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Updated: Plans Confirmed for Changing Facilities
Posted By Chris on Tuesday 6th September 2011 @ 8:35 PM | Filed Under: Future Development

Updated: Plans Confirmed for Changing Facilities

Update (21st September 2011): The plans for the changing facilities have recently been approved by East Lindsey District Council. However no further details have been announced about the planned Splash Zone attraction.




Plans have been submitted to East Lindsay District Council for changing facilities for a new ‘Splash Zone’ attraction. The plans show changing rooms which would be situated in a disused indoor market stall situated between the pyramid and the retail units nearest to Odyssey. Further details about the proposed Splash Zone attraction itself remain ambiguous.

Fantasy Island have been researching potential new attractions for 2012 and have been considering guests’ feedback. The online poll currently shows that almost half would like to see a new ride, whilst 35% would prefer a swimming pool and 17% voted for a haunted house.

Planning application




August Developments
Posted By Chris on Thursday 18th August 2011 @ 10:31 PM | Filed Under: General Park News

August Developments

Summer may be almost over, but developments are still taking place across the park. The camera for Odyssey’s on ride photographs has been moved to the bottom of the sidewinder, meaning that souvenir photos can once again be purchased from the kiosk which was once the control booth for Absolutely Insane. Rhombus’ Rocket now also features on ride photography, as well as the log flume. In other news, the golf course, which opened in 2009, has recently been removed. The area, which lies besides the Grand Prix Go Karts in the market, has now been developed into a seating area. The park have also launched a new design for the official website; just six months after redesigning the site at the beginning of the season.




Charity Challenge on Millennium Roller Coaster
Posted By Chris on Monday 8th August 2011 @ 10:12 PM | Filed Under: Millennium Coaster

Charity Challenge on Millennium Roller Coaster

In an effort to raise awareness for Cancer Research UK, Darren Brettell from Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, endured 20 hours on Millennium Roller Coaster at Fantasy Island. Darren began to feel dizzy after completing 140 laps of the track, falling just four hours short of his personal target of 24 hours. Darren managed to raise £365 for the charity, with the total being raised to £500 thanks to a contribution from Fantasy Island.

Source: Skegness Standard




Plans to Reduce Congestion
Posted By Chris on Wednesday 20th July 2011 @ 6:44 PM | Filed Under: Misc

Plans to Reduce Congestion

Traffic calming measures have been implemented to tackle the congestion problems at the junction of Sea Lane and Roman Bank. This change means that south-bound traffic, travelling along Roman Bank towards Skegness, is no longer allowed to turn right into Sea Lane. Various approaches have been attempted over the years, such as changing the timings of the traffic lights. The situation will be monitored over the coming months.  

Thanks to Tom G from our forums community for the story and updated information.

Original story.




Rhombus' Rocket Reopens
Posted By Chris on Tuesday 5th July 2011 @ 10:04 PM | Filed Under: Rhombus Rocket

Rhombus' Rocket Reopens

Rhombus' Rocket reopened at the weekend after significant maintenance work has taken place on the ride over the last few months. The powered coaster has remained closed since late April, when the train stopped half way around the track; with riders on board who had to be rescued. Reports indicate that the incident was caused due to low insulation readings along the copper line which runs around the track. In related news, Rhombus' Rocket now features on ride photography, so riders of the popular ride can purchase souvenir photographs. Unfortunately, it appears that on ride photography for Jubilee Odyssey is no longer available.




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