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Re: [IPk] insulin pumps at theme parks



A lot of places like Chessington World and related parks will only consider
> someone with a DLA letter and a letter from their GP or clinic saying that
> they cannot queue.

I wonder if I could get a pass to stop me and my redheaded daughters from 
having to queue in the heat and sun, to prevent (recurrence of) Melanoma. 
;-)

Helene.

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From: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 4:11 PM
To: <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IPk] insulin pumps at theme parks

> Hi Lynn
>
> Thorpe Park do give you a ride access pass - show them your letter and 
> they
> will give you the pass (guest services).  As Jackie points out, you don't
> queue jump, but it does mean that you have a given time to go on the ride 
> and
> therefore removes the need to be unattached for any length of time.  If 
> the
> normal queue wait time is 1 hour, then you can't get on to another ride 
> for an
> hour.  Having said that, you can go on other rides if you want to wait in 
> the
> normal line (ie if a ride queue is say 30 mins).  I always disconnect 
> because
> although I have seen that lots of people don't bother, I just don't want 
> to
> run the risk of damaging my pump.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Kind regards
>
> Allison
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lynn Panayiotou <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Thu, 19 May 2011 15:01
> Subject: Re: [IPk] insulin pumps at theme parks
>
>
> Thankyou for the detailed information, we're going to Thorpe park. Unable 
> to
> et through to them at the moment, only by email and rec'd standard 
> response
> re
> heelchair disability etc.
> ynn
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 19 May 2011, at 13:47, "Jackie Jacombs" <email @ redacted>
> wrote:
>> Hi Lynn
>
>
> Some parents have been able to get passes at some theme parks if you have
> type 1 but this is getting less common.  Also it isn't actually a "fast
> pass" you don't get on sooner than anyone else, but what they do is give 
> you
> a time to return to that ride so you if you have a child with diabetes who
> goes hypo or needs to be fed or you have to remove that pump for the ride
> etc you don't have to queue in the heat and can come back when it's your
> time and they will let you straight on.  It's usually referred to as a 
> Ride
> Access Pass.  Or sometime Exit pass.
>
> A lot of places like Chessington World and related parks will only 
> consider
> someone with a DLA letter and a letter from their GP or clinic saying that
> they cannot queue.
>
> Have you tried asking the parents on the UK CWD mailing list?  The vast
> majority of regular posters have children using pumps.
> http://www.childrenwithdiabetesuk.org/
>
>
> Legoland have said that the need a DLA letter and a note from the clinic 
> and
> they will consider.
>
>
> Which theme park are you going to?   On some of the rides it may be
> necessary to remove the pump and therefore someone could be off their pump
> for some time if they are stuck in a 2 hour queue.  So you DSN might be 
> able
> to include this in a letter.
>
> Pumps and theme park rides
>
> You need to make sure that the  pump is protected from the powerful 
> magnets
> contained in most high level thrill rides.  Like the steep drop ones
>
>
> This is from Alton Towers
>
> "Thanks for getting in touch.
>
> All of our rides will generate some magnetic fields as we use large 
> amounts
> of electricity but we do use very strong permanent magnets on Rita and
> thirteen. These two rides would create the strongest magnetic fields and I
> would suspect the pump will need to be removed on these.
>
>
> Samuel Hall Alton Towers Resort
> Guest Services"
>
>
> Some people will tell you that they have taken their pumps to theme parks
> and dont take them off for any rides and have had no problems, but the
> bottom line is that you don't want the pump to be damaged or messed up.
>
>
>
> Kind regards
> Jackie J
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On 
> Behalf
> Of lynn panayiotou
> Sent: 19 May 2011 13:18
> To: insulin pumpers
> Subject: [IPk] insulin pumps at theme parks
>
> Hi all,
>
> Been told by diabetic nurse that theme parks give you a fast pass if you 
> are
> a
> pump user.
> Does anyone have experience of this?
> Lynn
>
> 13 year old son on accucheck pump for 6 months
> .
>
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