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2010 Opening Dates Announced
Posted By Chris on Saturday 13th February 2010 @ 12:11 AM | Filed Under: General Park News

2010 Opening Dates Announced

Selected rides at Fantasy Island will reopen from Saturday March 13th 2010. Initially the rides will open for weekends only*, and begin opening daily from March 27th through to the end of the
season. As always, the park recommend calling their rides hotline
(01754 615860) to check available facilities before you visit. In the meantime, check out Island Quest's own Trip Planning advice, and get involved in all the latest gossip on the Island Quest discussion forums.

The Fantasy Island market will open for weekends only commencing March 6th 2010 with stalls opening between 9am and 4pm. From 1st April, the market will begin opening 7 days a week.

* - Limited ride availability during this period.




Circus Coming to Fantasy Island
Posted By Chris on Monday 1st February 2010 @ 10:35 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Circus Coming to Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island may not officially reopen until March, but a circus is coming to entertain holiday-makers and local residents alike during the February half-term break. Russell's Circus will be hosting a number of shows between February 10th and Sunday 21st February 2010. The circus features a range of acts from gymnasts to Clumbsy the Clown.

Prices start from £10 for adults, and £8 for children; with a special promotion of £4.99 for all seats on Wednesday performances. More information, and a half-price discount voucher is available on their website.

Thanks to Steve from the Island Quest community for the information.




Tesco Clubcard Rewards for Fantasy Island
Posted By Chris on Saturday 30th January 2010 @ 12:22 AM | Filed Under: General Park News

Tesco Clubcard Rewards for Fantasy Island

A new promotion is being offered by Tesco Clubcard which allows its members to redeem Clubcard tokens for wristbands at Fantasy Island. Clubcard vouchers need to be initially transferred into rewards tokens. The token 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. Remember to check out the Island Quest trip planning section before you visit the park.

Thanks to Deanos from the Island Quest community for the information.




New Rides for Bottons and Pleasure Island
Posted By Chris on Thursday 14th January 2010 @ 10:36 PM | Filed Under: Nearby Attractions

New Rides for Bottons and Pleasure Island

Bottons Pleasure Beach in Skegness has confirmed a new ride for the 2010 season, their first new addition since Rockin’ Roller in 2006. The ride is to be named ‘Remix II’ and speculated to be a 4 arm Tivoli Extreme Orbiter, aimed at the family thrill market.

Wristband pricing will increase for the 2010 season, seeing prices rise from £12 to £13 for an all-day wristband, and £9 for wristbands purchased after 5pm. Once again, the park is holding their annual charity evening, when wristbands are priced at £4 during the evening of June 11th, with all proceeds going to local charities. A special fun night is also being held on September 11th 2010, featuring a fireworks display, a free raffle and free face painting as well as a range of activities. Bottons reopens on weekends only from March 13th 2010, until Easter.

Pleasure Island in Cleethorpes is also promoting a new ride for the 2010 season. The ride is a ghost train, named Blomberg’s Tomb of Terror. The park also sees the addition of an outdoor ice skating rink, and new shows from Tommy Tinkaboo, the African Acrobats and the sea lions. Pleasure Island reopens on April 1st 2010.

Thanks to Stuart Gutteridge and Martyn for the information.




Season Ends Sooner than Expected
Posted By Chris on Monday 2nd November 2009 @ 6:20 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

Season Ends Sooner than Expected

Fantasy Island usually close soon after the school half-term in late October. Nonetheless, last year the park made the move to extend the season by opening selected rides throughout November. The same was planned for this year. However the season has suddenly been cut short, as the official website now states that the season is over.

Reduced ride availability and low staff levels similarly indicate that stringent cost cutting appears to have been taking place at the park recently. Jubilee Odyssey was closed before the half term week, with parts of the train already being disassembled; ready for winter storage.

The market remains open weekends until Christmas and events are still being held in the bars.

Thanks to Vectra from the Island Quest forums.




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