The article linked earlier said:Cú Chulainn Coaster, Ireland’s first rollercoaster and Europe’s first wooden rollercoaster with an inversion.
Tayto Park have announced that they're set to open Ireland's first ever driving course for KIDS.
The new attraction is in collaboration with Nissan, and will help your little racer's dreams come true. The track is currently under construction and will open on March 24.
And whether you have a budding F1 star, or just a kid who really, really wants to get behind the wheel of a car - they now have the chance to learn the rules of the road, get on the road and even earn their own driving licence!
Founder of Tayto Park, Raymond Coyle said: “Here at Tayto Park we’re always looking for innovative and creative ways to enhance the experience for families at our theme park and zoo. "The Nissan Driving School at Tayto Park will be the first of its kind in Ireland of which I’m sure will be very popular among our younger visitors this season. I’m delighted to welcome Nissan to Tayto Park as this marks a milestone as the first sponsored attraction at the park."
CEO of Nissan Ireland, James McCarthy said: “The thousands of children who will enjoy this new family attraction are the EV drivers of tomorrow. This innovative partnership with Tayto Park provides an exciting opportunity for Nissan to continue pioneering the switch to Electric Vehicle driving.
"We look forward to demonstrating the full range of Nissan vehicles, including the new Nissan LEAF, as part of the new family attraction and to joining Tayto Park in providing children with a fun and memorable experience of what it is like to drive their own car”.
Tayto Park boss Ray Coyle has got the green light for a €23m solar farm next to his Co Meath amusement park.
It is expected that a third of the electricity produced by the solar panels will be used to power the park, as well as the adjacent crisp factory, while the rest will be supplied to the national grid.
The proposed development, which is being carried out in conjunction with local farmer Joe McDermott, will see the construction of a 35 megawatt solar farm, with more than 120,000 photovoltaic panels arranged on steel ground mounted frames. Coyle owns 100 acres of the site, while McDermott owns a further 40 acres of the overall area earmarked for the project, which is about a kilometre from the nearby Largo Foods Factory and the amusement park.
The decision comes as solar developer JBM was also granted permission by Meath County Council for an even bigger solar farm nearby, between Ratoath and Dunboyne. That project will extend across 210 acres and will generate up to 51 megawatts of power. The Meath solar farms approved by the local authority in recent days are just two of a large number of such developments that have been proposed across the country over the past two years. Planners had faced a conundrum around the proposed renewable energy generating developments because of a lack of any national guidelines on solar farms.
Coyle stepped down as chairman and director of Largo Foods last year after it was taken over by German food group Intersnack but remains in charge of the amusement par
So maybe @CSLKennyNI was right about the Zamperla spinner.
Most browsers nowadays give you the option to translate foreign languagesI don't know German so I don't know what any of it says.
Good to hear that the coaster sounds like it will be something more substantial than a figure of 8 (I'm still placing my bets on a Zamperla).today I saw what seemed like a prepared plot of land with some packaged construction materials next to the storage shed + coaster, it's a small plot but not tiny like figure 8 size. could still be anything I suppose.
also the binbags in the flume are gone, but the replacement foam rock doesn't look great. looks all melty and goopy and everything is a solid shade of gray. All the lifts are still exposed to each other too, not sure if they can do much about it.
But the visit may be more business then pleasure, with Mack divulging that talks are underway to bring a new rollercoaster over to the Irish amusement park.
“I would love to visit again,” Michael Mack said.
“People from Tayto Park have been visiting us and I showed them plans for the Irish area so they gave me a few hints and a little bit of help with it, so I definitely want to come visit again. We are also in talks to maybe deliver a new ride to them in the near future.”
Funnily enough I was wondering the same so I emailed the park today and they replied saying no offical opening date is set but they expect it to open either at the end of June or early July. So it is still happening.Any news on the spinner? Like, at all? Tayto Park haven't said anything about it yet, so I doubt it will open this year.