Scenes of crush in Walibi: “I had by no means seen such a factor”
Did the Walibi amusement park overestimate its capacities by promoting its tickets for the particular occasions organized on the event of Halloween? Prospects have in any case complained of not having been in a position to entry the park this weekend after they had been in possession of a sound ticket. José Garcia Del Rio was one in all them. He contacted us to entrust us along with his testimony. “We purchased two tickets for this Saturday night time. We arrived at 5 p.m. on the entrance to the park and the police and stewards prohibited us from coming into. It was an unimaginable rush: there have been miles and miles in line and other people parked haphazardly. Finally we discovered a spot 4 miles from the park however due to my well being points I can not stroll that far anyway , we had been advised that nobody might enter,” he laments. “I’m 66 years previous and I had by no means seen such a factor. There have been indignant individuals, households, kids. As well as we paid 50 euros per ticket and traveled from Mechelen. Tried to contact the park by cellphone for a refund however I could not attain anybody. I emailed them to elucidate the state of affairs and hope to get a response quickly”he specifies.
Already on Thursday, the park indicated that it was anticipating a big crowd on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 October. Walibi subsequently suggested guests wishing to make the most of Halloween actions to postpone their go to from November 1st. “Regardless of our warnings, many guests confirmed up in entrance of the park with out having tickets. On Sunday at 11 a.m., there have been already 11,000 individuals within the park. We subsequently determined to declare the park full to dissuade individuals from coming who didn’t have a ticket. It must also be famous that individuals who have a subscription wouldn’t have entry to the park when it’s full, however that was not sufficient to keep away from the frenzy”, specifies Justin Dewil, spokesperson for Walibi. The spokesperson subsequently recommends that individuals with a ticket who didn’t have entry to the park, comparable to Jose Garcia Del Rio, fill out Walibi’s contact kind to acquire a refund.
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