‘£25 million 10-year plan’ for Fantasy Island

Millennium at Fantasy Island

The new owners of Fantasy Island amusement park have spoken of a £25 million investment as part of a 10-year plan.

The Mellors Group, who took over the park earlier this year, have said that £3.5 million would be spent on the park next year.

Edward Mellors told the Skegness Standard: “We are at the point of no return now, but in good way.

“The changes are just the start of a 10-year plan that will see an investment of £25 million.

“For next year we are targeting the areas that have been under-performing and are badly in need of investment.

“I’m glad we have the team we have to drive it forward. They are firing on all cylinders.

“This is such a big part of Skegness and Ingoldmells that has suffered in the past from lack of investment.”

Mr Mellors spoke of his family’s background and experience in the travelling fairground industry, and said it would help Fantasy Island be a success.

He said.”We want to bring back the wow factor to Skegness. Our family are showmen – it’s what we do.”

“When we open in March the place is going to look amazing. It’s very exciting for us and it will be very exciting for the area.”

Six new “junior and family” rides will be added to the park’s outdoor fairground next year, with a ten-pin bowling alley and crazy golf course also being added inside the pyramid building.