A recent firework display at Mayfield Park in Manchester has left attendees feeling unimpressed and dissatisfied. Despite being billed as a ‘spectacular’ event, many people expressed disappointment over the short duration of the pyrotechnics show and a lack of additional entertainment.
Beth Jones, who had traveled from Glossop to attend the event, described the display as a “total and utter rip-off.” She had paid £12 for a ticket and believed that it did not represent value for money. Jones and others claimed that the firework display lasted a mere four minutes, leaving them wanting more.
Adding to the frustration was the delay in the start of the display. Jones had booked to attend at 5:30 pm, expecting to have access to the venue until 7 pm. However, the display did not begin until around 6:30 pm, leaving attendees waiting with no other form of entertainment.
According to Georgie Brennan, another attendee, confusion and disappointment were prevalent among the crowd. People were hopeful that the initial four-minute display was just the beginning, only to be let down when they were ushered out shortly after.
The event also faced criticism for the long queues at bars and to gain access to the venue itself. Attendees felt that these operational issues further added to the overall dissatisfaction with the experience.
In response to the complaints, Freight Island and Walk the Plank, the organizers of the event, acknowledged the feedback and stated that they would extend the duration of the fireworks display for future events. They also promised to offer a complimentary experience to all ticket holders as a gesture of appreciation for their support.
Despite the disappointment surrounding this particular firework display, Mayfield Park offers other attractions like the Fire Garden, featuring flame-lined paths and fire-breathing copper flowers. Visitors can still enjoy these unique experiences while organizers work towards improving future firework displays.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How long did the firework display at Mayfield Park last?
A: Attendees claimed that the display lasted for approximately four minutes, which left many feeling disappointed.
Q: Were there any other forms of entertainment during the event?
A: According to attendees, there was a lack of additional entertainment, leading to a feeling of dissatisfaction among the crowd.
Q: Will the organizers make changes for future firework displays?
A: Yes, Freight Island and Walk the Plank have acknowledged the feedback and plan to extend the duration of the fireworks display in future events.
Q: What will be done to compensate ticket holders for the disappointing display?
A: The organizers have promised to offer a complimentary experience to all ticket holders as a gesture of appreciation for their support. Details of this gesture will be communicated directly to the ticket holders.