2008 saw a complete overhaul of the boating lake opposite the Courtyard Tavern and the arrival of a brand new Splash Battle water ride with a pirate theme; aptly named ‘Battle Galleons’. Here TowersTimes has followed the progress of the ride throughout the closed season period until its opening in March.
As the park opens for the Half Term Hullabaloo, appearing through the trees is Mutiny Bay and the Battle Galleons, which are slowly take shape ready for their opening a little over a month later.
Looking across the lake, the ship at the centre of the Battle Galleons is now in place, while the station building nears completion.
Here we have the exit of the Battle Galleon, looking through onto the ride platform, with what will become the on ride photo shop alongside it.
From Towers Street, guests get a good overview of the Battle Galleons, including the new island theming, currently floating metres above the water level.
Finally, the moment everyone’s been waiting for, as the ride’s water channel starts to be filled for the first time.
The top of the Towers offers a good viewing platform to look across the whole of Mutiny Bay. Including the Tea Cups being transformed into Marauder’s Mayhem, as well as the prominent dome of the now defunct 3D Cinema.