Tornado Springs opening postponed

Ower, Hampshire, UK

Paultons Park has announced that the launch of its new themed land Tornado Springs has been postponed until Easter 2021. The Americana themed area was originally set to launch on the 19th May this year, but the park has faced insurmountable challenges to complete the build in the face of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Richard Mancey, Managing Director of Paultons Park, said: “The decision to delay the opening of Tornado Springs to 2021 has been very difficult to make, particularly as so many of our guests have been eagerly looking forward to enjoying the new rides and attractions.

“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.”

Artists impression of Tornado Springs at Paultons Park

Tornado Springs – an Americana-styled land based around a fictional 1950’s midwestern town – 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 has been closed to the public since 20th March in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 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.”

The CoasterForce Live scheduled for June 2020 has been cancelled, but rest assured, CoasterForce will visit in Spring 2021. Keep an eye on the CF Live pages for announcements.

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