Year by Year

Year by Year 2017-05-06T00:30:48+00:00

Follow the park’s annual development from 1980 to present day using our timeline indicating the addition, update or removal of any attractions. You may be surprised at just how many attractions have come and gone at the theme park!

Please note that the areas/attractions/shows stated to have been removed from the Resort did so either during or at the end of the season in which they are listed.

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1980s

1980

Additions

Talbot Centre
Springfield Centre
Ingestre Centre

Corkscrew
Rupert Bear Magic Show
Pirate Ship
Cine 2000
Big Top

The Parrot Show

Removals

Donkey Rides

Updated

No attractions were updated this year

1981

Additions

Talbot Street
AdventureLand 4-11

Wild Water Flume
Around the World in Eighty Days
Talbot Theatre
The Dolls House
Adventure Railway
Blue Carousel
Junior Flyer

Fantastic Fountains

Removals

No attractions were removed this year

Updated

No attractions were updated this year

1982

Additions

Cine 360
Mini Apple Coaster
Thunderbirds – Space 1999
Hold Tight

Removals

No attractions were removed this year

Updated

The Log Flume – renamed Wild Water Flume

1983

Additions

Spaceboat
Mini Dragon Coaster
Vintage Car Ride
Red Indian Canoes

Circus Hassani

Removals

Spaceboat
Dinosaur Land

Updated

The Parrot Show – relocated in Ingestre Centre

1984

Additions

Black Hole
Enterprise
Wave Swinger
Magic Carpet
Octopus
Turbo Star

Removals

No attractions were removed this year

Updated

Fantasy World – renamed Springfield Centre
Festival Park – renamed Talbot Centre
Aqualand – renamed Ingestre Centre

The Log Flume – Dinosaurs added
Adventureland Playground – relocated to Fantasy World

1985

Additions

4 Man Bob
1001 Nights
Ferris Wheel
Mississippi Showboat
Crown Carousel

Removals

Magic Carpet

Updated

No attractions were updated this year

1986

Additions

Towers Street
Kiddies Kingdom

Grand Canyon Rapids
The Spider

Removals

Cable Cars
Alpine Bobsleigh
Ferris Wheel
Rupert Bear Magic Show
Sunliner Trains

Circus Hassani

Updated

Ferris Wheel – relocated in Festival Park
Wildlife Museum – relocated to Talbot Street

1987

Additions

Monorail
Skyride
Swan Boats
Tea Cup Ride
Motor Museum
Open Air Theatre

International Circus

Removals

Cine 360
Planetarium
Red Indian Canoes
Hold Tight

Updated

Crown Carousel – relocated to Talbot Street

1988

Additions

Alton Beast
Alton Mouse
3D Cinema

Henry’s Parades

Removals

International Circus
The Parrot Show

Updated

New Black Hole – reprofiled and new cars introduced

1989

Additions

Britannia Farm

Canal Boat Ride

Laser Adventure Show

Removals

Turbo Star

Laser Adventure Show

Updated

Festival Park Dome – Dome added to Open Air Theatre

1990s

1990

Additions

Thunder Looper
Gravitron

Circus on Ice

Removals

4 Man Bob
Thunderbirds – Space 1999
Sea Lions

Circus on Ice

Updated

No attractions were updated this year

1991

Additions

Tri-Star
Gallopers Carousel

Laser Ice Spectacular

Removals

Aqualand
Adventureland 4-11

Alton Mouse
The Spider
Mississippi Showboat
Blue Carousel
Baby Flug

Laser Ice Spectacular

Updated

No attractions were updated this year

1992

Additions

Gloomy Wood
Katanga Canyon
Thunder Valley

The Haunted House
Runaway Mine Train

Captain Henry’s Gold

Removals

Tri-Star
Cine 2000
Gravitron
Talbot Street
Doom and Sons
Motor Museum
Wildlife Museum
Octopus
Adventure Railway
Astroglide
Paddling Pool
Model Railway

Fantastic Fountains

Updated

Safeway Farm – rethemed Britannia Farm

Congo River Rapids – rethemed Grand Canyon Rapids
The Beast – relocated Alton Beast
The Beastie – relocated to Thunder Valley
Octopus – relocated to Talbot Street
Mini Apple Coaster – relocated to Talbot Street
Tri-Star – relocated to Festival Park
Big Top – relocated to Towers Street

1993

Additions

The Land of Make Believe

AstroDancer

Removals

Around the World in Eighty Days
Adventureland Playground

Captain Henry’s Gold
Henry’s Parades

Updated

Junior Flyer – relocated Baby Flug
Vintage Car Ride – relocated to the Land of Make Believe
The Animal Barn – redesigned Milking Parlour

Magic Theatre – rethemed Talbot Theatre

1994

Additions

Forbidden Valley
Merrie England

Nemesis
Toyland Tours

Peter Rabbit and Friends on Ice

Removals

1001 Nights
Aquarium

Updated

No attractions were updated this year

1995

Additions

Energizer
Doodle Doo Derby
Old MacDonald’s Tractor Ride

Removals

Kiddies Kingdom

The Dolls House

Updated

Old MacDonald’s Farmyard – rethemed Safeway Farm

1996

Additions

Storybook Land
Adventure Land

The Bookworm
Squirrel Nutty Ride
Old MacDonald’s Singing Barn

Removals

The Land of Make Believe

Thunder Looper
Park Railway (SBNO)
Kiddie Kingdom Play Equipment
The Rowing Boats
Splash Cats

