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Fantasy Island F.A.Q

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Fantasy Island F.A.Q

Year by year the same questions are put to us, posted on the forums and emailed to Fantasy Island. From an official interview with Fantasy Island we answer all your questions and more in this frequently asked questions page.

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» New developments have been revealed, however will we see any new rides in the near future?
» Are there any plans to theme rides such as Jubilee Odyssey, and Fantasy Mouse?
» What is the name of the Suspended Coaster - 'Jubilee Odyssey' or 'Odyssey'?
» Have the park considered introducing wristbands?
» Will the downtime of Jubilee Odyssey be reduced this season?
» The park is under new management, what does this mean for the future?
» Why is it that Volcanic Impact no longer tilts?
» Does Fantasy Island have any long term development plans to secure the parks future?
» Will the Casino plans be withdrawn now the park is under new ownership?
» Where will the new arena be located?
» Are there any plans to replace and upgrade the current park map?
» What are the parks opinions on Island Quest?


New developments have been revealed, however will we see any new rides in the near future?

The park will operate pretty much as is for the 2007 season. There have already been and will continue to be small improvements throughout this year but no major changes will begin until winter 2007. As far as rides go there are areas of the site that have been earmarked for "new attractions" what these attractions are and when they will be unveiled is still in the hands of local planning and the site development team but it all looks very exciting.


Are there any plans to theme rides such as Jubilee Odyssey, and Fantasy Mouse?

The whole of the existing park and the planned expansion will all be bought into the same theme according to the current plans. As we all know artists are unpredictable so it is possible that the whole thing may go through several sets of plans before it is all approved and work is completed.


What is the name of the Suspended Coaster - 'Jubilee Odyssey' or 'The Odyssey'?

The official name of the suspended coaster is the Jubilee Odyssey. It was named the Jubilee Odyssey due to the fact that its opening year coincided with the Queens Jubilee.


Have the park considered introducing wristbands?

Wristbands. There are pros and cons linked to any change in policy, the introduction of wristbands is no exception. It was first discussed several years ago and was met with opposition however discussion and research into the costs and implications involved are still underway and the case for wristbands is looking stronger and stronger. There are plans to change pricing policy but again this wont apply to the coming season.


Will the downtime of Jubilee Odyssey be reduced this season?

The Odyssey has been subject to a disappointing amount of downtime since its opening. as you know rides like the Odyssey are designed and built taking into account as many eventualities as possible. We have had problems with the Odyssey that not even Vekoma foresaw in 2006, however, we are all confident that the problems experienced over previous seasons have been ironed out and the Odyssey will see its most productive year to date. One factor over which we have no control is of course the weather. Wind causes major problems for the Odyssey, we have very strict guidelines about wind direction and speed that restrict opening. The top of Volcanic Impact houses a wind meter that takes constant readings of the wind direction and strength. It may seem totally calm at ground level but at the top of Impact we can experience gusts of wind that take us above our permitted safe limit. These limits are set by the HSE and we are powerless to change them.


The park is under new management, what does this mean for the future?

The new owners have huge plans for Fantasy Island and its surrounding areas details of which we cannot discuss. sorry.


Why is it that Volcanic Impact no longer tilts?

The seats on Volcainic Impact do still tilt. The tilting seats were installed to give variety on the ride we still tilt one or two sets of the seats when the ride shoots. Some like it some don't ask, the ride operator when you board the ride which ones are tilting today and you should get your tilt.


Does Fantasy Island have any long term development plans to secure the parks future?

The new owners have budgeted to spend hundreds of millions of pounds on the development of the park and surrounding areas in a bid to make the park the best of its kind. This along with constant monitoring and development will ensure the parks eventful and prosperous future.


Will the Casino plans be withdrawn now the park is under new ownership?

The casino and hotel are still part of the major development and expansion of the site.


Where will the new arena be located?

Location for the arena is still under discussions between site designers and local planning.


Are there any plans to replace and upgrade the current park map?

There is little point changing the map now with such large development on the horizon however soon the old map will bear little resemblance to the site so yes a new map is on the plans for the designers.


What are the parks opinions on Island Quest?

All the parks management think Island Quest is generally good. Some posts have met with disapproval but on the whole the site seems informative and good fun.


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