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Fantasy Island Appoints Financial Administrators
Posted By Chris on Wednesday 6th August 2014 @ 7:16 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Fantasy Island Appoints Financial Administrators

A financial administration process is now underway at Fantasy Island. Duff & Phelps administrators have been called in to evaluate the finances of the owners of Fantasy Island; Conduit Skegness Limited. Despite this, the business will continue to operate as normal throughout this process and no job losses are anticipated for the near future.

The administrators have issued a statement which has indicated that they will evaluate the sustainability of the business before engaging with any parties interested in acquiring the business, its land or any assets, although registrations of interest are welcome.

Fantasy Island has also issued a statement via their Facebook Page to reassure guests that the administration process will have no impact on visitors enjoyment.

Local media reports have highlighted the significance of Fantasy Island for attracting thousands of visitors to Ingoldmells and the surrounding area.

Odyssey and Volcano Open for 2014 Season
Posted By Chris on Tuesday 10th June 2014 @ 6:44 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Odyssey and Volcano Open for 2014 Season

Odyssey, the park's Vekoma SLC, opened for the first time in 2014 last weekend. After being closed for several months, Odyssey now has a refurbished train; which features a new yellow colour scheme. Unofficial reports indicate that the park will be painting the track in the future as part of ongoing maintenance work to protect the ride from the harsh elements of the east coast.

Volcanic Impact has also reopened following several months of downtime this year. During this time, a major refurbishment project has been undertaken. The towering 200ft S&S Space Shot has been painted black and new banners have been attached to the ride car. Red flashing lights have been added to the loading area.

Elsewhere, The Beast has also recently reopened after being closed for a few weeks. The ride was stripped down completely as work has reportedly been carried out to the gearbox.

Thanks to Dan Boot, Liam Brittain and Barry Harley for the info.

Updated: May 2014 News Roundup
Posted By Chris on Tuesday 13th May 2014 @ 9:38 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Updated: May 2014 News Roundup

Update (19/5/2014): The scaffolding around Volcanic Impact has now been completely removed, suggesting that the S&S Space Shot is due to reopen imminently. A new/refurbished train has been seen, in the process of being unloaded, in the Odyssey station recently. The train is now yellow with black restraints and it will be subjected to the usual tests before reopening to the public. Elsewhere, The Beast remains unavailable whilst maintenance work continues to take place. Chris Cunliffe has shared his photo update here.

As the park has been open for a couple of months, we take a look at the recent happenings at Fantasy Island.

New Park Map and Logo
Earlier this year, Fantasy Island carried out a complete rebrand. The amusement park showed off their shiny new logo and park map just before the park opened for the 2014 season.

Volcanic Impact
Over the last few months, extensive cosmetic work has been taking place on Volcanic Impact. The ride has been covered in scaffolding since February 2014. The new black paint job has been revealed as the scaffolding is in the process of being taken down.

The Beast
The Beast has been subject to some downtime over the last few weeks. As the ride has been stripped down, it has been speculated that the gearbox is the cause of the problem. It’s unclear when the Mondial Top Scan will reopen.

The Odyssey train is still nowhere to be seen. The reasoning for this is currently unclear, but similar delays were endured last year.

New Food Outlets
Elsewhere, Burger King has now opened in the drive-thru/restaurant outlet on Roman Bank; which has been previously occupied by McDonalds and a Mobility Scooter shop. There is also a new Subway kiosk located near Techno Jump and Millennium Rollercoaster.

Thanks to Dan Boot and Chris Cunliffe for the information.

Burger King Coming to Fantasy Island
Posted By Chris on Monday 10th February 2014 @ 7:29 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Burger King Coming to Fantasy Island

Plans have recently been approved to revert the Mobility centre, on Roman Bank, into a fast food restaurant/drive-through outlet. The site was formerly occupied by McDonalds, but information in the plans indicates that the site will become a Burger King.

New Social Media Rewards Scheme
Posted By Chris on Sunday 4th August 2013 @ 11:29 AM | Filed Under: General Park News

New Social Media Rewards Scheme

Fantasy Island has launched a new platform that will reward guests for interacting with the park’s online presence. The brand recently launched on FanFueled; a website which allows users to gain points for a range of social actions. Actions include liking the official Fantasy Island page on Facebook, responding to surveys and sharing photos of the park. Points can be used to ‘win exclusive Fantasy Island prizes and experiences’. Prizes currently include meet and greet sessions with the stars of The Only Way is Essex, ride wristbands and dinner at Domino’s Pizza with the promise for more prizes in the future.

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