Recent content by Themeparknewbie01

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    Paultons Park | Tornado Springs | New Area | 2021

    Yeh, I'd much rather see a glossy Merlin advert for a sh*t 'world's first' re-themed porta cabin.
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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Also selling their high ropes course (although that is less of a worry). Unfortunately, I do not see this as any more than asset stripping and then focussing purely on the cheaper family market rides.
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    Chessington World Of Adventures | Croc Drop | Zamperla Sky (Drop) Tower

    It amazes me that they would choose a Magma (Paultons) replica. It isn't thrilling, doesn't actually 'drop' and the throughput is dreadful. I know this is supposed to be a family ride but still a cheap choice.
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    Drayton Manor on Fire

    Yes, heard both rumours. Assume the sale has put all plans on ice for now. Can't imagine either of them leaving if at all possible. The cost to remove would be huge and doubt there is much resale value. Fingers crossed fire is not too bad. Drayton Manor have had rotten luck this year.
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    Alien Encounter

    It was brilliant!! The alien breathing in your ear when it was pitch black was so effective. I loved it, but certainly wasnt very 'disney'
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    Paultons Park | Tornado Springs | New Area | 2021

    I can't think of any benefit in understating how much has been spent on new attractions. As said previously, they do seem to get extraordinary value for money. I am sure the 12million spent will see a much better return on investment than 20million on one coaster.
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    Paultons Park | Tornado Springs | New Area | 2021

    If Flamingoland spend 20million then they have been well and truly shafted. Paultons always seem to get value for money (8million for Lost Kingdom?) It always amazes me how Paultons get things so right and Merlin so wrong!
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    Drayton Manor sold to Looping Group (page 5)

    A new company was also registered on the 30th July... https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/12780482
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    Drayton Manor sold to Looping Group (page 5)

    Offered without comment. Very sad if true... https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/308/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/308/pub/308/page/97/article/67887
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    Drayton Manor sold to Looping Group (page 5)

    What spare rides do Mellors have knocking about?? :-)
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    Drayton Manor sold to Looping Group (page 5)

    Towers Street have picked up that some kind of deal has surfaced between Drayton and Mellors. New details on companies house. No idea what it means but appears that a new company 'Drayton Manor Operations' has been created https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/12735919
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    So, why haven't the Govt come out and dictated this? Isnt the half-price vouchers to help the consumer, but it is optional whether a company accepts them? Surely this scheme is to encourage spending. The VAT cut has very much been announced as being up to the company.
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Although they continue to heavily push 'pre-booking essential' thus getting people to book online. Considering parks have haemorrhaged money the last few months and are now limited with their capacity, I wouldn't blame them at all to keep the 15%. If they are struggling to get customers into...
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    I can't envisage the Parks passing the 15% saving on, especially whilst they are working to limited capacities. Can you also imagine 6 months time when the GP have forgotten why there was a price decrease and suddenly entry goes up 15% overnight! If they pass the saving on, it might show...
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    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    There is quite a lot of sense in this post however... The 80% Govt are paying is in the assumption the staff are not working at all. Parks with animals will still be shelling out full wages for staffing and vet bills, animal feed etc. Somebody shared a post on Facebook from Twinlakes asking...
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