Fire at Park in England!

Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:23 PM

I was just watching the news in Kansas City and they said that a park in England had caught on fire, but no one was injured. Anyone have any more information on this. I apoligize if their is another topic like this.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:26 PM

That is good that no one was hurt. I hope all the rides are okay but that is probably unlikely. Anyone know what park?

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:27 PM
What news channel was it? (Fox, Cnn, etc)

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:49 PM
Here is a link :

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,2-257341,00.html

Doesn't look like it's an amusement park. Maybe one of the British posters can tell us more.

Just copy and paste the link, something weird happened...

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*** This post was edited by chris on 4/4/2002. ***

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 2:58 PM

i have actually been to this park. as someone said above, it isnt an amusement park, more of a slightly upper class holiday camp in the forest. it has a huge swimming pool, shopping area, restaurants, fitness center and all sorts of sport facilities all under one roof, so the fire was massive! it is called 'center parcs'. here is a link if you want to find out more, they are great places:

http://www.centerparcs.com

and here is what the BBC news had to make of it (with pictures!): http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/england/newsid_1910000/1910618.stm

sad to see that place go, it is a great holiday. there are 2 other similar parks in the UK though!

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 3:01 PM
So it was like an indoor recreation area?

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 3:09 PM

kind of, but not really. imagine everything you could get in a really nice holiday park/fitness center/spa. they are quite hard to describe really to anyone who hasnt been there. have a look at this page, and look at some of the things there:

http://www.centerparcs.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=IR/Homepage

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 3:16 PM

just to add, it isnt like a day visit place. you can either stay there a week, 5 days, or 2 days. every family has their own little villa out in the woods somewhere. and you arent allowed to drive your car around the village. you have to walk or ride your bike. its a really cool place, and really relaxing.

they could add a nice CCI terrain coaster into some of the woodland though!

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 5:56 PM
Boy, my news source in Kansas City must be very unreliable. They clearly said it was a 400 acre amusement park.

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Thursday, April 4, 2002 6:09 PM
it is 400 acres, but its not an amusement park! not to worry about the news sources though, they can never get things right in this country either. they said that X was in florida!
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Thursday, April 4, 2002 10:31 PM
Great! More bad publicity for the amusement park industry, and Center Parcs isn't even an amusement park, they don't even have ANY rides.

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Friday, April 5, 2002 6:45 AM

laurence said:
"it is 400 acres, but its not an amusement park!"

But are you amused when you go there?
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Friday, April 5, 2002 6:58 AM
im not even gonna enter into this discussion!
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