Doctor Who’s very own Twelfth Time Lord, Peter Capaldi, joined fans paying tribute to Cardiff’s Doctor Who Experience as the attraction finally closed its doors on Saturday September 9th.
The actor, who is currently in the USA, sent a special video message to fans gathered at the Experience for its final day in operation.
— George WHITTAKER?☄️ (@GeorgeBaker87) September 9, 2017
“It’s incredible to be on the streets of Cardiff and hear someone who comes from China, or someone who comes from Russia, or someone who comes from America saying ‘can you direct me to the Doctor Who Experience?’ and that has actually happened and they haven’t clocked it’s me, because I’ve been in heavy disguise”, he said.
“But people do come from all over the world to come and visit the Doctor Who Experience, and that’s a great example of how successful it has been”, Capaldi continued. “I’m sorry it’s closing, I’m sorry I’m not there, please have a wonderful wonderful time. And take the spirit of Doctor Who and the Doctor Who experience with you wherever you go.”
Both fans and staff at the Cardiff Bay venue spent much of the final day sharing memories and tributes on Twitter.
— Jimmy Dunne Mann #BLM (@jimmymannfx) September 9, 2017
— Jon Davey (@jondavey007) September 9, 2017
— JustPerfect Catering (@JustPerfectC) September 9, 2017
There were also tributes from fans who’d made the journey throughout the years.
— Mike Crook (@mykey987) September 9, 2017
— AT (@photofan9000) September 9, 2017
Such a shame the #DoctorWhoExperience closed today ???? I've been a few times and loved it!
— Laura (@cheesy_badgers) September 9, 2017
Goodbye to the #doctorwhoexperience which closes today.
— T.J Lee – Am-Author (@tjleeauthor) September 9, 2017
— Follow – @SamMichaelol (@SamMichaelCom) September 9, 2017
— TardisMonkey (@tardis_monkey) September 9, 2017
— Mike Hover (@Hoverdrive) September 9, 2017
And sad laments from those who’d never made it down.
I never got to go to the #doctorwhoexperience and I'm incredibly sad I won't get to. Sad how quickly public interest waned after 50th.
— Kyle D Anderson (@KyleDAnderson) September 9, 2017
— Nimika Jaggi (@NimikaJaggi) September 9, 2017
— Dr Carrie Parris (@ParrisNotices) September 9, 2017
Can't believe #DoctorWhoExperience is closing.I'll be in Great Britain in 6 months and this was my 1st stop.No fair please reopen somewhere.
— CynicalGirl (@cynicalgirl6) September 9, 2017
There was a very special video from the official Doctor Who Facebook page to mark the occasion.
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