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There's a fine line between coming across as disappointed and coming across as butt-hurt. Unfortunately, Coaster went so far over the line that he can't even see it anymore.
Firstly, you're putting words in my mouth that I haven't said, find me anywhere I suggested boycotting the park??That's strictly not true, though. They do in fact have plans for that site and some of it will be used later this year for something - you're saying all this like removing Wild Mouse is going to cause a huge decrease in attendance to the park when in reality the only people that will boycott the park are a handful of self-righteous enthusiasts letting nostalgia guide their idiotic beliefs.
Things like this piss me off, to be honest. This same type of enthusiast will be the first to cry and belittle 'the public' when the park closes down due to low attendance. Moan about them removing a ride and not replacing it; boycotts the park so they won't generate enough income to build a new ride. I know this is an extreme scenario but my point still stands. How about you support the park and hopefully they'll fill the space with something worthy in the future instead of sitting bitching on a forum about the removal...
Lofty wasn't putting words in your mouth. He said: "This same type of enthusiast ... boycotts the park ...". He didn't say you were boycotting the park. He also stated "this is an extreme scenario" to get his point across.Firstly, you're putting words in my mouth that I haven't said, find me anywhere I suggested boycotting the park??
I read his post differently if I'm honest, it seems odd to make a sweeping statement about a "type of enthusiast" in direct reply to my post if it's aimed at someone else. Also he talks about boycotting the park and then goes on to say "how about you support the park" in the next sentence.Lofty wasn't putting words in your mouth. He said: "This same type of enthusiast ... boycotts the park ...". He didn't say you were boycotting the park. He also stated "this is an extreme scenario" to get his point across.
Don't get me wrong. I was just as upset as you are. BPB Wild Mouse is #5 in my Top 10 and although you don't have your CC listed, I'm over 1000 and putting Wild Mouse at #5 says how much I loved it. But these things happen and we all have to move on, regardless of the circumstances.
The way the park handled it is my main issue, it shows that they just didn't care.It was a general statement about enthusiasts that share the same point belief that you do - the same types of posts you've posted and the manner of your comments about the park are the same as those. If the shoe fits...
The way you are posting (this is directly aimed at you) is that Pleasure Beach have purposely removed Wild Mouse as a malicious act and not that of a business needing to. The ride needed lots of work doing to it, which with its heritage proves difficult as there's only a minute number of companies specialising in such work on heritage rides. Yes, the communication about this happening was abysmal, and some form of notice would've been great, but it wouldn't have stopped the outcome of the removal. Plain and simple.
But the statement read that it was to make way for future developments, it was rushed out (once they were asked for one) as they had failed to announce anything beforehand.No, it does not.
It's an incredibly difficult process to go through to remove one of your much-loved and iconic rides. They'd have faced extremely negative feedback regardless of announcing the removal prior/post the actual action - as has happened and you're proving right now. It does not show that they 'don't care', in fact, I can absolutely tell you right now that a lot of the senior management and most-definitely the Thompsons care a lot more than you do.
It was the Thompsons' family legacy. They were literally removing a part of their own heritage and identity as a family owned business. Just remove yourself from the scenario and look at it face value - you're a consumer, you're not an operator, a Thompson or anyone that actually matters to their business. Simple, really.
Again I think you're making assumptions here, I've never said it was a "personal attack" - that's crazy.I'm sorry, but you're absolutely deluded if you think they don't care about the heritage of their FAMILY HISTORY. I can't believe you're just not getting this, at all.
You clearly have your mind set on this being a personal attack from the park, and no sensical talking to you is ever going to make you realise that they did this for a reason, not just because they wanted to.
Again, your last statement really links back to what I was saying... "Customers do matter to their business, and whilst one customer won't make a difference if they upset a large number (not suggesting Mouse alone would have put loads of people off going, but a combination of things) then they're in trouble.", the reality of the situation is that in the grand scheme of things, the people that are affected by this ride and are 'upset' by this move are absolutely the minority and I doubt would even have a slight effect on the business when a new ride would completely outweigh those people.
You just aren't seeing this in a logical manner, I completely and utterly understand that this might have affected you and you're clearly annoyed by it - but your general statements are absolutely wrong and formed by a pointed opinion.