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Belgian and Dutch parks floodings

Nitefly

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Small update:
- Plopsa Coo to reopen tomorrow.
- Walibi Belgium closure extended to 15th of August
- De Valkenier (The Netherlands) wanted to reopen today, but is not allowed by the local governement because of pollution in the water from the flooding that entails possible health risks. It will not reopen this year according to this Dutch news article.
Not sure we can trust your input in this thread given your username 🌧️
 

Will

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From an entirely selfish point of view - I'd booked to be at WB on August 27th, so it'd be sodding typical if weather spited me as soon as we were let back in.

Having said that, doesn't seem to be any movement from the Belgian Government as it stands...
 

VikingsAf

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"De Valkenier" will probably never open again according to this news article.

Before the flooding it was already known that the park would probably be redeveloped into housing.

I sadly expected this would happen.
So the floodings of the park were all a secret plan from the governement? :eek:
Having said that, doesn't seem to be any movement from the Belgian Government as it stands...
IT's not really up to the Belgian Governement here. De Croo is not going to fix the elcectronics on Kondaa himself ;) Walibi will need to rebuild on their own funds anyway, and maybe in 2-5 years they will get the funds back from insurances (and maybe some subsidies, but don't think that will happen to be fair)
 

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IT's not really up to the Belgian Governement here. De Croo is not going to fix the elcectronics on Kondaa himself ;) Walibi will need to rebuild on their own funds anyway, and maybe in 2-5 years they will get the funds back from insurances (and maybe some subsidies, but don't think that will happen to be fair)
I think @Will was referring to the fact that the UK is currently on Belgium's red list, so it will become a bit academic if Walibi fix Kondaa or not when the government wouldn't even let him in to ride. :)
 

Ascalon

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Looks like 2021 wasn't a good year to buy a €300 pass for Walibi Belgium. 😢

I've only went once so far, but was planning on going at least 4 times this July and August.

Walibi said they won't reopen before October, so my pass probably gets extended to some part of July 2022, possibly even to a bit of August.
Honestly I'd rather have my money back at this point.
 

VikingsAf

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Looks like 2021 wasn't a good year to buy a €300 pass for Walibi Belgium. 😢

I've only went once so far, but was planning on going at least 4 times this July and August.

Walibi said they won't reopen before October, so my pass probably gets extended to some part of July 2022, possibly even to a bit of August.
Honestly I'd rather have my money back at this point.
Say that to the people who lost their houses... Have some respect and be happy they are even willing to extend your pass.
 

JoshC.

Giga Poster
^Whilst of course some perspective should be had, I don't think it's wholly unreasonable for someone to be disappointed / frustrated that they've spent 300€ (a fair amount of money) on something and then not be able to use it as they hoped.

I know some parks have been good at offering partial refunds over pass extensions for their Annual Passes during Covid lockdowns. If the pass extension they end up offering really doesn't suit you, it might be worth contacting the park and seeing what they can offer. Of course, wait and see what the park say first, and wait till they're in a position to respond to emails.
 

VikingsAf

Mega Poster
^Whilst of course some perspective should be had, I don't think it's wholly unreasonable for someone to be disappointed / frustrated that they've spent 300€ (a fair amount of money) on something and then not be able to use it as they hoped.

I know some parks have been good at offering partial refunds over pass extensions for their Annual Passes during Covid lockdowns. If the pass extension they end up offering really doesn't suit you, it might be worth contacting the park and seeing what they can offer. Of course, wait and see what the park say first, and wait till they're in a position to respond to emails.
I agree, but.... There is a time to complain about this, but that is certainly not yet now. Certainly because they are already showing goodwill from day one even if they don't have to
 

cookie

Hyper Poster
Don’t Walibi passes already last a full 365 days from the date of purchase? I know my €85 one does. An extension to cover some of the time lost may be possible, but I’m not sure how far they would extend it.
 

VikingsAf

Mega Poster
Don’t Walibi passes already last a full 365 days from the date of purchase? I know my €85 one does. An extension to cover some of the time lost may be possible, but I’m not sure how far they would extend it.
They already confirmed the extension. What OP was worried about is that he won't have a valid pass in the optimal period of the year. E.g. You buy your pass in March so it expires in March aswell. IF the parc closes for 3 months, the pass will be extended through end of May, meaning you miss the summer holidays in both years, which might be the period you wanted to go. Also Walibi is open 7/7 during Summer holidays, but isnt in the pre- and after-season.
 
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