Alton Towers Introduce Disabled Parking Charges
It has recently been announced that Alton Towers will now introduce the ¬£6 parking charge to disabled guests, who previously were able to park for free. Disabled guests visiting the park have always had FREE ease-of-access parking adjacent to the park’s monorail station near the pay kiosks and “Corkscrew” structure.
A spokeswoman said: “Car parking spaces for disabled visitors are positioned as close to the welcome plaza and entrance to the park as possible, next to our express parking area.¬†We have introduced a charge this year of ¬£6 to bring us in line with other resort theme parks in the¬†Merlin Entertainments Group.
“This is the same charge as that made to all other vehicles using the main¬†car parks.”
She went on to say: “Alton Towers Resort is proud to welcome visitors who have a disability, together with their helpers or companions, and we aim to encourage everyone to enjoy the full range of facilities available, regardless of their ability or disability¬†We aim to ensure that disabled guests are treated with respect and in a manner that is appropriate to their needs, while maintaining equality for all of our visitors.”
Premium Merlin Annual Pass Holders in 2011 receive complimentary parking, however standard pass holders now also have to pay ¬£6 to park each time they visit.