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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.

Season Launching with a Bang
Posted By Chris on Wednesday 12th February 2014 @ 7:11 PM | Filed Under: Events

Season Launching with a Bang

Fantasy Island are kick starting the 2014 season with a bang. The amusement park re-opens on Saturday 15th March and all-day ride wristbands on the first day will be priced at £5 each on the day. Prices for the rest of the season are reportedly remaining the same as last year, but the park are currently running a promotion to save 20% on wristband prices; when purchased online before 15th March.

A fireworks display is going to be held on Saturday 15th March at 6:30pm as well as further entertainment in Scallywag’s Showbar. Sophie from MTV’s Geordie Shore will also be making a special appearance at Fantasy Island.

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.

Pleasuredome Dates for 2014
Posted By Chris on Saturday 4th January 2014 @ 3:17 PM | Filed Under: Events

Pleasuredome Dates for 2014

The Pleasuredome is returning to Fantasy Island in 2014 with their successful music event. Promising an eclectic mix of hardcore, oldskool, hardhouse and drum & bass, the event is scheduled to take place on the 16th, 17th and 18th May 2014. The event has been held annually over the last few years, attracting thousands of people to the area, but this is the first time that it is due to span over an entire weekend. Local residents have criticised previous events due to anticipated noise concerns. Tickets are available to purchase from The Ticket Sellers, with more information available on their Facebook Page.

Article last updated: 2/2/2014

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