Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Spark, 8th Oct 2012.
This quote alone raises alarm bells:
I will continue to re to quote this until I am proven right
What I meant was that he has experience in managing theme parks and other tourism projects of a similar scale (e.g. Disneyland Paris, the Millennium Dome).
Besides, there's always time for him to visit other theme parks and re-educate himself on the industry trends, is there not?
Edward Smith, the captain of the Titanic, had captained at least six ships, successfully, before he became the captain of the Titanic.
Relying on the charisma of an individual to drive a project forward is steeped in historic failures.
Both were of course, widely known across the industry for their wild success...
Also he wants a second park before the first has even started? Nah mate get over yourself...
OK, I get where you're coming from with the Millennium Dome, but he was at DLP between 1994 and 1998, which I think was when the park's fortunes began to turn for the better slightly?
I'm not sure where either of you are coming from with the Dome. He was brought in to manage the last 9 months of a 12 month exhibition, he had nothing to the planning or operating model. His role was damage limitation and he seemed to do a pretty good job.
I liked the Dome.
Ah right; the reason why I referenced the Dome was because I thought it had widely been seen as a failure due to it getting half its predicted guest figures. In that case, PY Gerbeau has even better credentials to deliver this project with!
I know it seems like the project's been going on for ages, but PY Gerbeau only joined the project in July; we should at least give him a chance!
There's an interesting NAO report on the Dome that essentially concludes that the visitor number prediction was based on the number of people required to make it viable, rather than the number they could actually attract.
Worth a read.
Where is this, out of interest? Could I find it online?
Thanks very much for the link @Rick; should make for interesting reading!
EDIT: Ah... I never knew that was what the link contained. Thanks anyway!
Well, they've been working on some new concepts...:
And the press release:
They're now saying that there will be two parks by 2029.
I do really like the new concept art, but until I see coasters on site, I am a big cynic!
Probably the first realistic thing regarding this project.
That castle looks awful as well.
This is pure parody at this point. They have shaped their castle *exactly* like the Disney castle.
Fully convinced that this is a parody attempt by Merlin to get everyone to laugh at the idea of other theme parks coming into the UK market so that they can maintain their monopoly
Looks pretty cool to me.
IF they pull this off it looks good. Plenty of undercover space and attractions is a great idea. But I will believe it when I see it.
Am I the only one who starts to twitch that it’s called Starport and not The Starport like the other areas?..
Separate names with a comma.