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Gulliver's Valley Resort - Sheffield

Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:46 pm

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Re: Gulliver's Valley Resort - Sheffield

Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:53 am

In terms of size, the site they've acquired is about 20% bigger than Drayton Manor although I'm guessing it'll have a camp site eating into that.

Could be a major park but I suspect it'll be like the other Gullivers parks in being a reasonable day out for youngish families but with budget rides and lacking the wider appeal that family focused parks like Chessington and Disney manage.
 
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Re: Gulliver's Valley Resort - Sheffield

Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:59 am

I live 2 minutes away! It'll be interesting to see how it all turns out, they've got a lot of space to work with as Rother Valley and the surrounding areas are huge.
 
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Re: Gulliver's Valley Resort - Sheffield

Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:25 pm

I live about 10/15 mins away! Would have been better if my local wasn't a kids park but oh well. I'm hoping to get a job at the theme park once I leave college!
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Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:22 pm

Thought I'd give this topic some attention!

The site for Gullivers Valley was originally 330 acres but it has now been reduced to 250 acres due to contaminated land.

The Star wrote:
The report said examinations of the site, which was previously an opencast colliery, had identified ‘potential ground contamination’ – resulting in Gulliver’s submitting a revised proposal to buy a reduced area of the site.


You can read more on this here.
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Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:35 pm

I've just been looking on my Facebook news feed and remembered I shared this way back in November! I have no idea why I didn't share it then! :lol

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Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:14 pm

Here's an article about how Gullivers Valley will cope with traffic found in a local newspaper yesterday.

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Re: Gulliver's Valley Resort - Sheffield

Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:07 pm

Another Sheffielder here - is this actually happening?
 
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:18 pm

Yeah I'm pretty sure it's going ahead. 
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New Woodie in 2020 for the UK!

Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:16 pm

So according to RCDB in 2020 there is going to be a new Gulliver's theme park called Gulliver's Valley Resort and their opening coaster is going to be a woodie. Possibly a copy of the coaster at Gulliver's Warrington

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Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:24 pm

Yeah, it's gonna have a fair few coasters upon opening. I saw some basic plans the other month as they had a stall at the Rotherham show. It looks like it is going to be a very nice park, I think bigger than the other Gullivers out there, and this will also have a centre parcs-esque feel to it with some lodges style (I think) accommodation and high ropes course and other activities .etc but this will be built after the theme park. 

Hopefully I can get a job there in maintenance once I finish my apprenticeship!
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Re: Gulliver's Valley Resort - Sheffield

Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:57 pm

So when is this theme park meant to start construction or is it already in construction?

Not heard anything about it :roll:
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:38 pm

Think it's meant to be done for either 2020/2021. I think groundwork has begun but not sure on anything else. They're keeping quiet but it is definitely going ahead. 
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:42 pm

I’ve found an article on which I believe is the first construction photos posted anywhere (?)!

Looking good, can’t wait to see it all in person next year!!!

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/people/s ... -1-9715522
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Re: Gulliver's Valley Resort - Sheffield

Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:31 am

I'm not gonna lie, I'm getting big vibes from American Adventure in 2 of those pictures.. might just be me.

It's great to finally see something of it, will be good to see the park next year!
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:24 pm

After a lovely bike ride around Rother Valley Country Park earlier today, I decided to take a turn down a small road which brought me out behind the perimeter fence at what I believe is the rear end of the park!

Sign along the small road to notify delivery drivers this is not the entrance! :lol
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There is a rapids attraction, similar in style to storm surge at Thorpe Park
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There were still a few trough pieces left to install
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I'm assuming this will be the wild west themed area of the park
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Gulliver's are improving the paths around the site
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Over the hill I noticed what seems to be a Zamperla Rockin Tug! Hope they theme it up before installing though :(
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I then drove down to the actual entrance of the site, where a small hut has been built in typical Gullivers castle style.
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The road which I cannot wait to drive down on opening day next year!
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I'm hoping to pop down every couple of months or so to see how it progresses! 
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Re: Gulliver's Valley Resort - Sheffield

Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:10 pm

Great update, Liam. I'd be interested in how this develops! :)
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:54 am

The Star has published an article showing drone footage of the new park! It’s looking rather nice and more work has been done than i was expecting!

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/people/n ... -1-9728027
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