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Fantasy Island Theme Park In Administration
« on: August 11, 2014, 09:19:44 AM »
A few days ago, it was announced that Fantasy Island Theme Park in Lincolnshire, had gone into administration.
I'm not really surprised by this, as I went there with the family, several years ago. It's a very shabby park, surrounded by a shabby market. The park looked run down and some of the rides had broken seats with dirty towels securing the grab rails  :scared:

However, it is home to two brilliant coasters: Jubilee Odyssey and Millenium Coaster. I really hope the park gets a decent buyer or failing that, those two coasters can find new homes. They really deserve to be somewhere decent.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-28660494

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Re: Fantasy Island Theme Park In Administration
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 11:03:48 AM »
This was a quite a shock when the news broke. I've visited on 2 separate occasions this year and i think this year the park has been at it's been at it's best for a long time.

Conduit the owners seemed to of invested the most amount of money that they have ever done so.

Noticeable improvements;
Refurbishment & paint jobs for rides:  Jubilee Odyssey & Volcano
Longer opening times inc JO actually being open  :w00t:
Special guests: Your usual A/Z list celebs lol..
Landscaping etc


If a new business is found hopefully they improve the park by adding new rides.
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Re: Fantasy Island Theme Park In Administration
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 12:56:42 PM »
Hi

Its not a big surprise to me i dont think the park as been gettting the numbers it needs to be a going conciren for years now so it was only a matter of time before this happend, its sad to see another park in trouble and may possibly vanish, i cannot see any one wanting to take this please on so sadly i think this is the start of the end for this park.

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Re: Fantasy Island Theme Park In Administration
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 03:46:07 PM »
Yes, it's hard to imagine the park being an attractive proposition. The surroundings of a market and caravans is hardly appealing to a future buyer....Still, one can hope that something positive will come of it...I'd love to see Millenium Coaster at Blackpool but I can't see that happening!

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Re: Fantasy Island Theme Park In Administration
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2014, 08:54:57 PM »
I hate it when I see parks go under, its so sad.. :(
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Re: Fantasy Island Theme Park In Administration
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 10:20:01 PM »
Yes, it is sad...I wonder if Merlin would be interested?...

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Re: Fantasy Island Theme Park In Administration
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2014, 11:34:35 AM »
I don't think its about the park not getting the numbers as the place is heaving particularly over the holiday period and bank holidays etc
I just don't know if theres enough interest in the rides, apart from the 2 coasters the rest are your usual fair type rides.

If the right company took the project on {good shout on Merlin} this could be one of the best theme parks in the world as its in a great catchment area.
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Re: Fantasy Island Theme Park In Administration
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2015, 08:21:19 PM »
Going in to admin has served as a rocket up the arse to FI as this year has been one of the best for the park to date as far as visiting numbers & operations of the rides are concerned.
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Re: Fantasy Island Theme Park In Administration
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2015, 08:20:46 PM »
Great to hear! Here's hoping it's not too late for a reversal of fortune!

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