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Belladonna

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Water Park in the port
« on: July 05, 2014, 14:44:39 PM »
A lot of controversy going on about this. On the face of it I have to say I don't like the sound of it. Im not there to see it, but I trust the judgement of some of those who are, and also the reasons why.

I really don't like the idea of putting something semi permanent into the sea which looks so garish, and also appears on the face of it to be such a potential danger. What do you think?
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Re: Water Park in the port
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 21:12:50 PM »
Photo better than mine! Looks 'tacky' IMO and not really suitable for the area - also unsure re new beach bar at Llenaire but spoke to Pepe/Julie and guys at Swing and they didn't seem worried re the 'competition'.
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Re: Water Park in the port
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014, 17:59:35 PM »
Sunday lunch at Siurell (packed and excellent as usual but that's another story ) so whilst waiting for me coffee wandered over to see Mr Blobby's Casa to find out what all the fuss is about .

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 a) View looking west spoilt by the thing and certainly the view to Fortelaza from the other side of the beach spoilt.

 b) Think you need to be an Olympic swimmer to reach it as probably 100 metres off shore so off limits for little kiddos

 c)It is mandatory to wear quite heavy life jackets so bit like doing life boat drill on the Titanic , a bit of a bore

 d) It's quite expensive , seems to be a minimum of eight euros per hour which is heavily policed apparently . When you think an adult ticket at Alcudia Water Park is 25 Euros per dia , not a particularly good deal.

 Be surprised if it survives more than this season but you never know

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Re: Water Park in the port
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014, 19:44:37 PM »
Oh dear! Thanks for your evaluation BL It does look rather strange doesn't it and as you say aimed at the kids but out of their reach! Reminded me a little of a childrens play area in a playgroup.  :o

From your photo I can't understand why they decided to do this? It neither one thing nor another and the cost is high - a rip off compared to the waterpark where it would be more appropriate.

Think you may be right as i'm sure some might spend the 8 euros for an hour to try out but repeat business might be another matter!
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Re: Water Park in the port
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 10:28:56 AM »
I think (hope!) you're right and its days are numbered! Think someone got a cheap deal on the leftover set from Richard Hammond's Total Wipeout. My first reaction when I saw it was "The children will love it even though it is truly hideous" - but as BL says it doesn't appear to be aimed at children, and will be inaccessible to all but the strongest swimmers. Frankly a health and safety nightmare for families. So who exactly is it aimed at? If it's the Magaluf crowd of teens and twenties on holiday together - and I can't frankly imagine who else would want to use it - they've clearly picked the wrong location.
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Re: Water Park in the port
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2014, 10:31:49 AM »
Just had a horrid thought. Is this aimed at the AI Hotels that are threatened to arrive ?
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Re: Water Park in the port
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 08:07:15 AM »
Bit "nimby" I know but as long as it stays down that end of the beach I don't have a problem and I don't have to see it.
Has anyone thought of asking the air sea rescue/firefighters in the base if they could use it for target practice. A couple of tons of water from a great height might sink it!

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Re: Water Park in the port
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 08:10:55 AM »
Oh, forgot BD, re AI's. From seeing the number of wrist bands being worn in PP this last week, they have already arrived in the area. Even spotted some on wrists in the arrivals area at EMA yesterday afternoon on passengers off a J2 holidays flight!

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Re: Water Park in the port
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 08:17:00 AM »
Oh well, commercialism is bound to take over when a place is popular I suppose.  :-\
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