Posted Friday, February 18, 2011 12:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Two brothers were convicted of misleading thousands of customers into visiting what they claimed was a Lapland-style theme park. Victor and Henry Mears could have made more than £1million from up to 10,000 advanced ticket sales for the Lapland New Forest theme park. Visitors were offered a winter wonderland with snow-covered log cabins, a nativity scene, husky dogs, polar bears and other animals, as well as a bustling Christmas market. But instead of the promised magical festive treat, visitors experienced fairy lights hung from trees and a broken ice rink.
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PRETTY!!!!! Love that spray snow on the trees.
We had a series of stories on this back in the day, even though it was only loosely related to the amusement industry, but I figured that once there was a verdict, it would be worth posting. I was always a fan of the photo of the dogs chained up in a muddy field.
I don't know why more people aren't relieved by this. They could have really taken the "Lapland"-style theme in an entirely different direction... eek.
Well, had they done that, people probably WOULD have been more relieved.
It makes Charmland seem like Disney World in comparison. I would have died laughing if there had just been a picture of Lighty the Lamppost standing next to the fake polar bear plopped done in the middle of no where.
Twas 14 nights before Christmas,
And with nothing else to do,
I searched for this thread,
Because I still find it funny.
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