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Perth winter village is mocked as a cheap and nasty ‘Fyre Festival’

‘Winter Village’ with a $26 ice skating rink and $69 dinner in a plastic igloo is mercilessly mocked for its cheap décor and compared to the disastrous Fyre Festival

  • The Winter Village in Perth had been negatively reviewed by a number of locals
  • Complaints ranged from the food to the unfinished appearance of the venue
  • Some likened it to the Fyre Festival, the 2017 music festival that never took place 
  • The concept offers private igloos and a skate rink to create a white Winter feel 

A pop-up event offering a ‘magical winter wonderland’ experience has been ridiculed as ‘Perth’s Fyre Festival’.

The Winter Village in Northbridge, Perth, opened on May 28 offering an ice-skating rink, regular snow ‘showers’, a pop-up bar and kitchen, and an igloo village.

Unfavourable reviews of the attraction by some attendees were blunt, with less scathing comments describing the venue in Northbridge’s historic Ice Cream Factory as looking ‘unfinished’.

A pop-up event offering a ‘magical winter wonderland’ experience has been ridiculed as ‘Perth’s Fyre Festival’

The Winter Village in Northbridge, Perth, opened on May 28 offering an ice-skating rink, regular snow 'showers', a pop-up bar and kitchen, and an igloo village - but was not well reviewed by visitors

The Winter Village in Northbridge, Perth, opened on May 28 offering an ice-skating rink, regular snow ‘showers’, a pop-up bar and kitchen, and an igloo village – but was not well reviewed by visitors

Unfavourable reviews of the attraction by some attendees were blunt, with less scathing comments describing the venue in Northbridge's historic Ice Cream Factory as looking 'unfinished'

Unfavourable reviews of the attraction by some attendees were blunt, with less scathing comments describing the venue in Northbridge’s historic Ice Cream Factory as looking ‘unfinished’

Others said it resembled the Fyre Festival, the infamously shambolic 2017 music festival in the Caribbean promoted by social media influencers such as Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, which never went ahead. 

‘Shambles of a place, everyone avoid,’ one person wrote a Facebook review of the event.

‘We went there today and we’re very disappointed,’ another wrote. ‘Our food was mostly cold and they somehow managed to mess up a hot chocolate. 

‘The place looked very unfinished and the igloos that were in the sun were scorching hot… I could see people putting up blankets to cover themselves from the sun.’

‘Absolute waste of money!’ a third wrote. ‘Left after an hour in the igloo, barely ate the food and the cocktails were terrible.’

People also complained about the plastic cups and cutlery, the small size of the ice rink, the overwhelming smell of plastic (the igloo material) and the lack of any other entertainment at the event.    

Entry to the 'village' is free, but skating the small rink is $26 for adults and $18 for 6-14-year-olds for a 45-minute session

Entry to the ‘village’ is free, but skating the small rink is $26 for adults and $18 for 6-14-year-olds for a 45-minute session

Others said it resembled the Fyre Festival, the infamously shambolic 2017 music festival in the Caribbean

Others said it resembled the Fyre Festival, the infamously shambolic 2017 music festival in the Caribbean

Dining in one of the private igloos for a one hour 45 minute session, for two to eight guests, is $49 per person or $69 for the 'premium package'. These are not the igloos used for dining, which were more elaborate

Dining in one of the private igloos for a one hour 45 minute session, for two to eight guests, is $49 per person or $69 for the ‘premium package’. These are not the igloos used for dining, which were more elaborate

Entry to the ‘village’ is free, but skating the small rink is $26 for adults and $18 for 6-14-year-olds for a 45-minute session.

Dining in one of the private igloos for a one hour 45 minute session, for two to eight guests, is $49 per person or $69 for the ‘premium package’. 

There were some visitors who enjoyed the experience and described it as ‘fun’, ‘unique’ and ‘great for the kids’.

The winter wonderland pop-up concept has also appeared in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.   

Daily Mail Australia had contacted the organisers of the Perth village for comment on the negative reviews. 

People also complained about the plastic cups and cutlery, the small size of the ice rink, the overwhelming smell of plastic (the igloo material) and the lack of any other entertainment at the event

 People also complained about the plastic cups and cutlery, the small size of the ice rink, the overwhelming smell of plastic (the igloo material) and the lack of any other entertainment at the event

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