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Galloping into 2011
Posted By Chris on Monday 29th November 2010 @ 8:28 PM | Filed Under: Winter News

Galloping into 2011

As another year has passed, Fantasy Island has once again closed for winter and our discussion forums are rife with speculation about developments occurring at the park. A particularly shocking revelation is that Gallopers, the park's carousel, has already been removed from the park and is unlikely to return for the 2011 season. Having been installed in 1995, the traditional carousel is one of the oldest rides at the park. The ride has been prone to a significant amount of downtime in recent years, with the ride being unavailable for a number of months during both the 2009 and 2010 seasons. More changes are afoot for the 2011 season, as it is anticipated that a number of children's rides are due to be moved to their former location adjacent to The Beast and the Log Flume. At this stage it remains unclear as to what will take their place.

Thanks to SLY 1 EA, Martyn, and Steve for the updates.

Updated: Reduced Ride Availability
Posted By Chris on Thursday 16th September 2010 @ 8:38 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Updated: Reduced Ride Availability

Update 29th September: Fantasy Island announced today that the park will not open on Mondays and Tuesdays until October half term. Reduced ride availability, as described below, will remain in effect on off peak days. The park will be open throughout the October half term holidays.

Fantasy Island have recently released information about ride availability for the rest of the season. During off peak times*, the following rides will be available; Carousel, Beast, Fantasy Mouse, Wreckers Cove, Elephants, Fantasia, Jelikins, Jets, Techno Jump, Millennium Roller Coaster, Mini Dodgems, Pony Express, Rhombus Rocket and Coconut Twist.

On standard days*, the park will open all rides, although may close certain rides during adverse weather conditions. Volcanic Impact and the Log Flume are currently unavailable due to maintenance work. Neither Gallopers, nor Amazing Confusion will reopen before the end of the season. To enquire about ride availability, the rides hotline is (01754) 615860 and the park are planning to post information about ride availability to their Facebook page.

* - Off peak days are during weekdays outside of school holidays. Standard days are weekends, and school holidays.

John Woodward Dies
Posted By Chris on Wednesday 15th September 2010 @ 11:22 PM | Filed Under: Misc

John Woodward Dies

John Woodward, chairman and managing director of Blue Anchor Leisure, has passed away.
Woodward was responsible for successfully developing Fantasy Island and the surrounding Ingoldmells area into what it is today. His services to tourism were recognised in 2005 when he received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. With the sale of Fantasy Island in 2006, Woodward was listed as one of the wealthiest people in Britain. His lasting impression on Ingoldmells is reflected in the amazing selection of rides and attractions at Fantasy Island, as well as the 20 caravan parks he has invested in over the years.

Read more on This Is Lincolnshire.

Amazing Confusion Remains Closed
Posted By Chris on Wednesday 15th September 2010 @ 10:16 PM | Filed Under: Amazing Confusion

Amazing Confusion Remains Closed

Amazing Confusion, the world’s first and only Mondial Ultra Max, has now been unavailable for over four months. When we first reported on this in June, a section of seats had been removed, providing access to the main arm. Since then, the ride has been almost completely deconstructed, with pieces of the ride scattered in various locations across the park. A section of the main support structure has reportedly been sent to Mondial to be repaired. At this stage, it remains unclear when Amazing Confusion will reopen.

Thanks to quin, Martyn, SLY 1 EA, vectra, samliverpool and sherman454 from the Island Quest forums for providing information and photos.

Current Offers and Promotions
Posted By Chris on Saturday 31st July 2010 @ 10:29 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Current Offers and Promotions

The summer holidays have just begun and the park is once again opening later into the evenings. Whilst admission to the park is still free, to help you make the most of your visit, we’ve compiled a selection of some of the best promotions to help you to save you money when buying wristbands and live tickets.

Tesco Clubcard
Tesco Clubcard members are able to redeem Clubcard tokens for wristbands at Fantasy Island. Clubcard vouchers need to be initially transferred into rewards tokens and can then be exchanged as full, or part-payment when purchasing wristbands at the park. More information about this reward is available on the Tesco Clubcard website.

Local Press
Buy One Get One Free Promotions are frequently published in local newspapers, including the Skegness Standard and the Derby Telegraph. These offers often allow the bearer to purchase one wristband, and get another free. Variations apply, such as whether the voucher applies to adult or child wristbands, so it is always worth checking the terms and conditions.

Visit The Seaside Voucher
Visit The Seaside is a brochure which is available from the Skegness Tourist Information Centre (located inside the Embassy Theatre on Grand Parade, Skegness). The brochure features a voucher which entitles the bearer to £10 of extra credit when they purchase £20 of credit on a live ticket at Fantasy Island. The brochure is also available to download from the Visit The Seaside website.

Voucher Cloud
This promotion is an electronic voucher which allows you to save £5 on wristbands at the park. You can redeem the voucher directly on your iPhone or iPod Touch. More information about this offer is available on the Voucher Cloud website.

Official Fantasy Island Website
You can save £2 per wristband when you purchase in advance via the official Fantasy Island website. Wristbands must be ordered at least 24 hours before your visit, and can only be used on the date selected.

If you know of any special offers, or discounts that we’ve missed, feel free to share them on our discussion forums. Remember to check out the Island Quest trip planning pages before you visit the park.

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