Fantasy Island will open for 2015 season

The park features the UK's tallest Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster, the Odyssey

Fantasy Island has confirmed that it will open for the 2015 season, despite the amusement park entering administration earlier this month.

The attraction confirmed via a posting on its Facebook page that it would open for business on 28 February next year, following the usual winter break.

It entered administration earlier in August following a period of “financial difficulty” and welcomed registrations of interest from potential buyers.

Fantasy Island said: “To all our faithful friends and followers, please rest assured despite the unpleasant rumours that FI will be closing down we can assure you that this is not the case.

“The Market will be open full time to the end of October and at the very least weekends leading up to Christmas.

It added that the park would be open “for years to come” and that it would end its season as normal in October with fireworks and unlimited ride wristbands costing £5 each.


Administrators Duff & Phelps has initiated a number of changes in the way in which the business markets itself, with a significant increase in promotional images and updates emerging on social media since their takeover.

The announced 28 February opening date is also earlier than when the park typically begins its new season, which is generally in mid-March.

The park has also been undertaking market research asking for customer feedback and suggestions regarding potential park improvements.

Ride Rater understands that the park’s large market in its current format is under review.