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Jubilee Price Review
Posted By Chris on Sunday 15th June 2008 @ 12:43 AM | Filed Under: General Park News

Jubilee Price Review

Fantasy Island have lowered the cost of Jubilee tokens from 4 to just 3. Making both Millennium and Odyssey more reasonably priced; the equivalent of 5 regular tokens. Nevertheless, it's unknown whether the price will rise back to 4 during the peak summer months or if this is a long term offer in an attempt to encourage reluctant guests to brave the white knuckle Jubilee rides. On ride photos are unaffected by this move and remain priced at 3.99 or 2 for 7. Jubilee Odyssey and Amazing Confusion have been only opening at weekends since the beginning of the season, due to a noticeable lack of people in the area. From next month, it's expected that both rides will reopen during the weekdays of the main summer season.

Recently, we reported that buy one get one free vouchers were limited to only the Skegness Standard and Fun Coast magazine. However, such vouchers are still being made available in the Skegness information centre as they were in previous seasons. They entitle holders to a further 12 or 18 worth of free ride tokens when they purchase an equal amount from a manned token point.



There are similar vouchers inside the Skegness directory; available from the Skegness information centre and Hildreds shopping centre. The directory also includes vouchers for other local places of interest including; Laser Quest, Skegness Bowl, Skegness Stadium, Pleasure Island Cleethorpes, Hardy's Animal Farm, Butlins and Natureland Seal Sactuary.

In related news; Fantasy Island no longer appears to have a park map. The only promotional material in the Skegness information centre were the BOGOF vouchers with little information about the resort on the reverse. Let us know what you think on the forums.

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Cosmetic Improvements
Posted By Chris on Wednesday 7th May 2008 @ 5:50 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Cosmetic Improvements

It's a good few months into the park's thirteenth season, time for an update.

Rides
Absolutely Insane hasn't been in action so far this year, yet there are signs of life as the carriage is once again in place. This is a vast improvement over this time last year, when the carriage was still in pieces awaiting repair. Nevertheless, none of the safety beacons atop the towers, are working. New cables have also been sighted in the maintenance shed; the same issue that kept it from opening before July last year. However, it's unconfirmed whether spare cables were simply stocked there. Both Millennium and Odyssey were both successfully operating throughout this past weekend, with near to full loads on trains. However, Odyssey had a few hiccups as it kept over riding in the station so that the restraint release mechanism wasn't working. This was soon rectified after being closed for a short while.

Cosmetics
Cosmetic improvements have been noticed around the park recently. IQ forum member, Stig, reported late last season that Amazing Confusion was beginning to look faded, he also noted that Millennium's supports were a bit 'grubby'. Now, both rides have received a paint job. Whilst Amazing Confusion 'looks as good as new', Millennium's supports have only been partially painted in bright red. Patches are still noticeable with only the grey undercoat on. Similarly, Volcanic Impact is noted to be adorning new flag poles after it was seen without any back in March.

Finally, buy one get one free vouchers for tokens are no longer featured in promotional leaflets or in the FunCoast brochure. Despite this, they are still available inside copies of the Skegness Standard.

Thanks to IQ forum member Martyn for the info.

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Fantastic Spring Promotion
Posted By Chris on Thursday 17th April 2008 @ 10:39 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Fantastic Spring Promotion

Fantasy Island has something to put a spring in your step. An advertisement has popped up in local press promoting a limited special offer for rides at Fantasy Island. The promotion runs between April 15th and April 30th. During this period, rides like Twister will only require 2 tokens. Larger rides like Jubilee Odyssey are priced at, a more than reasonable, 2.

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Fantasy Island Plans
Posted By Aly on Thursday 17th April 2008 @ 8:20 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Fantasy Island Plans

Island Quest has gained access of copys of plans for Fantasy Island.

Included within these plans are the blueprints for the planned 'Hammerhead Coaster' - A ride which was welcomed by all in the theme park community but was then pulled by the manufacturer Vekoma due to design and reliablity issues.

Also we exlusively reveal how the park has planning permission to build a proper car park on the site of the exiting overflow carpark (currently just a grass field).

To view these plans, as well as a general overview copy of the park masterplan visit our forum community, where you can also have your say. Simply click on the 'Discuss' link below.

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Fantasy Island Re-opens for 2008
Posted By Chris on Saturday 15th March 2008 @ 1:03 AM | Filed Under: General Park News

Fantasy Island Re-opens for 2008

Today Fantasy Island opens its gates for the first time to budding tourists once again for the new 2008 season. This is the parks 13th season. Unlike promises suggested, no new attractions have been unveiled for this season. The park is now open until April 20th; a limited selection of the park will open between April 20th and 24th, then again between April 28th and May 2nd. The park will be fully open on a daily basis from May 3rd, until the end of the season. As always, the park recommend calling the rides hotline (01754 874668) to check available facilities, or to help maximise your enjoyment take a peek at our own trip planning pages.

Millennium has already been seen being tested recently, and the majority of rides should be ready for the Easter weekend at least. Reportedly, there hasn't been any work carried out within the pyramid, that had been predicted before the end of the 2007 season. It's also speculated that Conduit Leisure take control of the park completely during this season. So, it'll be interesting to see what, if anything, happens to the park over the coming months.


The Market has already been open on weekends since the beginning of the month. From March 22nd, it will open on a daily basis right through to the end of the season. After which, the market will only open at weekends until Christmas.




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