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» Absolutely Insane

» G-Force

» Hoola Kula/Crazy Island

» Topsey Turvey

» Barrel Dark Ride

» Gallopers


» Jumpin' Frog

» The Eye On The Coast

» Circus Convoy Ride

» Safari Land Train

» Geni's Magic Ride

» Bee Jet Ride

» Strawberry Fun Coaster


G-Force - Fantasy Island

G-Force was the world's first, and only, Giant Booster. Manufactured by Fabbri, it stood at 164feet tall. Opening in 2002, it was located on the opposite side of Sea Lane. However, due to technical difficulties, complaints from the locals, popularity issues, running costs and more issues, the ride was removed in 2004. G-Force is still being stored at Mondial headquarters where it was sent after the exchange for The Eye on the Coast.

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The Eye on the Coast

The Eye on the Coast - Fantasy Island

Manufactured by Mondial and costing £10m, The Eye on the Coast opened at the park in 2004 and being Europe's tallest classic ferris wheel, dominated the skyline at a staggering height of 196 feet. Consisting of 40 gondolas, the Eye on the Coast could accommodate a total of 240 passengers, seating up to six passengers per gondola. Unfortunately, the Eye didn't stay on the coast for long, as it closed at the end of the 2005 season, and dismantled over the 2006 season. However, it now operates under J Mellors Amusements and has been spotted in locations up and down the country, including Nottingham, Jersey and Cardiff.

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Hoola Kula/Crazy Island

Hoola Kula - Superbowl - Fantasy Island

Hoola Kula, aka Crazy Island, was a Super Bowl, located where The Beast is now. It was rethemed to an island theme and moved to where Amazing Confusion stands now. It was a generic Super Bowl, flat ride, where the cars spin like a waltzer, but the floor also tilts upwards at an angle. It was removed at the end of the 2002 season to make way for Amazing Confusion.

Absolutely Insane

Absolutely Insane - Fantasy Island

Standing at 240feet, Absolutely Insane was the only S&S sky sling in the UK. A kart was suspended by cables between three freestanding towers. Riders were catapulted toward the sky at a speed of 40mph. The ride remained standing but not operating from September 2007 before eventually being removed in March 2010. Read More


SIMEX - Fantasy Island

SIMEX (short for SIMulated EXperience) was initially named "The Great El Marvo's Mechanical Motion Machine" and was a 4D cinema located in the pyramid. Individual seats moved in relation to the on screen action, offering guests an immersive experience of the movie that they were watching. Various films were screened over the time that SIMEX featured at Fantasy Island. However, due to costly licensing agreements and declining popularity, the ride mechanism was removed.

Strawberry Fun Coaster

Strawberry Fun Roller Coaster - Fantasy Island

The Strawberry Fun Coaster was a standard Big Apple style children's roller coaster introduced in 2003. It was relocated to Golden Palm Resort, a nearby amusement park in Chapel St. Leonards, for the 2004 season.

Jumpin' Frog

Jumpin' Frog - Fantasy Island

Jumpin' Frog opened at the park in 2001 and was replaced by Techno Jump in 2004. It offered a similar experience to Techno Jump, as the ride arms turned in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction whilst rhythmically bouncing the riders up and down. A large frog formed the centrepiece of the ride.

Geni's Magic Ride

Aladdin - Fantasy Island

Geni's Magic Ride was a children's ride, located in front of The Beast and was encircled by one of the Rhombus' Rocket helixes. Riders travelled in a circular, clockwise direction as the cars lifted up at an angle.

Bee Jet Ride

Bees - Fantasy Island

The Bee Jet Ride ride was a small children's ride which offered a similar ride experience to the Jets and Elephant rides at the park.

Topsey Turvey

Topsey Turvey Top Spin - Fantasy Island

Topsey Turvey was a Fabbri Top Spin located roughly where The Beast is now. It opened with the park in 1995 and has since been relocated to Pleasure Island Cleethorpes as Terror Rack in 1998.

Barrel Dark Ride

Barrel Dark Ride - Fantasy Island

Manufactured by WGH, the Barrel Dark ride was originally installed for the 1996 season. Eight rotating barrels travelled along a 66 metre track. The ride was themed as a fun fair, with music, distorted mirrors and moving animatronics. With an average ride time of 2 minutes 45 seconds, the max throughput was 240 adults or 360 children per hour. The ride closed at the end of the 2003 season and replaced with the Jungle Truck Ride.

Circus Convoy Ride

Circus Convoy Ride - Fantasy Island

Manufactured by SBF and left the park at the end of the 2009 season. Read More

Safari Land Train

Safari Land Train Ride - Fantasy Island

Initially purchased for £100,000 by John Woodward as a birthday gift for his son, Alex, in July 1999. The Safari Land Train left the park at the end of the 2009 season. Read More


Gallopers - Fantasy Island

Initially installed in 1995, the traditional carousel was one of the oldest rides at the park and a firm family favourite. The ride suffered a significant amount of downtime during the its last two seasons and consequently was removed from the park at the end of the 2010 season.