Like just about everyone in Tenerife, the staff at Clear Blue Skies Group S.L. (British Estate Agents in Fañabé, Tenerife) have been waiting for the opening of Siam Park with eager anticipation. Here in their own words, are the recollections of two of the Clear Blue staff, on their visits in the first week of the park opening. Stephanie Tudge has been part of the Clear Blue Skies Team in Tenerife for several years, working in our Property Contracts and Customer Care department. Like Suzie, Stephanie has lived in Tenerife for many years, and had longed to take her grandchildren to the Siam Park, having visited the Loro Park (which is owned by the same family) with them in the north of Tenerife. Here is Steph's view of Siam Park.
“We arrived at Siam Park at midday; my two granddaughters were delighted that there wasn't a queue at the entrance and we were inside the park within moments. Having waited three years or more for this day we were not to be disappointed. From the very first moment we were greeted by smart, polite and pleasant staff who pointed us the right direction and gave us some useful tips and safety information. Noisy sea lions and a lake of huge Japanese Carp got us off to a good start but we left the floating market until later. Who wants to shop with all that fun on offer?
We were able to put our belongings in a locker for 2€ and there were changing rooms available. This was the only extra charge after our very reasonable entrance fee of 57€ for one adult and two children (including our 2€/3€ residents discount).
We found the beach and wave pool just as huge waves were appearing magically in the distance. Comfortable sun beds allowed me to relax whilst the girls had fun. The buffet restaurant and bar on the beach were offering a good selection of food and drink sat reasonable prices but the girls had lost their appetites in the face of so many amazing things to do and see! “The Lost City” is a fascinating bamboo construction housing the park for younger children although Mums and Dads were having fun.
Following the trail we came to the main rides and it was easy to see why the park holds two world records. Wherever you looked people were having a good time and large numbers of life guards made sure that they were safe. The girls had a wonderful time and the park compares favourably with parks like Sea World in Florida, which I visited before. A world class attraction for Tenerife South.” too.
Our conclusion? It's been a long time coming, but like most great things, it is well worth the wait. We truly believe that Siam Park will attract a huge number of tourists, even more than the 600,000 they hope to welcome in the first year. This will have wide reaching benefits to every part of the local economy from hotels to taxis, from bars and restaurants to property. See you there...
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