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Legoland closed due to power failure

by CoasterCrazyChris » Sun May 06, 2012 1:36 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-17974398

Oh dear, a lot of unhappy children down there today...
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by LukeJ » Sun May 06, 2012 1:41 pm

I first saw this when I went on BBC News website and the banner at the top said 'Legoland Windsor shut' or something, then rushed on here to see if there was a topic, but there wasn't.
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by mrbrightside » Sun May 06, 2012 3:01 pm

They did a fanatstic job of keeping people updated on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/officiallegola ... 1083863364
https://www.facebook.com/officiallegola ... 1210948364
https://www.facebook.com/officiallegola ... 3863328364

And allowed everyone with pre-booked tickets to use them at Chessington instead - which was a clever move by Merlin!

Some people moan for the sake of moaning, there's not a lot that can be done when there is a large scale power cut!
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by Stelios7 » Sun May 06, 2012 3:21 pm

It's obviously a shame on one of the busiest weekends of the year. Merlin handeled it well as always and they swift Chessie offer seemed too god to refuse. A bit harsh on the no toilet policy though. But the words "major" probably explain that.

Were there any areas of the park not affected? Or does "major" basically refer tithe whole park?
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by Benzin » Sun May 06, 2012 4:09 pm

It may seem harsh on the no toilet thing, but since they can also be heavily affected by power cuts, it's a wise enough call...

A shame, but can't be helped. Although dread to think how Chessie coped...
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by haydn! » Sun May 06, 2012 4:45 pm

Some people really do complain for the sake of it...

Someone the BBC interviewed wrote:"They said you can go to Chessington if you have pre-booked but we were going to pay on the door, so that's left us in a really awkward situation."


Then go an pay on the gate at Chessington? It's pretty much the same price, if not cheaper.  :roll:
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by Stelios7 » Sun May 06, 2012 5:04 pm

haydn! wrote:Some people really do complain for the sake of it...

Someone the BBC interviewed wrote:"They said you can go to Chessington if you have pre-booked but we were going to pay on the door, so that's left us in a really awkward situation."


Then go an pay on the gate at Chessington? It's pretty much the same price, if not cheaper.  :roll:


Chessie is £39.60 for a regular adult, whilst Legoland is slightly more with £43.20 with the on the gate prices. Well... look at the bright side, if they got there, they save a few quid for some Merlin vending machine produce!
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by BigAl » Sun May 06, 2012 6:37 pm

We'd were going to to Chessington today. We got there after a 3 hour drive and it was heaving with children and pretty much every ride having a massive queue! My family hate theme parks, so this was a god·send for them. We basically ran through the zoo, went on Bubble Works and then went back home (yep, a 6 hour all-round drive for 2 hours of them complaining about the amount of people there were and the poor weather). :x
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by Rollermad » Sun May 06, 2012 8:11 pm

Saturday was only 10 minutes dragons fury the same weekend - 10 mins at 12 pm
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by hex4ever » Mon May 07, 2012 1:21 pm

Some of the comments on the Facebook wall are a complete exaggeration, one person even said that her son will never be happy again............... wow, just wow.
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by rollerghoster » Tue May 08, 2012 11:04 pm

i was at chessington on sunday....it was really quiet in the morning, practically walking on most rides, i think we only queued about 15mins tops for most rides.....until the influx of legoland refugees came, then the queue lines doubled...obviously, still had a good time though
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by Benzin » Tue May 08, 2012 11:13 pm

Reminds me of he 2008 Halloween where Thorpe reached capacity and sent everyone to Chessie... And Vampire was down...

Naturally, Facebook comments are full of angry idiots... Oh well...
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by BigAl » Wed May 09, 2012 6:38 am

I think it might have been better to have let people who'd pre-booked to go to Legoland to have open-dated return tickets rather than send them all to Chessington at once.

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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by thefatone » Wed May 09, 2012 8:01 am

They did. They had the option of going to chessie or having open-dated tickets. Perfect.
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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by BigAl » Wed May 09, 2012 8:07 am

I take it most chose to go to Chessington instead then? It was pretty packed.

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Re: Legoland closed due to power failure

by thefatone » Wed May 09, 2012 7:30 pm

I imagine so, considering they would've chosen to go out on that specific day and whatnot, maybe special occasion.

If I got offered another day, or another park on same day after driving to lego, i'd definitely choose the latter.

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