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Pirate Merchandise
Posted By Chris on Saturday 6th September 2008 @ 9:06 PM | Filed Under: Ownership

Pirate Merchandise

Last year the park immortalised their entertainers and dancers into a range of products including mousemats, coasters, mugs and t-shirts. Similar merchandise is now available but instead featuring the pirates and parrots that have been performing in the pyramid. Items are personalised with a photograph of themselves taken alongside the parrots inside the parrot zoo beside the lagoon stage. Head over to our forums to check out the rest of the merchandise for yourself.

The pirate show runs between 3 and 7pm daily with songs, dances, games and audience interaction. Parrots are on show between 3 and 5pm. There's also a free bus to Friskney Parrot Zoo that departs from the Fantasy Island car park at 10am daily. Tickets can be reserved by speaking one of the zoo representatives.

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Official Park Merchandise
Posted By Chris on Saturday 28th July 2007 @ 12:32 AM | Filed Under: Ownership

Official Park Merchandise

Fantasy Island has teamed up with Photo Genius to offer official park merchandise. Robbie Rainer; the “multi-talented kingpin of the entertainments team” and the Fantasy Island dancers (Emma, Natalie and Kayleigh) have been immortalised into a range of products. The park logo and website domain are featured on each of the designs. Mousemats (£7.99), coasters (£2.50), mugs (£8.99) and t-shirts (£7.99 – sizes ranging from 1-2yrs up to XL) are available via the Photo Genius website.

Photo Genius is a specialist imaging company based near the park in Skegness. The company offer customers the ability to personalise their gifts with their own images or select from pre-defined designs like that of the Fantasy Island merchandise. Products can be purchased via a downloadable mail order form or online using a Pay Pal order form. Trading locations for Photo Genius are outside Scallywags showbar in the park, Skegness Pier (March-October 2007) and Freshney Place Shopping Centre in Grimsby (November 18th – December 24th 2007).

It’s unclear whether the park aims to design and retail merchandising or souvenirs for other rides and attractions. It is remembered that Volcanic Impact had “edible lava” and on ride pictures around the launch period of the ride back in 1998. Similarly, Millennium Rollercoaster used to have on ride pictures. If the sales of the currently available merchandise proves to be successful, the new owners may consider developing more park merchandise for future seasons.

Contact: Photo Genius

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Locals Concerned Over New Owners
Posted By Chris on Monday 23rd July 2007 @ 1:09 AM | Filed Under: Ownership

Locals Concerned Over New Owners

Recent letters that appeared recently in The Skegness Standard highlight residents concerns over Fantasy Island. Opinions like this are not uncommon in local press, but these in particular refer to Conduit Leisure, and their strategy for their latest acquisition, Fantasy Island.

“As a local person who lives very near Fantasy Island, I was willing to hear what Conduit had planned and give them every chance, but I do not respond well to threats and bully boy tactics. I feel Conduit have shot themselves in the foot, and that they should put their own house in order. The music and tannoy coming from some of the rides is once again reaching horrendous proportions at the weekends.”
Ann Wells, Ingoldmells

In reference to the remarks of Mr. Hollins of Conduit, myself and many more of the residents of Ingoldmells would be very pleased if they (Conduit) did walk and take Fantasy Island, and all the rubbish, noise and pollution with them and let us have some peace and quiet. And the sooner the better.”
Mr A Hopkins, Ingoldmells

“Have they thought that if given the chance by Lincolnshire County Council and East Lindsey District Council that some of the plans that Conduit have in mind could be really beneficial to the village of Ingoldmells? For instance, all year round jobs, indoor venues for our young people, like skating and football, and several other things they can take part in.

Conferences which would bring money to the village, and good accommodation for holiday makers. I do believe I have heard a similar comment before that the lady stated in her letter, "I was willing to hear what John Woodward had planned and gave him every chance", it was made by the same lady. There is a bigger majority of residents and holidaymakers who would disagree with the gentlemen's comments. Give them a chance.”
Bernard Wise, Ingoldmells

Residents concerns in relation to the negative effects of living near an amusement park are clearly evident, particularly as Fantasy Island is located in the small, coastal, village of Ingoldmells. Inevitably, amusement parks of this nature have both positive and negative effects in the surrounding environment. The park attracts a huge number of tourists to the area each year, boosting the economy in the area considerably. Conduit Leisure may have big plans for the park, but the park’s success rests on the complicated task of pleasing not only their guests but also the local residents.

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Fantasy Island Loyalty Card
Posted By Aly on Saturday 7th April 2007 @ 10:30 PM | Filed Under: Ownership

Fantasy Island Loyalty Card

The Fantasy Island loyalty card, to reward visitors who regularly take a trip to the attraction and Market will launch in May this year.

“The best loyalty schemes are simple and easy to operate and understand”, says John Baker, Director at Fantasy Island. “The scheme we are planning gives visitors free parking on a fifth visit if they come and pay for parking on four prior occasions. This encourages people to maximise their enjoyment of Fantasy Island by coming back again and again.”

There are opportunities for traders to advertise offers and loyalty promotions of their own in conjunction with the scheme. The cards, which are handed in to Fantasy Island staff on redemption can carry simple promotional messages. For more information about the scheme please contact Jeff Morgan at the Market office.

Park Reveal New Logo
Posted By Aly on Saturday 7th April 2007 @ 9:06 PM | Filed Under: Ownership

Park Reveal New Logo

The new owners of Fantasy Island, Conduit Leisure, have designed a new logo for the park which can be seen above.

“We did some extensive research on the loyal consumers who come here, and how we can attract more families and visitors who will enjoy what the attraction has to offer and spend holidays and family leisure budgets here,” says Chris Tidball, Finance Director of Fantasy Island. “We needed to demonstrate the accessible fun and variety of the attraction, but also highlight the variety on offer here and give a contemporary update to the brand”.

For this reason the brand description is “Family Resort”, to encompass the variety and value of the market and the excitement of the attractions. The Market has it’s own proprietary logo, to help establish it further as an attraction in it’s own right.

The new logo was developed by CADA Design Group, a London Design Consultancy specialising in brand and graphic design, whose clients include Pret A Manger, Intersport International and McArthurGlen. "The new logo is fun and traditional in it's look and feel, focusing on simple typography and a solid colour palette. The logo has to appeal to all the family, whatever the age. It's memorable and allows us to evolve the image of both the Market at Fantasy Island and the attraction itself." says Darren Callcott, Head of Design.

The logo will be appearing on all printed material, including new market carrier bags, and will be rolled out on site throughout 2007 and 2008.

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