Households attending a ‘dinosaur day’ at a theme park say they have been ‘disgusted’ after discovering one solitary dinosaur.
The day at Funland Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset was billed as ‘a day of the whole lot dinosaur associated with tons to see and do’.
However mother and father mentioned their kids have been left in tears once they turned as much as discover only one small T-rex referred to as ‘Titch’.
Dad and mom bombarded the occasion’s Fb web page with offended messages.
Dad and mom and youngsters have been left bitterly dissatisfied after one lonely T-Rex referred to as ‘Titch’ (pictured) was at a day billed as ‘dinosaur day’ by Funland Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
A number of mentioned their younger kids had been bitterly dissatisfied on the lack of dinosaurs and a few vowed by no means to return to the park.
Mum Charlene Harris wrote: ‘Dinosaur day would recommend greater than only one small dinosaur! Very dissatisfied.’
Richard Pead commented: ‘Very poor. One dinosaur. Only a ploy to get you to Funland and waste cash on tokens. Nothing dinosaur day about it. Do not waste your time visiting.’
Lucy Attwood mentioned: ‘What disappointment! We drove all the way in which right here!! For one bloody dinosaur- ridiculous!! My three yr previous was very upset.’
Charlie Rayner mentioned: ‘Wow! What an absolute waste of time, disgusted that nobody may even be bothered to inform the general public that there’s just one dinosaur.
‘So many dissatisfied kids with dino t-shirts on. Introduced my dino-mad 5-year-old as a effectively achieved for his college report however you left him in tears he was so upset! I am going to by no means be again to the Tropicana once more!’
The park apologised saying that a part of their dinosaur exhibition have been unable to attend resulting from last-minute transport points.
Nevertheless it admitted their promoting may need ‘bigged-up’ the occasion an excessive amount of.
They mentioned visitors who complained in on the park have been provided free rides.
Wendie Smith from Bristol mentioned she had made the 50-mile spherical journey along with her two grandsons, aged three and seven, to Funland Tropicana for Dinosaur Day.
‘They have been so excited, we had a sleepover after which went to see the dinosaurs.
‘Once I received there and there was only one, I assumed we have been too early and so they hadn’t set the remaining up but.
‘I am fairly cynical and I mentioned to my associate, ‘I guess there’s only one, to get us right here’.’
However Wendie mentioned that when she came upon there actually could be no extra dinosaurs she needed to break the information to her grandsons who have been ‘gutted’.
She mentioned: ‘The eldest one was completely gutted. I feel it is disgusting, I will not be going again,’ she mentioned.
The occasion was itself was free entry however the park has various rides such because the Waltzer, a Carousel and Dodgems which require you to buy tokens.
A member of park administration mentioned it was simply an unlucky accident, not a ploy, and so they have been sorry guests had been let down.
‘Titch’ the T-Rex was the one dinosaur on the enjoyable day. The supervisor on the park mentioned they tried their finest to take care of complaints by providing free rides
They mentioned: ‘It was an absolute catastrophe, from our perspective. We actually do not like disappointing folks.
‘We had three dinosaurs booked. One, which was native to us, turned up however the others have been coming down the M5 when the van pulling their trailer broke down.’
He mentioned the van needed to be recovered which means the dinosaurs could not be delivered.
‘We have been simply stuffed – we did not hear they could not make it till simply earlier than the occasion was resulting from begin. We have been as dissatisfied as the purchasers to listen to that they weren’t coming.
The supervisor mentioned he understood folks had come from a protracted way-away and workers had tried their finest to take care of complaints made to them on-site, providing free rides to individuals who complained.
‘Our promoting this yr most likely bigged it up a bit an excessive amount of,’ he admitted.