PWH at 40
Hi folks! Please start the discussion for 2021 season in this thread. Did anyone go today?
Hellendoorn's new coaster is a Reverchon Spinning Mouse, so nothing to be jealous of 😆
I wonder what on earth happened to this Woody figure? Did it even last an entire season? Seems really strange for them to go to all that effort to make it, for it to never be seen again after such a short time.
Just read that Joyland decided not to open at all yesterday (31st) and Albert delayed some if not all until the evening
To be honest it's hard to call PWH a theme part theses days, at it's quite empty.
Remember the strapline 'you couldn't do it all in a day" or whatever it was, today it's like "you couldn't make it last all day" lol
I think the location is actually a positive thing for PWH, as there's not anything like it in the local area. Yes there is GYPB but a lot of people look at that as an evening out rather than a whole day.
PWH is the only proper theme park in the entire of East Anglia. Its a shame that it hasn't really capitalised on that since the 90s.
I really can't tell if it's a good thing for PWH or not.
On one hand it's great to see them continuing with their investments, so it bodes well for something new for us in 2022.
However, are they spending all their budget on others parks instead?
Hellendoorn has only just closed and they've just announced that for 2022 they're getting a new coaster!
Alright for some!
(If you're unaware, Hellendoorn (Netherlands) is a Loopings park)
Shame to hear that it was quiet but it was inevitable with the weather in the morning.
I didn't end up going as the initial reports said that the bad weather would ease off at 11am, then it changed to midday and then 1pm. So I didn't want to risk the long drive for it to just be a wash out.
Went for the season finale today. Shame about the weather. When we turned up at around 10.30am this morning, the park was dead. Didn't manage to get on Eggspress (only seemed to be up for a short period) understandable with the weather.
Luckily the weather improved later on. First time doing the mazes myself, really enjoyed them, had some fairly good theming. One negative is they could of done with some more actors but for 6 quid for the 2 was good value. My sister mentioned when she did the mazes a few years ago, there was more actors and there was a pre-story on Hell Express which they didn't seem to do today.
Did get stuck on without on the first lifting hill section. It seems like a regular occurrence these days but staff dealt with it well, good communication, free drink and rolled us back into the station very slowly!
Managed to get a bit of atmosphere for the fireworks for 6pm. It probably helped everything being shut and being confined to a certain area of the park. Firework display was impressive from Tinuiniam.
Last week I paid 22 pound to visit some Octoberfest event locally to me, which I thought was awful value. Basically big tent, packed with to many people, crazy 3 hour queue to enter and overpriced drinks and some band you couldn't hear. That seems to get massive crowds but Rides, Shows, Fireworks, Scaremazes all day for 26 pounds doesn't have the same effect.
Its a major shame yet the forecast was well predicted with weather warnings as early as Thursday and Friday. I half wonder if they should have just postponed or cancelled them and made the 2022 display even better, I know logistics would not have allowed that yet they would have played out to a handful of people on site and many more probably along the public footpaths and car parks instead as the weather had cleared.
A short clip has been put on official FB page followed by a rather damming accusation to which im sure she should have reported to guest services on the way out...
I’m at the park absolutely freezing, I didn’t arrive until after 2:30 very very quite today
Sadly we decided to cancel our trip today due to the weather which didn't really clear properly until towards 2pm. Took a drive up there after the supermarket shop and the car park was disappointingly quiet for season end yet only natural due to the weather. Lots of large flooded areas at car park entrance too.
Annoyingly our decision to cancel was also down to the ride status list which was inaccurate as I found when I drove in. We felt that at 3pm it was not value for money to warrant a ticket for the event.
The advertising of £13 from 4pm is also quite steep when you factor Lake end is closed off and with what is actually open or left very little time to do it in even with what was im sure limited ques. Certainly use to be much cheaper. Fingers crossed we get a drier season end for 2022.
So the debate now shifts to 2022.
What are we expecting and hoping for ?
Yeah there will be some insanely strong winds tomorrow morning, and some heavy rain, but it should all be settled come the afternoon. That might mean that Jolly will be out all day unfortunately. We're thinking of popping along, but will aim to get there at lunch time now.
Well what a washout start to the final weekend of the season, its torrential rain here at the moment due to last until around lunch and the same for the final day tomorrow yet apparently should clear by mid afternoon .
Drop tower was closed yesterday, possibly due to the wind, listed as shut today along with pirate ship ( yet i saw it moving yesterday ), woodycopters and wavebreaker yet with this weather I cant see anything being open at the moment.
What a shame after whats been a mostly dry and mild week
There has been an update via official Facebook onto the main website about fireworks.
Lake end closes at 4pm, mobile bar and food on the former fireball site, only cannonball, pirate and mega drop out of thrill will remain open until 5.30pm. Others close at 5pm which is earlier than usual, an hour is a long time for people to hang around in such a small area lets hope the music keeps them entertained.
Seems odd as cannonball will be in a dark pit...fireworks due at 6 .. requests to be patient after in the car park too, current weather is not looking good at all.
True yet the park was there before a lot of them houses were built....yet yes I said we need rides before we did that. Something we know is doubtful
I think it's best to get the basics nailed first before opening into the evening. Plus I'm confident there will be restrictions with the houses near by.
Fortunately for GYPB, they have nice people that live opposite and don't care about the late openings.
As I got home just after the park close there was a good stream of traffic heading out...however still missing such a trick by not being open into the evening. Yes we tried it a few years back for a week yet that was only the mazes...
Night rides the public love, some wheeled in lights on hire some decent flat rides and it will be a huge success, doesn't have to be late either...
Meanwhile Albert open into the dark and its also on the local news again this evening....promotion all round for them as per.
Unfortunately wet and windy weather due for the fireworks and end of season for woody.
It’s a shame we can’t retire some of are rides and make way for new exciting developments, the looping group need to show more ambition I really hope we see some investment this winter
Well we don't know what's happened to it do we? They might have decided to move to PWH if they were unable to sell during the year? That makes sense really. No need for loopings to buy a new ride yet one of their parks has a big new ride to promote.
Unlikely I know, but it's nice to talk about possibilities.