Water Park Morganís Island closed down
23 Maart, 2010, 08:43 (GMT -04:00)
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ORANJESTAD óMorganís Island has closed their doors. The water park is most likely bankrupt.
Technicians from Balashi had stood at the entrance early this morning to collect things from the company, but to no avail. Before a reporter from Amigoe, they confirmed they could not enter the premises. They had just heard from their foreman that some one had seized the company. According to them, an adjudication order would be issued within two to three weeks. The foreman had heard this from the company. ďThe management had phoned everyone this morning to tell them the company would not be opening its doors today,Ē the technicians said. Amigoe tried to obtain a confirmation from the company itself on the bankruptcy by telephone this morning, but to no avail.
The press had frequently reported on a bankruptcy of Morganís Island. The water park, located on Sasakiweg and known for its huge colored chutes, had celebrated its anniversary in November last year. Tony Ponson, the manager of the park, had admitted at that time that the park Ďhad seen on- and off-monthsí, but he was positive about the future.
I was worried that this might happen - initially, the prices were very high thus many people couldn't afford to take a family there for the day or for repeat visits. From what I understand, the prices did go down but by then, people were not frequenting the place. Now, if they do not reopen, all of the slides, buildings, etc will start to deteriorate and become an eyesore. I surely hope that the new government uses good sense in making better decisions about building permits, long term feasibility, and what is good for the Island. I've been going there for 25 years and I've seen alot of growth along that side of the Island. Initially, it was a good thing but now, it seems to have destroyed alot of the natural beauty and charm of that area. Fortunately, you can still find alot of natural beauty away from the hotel district.