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Amazing Confusion Maintenance Work
Posted By Chris on Saturday 19th June 2010 @ 7:01 PM | Filed Under: Amazing Confusion

Amazing Confusion Maintenance Work

Maintenance work is currently taking place on Amazing Confusion; the worldís first and only Mondial Ultra Max. A section of seats have been removed to provide access to the main arm of the ride. The ride was closed for several weeks in June last year, to replace a sheared drive pin. It is currently unclear as to whether this is a related issue or when the ride will reopen.

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New Traffic Management Strategy
Posted By Chris on Sunday 9th May 2010 @ 8:24 PM | Filed Under: Misc

New Traffic Management Strategy

Plans are to be implemented in June 2010 to control the flow of traffic in Ingoldmells. During busier times of the year, the traffic lights at the junction of Roman Bank and Sea Lane often causes a bottle neck effect causing tail backs in all directions. The timing of these lights is set to be changed and traffic is going to be directed to use alternative routes toward the village of Ingoldmells. These steps should alleviate congestion around Fantasy Island during busier periods.

Read more on the Skegness Standard.

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Odyssey Opens for 2010 Season
Posted By Chris on Sunday 2nd May 2010 @ 11:38 PM | Filed Under: Jubilee Odyssey

Odyssey Opens for 2010 Season

On Saturday May 1st, Jubilee Odyssey opened to guests for the first time in the 2010 season. Testing began later than usual this year, which is seemingly due to concerns caused from the train stalling whilst testing last year. In other news, Rhombus Rocket has reopened, and The Beast has been reassembled and begun testing over this weekend. A new pay per ride water walker attraction has opened in the area previously occupied by Absolutely Insane.

Thanks to Martyn and st3v3n from the Island Quest community for the info.




Cosmetic Improvements and Ride Downtime
Posted By Chris on Sunday 25th April 2010 @ 11:38 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Cosmetic Improvements and Ride Downtime

Work is still taking place on a number of rides across the park, some of which are yet to open for the 2010 season.

Odyssey is still yet to reopen for the 2010 season. The train was reassembled and reinstated back on the track earlier this month and was seen testing on Saturday afternoon.

Volcanic Impact has received some TLC, as the interior walls of the volcano have been painted orange and red colours and the queue line has been reduced to a single fence around the entrance allowing for riders to get a better view of the car launching whilst they wait. The banners have made a welcome return on the ride car, but unfortunately there are no replacement flags for the top of the tower this year. A number of Rhombus Rocket's supports have been painted, but the ride is still yet to reopen for the 2010 season.

Beast, the park's Mondial Top Scan, has been subject to downtime recently as the ride has been disassembled for its oil to be changed as well as installing a new seal to the gear box. The space beside Beast remains vacant after the Circus Convoy ride and Safari Land Train were removed to make way for a temporary ice rink in autumnlast year.

The bingo hall on Sea Lane, which was being gutted during January 2009 has reopened this year as another arcade. A number of games stalls have opened around the park, with some being added to the area once occupied by Absolutely Insane. More rides have been added to the opposite side of Sea Lane, including a waltzer and chairoplane. These attractions are stand alone attractions on leased land owned by the park; therefore are not included in the Fantasy Island wristband promotion.

Thanks to SLY 1 EA, Martyn and st3v3n.




Absolutely Insane Deconstruction
Posted By Chris on Monday 8th March 2010 @ 11:37 PM | Filed Under: Absolutely Insane

Absolutely Insane Deconstruction

Two cranes arrived at Fantasy Island this week to begin the deconstruction of Absolutely Insane. Standing at 240 feet, the S&S Sky Sling was the only ride of its type in the UK, but has remained standing but not operating since September 2007. Plagued with ongoing problems and expensive maintenance costs, Absolutely Insane has proven to be one of the park's most unreliable rides. Speculation suggests that the ride has been sold for scrap value as the park struggled to find a prospective buyer.

Selling the ride also supports a recent report in the Skegness Standard, revealing the parks financial burden. Energy providor EDF threatened to disconnect the electricity supply to the park based on an amounted debt of £75,000. Negotiations were made to pay the debt back in periodical installments. Air your thoughts about Absolutely Insane in the Island Quest discussion forums.

The train for Millennium Roller Coaster has been reinstated onto its track ready for the park to reopen from this Saturday on a weekends only basis until Easter.

Thanks to Steve and Chaz for the information.




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