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Disabled Access at Winter Wonderland

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Last night we found ourselves hanging out with Santa Clause, swaying to the sounds of Christmas Carols and feasting ourselves from the delights of a Yuletide market.

Yes, that’s right the countdown to Christmas is upon us and to mark the occasion Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park in London and yesterday VIP guests were treated to a preview evening ahead of the official opening of the festive theme park which opens today.

Visitors to the park can catch a lift on the Giant Observation Wheel overlooking the city packed with Christmas shoppers, improve their skating techniques on the Ice Rink, marvel at Zippos Christmas Circus and enjoy all the fun of the fair.

For youngsters they can meet the big man himself in Santa Land and Mum & Dad can chill out in the new VIP private boxes with Champagne over at Cirque Berserk, a brand new breathtaking show for 2012.

The Wonderland has done its very best to welcome wheelchair guests, pathways are wide and flat with ramps leading up to a percentage of bars and cafes which are situated around the park.

Something we personally enjoy is the fact wheelchairs are permitted on the Ice Rink and the Giant Wheel is equipped with suitable sized pods to accommodate those in chairs.

As for the fairground due to the nature of the rides most have not been adapted for those with physical limitations and there is no ‘jump the queue’ policy which is put into place at most theme parks around the country.

Disabled guests are entitled to a complimentary ticket for the carer/ companion although you may be asked to provide documented evidence such as a blue badge or Attendance Allowance book.

Winter Wonderland is open every day up to 6 January 2013 10am-10pm apart from Christmas Day as Santa apparently has quite a busy night the day before!

For more information visit the Winter Wonderland Website.