Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Sam, 6th Nov 2012.
How's is that economically viable for that ride?
Who knows…. But its still popular and probably cheaper than a new one ?
The comments on the article from locals are fantastic!
They are, it's pretty much a one man vendetta against the place though, in general it is quite well supported locally.
Tbh its always the haters that normally respond to online news …. Like they have nothing better todo
Great day at Adventure Island yesterday. Terrific value at £10.
A couple of rides closed (Vortex and Dragon's Claw the main ones) but nothing to complain about. Dragon's Claw is no longer on site and a new ride has been set up in its place, presumably temporary? The Go Karts have also been removed - hopefully this is permanent as it opens us a huge area of land.
Park was pleasantly busy with the Santa's grotto hugely popular. No queues for rides though.
Time Machine and Axis are both outstanding and remain two of my favourite flat rides in the UK. I have never ridden anything as intense as Time Machine was running yesterday. Crazy.
The pier is also good value in the winter at just a pound... but car parking for the day in the town centre remains a CRAZY £18.
I wouldn't be so sure, it's seemed to have been struggling for a few years. I was surprised when Axis came it was moved rather than removed. Not sure I've ever seen them bring in anything temporary to cover ride availability before either.
What's in its place at the mo?
Plans may have changed but they announced it was undergoing refurb - https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/19621081.adventure-island-ride-undergoing-250k-revamp-21-years/
Looks like an Extreme to me...
Yeah that's definitely an Extreme.
Oh yeah, I commented on that at the top of this page!
At least I was right that it was knackered!!
The Extreme is called Screature and is replacing Vortex (the Orbiter), not Dragon's Claw.
Dont know how people have the stomach for these rides. Makes me ill just looking at it. Hahahaha.
Sure it will be popular though.
Yeah that's not a ride I would touch with a barge pole either.
From a technical perspective it looks awesome though!
That's a great bit of kit. A huge upgrade over the old Vortex ride, even if a similar style.
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