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Arena For 2008!
Posted By Barry on Tuesday 6th March 2007 @ 3:16 PM | Filed Under: Future Development

Arena For 2008!

A 6,000 seat indoor arena is to arrive at Fantasy Island in 2008. This is in an attempt to widen the range of visitors to the park and surrounding area, making the park appeal to a wider audience Ė attracting both holidaymakers and convention delegates. The arena is the first new major development under the new management of Fantasy Island since being previously headed by Blue Anchor Leisure LTD.

East Lindsey District Council said: "It is a phenomenal investment and it shows the firm is certain there is a long-term future for tourism here."

Construction is set to begin on this attraction towards the winter. Once complete the complex will host concerts and conventions and is set to include an outdoor music venue. An ice rink is also planned, and could be open to the public during the daytime hours.

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Casino Gets Go Ahead On Lincolnshire Coast
Posted By Barry on Friday 23rd February 2007 @ 11:23 PM | Filed Under: Future Development

Casino Gets Go Ahead On Lincolnshire Coast

Lincolnshire has won the bid for a new casino to be built along its coast costing around 15 million pounds. This is the initial step towards the development of this new attraction for the area, however, including Fantasy Island there are still three key locations along the Lincolnshire coast in the running to get this money spinner. However a spokesperson for the local council hinted that Fantasy Island is the chosen location for this casino by mentioning that it will located between Skegness and Mablethorpe.

It wonít be long until we get a final verdict as to the chosen location of the new casino whether it be Fantasy Island or elsewhere. Watch this space...




New For 2007...
Posted By Barry on Sunday 18th February 2007 @ 11:30 PM | Filed Under: Future Development

New For 2007...

You may recall a few months back we reported that the park had begun digging in and around the area next to both Beast and Volcanic Impact. Several small foundation holes appeared as a result of this. We can now reveal that this was in preparation for a mighty new attraction...a fence!

The fence in question surrounds the now relocated Safari Train ride which was previously situated amongst the market stalls just beside the Grand Prix Go Kart track. The Safari Train is now located in the space to side of Beast, near Rhombus Rocket and Fantasea Flume. This area was once home to the infamous Pony Express ride, and beforehand the well known Strawberry Fun Coaster. Last season this was made into a temporary picnic area which included greenery and several benches.

The relocation of Safari Train is still in progress, and it is as yet unclear whether or not Fantasy Island will relocate the rides scenery, station and plantations also.




Happenings!
Posted By Barry on Wednesday 29th November 2006 @ 6:51 PM | Filed Under: Future Development

Happenings!

Ground work has begun to occur in the space next to Beast, could this be in preparation for a new 2007 attraction? This the first time since 2004 that construction of any shape or size has taken place actually on park.

Directly opposite the park Planet Fun is also having a revamp for 2007 with a new extension being added, this is now well underway. This extension once complete will almost double the current size of Planet Fun.

Itís not quite as much of an off season as you would expect at Fantasy Island, the market continues to open until Christmas every weekend. Planet Fun amusements are also still open on both Saturday and Sunday.

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Casino, Hotel, Water Park and Retail Development
Posted By Barry on Tuesday 17th October 2006 @ 7:20 PM | Filed Under: Future Development

Casino, Hotel, Water Park and Retail Development

A two phase development has been proposed for Fantasy Island costing an initial £15m and an additional £25m for the second phase. This proposal consists of a 150-bedroom hotel and retailing complex including three restaurants and a show bar. Funding for the hotel has been agreed to be backed by US investors.

In addition to the hotel an alongside casino, and 50 self-catering apartments have also been proposed. Think again if youíre worried that this development may prevent any new rides for the near future as an indoor water park is also planned.

Plans for this development can be seen below:



The original 1998 triple pyramid; hotel and waterpark design can also be seen below:



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Click here to visit the What's New page for a full in depth report on this development.




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