Tornado Springs to open 12th April

Ower, Hampshire, UK

March 3rd, 2021 – The UK’s number one family theme park, Paultons Park, has confirmed that its major new themed world of attractions, Tornado Springs, will open to the public on Monday, 12th April, 2021.

Following a £12 million investment, Tornado Springs will open with eight new rides and experiences, expanding Paultons Park’s already extensive family offering, which includes its own dedicated Peppa Pig themed world. Covering four acres, Tornado Springs is anticipated to be the biggest new area opening at a UK theme park this year. Additionally, the new area will see the unveiling of the UK’s first free-spinning rollercoaster of its type.

James Mancey, Operations Director at Paultons Park said: “We’re incredibly excited to open the gates and fire up our new rides for guests to enjoy this April. We’ve worked hard to make Tornado Springs the highest-quality, fully immersive family experience on offer in the UK. We’ve really focussed on the detailing in the new area and have added some special touches to Tornado Springs to give it extra wow-factor and to exceed even the wildest of expectations.

“The opening of our new attraction, imagined entirely by our team, is a landmark moment in the evolution of Paultons Park. I have no doubt that Tornado Springs will be the most popular and in-demand attraction at Paultons this year as parents look for exciting new adventures to share with their children.”

Tornado Springs is a creative imagining of a Midwest desert resort town set in the American heyday of the 1950’s. The concept has been developed exclusively by Paultons Park and is designed to appeal to a wide range of ages from 3 years old all the way up to adults, consolidating the park’s position as the top family leisure destination in the UK and one of the best in the world.

Guests will be able to experience several exciting new rides at Tornado Springs, including the Storm Chaser rollercoaster. This free spinning ride takes trains of carriages to an exhilarating height of over 20 metres above ground, swirling brave guests around at speed. Storm Chaser, designed by MACK Rides, is the only free-spinning rollercoaster of its type in the UK, creating a unique draw for theme park-loving families from across the country.

The Cyclonator – a Gyro Swing spinning pendulum ride, carrying 30 people at a time and rising to around 25 metres – is expected to become the most thrilling ride at Paultons Park. Cyclonator, themed as a wind-powered invention by the townspeople of Tornado Springs, is just one example of the exceptionally detailed theming created by Paultons Park, designed to immerse visitors into a magical world of nostalgic, feel-good entertainment.

Tornado Springs will also feature Al’s Auto Academy – a garage-themed driving school ride with 30 electric cars, allowing younger visitors and accompanying adults to take a classic 50’s American car out for a spin.

Exciting twin family drop rides named Windmill Towers, Buffalo Falls water raft ride, and The Trekking Tractors will complete the line-up of rides available at Tornado Springs.

In addition, the new themed world of Tornado Springs will offer Al’s Shop and Service, where guests can purchase their very own driving licence and exclusive Tornado Springs mementos; Route 83 Diner, a 50’s themed family restaurant; and two new playgrounds, Parking Lot Tots and Junkyard Junction, to cater for differing age ranges.

James commented: “Everyone at Paultons Park is extremely proud of Tornado Springs and we can’t wait to see guests enjoying the new themed land very soon. Our continual investment into the park’s attractions and facilities is a pledge to ensure that we continue to offer the very best in family entertainment for many years to come.”

Paultons Park and its new land Tornado Springs will open on Monday 12th April 2021 with a series of robust measures to manage the guest experience and keep guests and staff safe. Daily guest numbers will be limited, with all visits pre-booked online.

Visitors can find out more information and book tickets on the Paultons Park website. The official Tornado Springs advert is now live and can be viewed on YouTube.

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