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Park Preview Videos
Posted By Chris on Sunday 15th June 2008 @ 12:42 AM | Filed Under: Events

Park Preview Videos

On Friday 6th June, Park Preview took a trip to Fantasy Island with the intention of capturing on and off ride video from in and around the Fantasy Island resort. On ride footage from Jubilee Odyssey, Millennium Roller Coaster, Fantasy Mouse, Rhombus Rocket, Volcanic Impact and even Dragon Mountain Descent is featured in the video that reflects the vibrant atmosphere of the park. The experience of both Millennium and Odyssey was captured from both forward and backward perspectives, offering an intriguing insight into what it would be like to travel facing backwards on both of the parks major roller coasters. Ride ops also offered up the controls of Beast for them to control the ride themselves in manual mode. Unfortunately Absolutely Insane wasn't open for their visit.



Download the videos yourself via the Park Preview website.

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Park Preview Takeover Fantasy Island
Posted By Chris on Tuesday 20th May 2008 @ 7:49 PM | Filed Under: Events

Park Preview Takeover Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island is scheduled to be accommodating a planned visit by Park Preview; a website dedicated to all theme parks. Park Preview are planning on recording point of view footage and other footage of the park whilst they're there. This visit is being held on Friday, June 6th at Fantasy Island, before taking over nearby Pleasure Island the next day. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend, but are requested to make themselves known on the thread over at the Park Preview website.

Impressively, the organisers have managed to persuade Fantasy Island to open Jubilee Odyssey and Millennium Roller Coaster a whole two hours earlier. This early ride time is only available to visitors who have arranged to take part beforehand. Moreso, discount ride tokens will also be available for these people who will be able to take advantage of no queue time and an uninterrupted ride experience.

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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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Plans Approved for Car Park
Posted By Chris on Friday 2nd May 2008 @ 1:17 PM | Filed Under: Future Development

Plans Approved for Car Park

The plans to make alterations to the main car park have been approved. Work had already been started before the plans were submitted, which didn't go down too well with East Lindsay District Council planning department. When submitted, the plans weren't really anything to write home about; unless you happen to take an unhealthy interest in car parks. No new rides, no new arena, just plans for improving water drainage, reinstatement of vehicular access and resurfacing. It's possible that this work is being carried out in relation to the rumoured replacement of caravans on the site next to the car park with log cabins. Either way, adequate drainage should lessen the amount of surface water on the car park.

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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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