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“Nice but requires some further maintenance”

Popeye Village Malta
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Ranked #8 of 45 things to do in Mellieha
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Popeye Village has grown from its days as a Film Set of the 1980 Musical Production "Popeye" into a unique fun-filled day for all young at heart.You will be greeted by Popeye and his famous friends who will entertain you during the day by their diverse shows. Visitors can enjoy a once in a lifetime filming experience with the animation crew where you can become a movie star for a day. Other attractions include; Santa's toy town, boat ride (weather permitting), water trampolines, sun bathing decks, beach lido (summer only), food outlets, a winery offering a free glass of wine, a free post card given to all adults and a thrilling experience in the new 'Popeye the Comic Museum' enhanced with over 100 original comics dating back to 1936. Your children can also have fun in Malta's largest indoor jump around play area. Do not miss spending a fun-packed day at this Original and unique Film Set whilst on the Maltese Islands.
Rabat, Malta
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“Nice but requires some further maintenance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Built as the set for the Popeye movie filmed in Malta in the 1980's, the set is still standing and nowadays hosts a number of activites, from a Christmas Village to a Halloween Village. There's a restaurant on site though I haven't tried it. Although not in pristine condition, the set was restored from my previous visit. The view and harbour are magnificent; you can take a boat ride in good weather.

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PopeyeVillageMalta, Owner at Popeye Village Malta, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Dear travopin,
Thanks for your comments the maintanance at popeye village is ongoing all the time we try to keep the place as safe as possible but one has to understand that this is a film set which depicts a very poor fishing village going back to the 1920's era so some places are purposely painted and made to look very old.
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“Popeye The Sailor Man”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

My eldest daughter, now a mother herself, used to sing a little song which must have been taught to here when we were out of earshot; it went:- I'm Popeye the Sailor Man, I live in a caravan. With a hole in the middle, where I do my widdle. I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. I found myself humming this jolly refrain as I descended the hill into the Village from the pay booth where I had parted company with about 20 of their Euros.
The remains of the set, which have seen better days are built around a small and very picturesque cove which, on sunny summer days, would afford a delightful prospect.
The complex holds a schoolroom, houses for each of the main characters, small craft studios, a wine bar and the ubiquitous gift shop. It has to be said that during the 'off' season a day is probably more than life and soul could stand but I'm prepared to believe that summer brings somewhat different possibilities!
Do give it a go, it really is worth the time!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“popeye village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

on visiting the village, myself and my partner could not beleive how lovely the village was,i would recommend anyone to go and have a look around,the scenery was lovely the buildings so quaint,please if you have time its worth the 10euros just to look at the buildings,let alone all the other things you can do

Visited September 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“A Great Day Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Tickets are only €10/adult. Friendly staff, lot of fun, even if we are not kids anymore. We loved the about 20 minutes boat trip and swimming at the little private beach in the bay with the lovely natural waterfall. The pizza for lunch in their restaurant was great as well. The boat trip, a free glass of wine and free postcards are included in the ticket price.

Visited October 2012
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Norfolk, UK
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“A must for any age”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Wow...don't miss it..a must for any age...I'm nearly 40 and loved it, took my daughter of two and a half who has no idea who Popeyes was and she loved it too....

Visited October 2012
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