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Re: Paultons Park

Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:44 pm

Paultons Park have released a short video showing the history of the park from 1983, as part of their build up to their largest single development, Tornado Springs, in 2020.
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Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:28 pm

It appears a portion of Tornado Springs will be opening on 21st July. Buffalo Falls will be open to all guests from 21st July, following the great Buffalo Falls Race, which happens a month earlier on 21st June as part of the on-going storyline.

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An additional update has been posted showing construction being finalised on Buffalo Falls.

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Re: Paultons Park

Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:52 am

Another construction photo of the new rollercoaster foundations.

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Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:51 pm

According to some rumours on Twitter, the spinning coaster is apparently going to be clone of Sierra Sidewinder at Knotts Berry Farm.
 
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:49 pm

Quiite like the look of that layout, more twisty and less dippy than either the Merlin spinners or the Wild Mouse styles. Should be a fun family coaster. Seemed very short though, wonder if they could do multiple laps.
 
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Re: Paultons Park

Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:47 pm

abigsmurf wrote:
Seemed very short though, wonder if they could do multiple laps.

In terms of lift to brake run, the ride duration is longer than Spinball.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:49 pm

Hmm, the square footage of the ride looks much bigger than Sierra Sidewinder - but time will tell!

Here's some new construction photos of the area:

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Re: Paultons Park

Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:08 pm

As reported by SouthParks News the full area concept art for Tornado Springs at Paultons Park has been released alongside a live action teaser video. The focal point of the artwork is the Mack Rides spinning coaster that is expected to have an IMAscore soundtrack.



Alongside are a number of smaller attractions including Buffalo Falls water slide, Cyclonator pendulum ride, Windmill Towers family drop towers and a driving ride currently referred to as Rides and Drives. Additionally the Rio Grande train will operate through the area, and there will be a diner themed restaurant.

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This looks to be an exciting development for the park.
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Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:17 pm

Yeah, this investment sure looks great! With the concept art finally being revealed, it looks to be a clone of Sierra Sidewinder. Based on my impressions of Dwervelwind, this ride will certainly bite quite a bit more than it appears. Also, on a naive, speculative note- that looks to be a nice little patch they've got next to the area for potential expansion...
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:10 pm

Defintely got to get down to Paultons at some point. They've an impressive range of family coasters now and it's genuinely a day out for the whole family rather than a handle of rides to stop older family members getting too bored whilst younger kids are taken around Peppa Pig world.

Wonder what direction they'll go next. The park is crying out for a dark ride (given the so-so log flume, a boat ride with a watercoaster ending would be perfect) but you've got to wonder if they'll try for a full on white knuckle coaster to widen the appear of the park.
 
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Re: Paultons Park

Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:06 pm


A good video showing updates, packed full of facts.
 
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Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:18 pm

IMAScore may have accidentally given us an opening date in a Facebook post. The date they have quoted is 19th May 2020. I must admit, I think this looks so good!
 
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Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:07 pm

So much work has happened since there was a last update in this topic. Storm Chaser has been completed as shown in this picture from Lawrence Mancey on Twitter:

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Cyclonator is also complete and has been testing:

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Paultons have also announced height limits etc for the area:

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There are so many updates about how construction is going from Lawrence Mancey on Twitter that is worth having a look.
 
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Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:19 pm

Looks so nice! Can't wait to visit.
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Re: Paultons Park

Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:44 am

As reported on SouthParks social media, Paultons Park have announced that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the opening of their new area, Tornado Springs, has been delayed until Easter 2021.

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Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:33 am

That announcement today that measures are likely to be in place until the end of the year is utterly crippling for so many industries. This is probably the smart thing to do given it's looking likely that at best there will be limited operations for themeparks this year and people will be reluctant to make the trip.
 
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Re: Paultons Park

Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:59 pm

Sounds like they are about ready to just write the year off totally, and put all their time and energy into 2021.  The idea of opening up such a large investment under any kind of social restriction, is hardly welcome.

Make what money they can out of Peppa Pig Land, when that is viable, but hold Tornado Springs back, so it can be "new" in 2021. All the UK theme parks are in this boat.
 
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Re: Paultons Park

Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:05 pm

Paulton’s Park have announced that their mobile app will be updated to incorporate virtual queueing for their rides & attractions, as well as allowing you to order food remotely, in order to aid social distancing once the park reopens.

We’re pleased to be introducing new features in our Paultons Park mobile app.

This update, expected to go live in the next few weeks, will support the social distancing measures we are putting in place ahead of a safe re-opening once government guidance allows.

The free app will allow you to queue for rides virtually and order food from your mobile, eliminating the need for guests to wait in physical lines around the park.

This is just one of the measures we’re busy putting into place to ensure guests can safely visit Paultons Park when we re-open.


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