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Paultons Park | Tornado Springs | New Area 2020

Yeldoow

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Visited the park yesterday for their late night (well to 7:30) halloween event.

I only had my phone to take a few pictures, so they're not the best.




Storm Chaser is much bigger than I was expecting, from the car park (which I didn't take a picture of) it looks huge. I haven't looked at it's stats but I assume it must be taller than Cobra and FoTP.

Wave Runner/Buffalo Falls looks good with the theming although my daughter told me she couldn't see any difference 😆

The drop towers are tiny, much smaller than I'd thought.

While the coaster is done (and the station looks nearly done) there is clearly still a lot of work still to be done on the area. I could be wrong (and obviously it just flooded from rainfall at the moment but it looks like the low to ground turn could be over water.

The diner/gift shop building looks mostly done. The toilet block and play park look done.

It seems like their main focus now is on the driving school and Cyclonator will probably be the last thing.
 

Tonkso

New Member
It would be cool if it did have the low turn over water, but nothing in the concept art suggests that is the case. Paulton's, if you're reading this... ;)
 

Yeldoow

New Member
It would be cool if it did have the low turn over water, but nothing in the concept art suggests that is the case. Paulton's, if you're reading this... ;)
Yeah, I went back to look at the concept art to see if it showed water on there and it doesn't.

The land under that part of the coaster is lower though and on the side closest to where the train will run it was that metal retaining wall (other side is sloped). They are also laying some kind of membrane down in the bottom. Doesn't prove anything, but my first thought looking at it was that it looked like a pond.

As you say though, that's not what it looks like on the concept art.
 

Themeparkmedia

New Member
What amuses me is seeing Paultons absolutely blowing Merlin out of the water next year. They have a fully fledged whole new area, with a brand new coaster + various other rides. Merlin are bringing to the table across their 4 theme parks; a child's coaster, and a variety of re-themed, or re-painted rides and filler attractions.

They are going from strength to strength and in my opinion have over-taken the likes of Legoland and Chessington in the terms of their ride offering, and miles ahead on customer experience.

I think this will be a huge success for them, and hitting that family demographic perfectly. There is something for everyone, thrills, fun for the little ones and also an inclusive playground, which is lovely to see.
 

InsomniaMelon

New Member
I really hope Paultons do well with this area, someone needs to take a dent in Merlin’s monopoly, especially in the South


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Jamss

New Member
Visited the park yesterday for their late night (well to 7:30) halloween event.

I only had my phone to take a few pictures, so they're not the best.




Storm Chaser is much bigger than I was expecting, from the car park (which I didn't take a picture of) it looks huge. I haven't looked at it's stats but I assume it must be taller than Cobra and FoTP.

Wave Runner/Buffalo Falls looks good with the theming although my daughter told me she couldn't see any difference 😆

The drop towers are tiny, much smaller than I'd thought.

While the coaster is done (and the station looks nearly done) there is clearly still a lot of work still to be done on the area. I could be wrong (and obviously it just flooded from rainfall at the moment but it looks like the low to ground turn could be over water.

The diner/gift shop building looks mostly done. The toilet block and play park look done.

It seems like their main focus now is on the driving school and Cyclonator will probably be the last thing.
Wave runner has not yet finished being themed, the park just wanted to get it open for the rest of the 2019 season. The theming work will continue over the closed season to create buffalo falls. For example the slides will likely no longer be blue for when tornado springs opens, more likely brown to fit the overall theme.
 

Lofty

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It does look great - let's hope they don't get loads of rain, or this thing is going to be down so much, thanks, Zamperla.
 

InsomniaMelon

New Member
Looks fantastic and just proves that Paultons really do care about everything they do. They really believe this is a real 1950’s town and want you to be immersed - even from the top of Buffalo Falls


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