EVEN reversing the polarity of the neutron flow won’t stop this from happening – the Doctor Who Experience is closing.
The award-winning attraction is shutting its doors next summer as a 5-year sub-lease from Cardiff Council is ending.
It opened its doors in July 2012 and was refurbished in 2014 with a new storyline involving the latest Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi.
The attraction is run by BBC Worldwide, but it’s not clear whether it will be regenerated like the Doctor when he dies.
A spokesman said: “As to opening somewhere else, we are not sure yet.”
Commenting on behalf of the City of Cardiff Council, a spokesman said: “The land currently occupied by the Doctor Who Experience is owned by the Welsh Government and their development partner, Igloo Regeneration. It was leased to the City Council for 5 years to enable its relocation from Olympia to Cardiff on a temporary basis.
“It has always been the intention for the site to be developed as part of the ongoing Porth Teigr regeneration project. The agreement was always intended to be for 5 years only, reflecting the nature of the attraction. The decision to close the Experience at the end of the lease next summer has been mutually agreed by all parties involved, including the operators BBC Worldwide.”
I have had the great privilege and pleasure to have seen The Experience from it’s beginnings at the Olympia II Convention Center in West London to the Experience in Cardiff Bay on multiple occasions and like the Star Trek Experience in Vegas(but much more) I will miss is it deeply.