Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells announces exhilarating new ride for 25th anniversary

Adrenaline junkies can expect some 'Turbulence' when a new ride opens at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells for the theme park's 25th anniversary.

Fantasy Island opens on Saturday, March 28, with an exciting  new extreme attraction.
Fantasy Island opens on Saturday, March 28, with an exciting new extreme attraction.

The 29-metre-tall extreme attraction rotates riders in every direction possible is described as both powerful and thrilling and certainly 'not for the fainthearted'.

Park bosses say new ride has been named 'Turbulence' because of the exhilarating sensations passengers will experience.

This will be the fourth season since the company's purchase in March 2016 by Mellors Group and the park and its owners are already looking forward to welcoming visitors back.

A grand opening ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 28, to launch its new extreme attraction. The event will include activities such as daytime fireworks, a ribbon cutting ceremony and more!

James Mellors , a director of Mellors Group, said: “Since acquiring Fantasy Island in 2016, we have introduced a whole range of attractions from children's rides to family and extreme, as well as enhancing our all-weather indoor family entertainment centre, uplifting our market and introducing new accommodation services back in 2019.

"Our aim as owners is to continually improve our customer offering and revitalise Fantasy Island, putting Ingoldmells firmly back on the map. We endeavour to be the number one holiday destination on the East Coast.”

Claire Draper, director of Finance at Fantasy Island, said: "Our investment in Fantasy Island over the past few years has been diverse and we have listened to what our customers have wanted in terms of the family experience and a variety of entertainment for our Little Explorers.

"This year, we have listened again. For months we have received messages asking when The Beast will be returning, but we don't want to move backwards, we want to move forwards and provide brand new experiences for our customers, and we believe our fans will be thrilled with the introduction of Turbulence."