Dickens World Doesn't Meet Great Expectations
When we reported on the coming-soon Dickens World theme park a couple of months back, we were cautiously optimistic that a combination of fun and education might make for a good day out. But with opening day coming a month ago, we've heard that the Great Expectations were all a bit high.
A few visitors have already posted their impressions of Dickens World on web message board sites, and they're universally not great. One of the better experiences was simply kinda dull and quiet, while others described it as "over hyped, over priced, and a great disappointment" and demanded (and got) a full refund on their way out! Tales of soggy rides on the unexciting "sewer boat", an unthrilling 3D animation and uninformed and unenthusiastic dressed-up characters abound. Poor Charles must be turning in his grave.
· Hotels in Chatham [HotelChatter]
· A Dickens of a Good Idea [Boston Globe]
· What All Classic Authors Should Have: A Theme Park [Jaunted]