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Is Absolutely Insane Safe with the Pyramid?
Posted By Chris on Sunday 23rd December 2007 @ 5:09 PM | Filed Under: Winter News

Is Absolutely Insane Safe with the Pyramid?

There’s a glimmer of hope for anyone who feared the demise of Absolutely Insane. However, it’s planned for the 240ft high sky sling to stay with the park for at least one more season. The bad news is that when Conduit Leisure takes the reins of control over the park in May, Absolutely Insane, Balloon ride, Mini Dodgems, Jellikins, the Toucan Tours Monorail and Jungle ride are all set for the chop.

The overhaul is speculated to take place as part of a complete renovation of the Pyramid in the winter of 2008. As well as an attempt to help the park fit in with Conduit Leisure’s plans to become a ‘family resort’, the removal of Absolutely Insane is more likely due to the recent problems it had over the 2007 season. Although it’s unconfirmed, make sure you make the most of the possible final year Absolutely Insane will be at the park.





Techno Jump is Armless
Posted By Chris on Sunday 23rd December 2007 @ 4:30 PM | Filed Under: Winter News

Techno Jump is Armless

Two weeks ago, the arms for Techno Jump were seen being loaded onto a lorry. After being removed for scheduled maintenance, they’re heading back to the ride manufacturer, Satori, in Italy. The arms are being repaired and hopefully should be back at the park by the time the 2008 season begins.

In other off season news, the indoor themeing has reportedly been removed from inside the pyramid. Look out for more off season news over the coming weeks, and a special report as we make a trip to the park ourselves. In the meantime, check out the forums for all the latest in off season speculation, fact and gossip.

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Off Season Rumour Mill Hype
Posted By Chris on Sunday 9th December 2007 @ 1:06 AM | Filed Under: Winter News

Off Season Rumour Mill Hype

Off season leaving you feeling blue? Island Quest is here for you. Construction, regeneration, refurbishments or possible demolition could occur during this off season. Rumours of rides being removed, more market stalls being erected and the potential loss of the pyramid are all being discussed on the Island Quest forums.

Feel free to share any nuggets of information, speculation and hearsay that you come across. Of course, any other off season reports and pictures are all welcome additions to the boards. Barry and myself are planning on making an off season trip to see for ourselves what’s been happening in and around the park. And, as ever we’ll be on hand to discuss anything from Ingoldmells to Alton Towers as well as anything and everything in between.

Hot topics right now are discussion about the possible removal of Absolutely Insane, based on a bad season last year as well as the potential removal of the pyramid due to lack of appropriate planning permission. Fact based opinions or wishful thinking?

Discuss the latest developments and let everyone know what you think on the Island Quest forums now…

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More Winter News
Posted By Barry on Sunday 18th February 2007 @ 10:23 PM | Filed Under: Winter News

More Winter News

Surprisingly Fantasy Island have actually put some investment into maintaining their current attractions this season. The Fantasea Flume ride in its entirety has received a repaint. This repaint includes both the Log Flume channels and also the station. Amazing Confusion is in the process of getting a full clean down and possible repairs. As will be mentioned in other articles; Rhombus Rocket has received a new station and the market has been given a touch of colour.

The Absolutely Insane carriage still has not been removed for the winter, and looks set to stay put. Beast is now also intact and rebuilt for the new season, with Techno Jump well underway! No signs of the Millennium or Odyssey trains on track just yet, with the Odyssey train still in pieces inside the Pyramid and warehouse...




Off Season Nid Bits
Posted By Barry on Monday 8th January 2007 @ 9:10 AM | Filed Under: Winter News

Off Season Nid Bits

Routine maintenance seems to be the priority this winter. With a new floor already added to the station of Rhombus Rocket, track work is also underway. Elsewhere maintenance on Fantasea Flume looks to be taking place, this has been limited to the station area so far.

Now Christmas has been and gone the market has closed until the season, although unexpectedly the indoor area seems to have remained open: Not only on weekends but 7 days a week. I wouldn’t expect this to last long since I was the only person taking a look round when I last visited...




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