Coordinates : 49°13′12″N 2°09′54″W / 49.220°N
2.165°W / 49.220; -2.165 LIVING LEGEND was a tourist attraction
Jersey , consisting of a show detailing Jersey's history, an
"adventure golf" course and a craft and shopping village. It did not
re-open for the 2016 season after 24 years of operation.
* 1 The
* 2 Adventure Golf
* 3 Craft and Shopping Village
* 4 Closure
* 5 External links
THE JERSEY EXPERIENCE
The show, entitled "The
Jersey Experience", consisted of three
sections. The first was a section that visitors can walk around, set
on a Victorian paddle steamer destined for
St. Helier . It contained
videos showing all the major events that occurred on
Jersey during the
previous century, a section on
Jersey urban legends , and information
on famous people who were born on or live on Jersey.
Visitors then entered the second section, which is made to look like
a submarine . Here they are introduced to Jersey's maritime history by
Captain Nemo , played by
John Nettles .
Finally, visitors were invited to cross a drawbridge into a large
cinema where they can witness a celebrity-packed show, featuring Tony
Roger Lloyd Pack ,
Brian Blessed ,
Samantha Janus , Kevin
Stephen Tompkinson , who played key figures from the
islands history. They are taken through from the creation of
the present day. The show was presented through various means such as
videos, holograms , and moving models. To add to the experience, at
one point wind blew through the theatre.
Living Legend featured two 18-hole adventure golf courses, akin to a
more advanced form of crazy golf, which it claimed was the first of
its kind in Britain (although technically
Jersey is not in Britain).
Covering 3 acres (12,000 m2), and based on similar courses in America,
it incorporated caves, lakes and waterfalls. It was opened in 1997 by
Ian Woosnam MBE and closed for the last time in 2015.
CRAFT AND SHOPPING VILLAGE
Living Legend also featured a craft and shopping village selling a
wide array of products from jewellery to lace and ceramics.
In 2015 the
Jersey Living Legend closed its doors for the last time
and did not re-open in the 2016 season. A statement on its website by
Chris Lewis the Managing director said.
After 24 years of trading we have decided to close.
We would like to thank all our millions of visitors (over the years)
for their custom and support. We are so grateful; it has been an
exciting adventure and a great pleasure! We would also like to thank
Jersey Tourism, all our agents, partners and suppliers
for their continued service and support. Finally, we would like to
thank our fantastic staff for their loyalty, hard work, care,
inspiration and dedication over past 24 years. It has been a great
privilege working alongside you all. So many wonderful, memories. We
have been truly blessed!
As for the future of the site, we are currently considering our
options. In the meantime we will be focusing on our other tourism
related businesses, Tantivy Coaches and the Seaside Café , Greve de