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geniehawk
geniehawk  7180 forum posts England
2 Dec 2008 - 12:10 PM

A word of warning to anyone thinking of going here, DON'T.
I visited on Saturday and was extremly dissapointed. We waited over 2 hours to visit Father Christmas with our grandson and left when we were told it would be at least another hour! The rides etc. all had to be paid for as extra's and the ice rink was not even working. The trading standards have been iinvolved now, but some may not have heard of this.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7758112.stm

Jeannie.

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BOB S
BOB S  112622 forum posts
2 Dec 2008 - 12:41 PM


Quote: We waited over 2 hours to visit Father Christmas

Well Saturday was still "November" maybe he thought it a bit early for Christmas.

There has been a lot in the press about this, Lapland in the New Forest is stretching the imagination a bit dont you think ?

BOB

geniehawk
geniehawk  7180 forum posts England
2 Dec 2008 - 2:23 PM

If there web site was stilling up and running you would see the fantastic lighting effects and snow scenes promised, supposedly by the same people who did lots of cinema special effects.Bot so much worried about Father Chrismas, more the total lack of effort put into the whole thing.

Jeannie.

Big Bri
Big Bri  1215507 forum posts England
2 Dec 2008 - 4:13 PM

Did you really expect log cabins covered in snow ? The beeb now have a video of the website and I have to say, it certainly looks nothing like the pictures I've seen of the actual place.
Apparently, there was some small print on the website that said something like "these are pictures of Lapland, not actual pictures of the site"

geniehawk
geniehawk  7180 forum posts England
2 Dec 2008 - 6:05 PM

What it actually said was that these scenes were what to expect .
It is not so much the lack of "snow" but the utter disregard for children left without any of their presents and parents left with a lot of explaining to do. I don't think my expectations were to high, but 30 each for children and adults was!

Jeannie.

Henchard
Henchard  92744 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 6:11 PM

There is a very long forum thread on this site about this

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 7:39 PM

I must admit that I liked this version of the story.

Kris_Dutson
2 Dec 2008 - 7:50 PM


Quote: A Lib Dem spokesman said: "It's basically two garden sheds and a stuffed badger with a Comic Relief nose.

"The 'elves' are obviously just drunk, Welshmen while Santa is a Polish gentleman who lets the children sit on his knee but then gives them a flyer for his photography business

You been visiting Keith's studio then Boyd?

Wink

Last Modified By Kris_Dutson at 2 Dec 2008 - 7:51 PM
Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 7:53 PM

Visiting? I'm head elf on 2 an hour and as many chestnuts as I can eat.

Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7789 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom171 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 7:59 PM

You've got a better contract than me then. I don't even get an 'elf plan. BOOM BOOM.



Hear those groans.

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2008 - 8:13 PM

*carefully loads the sniper rifle*

Smile

robdebank
robdebank e2 Member 5164 forum postsrobdebank vcard United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 - 8:17 PM

Its even been on the BBC news tonight.

It is SO crap, it beggars belief. Even DelBoy would do a better job.

geniehawk
geniehawk  7180 forum posts England
2 Dec 2008 - 10:13 PM

Your quite right, Delboy would have done better! It may seem funny to some but to hear the security guard on the news say it was troublemakers causing the problem is so so not real. Most people there had young children with them and had paid in advance, it is fully booked up for all weekends till Christmas, or so their web site said when we booked, but I now think that was a con as well.

Jeannie.

Last Modified By geniehawk at 2 Dec 2008 - 10:14 PM
Big Bri
Big Bri  1215507 forum posts England
3 Dec 2008 - 4:59 PM

website is back up

andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Dec 2008 - 5:07 PM

Oh no it's not

Wink

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