Last visit of the year today, and as well as four coasters and a pint of cider in just over an hour, an interesting tale.
Bumped into an old face from the park from years ago.
The park had a detailed, independent audit some years ago, and the advice was to bin the ice show, as it was losing money hand over fist.
The advice was ignored, and the show continues to lose large amounts of money, that could be invested in new rides.
It is her pet vanity project, has been for decades, she has no interest in the rides, just her "award winning, internationally recognised" Hot Ice, that runs at 20% of capacity.
Nick Thompson was a busy regular on the park, well liked by staff and punters.
I think he fell out with big sis over the dead Mouse, and I've hardly seen him round the park since Icon opened.
Expensive, professional, independent requested advice should be taken.
The person in charge of the whole thing sees it as her own personal sandpit.
Because it is.
Edit....the signage hasn't changed from 2 weeks ago, nothing new, no sign of any new work on the frontage, just cold, damp, concrete.