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“Worth its weight in spinach!!”

Popeye Village Malta
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Ranked #8 of 50 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.
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I grew up with Popeye. He was (and is) a hero of mine. I have been here before, some years ago, and I must say it's almost like a pilgrimage, it was every bit as good this time. What a beautiful setting, to be in Sweet Havens (to quote from the song - "God must surely love us!"). I sometimes wonder if I am the only person in England who loved the film! Robin Williams looked exactly like Popeye did in real life. The characters who performed for us here in Popeye's village were hard working and entertaining. "Popeye" was very welcoming, "Olivsk" looked lovely and danced brilliantly, more than a passing resemblance to Shelley Duval's brilliance, but "Bluto" needs to eat more red meat to fit into the roll, and put on more weight. (Only joking, Bluto!)
This place is not only worth the admission fee, it is worth the air fare from England. If you think I'm exaggerating I can only repeat the words of the master "I YAM WHAT I YAM!!"

Thank Christopher O
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

It did seem a bit pricey at 40 euros for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 under 4's) for what is actually there but it is worth a visit. There is plenty of scope to make this so much better, a lot of the buildings are empty or seem to have minimal displays in, only seemed to be 3 staff working the actual park (one dressed as bluto, one as popeye and one as olive oyl) Park is also on quite a steep hill so might need to be aware if you are taking a pram with you. The bay itself is stunning and lovely to swim and snorkel in. Finally I think the shop is missing a trick with the amount of popeye merchandise available, elsewhere on the island I managed to see popeye comics, clothes etc but nothing like that was available in the onsite shop

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Went here while on holiday but was a bit underwhelmed.

It was not too expensive to enter so it may be expected that there is not a lot to do but I feel they could do a lot more with what is there. The buildings etc are nice to see and the video showing the making of the film etc was interesting but apart from walking up and down the walkway seeing the buildings there is not a lot to take in. A unique place to visit but I wouldn't say its a must see.

Thank Dean W
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

If you have a couple of hours to spare take in popeye village any longer and you will just go over what you have already done.

Thank tiler75
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

This was an ok trip, but is more directed at children, but we did enjoy the boat trip around the bay

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