Swarm Chris wrote:
Paultons have been showing Merlin up in their build up to new additions for 2020. A new themed land, with what looks like a new roller coaster, updated log flume and some flats.Source
Have to say, this could make Paultons the leading UK family park in my view. Which I find incredible, growing up with the park when it barely had traveling fair ground attractions, a train, a maze and a few small animals. Compared to Chessington from nearly 30 years ago, which was basically the same as now, except with a monorail and a train.
This is really interesting! Don't think there are any major surprises in this post, but time for an analysis!
Storm Chaser: That track looks like a large Mack or Gerstlauer. Considering Paultons is a family park, it wouldn't be anything massive. So a family thrill coaster themed to storms. Simple. The Mack Spinning coaster.
Buffalo Falls: I've been speculating this a lot, and its definitely a retheme of Wave Runner (In case you haven't been to Paultons Park, its like Depth Charge at Thorpe).
Farming and Power Generation: Is that a GIANT DISCOVERY I see?
Al's Garage: A retheme of Trekking Tractors.
Jesse's Route 83 Diner: A restaurant
Think that's about it. I'm going to be heading to Paultons during half term for a construction update.
START OF SEASON UPDATE:
Just got back from the first day of Paulton's 2019 season (BPB isn't the only park to open early in the year) and it was good, with several updates throughout the park.
Firstly, the gardens have got an update. If you walk into the gardens via the front entrance, now there's a plaza with signs and a nice queue board:
Further into the park, several rides in Peppa Pig World have had sheds added to their queues:
The park recently relocated their Flamingo enclosure to make way for Tornado Springs. The new enclosure is much better than the old one!
A few small updates to the Dinosaur Encounter:
And, finally, the main event: Tornado Springs construction!
Several teasers have been put up around the site advertising the area. It looks as though we could be seeing a few drop towers as well as the other rumoured additions.
The construction itself! It looks as though Wave Runner will be getting rethemed as part of the area with rocks added.
That's about it for Paulton's closed season updates!