pproteinc wrote:The place was a ghost town and the parking lot was extremely empty. I’m sure staffing was another issue coupled with high winds which caused rides to close
High winds forcing ride closures would be a valid reason. But if they want to try being open in November, they need to stay open in November or else they'll never draw a crowd. When they decided to remain open on weekends, they should've made the commitment to remain open no matter what (weather being the lone asterisk). Low attendance or a lack of staffing just kills their credibility. The take here (starting this thread) is extreme, but it has legit roots.
Get you panties out of a wad, they close during normal season due to low attendance too.
My panties arent in a wad. It's a basic fact of business - these off-season hours are something new, and they need to give it a honest chance if they ever want it to be worthwhile. If they're giving up and closing mid-afternoon after 2 weekends (again, I dont know if high wind actually was a factor, or merely an excuse), they've already written it off as a failed experiment and it wont be repeated next November. Myself, I really dont care either way, but this OP is exactly what you get when you try to sell something new and are then unreliable with delivering what you've sold.
Besides, when is the last time during the normal season that they spontaneously closed mid-afternoon, without severe weather being a factor? This isnt cheating closing time by a couple hours.
Oh, and yes, the "and probably all of Winterfest" part was eye-roll worthy.