for 2019: During peak periods (Weekends/School Holidays) the below attractions will operate with timing restrictions for Easy Access Users. The Easy Access User will not be permitted to access the listed rides in less than 30-minute intervals between easy access service.

• Accelerator
• Buffalo Coaster
• Maelstrom
• Stormforce 10
• Troublesome Trucks
• Winston’s Whistle-Stop Tours
• The Bounty Pirate Ship
• Sodor Railway

5. Easy Access Eligibility to qualify you need one of the follow below;

• Confirmation of receipt of Personal Independent Payment/ an Attendance Allowance award letter confirming receipt of the higher rate mobility component
• A current and valid Blue Badge
• A letter of diagnosis from a GP or Hospital Consultant stating why you are eligible for the service (presented on headed paper). All letters need to be dated within one year of visit. (Equivalent documentation from guests visiting from outside the UK will also be accepted).