Pleasure Island Family Theme Park

Pleasure Island Family Theme Park

Infobox Amusement park
name = Pleasure Island Family Theme Park


caption = The logo for the 2008 season
location = Cleethorpes
location2 =
location3 = England
homepage = [http://www.pleasure-island.co.uk www.pleasure-island.co.uk]
owner = Flamingo Land Ltd (Gibb Family)
general_manager = Vicky Gibb
opening_date =
closing_date =
previous_names =
season = March to September
area =
rides = 47 attractions
coasters = 3
water_rides = 1
slogan = Previous: "Discover the Magic" Current: "What an amazing day!"
coordinates = coord|53|32|36.26|N|0|00|29.48|W|display=inline,title

Pleasure Island Family Theme Park is an amusement park in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, England. Built on the site of an old zoo, construction of the park began in the late 1980s by Pleasureworld, a division of RKF. Pleasureworld also owned the Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park near Lowestoft, along with several other tourism ventures. It was announced that the new park would also carry the Pleasurewood Hills name.

RKF and Pleasureworld went into receivership circa 1990 whilst the park was only half built. It was later sold to Flamingo Land, who completed the outstanding construction work. It has been operating since May 27 1993 and features a wide range of attractions. The park is owned and run by Flamingo Land Ltd, who also own Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo in Malton, North Yorkshire.

Areas

The theme park is split into 6 areas:
* Africa, themed around Africa.
* Kiddies Kingdom, a rather mixed area, home to the rides for especially young children.
* Morocco, themed around the country of Morocco.
* Old England, themed around England in the past (possibly Tudor times), this area contains the park entrance.
* Spain, themed around Spain.
* White Knuckle Valley, home to the white knuckle rides.

Height restrictions

The minimum heights are colour coded as follows:
* Red, 1.4m.
* Purple, 1.3m.
* Blue, 1.2m.
* Green, 1.2m unless accompanied by an adult.
* Yellow, 1.1m unless accompanied by an adult.
* Pink, children only.
* White, no restriction.

Rides

Current rides

* Alakazam, a unique attraction where riders lie down and are spun round 360 degrees. (Morocco)
* Astra Slide, a slide on which the riders must sit in sacks. (White knuckle valley)
* Boomerang, a thrill coaster designed by Vekoma. (White knuckle valley)
* Carousel, a carousel. (Kiddies Kingdom)
* Century 2000, a flying car ride. (Africa)
* Clown Slide, a clown-themed slide. (Kiddies Kingdom)
* Cycle Monorail, a monorail powered by the feet of the riders and a set of bicycle-like pedals. (Spain)
* Dodgems. (Morocco)
* Electric Monorail, An electronic monorail. (Kiddies Kingdom)
* Falls of Fear, a raft ride in a dark tube. (Africa)
* Flying Chairs, a Chairoplane ride. (Old England)
* Frog Hopper, a smaller version of the Hyper Blaster with a frog theme, specifically for children. (Africa)
* Galleon, a swinging pirate ship. (Morocco)
* Go-gator, a children's roller coaster with a cartoon alligator theme. (Africa)
* Go-karts. (Kiddies Kingdom)
* Gravitron. (Morocco)
* Hydromax, a ride with a turning set of seats on each end of a long spinning arm. (Morocco)
* Hyper Blaster, an S&S Double Shot tower attraction. (Morocco) [ [http://www.themeparkjunkies.co.uk/index.php?act=parkguide&rgp=1&ride=280&park=35 Pleasure Island - Hyper Blaster ] ] [ [http://www.s-spower.com/company.html s&swebwide2 ] ]
* Major Orbit. (Africa)
* Mini Mine Train, another Vekoma coaster. (Africa)
* Para Tower, a vertical drop ride in which the riders stand in a metal basket. (Africa)
* Paratrooper, a suspended spinning and rising ride.
* Pendulus, a large swinging gondola attraction. (White knuckle valley)
* Pony Rodeo. (Africa)
* Razzle Dazzle. (White knuckle valley)
* Swan boats, pedal boats that look like swans. These are ridden around the lake in the centre of the park. (Morocco) [http://www.pleasure-island.co.uk/park_information www.pleasure-island.co.uk] ]
* Terror Rack, a Fabbri Top Spin double sided ride. (White knuckle valley)
* Tommy Tinkaboo's 'Sweet Adventure' Water Ride, an indoor water adventure-themed around the park's mascot, Tommy Tinkaboo. (Spain)
* Whirly Twirl. (White knuckle valley)
* Obliterator, similar to the Pendulus but the seats turn on a horizontal axis in addition to the turning and swinging movements. The ride opened at the beginning of the 2008 peak season.

hows

* Masai Warriors Show. (Africa)
* Parrot Show, parrots performing tricks. (Spain)
* Sea Lion Show, sea lions performing tricks. (Morocco)
* Tommy Tinkaboo Musical Extravaganza. (Morocco)
* The Basil Brush Laughter Show. (Africa)
* "' High School Summer (Set As The Movie 'High School Musical 1 + 2)

Restaurants and eateries

* Food Court. (Spain)
* McCormack's Family Bar, a family themed restaurant and bar. (Old England)
* Lakeside
* Tommy's Kiosk and Cafe
* Fatimas Fish & Chips
* Sinbads Ice Cream Parlour
* Carousel
* Falls of Fear

hops

* Tinkaboo Sweet Shop, a sweet shop at the exit of Tommy Tinkaboo's Sweet Adventure. (Spain)
* Gift Shop. (Old England)

Others

* Arcade. (Morocco)
* Kiddies' Cove. A play area for young Children

References

External links

* [http://www.themeparkjunkies.co.uk/index.php?act=parkguide&park=35 Pleasure Island at Theme Park Junkies]


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