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New Owners Confirmed
Posted By Barry on Tuesday 6th March 2007 @ 11:42 PM | Filed Under: Ownership

New Owners Confirmed

The new owners of Fantasy Island have now been confirmed as ‘Conduit Leisure’ headed by Laurence Davis. They have expressed that they have hundreds of millions of pounds to spend on new investments over the coming years. They are currently in talks with the local council on how to expand the park, with planning applications expected to be sent off soon.




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 – 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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Market Reopens
Posted By Barry on Saturday 3rd March 2007 @ 11:00 AM | Filed Under: The Market

Market Reopens

Europe’s biggest 7 day indoor and outdoor market opened its gates this weekend for a new season. The entire market will now be open every weekend until April when it will reopen on a daily basis. New stalls and a bright colour scheme will give a new atmosphere to the market during 2007, the new owners (Conduit Leisure) have spent a considerable amount of money improving the stalls this winter off season.




Big Changes at Island Quest
Posted By Barry on Tuesday 27th February 2007 @ 10:51 PM | Filed Under: IQ News

Big Changes at Island Quest

You may have already spotted that at last the long awaited Fantasy Island unofficial site that is Island Quest is now coming together. We are now around the halfway mark in developing the site, with many sections now online!

Each section of Island Quest now has some content, simply click the buttons and begin discovering our new sections. A few highlights - Park History offers a neatly compiled history report from before Fantasy Island to the present day. Rides & Attractions is still coming together but already offers in depth profile pages for some of the White Knuckle Thrills at Fantasy Island. To help you plan your day at the park better we now have a calendar of off peak and peak days in the Opening Times area, we also have a useful chart of Height Restrictions and Park Prices. Also make sure you check out the one and only bible of tips to make you’re day at Fantasy Island one to remember in Trip Tips.

Aside from the new sections, the structure of the site has also advanced this includes new rollover buttons and automatic date function in the header. Island Quest is now also cross browser compatible, meaning that no matter what your favourite browser is you will be able to browse our site.

Behind the scene we’re currently working on a gallery, complete with high quality photography of Fantasy Island in the winter, construction of rides and the skyline from a different points of view. We are also working to get pages online for every ride. The entire site could near completion towards the end of March and will be by far complete for the summer season.

We would like to hear your feedback, please put your thoughts and ideas to us at the forums.




Upcoming Sea Lane Developments
Posted By Barry on Saturday 24th February 2007 @ 3:09 PM | Filed Under: Nearby Attractions

Upcoming Sea Lane Developments

Nothing big but planning permission has just been granted for some new hot and cold food complexes to be constructed behind Planet Fun. There are to be four of these constructed.

Also the Peejays complex near the King Fisher caravan site is to be removed and replaced with a two story building containing a cafe on the ground floor and holiday flats on the first floor. This will include external seating.




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