Forester's Park was taken over by STC Leisure three years ago. It was a failing park, and had just gone bankrupt, but in beautiful surroundings with lots of space, a pre-existing infrastructure and great potential. STC Leisure have a history of turning around bad parks with the injection of large amounts of initial investment into the rides and attractions. Let's take a look around Forester's Park before it was sold.
The park's only rollercoaster was the unthemed wild mouse, Fungacide. It was an old, off-the-shelf design but still popular with park guests.
The parks carnival area.
The park also contains the popular, post-modern titled launch tower "LAUNCH YER' FACE ORFF!" which STC Leisure have decided to keep on park for the forseeable future.
The new owner has a great interest in Holiday World, and is basing the future development of the park on this. He is strongly thinking about installing a series of high-thrill wooden rollercoasters to compliment the character of the park. The park is not really themed, it is more of an amusement park, though the management haven't ruled out installing highly themed attractions in the future.Year 1
The first year of owning the park, the management decided to install a mid-budget steel coaster called Vapour
to raise gate numbers. It cleverly uses pre-existing buildings on park for the station to reduce cost.Year 2
The park installed the wooden rollercoaster, Reactor
. With it's signature double-drop, and speed filled layout which makes use of the terrain, Reactor has instantly jumped to the top of many enthusiasts lists, becoming known as one of the most intense woodies around. Management also decided to move the park's Enterprise from the carnival area of the park to it's new home supporting Reactor, with a complete refurbishment and new paint job.Year 3
A new Huss Top Spin called "Dancer" was added to replace the Enterprise in the carnival. The park also decided to remove Fungacide, after many years of loyal service as it didn't fit with the high quality image of the new park.
A mysterious area of land has been cleared near "LAUNCH YER' FACE ORFF!" and fences have been erected around it. Piles of wood have also started to appear on-site. Rumours are circulating it is one of several potential areas on park management are considering building a new rollercoaster. Park management have also been seen on several trips to Holiday World, seemingly focusing their attention on The Raven. Despite the wood, enthusiasts on the forum "FTF" still believe it will be constructed by Switzerland's Bolliger & Mallibard after well known park fanatic Bjorn Bandbrooke obtained the information from the same source that told him Fungacide was being torn down.
If anyone wants anymore photos of any of the attractions at Forester's Park just ask and we will send a photography team down, free of charge. We will keep you updated on any progress on-site.