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Fantasy Island Opens for 2011
Posted By Chris on Friday 11th March 2011 @ 8:45 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Fantasy Island Opens for 2011

This weekend marks the beginning of Fantasy Island’s 16th season, with a selection of rides opening for weekends only until the park oepns every day from Wednesday 30th March. The park initially suggested that all rides would be available for the opening weekend, with the exception of Jubilee Odyssey, Millennium Roller Coaster, the log flume and Amazing Confusion. Unfortunately, this no longer seems to be the case as a number of other rides are missing from the lineup. Notable exceptions from the list, revealed earlier today by the park, include Techno Jump which is still being repainted, Jellikins which has reportedly been refurbished over winter, Dragon Mountain Descent as well as a number of children’s rides which will also be unavailable. Wristbands are half price between now and April 3rd due to the limited ride selection.

Rides available this weekend:
Volcanic Impact
The Beast
Coconut Twist
Rhombus’ Rocket
Fantasy Mouse
Wreckers Cove
Carousel
Formula 2000
Pony Express
Jets
Toucan Tours
Mini Dodgems
Jungle Truck Ride


In related news, the park has reconsidered the age restrictions for wristbands. Full price wristbands will be priced at £10 for children aged 3 to 9, and £20 for guests aged 10 and above. Children under the age of 3 are able to ride for free.





Updated: Live Ticket and Wristband Pricing
Posted By Chris on Friday 4th March 2011 @ 7:18 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Updated: Live Ticket and Wristband Pricing

Update: The Park have announced today that the children's wristbands will be for children aged 3 to 9, with adult wristbands being for anyone aged 10 and above.
Thursday 10th March 2011




The price for wristbands has increased this year, with wristbands being priced at £20 for all guests aged 10 and over, with cheaper wristbands priced at £10 for guests aged between 3 and 9. There is no longer an off peak tariff available, but cheaper wristbands are available to purchase in advance from the official park website.

A new 7 day wristband option has been launched, which will allow guests to have unlimited rides for seven consecutive days. This new wristband will be priced at £60 for guests aged over 8 years, and £30 for children aged between 3 and 7.

Individual ride prices have also increased by 50 pence per person, per ride for the 2011 season. Thrill rides are now £3.50, family rides are now £2.50 and children’s rides being priced at £1.50. The live ticket system is still being utilised by the park, where guests are able to add credit to a live ticket which can be scanned at ride entrances. Children aged 2 and below are able to ride the attractions at the park for free.

A more in depth look at the park pricing is available on our trip planning pages.




2011 Opening Dates and Times
Posted By Chris on Saturday 26th February 2011 @ 3:48 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

2011 Opening Dates and Times

Fantasy Island have announced the opening dates, times and prices for the forthcoming season. The market reopens from March 5th, with a selection of rides opening from March 12th on weekends only until March 30th. Jubilee Odyssey, Millennium Roller Coaster, the log flume and Amazing Confusion will be unavailable for the first few weeks whilst maintenance work is carried out. From April 3rd, the park have confirmed that all rides* will be available throughout the season.

The park opening times vary throughout the season, with rides available from 11am. During the summer and Easter holidays, the rides will remain open until 10pm, and close between 4 and 6pm during off peak periods. A full calendar showing opening times for each day is available to view below.

A new official website for the park is also being launched within the next few weeks.

* - Some outdoor rides will close during extreme weather conditions.






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.




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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