Locals don't want tall ride at Fantasy Island

Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2003 3:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff

People living near the Fantasy Island theme park are angry at plans to build a new 200 feet high ride. East Lindsey District Council has granted planning permission for the attraction at the park near Ingoldmells (UK).

Read more from The BBC.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 4:42 AM
So it's 200ft instead of 400ft now?

While I can understand the locals in Alton Tower I don't have any empathy for the Skeggness locals.

Eyesore,,,there's a difference between Alton Towers and Fantasy Island. Alton Tower is surrounded by beautiful landscape. Fantasy Island is surrounded by this: http://www.coasterclub.org/photos/trp-fi2002/img_55.shtml caravans/trailers. The ride would rather blend in ;) (the best pic I could find for now, I know there's better)

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 5:21 AM
It's an S&S Sky Sling.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 6:57 AM

The owners say the new ride, called Absolutely Insane, will help the local economy.

Sounds like an S&S ride...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:25 AM
The Mole's avatar They said 400ft, now it's 200ft, but before it was 500ft. How can we trust these people??!?!?!?

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:31 AM
The S&S Absolutlely Insane/SkySling ride has never been any taller than 279 feet.

Even the new version only obtains that height..

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 8:41 AM
LOL! I totally agree that the views from FI rides aren't particularly panoramic for the non-caravanner! I also dont understand why locals object to this attraction when there are 4 very tall rides at the park already. The area around the park is very flat and the rides can be seen for miles around, a few feet on top of whats already there will hardly make any difference, I suspect there's an amount of bandwagonning here.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 2:35 PM
Rob: The towers didn't go over that height, but I believe that the ride vehicle itself did.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 3:05 PM
olov said:

Eyesore,,,there's a difference between Alton Towers and Fantasy Island. Alton Tower is surrounded by beautiful landscape. Fantasy Island is surrounded by this: http://www.coasterclub.org/photos/trp-fi2002/img_55.shtml caravans/trailers. The ride would rather blend in (the best pic I could find for now, I know there's better)

Looks like someone in that red car was having fun...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 3:29 PM
Trust me I know it went higher than 279 feet.

I test ride VertiGo when it was put in at CP. I was the first person to ride it after Stan by invitation of Dick Kinzel (CF CEO). Rode it 82 times before the season was over and it fell.

You actually obtained a max height of about 305 feet depending on the load on the vehicle.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 4:03 PM
Are you allowed to just wear no shoes on a roller coaster( look olov's link).

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Tuesday, March 25, 2003 6:54 PM
Lol, Rob, I test rode it at Knott's. :) I thought it was over 300 feet, but couldn't remember.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 6:01 PM
Well that sounds like a personal problem.

"Looks like we're not in Kansas anymore ToTo"

Start packing!!!

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