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West Midland Safari Park makes major change to drive-through safari experience

A new scheme by West Midland Safari Park to introduce drive-through time slots has received a mixed response from customers and fans.

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West Midland Safari Park has introduced a new timeslot system for the drive-through section of the park

The popular attraction near Bewdley has announced that it is introducing safari drive-through time slots as a way of reducing the amount of time it takes customers to travel around the four-mile drive-through section.

The new scheme is due to come into force on June 5 and will mean that anyone booking online from that date onwards will be asked to select a timeslot on the West Midland Safari Park (WMSP) website.

Additionally, anyone arriving without pre-booking tickets will be asked to park in the car park, purchase tickets and reserve an available time slot.

The park has said that the new decision had come after listening to feedback from customers about the length of time it could take to travel around the drive-through.

A spokesman for the park also said that customers could still enter the walk-through area as soon as the park opened and could re-enter that area as much as they liked throughout the day.

The spokesman said: "We’ve listened to all the feedback we’ve had about the length of time it can take guests to travel our four-mile safari drive-through, and will now be introducing safari drive-through time slots from June 5 onwards.