I was thinking the same...And a better water ride, their log flume is very poor and in no way up to standard with the rest of the park.
What about a dark water ride!I was thinking the same...
Dark ride > Water ride >
Then a proper thrill coaster and Paulton’s would genuinely become a major contender in the UK.
Thing is they have very little to attract those without children at the minute. Walk around Alton, Thorpe or Blackpool on a term time week day and it’s all couples, enthusiasts and groups of young adults. Who does Paulton’s draw when the little ones are all at school?
They’re definitely moving in the right direction, and are one of, if not the, most exciting up and coming parks in the UK. But they can’t be far off moving into the real thrill market, surely?
Maybe I’m barking up the wrong tree, maybe they only want to attract families with young children for the long term. But that would be a shame, they’ve a great park, and could be one of the best... But all of the best have something for everyone.
As I'm from the north of England I'd like to ask how much does Paultons advertise down south? Advertising the new area well will of course be crucial to gain a large amount of visitors from London / the London Commuter belt that will have a lot of young families.
Never seen an advert for Paulton’s in Derby / Nottingham... but to be fair have never seen an advert for BPB this side of Stoke either. Guess with Alton Towers on the way, advertising other parks to the GP round here might be a bit futile.Everywhere (and a recent visit to Birmingham showed me how far north that had spread). Growing up in Portsmouth though, I miss the old 'It's a hoot hoot, at Paulton's Park' radio jingle.
Can't speak for South England. But must say I was surprised last year to see Paultons advertisements in Belfast, Northern Ireland.As I'm from the north of England I'd like to ask how much does Paultons advertise down south? Advertising the new area well will of course be crucial to gain a large amount of visitors from London / the London Commuter belt that will have a lot of young families.
I think they clearly do pretty well with what they have. Expanding into a different market (thrill seekers) could be a massive mistake. What they have now works incredibly well for them and the Peppa Pig license has (or at least it appears to me anyway) meant they have been able to expand in ways they probably only dreamed about before it came along.
If I were in charge of Paultons I'd be happy going for the market they are, they appear to get plenty of pre school visitors out of term time. And then have the pre teen market looked after outside of Peppa Pig world for the school holidays/weekends.
Not everyone wants to or has to appeal to all demographics and trying to do so could be disastrous as they woukd struggle to be able to compete with both and likely end up with one or two proper thrill attractions that they're target audience don't need it want.