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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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...
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...
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...
I am afraid i tend to agree. If the Parks are back open by the beginning of July, I will be amazed. I do think that this might be it for some Parks, one 'major' park in particular. Govt funding will help with staff costs but not much else in the grand scheme of things.
Anyone in the industry...
Good! The Govt need to stop faffing and be more decisive. I am sure the Parks who are open are awaiting this decision and then can claim insurance and any other income protection policies they have as they will have been 'forced' to close.
I suspect they are waiting to be forced. Unfortunately, the 'wooly' government announcement yesterday puts a lot of uncertainty on the leisure industry. I have read that they will only be able to claim insurance if forced to close.
I also cant understand how a predominantly outdoor themepark...