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Who knows, maybe another park out there will take the basic layout of Nash and make an RMC model similar to the one mentioned. Unless there’s some crazy loop hole, they won’t be able to make any noticeable changes to the ride.

 

Apart from the hotel opening this year, the next big thing will probably be a new coaster on the Bowl-O-Drome. Rumours suggest another Mack type coaster, which is more reesable than an RMC Nash as Mandy has a good connection with the Mack family.

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3 hours ago, Cedar Creek said:

Who knows, maybe another park out there will take the basic layout of Nash and make an RMC model similar to the one mentioned. Unless there’s some crazy loop hole, they won’t be able to make any noticeable changes to the ride.

 

Apart from the hotel opening this year, the next big thing will probably be a new coaster on the Bowl-O-Drome. Rumours suggest another Mack type coaster, which is more reesable than an RMC Nash as Mandy has a good connection with the Mack family.

The next coaster is unlikely to come anytime soon IMO, if the suggested (lower) gate figures for this year are correct.

 

And to think, they removed Mouse "to make way for exciting new developments" (quoting BPB themselves).  Let's see these developments then!

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Would not be surprised if the poor performance this season leads to can kicking of an addition in the Mouse area, like any business if there is an awful year things might have to be pushed back...

 

There's at least a better chance of a Mouse replacement coming before a Loggers one...

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They basically made an idiotic rushed decision, they were so sure Icon would be a massive hit they removed (in their eyes) a piece of "old tat" because it couldn't be sorted straight away, put some rubbish out about new developments and now they're left with a failed new coaster, lost one of the best ones and no money to build a replacement!

 

Morons.

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4 hours ago, Coaster said:

They basically made an idiotic rushed decision, they were so sure Icon would be a massive hit they removed (in their eyes) a piece of "old tat" because it couldn't be sorted straight away, put some rubbish out about new developments and now they're left with a failed new coaster, lost one of the best ones and no money to build a replacement!

 

Morons.

It just couldn't be sorted. Nothing about it being sorted quickly. No one would insure it. A structural and mechanical assessment along with the improvements needed would have cost a fortune with little to no return. It had it's day and to remove it while they could was the right decision. It is unfortunate the marketing campaign was poor and wicker Man was actually good but ultimately it led to a flop but they weren't to know that.

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Have Pleasure Beach's social media team been taking lessons from Thorpe?

 

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Considering this has come from the park's official Twitter page, this is either a shockingly unprofessional "joke" or there is some truth in it.

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2 hours ago, Marc said:

I don’t see how its “shockingly unprofessional” - no probelm atall with brands having abit of a personality online!

Oh neither do I, but this in particular seems a bit odd.

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In this week's edition of shady business practices at PB, they've run an offer for today selling new season passes for £80.

 

Great, yes?

 

Not when they advertised and ran a renewal offer throughout October for £90, and guaranteed that it would be their lowest price.

 

Yet again they're giving their most loyal customers yet another kick in the teeth, by taking the bulk of renewal sales at a higher price and then sneakily running a lower priced offer to new passholders to make a quick sale.

 

Interestingly they're responding to all the positive posts on social media but ignoring all the loyal long-standing passholders whom they've upset.

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On 11/15/2018 at 7:42 PM, Marc said:

no probelm atall with brands having abit of a personality online!

It's better than your usual corporate scripted response. But is pretty annoying when it's very try-hard. Who wants their favourite park embodying a Tumblr blogger? It's pretty fake and is only there because it's the trendy thing to do.

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On 12/5/2018 at 12:48 PM, Coaster said:

In this week's edition of shady business practices at PB, they've run an offer for today selling new season passes for £80.

 

Great, yes?

 

Not when they advertised and ran a renewal offer throughout October for £90, and guaranteed that it would be their lowest price.

 

Yet again they're giving their most loyal customers yet another kick in the teeth, by taking the bulk of renewal sales at a higher price and then sneakily running a lower priced offer to new passholders to make a quick sale.

 

Interestingly they're responding to all the positive posts on social media but ignoring all the loyal long-standing passholders whom they've upset.

 

This is like, the most common business practice at the moment though?

 

Black Friday is the absolute WORST for 'deals' that are no cheaper than the item was sometimes half a year ago for example...

 

Especially around this time of year, it's always best to wait it out... Though would've thought that because the park was so bad this year the loyal customers wouldn't continue to give their money to them?

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On 12/7/2018 at 10:56 AM, Benin said:

 

This is like, the most common business practice at the moment though?

 

Black Friday is the absolute WORST for 'deals' that are no cheaper than the item was sometimes half a year ago for example...

 

Especially around this time of year, it's always best to wait it out... Though would've thought that because the park was so bad this year the loyal customers wouldn't continue to give their money to them?

It's a bit different when you phone people up to upsell renewals, promise that it'll be the cheapest price possible for 2019 season passes and then completely go against that.

 

Just wait until we lose a few more of the unique steeple attractions, then it really will be time to stop visiting.

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Definitely no point in visiting when the park can clearly only invest in some popular family dark ride, some spinning aeroplanes and a coaster that manages to launch itself then! 

 

I’ll just visit Brighton Pier then!

 

On the other hand, the pass thing is definitely not ideal when they said about a reduced rate and then do an even more reduced one.

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12 minutes ago, Coaster said:

I know there's been reduced gate figures at PB this year but blimey, they must be getting really desperate for money... 😂

 

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Unbelievable.

 

 

It will be a mistake, people make mistakes, no harm done!

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15 hours ago, Coaster said:

I know there's been reduced gate figures at PB this year but blimey, they must be getting really desperate for money... 😂

 

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Unbelievable.

 

 

Remind me, if you ever make a mistake or a comment to make a big deal out of it.

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24 minutes ago, Glitch said:

Remind me, if you ever make a mistake or a comment to make a big deal out of it.

I thought you already did??

 

But come on seriously, it's funny but at the same time surely you'd realise the second it posted that you were logged into the wrong account and remove it?

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Looks like the same kids that run Thorpes corporate account are also on BPBs! Making accidental posts and messing with / enraging enthusiasts (aka your most loyal guests). It's seems both parks are as bad as each other on social media. If you're going to be on Twitter at least be helpful and not make totally contradicting, mocking or clueless posts.

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6 minutes ago, Stuntman707 said:

Looks like the same kids that run Thorpes corporate account are also on BPBs! Making accidental posts and messing with / enraging enthusiasts (aka your most loyal guests). It's seems both parks are as bad as each other on social media. If you're going to be on Twitter at least be helpful and not make totally contradicting, mocking or clueless posts.

 

Not sure we can stop the US President from this though........

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