Paultons Park postpones launch of Tornado Springs to 2021

Paultons Park postpones launch of Tornado Springs to 2021

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 9:54am 22nd April 2020.

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The 1950s style land with new rides and restaurants was originally due to open at the Hampshire theme park in May.

Bosses at Paultons Park say they've faced "insurmountable challenges to complete the build in the face of the COVID-19 lockdown."

The park itself has been closed to the public since 20th March.

Managing Director Richard Mancey said delaying Tornado Springs until Easter 2021 was a "difficult decision."

"We know how disappointing this postponement will be, to both our guests and our staff. After eighteen months of hard work it is very hard to accept that the attraction will not open this year, particularly when it is so close to completion. However, with no work taking place on site at present and with no clear idea of when the specialist contractors from several European countries will be able to recommence work, we felt that this was our only option.

"Everyone who has been involved in bringing Tornado Springs to life has poured their heart and soul into creating a truly spectacular experience, so rest assured it will be worth the wait."

Tornado Springs is an Americana-styled land based around a fictional 1950's midwestern town which has been hit by a tornado.

It will become Paultons Park's fifth themed land, offering over seven new rides and attractions. 

The Tornado Springs theme is exclusive to Paultons Park and will feature the UK's first free-spinning rollercoaster from MACK Rides, Storm Chaser.

Paultons Park Tornado Springs Construction Cyclonator

Richard Mancey added: 

"We're looking forward to welcoming our guests back to Paultons Park once we are cleared to re-open, to enjoy over 70 rides and attractions set in over 140 acres of beautiful parkland."

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