Access Card recognised at UK theme parks

Nimbus Disability, the organisation that created the Access Card, is pleased to announce that four theme parks run by Merlin Entertainment have now joined the growing list of Access Card Providers in the UK.

The Access Card is now recognised at a number of the UK’s most famous Amusement Parks: Alton TowersThorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures Resort and Legoland Windsor Resort.

Access Card holders can now join the access registration scheme at these Merlin venues by sending in details of their Access Card when submitting their application to the scheme.

The four Merlin themes parks collaborating in this scheme are said to have wheelchair access, allow PA’s and assistant dogs, accessible toilets, hearing loops and Ride Access Passes for people who are unable to stand in queues.

Martin Austin, Managing Director of Nimbus Disability, said:

“We’re thrilled to finally be working with Merlin – ever since we started, Access Card holders have been really vocal about getting Merlin on board so it’s great to be able to deliver on this. We hope this is the start of a great working relationship with them”.

What is an Access Card?

An Access Card is a type of identification that can be used to discretely share any additional needs you may require due to a disability of health condition.

This could include being accompanied by a PA or assistant/guide dog, wheelchair access, accessible toilets, hearing loops, braille or any other support.

Other organisations who have benefited from the scheme include BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, Sheffield City Council and The University of Derby.

Access Card Discount Code

The Access Card scheme can be used in a variety of places and events. Whether it’s booking tickets for a concert or festival, attending a sporting event, visiting a museum or even using it as I.D to get your Covid-19 vaccine.

With lockdown restrictions easing, now is the best time to start planning your next day out or summer getaway.

On the Disability Horizons Shop, we are pleased to be able to offer a discount voucher code for the Access Card.

You can simply apply online or over the phone, provide evidence of your disability or health condition and use the discount code DHSHOP to get £2.50 off.

For full details on this discount offer, check out Duncan Edward’s blog post Access Card Discount Code.

By Emma Purcell 

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