***Steamworx opening day***
Hi, it's me, Joe Williams. Well, what a day, and lots to report. Steamworx has been a huge hit with the public, and at one point saw three hour queues. I believe there were actors performing on penny farthing cycles, although I unfortunately I couldn't get down to this end of the park to get a shot.
In other news, Willow Wood has seen some dramatic changes over the last four months. The area has been landscaped and extra themeing added. The two restaurants have now been completed and are open for business. But most important of all, we now have another ride: Trapdoor. Trapdoor is a second hand mini drop ride, and whilst not particularly forceful, does offer some impressive views of the area and park. Unfortunately it did suffer some downtime earlier.
Steamworx entrance. The queueline fences run around the ride itself and offer some amazing views of the first drop and layout
The station and tunnel are heavily themed, with working gears and Victorian wrought iron fences
Area view (note the area work in the background. Another new ride soon, maybe?)
Fantasy Balloon Ride. Lots of people enjoyed this little ride. It does soar pretty high, so if you're not one for heights, avoid this!
Willow Wood themeing. The trees and foliage are starting to look lush now
The restaurants and seating area.
Well it's been a very long day, so I will be off now. I'll post more pictures soon.