Jubilee Odyssey's still yet to reopen for the 2009 season. A number of problems have developed since testing in March, including stalling on the cobra roll, and the lift hill motor breaking soon after. The latter required the lift hill motor to be sent back to Vekoma, as parts aren't readily available in this country, and is due back on Wednesday. Unfortunately, this means that the ride will remain closed over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, with a glimmer of hope of reopening on the 9th May.
In related news, Volcanic Impact and Absolutely Insane are expected to reopen for the Spring half term.
It's almost a month into the new season, yet most of the park's thrill rides are yet to open. As a result of Odyssey stalling during testing, the wheels on the train were replaced. Since then, there have been issues with the lift hill motor. Similarly, Volcanic Impact and Absolutely Insane are awaiting inspection from S&S before they can reopen, although reports from the park suggest that the cables have been replaced on Absolutely Insane, and new safety beacons have been spotted atop two of the towers. Amazing Confusion has also been subject to downtime as it sheared a drive pin, the decision was made to replace all twenty. Unfortunately, it looks as though these rides could remain closed for some time as the park are working with the ride manufacturers in an attempt to get them reopen as soon as possible.
Both Fantasy Island car parks now operate using pay and display. Tickets should be purchased, from one of several machines in the car park, to be displayed in the windscreen of vehicles using the car parks. Unfortunately, the car parks are no longer free to use after 6pm, as the new system is in operation 24 hours a day throughout the week. The price is for the whole day, but varies depending on the point in season.
However you could use alternative car parks, located on Sea Lane/Roman Bank, just a short walk away from the park itself. Make sure that you check out our other trip tips on our trip planning pages before of your visit.
On June 6th, Fantasy Island is to play host to Pleasuredome's 21st Birthday rave. The one night only event, will take place 8pm through to 4am, with several rooms including the main pyramid complex. A selection of rides will also be open for the event.
£20 = Just Entrance
£25 = VIP SILVER (Inc Fast Track Entry & Rides)
£30 = VIP GOLD (Inc VIP Access, Fast Track Entry & Rides)
All prices are subject to a booking fee, and silver and gold tickets are only available to purchase online from The Ticket Sellers.
Similar events have been held in the pyramid in the past, boasting capacities of around 12,000 people, including annual new year raves.
Dr Frytes Freak Show is a new house of horrors, walk through, fun house style attraction, located within the market near the Go-Kart track. It is priced at £2 per person, and is not included in the new wristband system. The new golf course that is to be constructed in this area, is forecast to open in May. Check out what else is new at the park this year here.