Absolutely dire state of affairs. The bulk of the blame lies with The Smiler crash, of course, but has just exposed the lack of infrastructure and support beneath. Merlin have been suffocating the business for years, and now they're helping it put it out it's inadvertent misery. Never seen a situation as dire as this in twenty years, not even in the barrel scraping, area shutting era of DIC. Definitely no visit from me next season, or at least until whatever may be next. It's difficult to imagine the park without Hex. It's literally the centrepiece attraction. I'm sure a few members will be along to post that the park is 'just a business at the end of the day', and that it needs to prioritise it's coasters and CBeebies Land, for example, but The Flume, Ripsaw and Hex are important attractions; Rides guests seek out and look forward to.