Pleasurewood Hills wrote:It may be best to tell you now that due to various and strenuous time consuming complications it has meant that we are unable to acquire the tower which we have planning permission for. We still wanted to be able to offer a big ride for next year so we have purchased a travelling 40m drop tower with the prospect of "upgrading" the ride when the larger one becomes available. For this reason the ride will be mostly unthemed (minus the ship) so we do not incur huge costs for a temporary ride. On the plus side, the ride will be on the park and ready for opening in 2012 and is still slightly taller than Wipeout.
I know that this is frustrating but I thought it would be best to tell you now rather than you showing up on the park to be disappointed. The planning permission does however last for 3 years so we are looking to get the drop tower within this period.
It's also worth noting that the S&S shot at Fantasy Island is 200 feet - at least it is widely stated as that, it may be 180-foot clone of Blackpool's but it is stated as 200 feet everywhere I've seen. So if it's true then the proposed one wouldn't be the tallest anyway
darkside wrote:Yeah the new website should be up before the end of the month and there will be a brand new magic/illusion show in the theatre starring Sean Alexander who appeared on Britain's Got Talent.Says to me that the park is wanting to head in the right direction with investing in a ride to remove the 'travelling' emphasis of it, seems like a lot of effort too, especially with everything else they have going on.
I think I remember reading that there's also going to be a new website and new show & refurb for the theatre?
Rob wrote:Is it just me or does that look very similar to Lightwater's new marketing style?