Oakwood seems much better this year, much cleaner than previous years, but still lacks one or two big coasters. Do you feel the park could do with some investment and what coasters do you think would improve visitor numbers again?
So adding on from this as I have been to Oakwood twice this season already. The awful Pinfari Coaster, 'Creepy Crawler', seriously has had its day. With Drenched not opening this year as well, has this had its day too? (Lets hope).
Along with this, the old 'Nutty Jakes Mine Ride (Brer Rabbit) has been condemned, leaving a huge section of the park that could be used again for a different attraction.
If a further big investment was to happen in the next year or so, then I would like to see a rebranding of 'Spooky Street' back to a 'Mining Theme'. A River Rapids style ride integrated with a Mack Powered coaster utilising the site of the old Dark ride that was currently here. The Tea-Cups could be changed theme wise to fit here as well as I feel it would still need a 'Flat' in the area.
As for Spooky 3D, it is a bit primitive now and a new attraction should be sort.
I feel like this, although a major investment for the park, would definitely draw visitors back as the 'Mack' coaster fits in-between the 'Junior Coaster' of Tree-Tops and 'Family-Thrill' Megaphobia as a pure 'Family' coaster. (not sure what the Pinfari would come under (Whiplash Claim coaster??)).
The removal of Drenched maybe a good move as I would guess expensive to run and not much use due to a usual 2pm opening? (not open this year). This would free up a massive area for another 'Themed area' in the future. Needs the right investors with the vision and guts to improve. Or a great persuader like the fantastic John Wardley who told William and Patrick McNamara that a wooden coaster would transform the park.
Any comment or thoughts on this or Oakwood this season?