VIDEO: Fantasy Island says 'thanks for the memories' on its 25th anniversary

Fantasy Island has apologised for not being open to celebrate its 25th anniversary - .but has revealed some of the changes that will be in place when it can welcome visitors back.
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Theme park bosses at Ingoldmells had to make due with thanking customers for the memories yesterday (Saturday) while remaining closed due to Covid-19.

A post on social media said: "It's our 25th anniversary today!

"Sadly we can't spend the day together, but we look forward to welcoming you all back as soon as it's safe to do so.

Customers can't wait to return to Fantasy Island - but there will be changes.Photo: Kim FisherCustomers can't wait to return to Fantasy Island - but there will be changes.Photo: Kim Fisher
Customers can't wait to return to Fantasy Island - but there will be changes.Photo: Kim Fisher

"Thank you to everyone for sharing your amazing memories with us over this past week! They have certainly brightened our day."

Among the messages of support were:

Sheena Wilson: Happy 25th anniversary. Keep up the amazing work you all do and stay safe.

Kim Fisher: Happy 25th anniversary we cant wait to come again.

Andrew Cook: Happy anniversary to you. Have a great day. Miss you. Hopefully we will be able to make it this year. All fingers crossed.

Earlier, Fantasy Island hinted that visitors hopefully will not have to wait too much longer with a fun YouTube video, which features the Prime Minister Boris Johnson making plans for his summer holiday in a caravan after a "rollercoaster start to the year" with the message: "Think of the fun we'll have if we stick to the rules a little longer."

The park's message to customers on their website says: "We’re extremely excited to welcome you all back as soon as possible.

"Whilst we wait for government guidance, we’re busy putting measures in place ready for when we are able to reopen.

"We will do our all to keep you safe and therefore, we are looking to make some changes to the way that we operate our resort."

Some of these changes include:

Rides

These will operate on a pre-booked only ticketing system. Visitors who have not booked online will not be permitted on the site.

Limited capacity fun riding sessions will operate at fixed times throughout the day. This will reduce the number of people attending at any one time, to enable our customers to enjoy attractions whilst adhering to social distancing rules and to keep employees, visitors and the wider community safe.

Market Town

A free entry, one-way walk through system will enable free flowing, safe shopping.

A controlled capacity will ensure social distancing measures are achieved and a more relaxed shopping experience is available to visitors.

Additional measures by individual trading units will be applied to ensure convenience and safety.

There will be a new calendar, but it will only be released when the park is 100% clear of the relevant guidance.

For more details visit www.fantasyisland.co.uk