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Pleasureland Amusement Park Closure Announced In Nw

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http://www.pleasureland.uk.com/

More job losses. They just had the council spokesperson interviewed on th bbc news who said they would not allow housing or retail to be built, but would find another tourist attraction ......yeah right.

Cue sad stories of old employees harking back to old days before cheap flight eco-crimes :angry:

Reminds me of this dead park in the Japanese recession http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/t...2ft_rando1.html

"It is with regret that the Directors of Pleasureland Ltd announce the closure of their Pleasureland Amusement Park. We are extremely saddened to have to make this announcement, especially as our hard-working and loyal team here has helped us so much in our endeavours over the years.

Pleasureland has proved unsustainable as a ride park, despite our repeated significant investments in capital attractions. These include the £5million TRAUMAtizer roller coaster, the Space Shot vertical drop ride, and the Casablanca Family Entertainment Centre, none of which sadly has generated a return on capital.

It must be acknowledged that the UK theme park industry as a whole is facing increased competition from publicly-funded and lottery-funded attractions which have significantly distorted the visitor attractions market. This situation has been compounded by our weekend trading now competing with extended Sunday shopping rules and Sunday sporting events.

We recognise that Pleasureland has long been an integral part of the resort and we will be working closely with Sefton Council to discuss a practicable future for the site. Our immediate efforts will now be with our staff; our Human Resources team will be working together with external agencies to help and advise them as much as we possibly can, at what is a difficult time for all of us involved.

6th Sep 2006"

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I love the way HPC's context sensitive ad-banner is bombarding me with D!sney World ads as I contemplate that beautiful Japanese ruin.

The relentless web robot ads remind me of a Star Trek Next Generation episode that was on BBc 2 the other week.

'Arsenal of Freedom - 4.5 - Enterprise crew is stranded on Minos, where the arsenal of a former great race of arms dealers is unleashed on them'

The Crew are trapped on a planet by a robot defense system that has obliterated the population completely, but keeps running on auto demo hoping for a sale.

As resources become scarce perhaps the corporations that use resources for wasteful consumer goods become like arms dealers, particularly if the waste produced is toxic and akin to a weapon against the environment.

I love the captions...

All your roller-coasters are belong to us

:lol: there are many other excellent photos & captions of Jap recession ruins on the file pages here

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/t...2fresearch.html

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Some of these sound like proverbs... confuscious says...

The waste hotel of legend (diversion it is completed) Meeting paste hot spring

The spirit spot which goes out (dismantling it is completed)

Ruins fan eternal yearning

Already the lovely sibling where two degrees it cannot meet

Do you think if I strung these together, I could sell it as a very profound pice of modern poetry?

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Some of these sound like proverbs... confuscious says...

Do you think if I strung these together, I could sell it as a very profound pice of modern poetry?

yes, I see a new art movement coming, 'the recessionists' heavily influenced by far eastern 'slow living' (& spending) culture.

Babelfish is the new virtual paintbrush or pen :)

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http://www.pleasureland.uk.com/

More job losses. They just had the council spokesperson interviewed on th bbc news who said they would not allow housing or retail to be built, but would find another tourist attraction ......yeah right.

I work/drink in Southport and have been following this story allday. I agree that retail won't be build there - we already have plenty on empty shops in the town centre. The Park has been going down hill since it was taken over by blackpool pleasure beach. Bad management that introduced a £2 charge for anyone to enter the park, It used to free to wander around the rides and stands with a pay as you ride system, coupled the price of the allday pass rising twice a year. Numbers at the park have dropped by 75%

Southport has had a fair for 150 years and it looks like that it will be taken over by Southport's Amusement family Slikcocks, and swapped from a wanabbe theme park to a funfair again - The big rides might leave, but hopefully the coaster will stay.

As for Southport, well it can't help house prices stay as high as they are round here, maybe it will change how the public feel about their jobs.

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yes, I see a new art movement coming, 'the recessionists' heavily influenced by far eastern 'slow living' (& spending) culture.

Babelfish is the new virtual paintbrush or pen :)

The Recessionists - classic :lol:

customer: "that's intriguing... what is it?"

(down)Turner: "aaah it's just a crock of sh!t"

"The case where you become viewing the male be completed it does that you choose from the work the latter half"

saying Yin and Yang is so much easier

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What's the reckoning this site becomes suddenly available for a leisure *cough* super-casino */cough* destination??

Personally I think its an absolute shame!

I remember spending 2 full hours stuck in the House of Mirrors at Pleasureland Southport, as a young lad. In those days (talking early/mid 90's here) we went on a proper train (with a real engine at the front and carriages), whole family with the bucket and spade.

Much better compared to the likes of Blackpool Pleasure Beach and the other one at Morecambe (that shut down years ago), much nicer, more family atmosphere.

I will remember this as one of the turning points in this nation on its envitable downward spiral.

Charley

http://www.gmroads.co.uk

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Where do you want to go today?

The Park has been going down hill since it was taken over by blackpool pleasure beach. [kinesin]

Sounds like a Microsoftian takeover. Now punters from Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire only have Blackpool to choose from.

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