Magic Theatre

Updated

The Log Flume – dinosaurs removed

1997

Additions

Cred Street

Ripsaw
Nickelodeon: Outta Control

Removals

Fantasy World

The Beast
Mini Apple Coaster

Updated

The Blade – relocated Pirate Ship
AstroDancer – relocated to Festival Park
The Beastie – relocated to Adventure Land
Gallopers Carousel – relocated to Adventure Land
Indoor Play Area – rethemed Children’s World

1998

Additions

X Sector

Oblivion

Removals

Festival Park

Nickelodeon: Outta Control

Festival Park Dome

Updated

Black Hole – rethemed with opening of X Sector
Enterprise – relocated to X Sector
Energizer – relocated to X Sector

1999

Additions

Ug Land

Lava Lump
Soakasaurus
Frog Hopper

Ug Family

Removals

Crown Carousel

Updated

Corkscrew – rethemed with opening of Ug Land
Ug Swinger – rethemed Wave Swinger
Dino Dancer – rethemed AstroDancer
Ug Bugs – rethemed Junior Flyer
Riverbank Eye-Spy – rethemed Canal Boat Ride

2000s

2000

Additions

Hex – The Legend of the Towers
Cred Street Carousel

Barney and Friends

Removals

Dino Dancer
Park Railway (removed)
The Animal Barn

Updated

Barney’s Theatre – rethemed Magic Theatre
Barney’s Playground – rethemed Indoor Play Area

2001

Additions

Submission

Removals

Adventure Land Play Equipment
Big Top

Peter Rabbit and Friends on Ice

Updated

Boneshaker – relocated Energizer

2002

Additions

New Adventure Land

Air
Ice Arena

Webmaster: An Adventure on Ice

Removals

Barney’s Theatre and Playground

Updated

Dynamo – relocated Dino Dancer

2003

Additions

Ribena Berry Bish Bash
Crux
King 6 Bungee

The Tweenies

Removals

Dynamo
Boneshaker (SBNO)
Swan Boats
Enchanted Castle
Little Magic

Webmaster: An Adventure on Ice

Updated

Duel – The Haunted House Strikes Back – rethemed Haunted House
Congo River Rapids – boats replaced (through to 2005)
The Tweenies’ Playground – rethemed Barney’s Playground
The Tweenies’ Theatre – rethemed Barney’s Theatre

2004

Additions

Spinball Whizzer
Splash Kart Challenge

The Magic of Ice: Circus of Illusion
Towers Street Carnival

Removals

Boneshaker (removed)
3D Cinema (SBNO)
Lava Lump
Crux

Updated

The Flume – Unplugged – rethemed Log Flume
Cred Street Carousel – closed for the season
Vintage Car Ride – closed for the season
Gallopers Carousel – relocated to Cred Street

2005

Additions

Rita – Queen Of Speed

Removals

Black Hole (SBNO)
Ice Arena (SBNO)
Toyland Tours
Cred Street Carousel
Vintage Car Ride

The Tweenies Theatre
The Tweenies Playground
The Magic of Ice: Circus of Illusion
Towers Street Carnival

Updated

Bouncing Bugs – relocated Ug Bugs

2006

Additions

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride
Peugeot 207 Driving School

Bob the Builder

Removals

Bob the Builder

Updated

Cred Street Playground – rethemed Tweenies Playground
Cred Street Theatre -rethemed Tweenies Theatre
Lava Lump – relocated to Forbidden Valley

2008

Additions

Mutiny Bay

Battle Galleons
Heave Ho!
Courtyard Theatre
Pirate’s Treasure

Pirates of Mutiny Bay
The Wonders of Algenon’s Attic

Removals

Corkscrew
Cred Street
Bouncing Bugs
Black Hole (coaster removed)
3D Cinema (removed)

Updated

Marauder’s Mayhem – rethemed Tea Cup Ride
Monorail – trains rethemed

2009

Additions

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Sharkbait Reef

Removals

Ug Land

Soakasaurus

Updated

Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre – rethemed Cred Street Theatre
Twirling Toadstool – relocated Ug Swinger
Wobble World – updated Cred Street Playground
Skyride – refurbished with new gondolas

The Wonderful World of Cloud Cuckoo Land – updated Wonders of Algenon’s Attic
Pirate of Sharkbait Reef – updated Pirates of Mutiny Bay

2010s

2010

Additions

Dark Forest

TH13TEEN

Removals

The Beastie (SBNO)

The Wonderful World of Cloud Cuckoo Land

Updated

Rita – rethemed Rita: Queen of Speed
Sharkbait Reef – TH13TEEN Tank introduced
Sonic Spinball – rethemed Spinball Whizzer

2011

Additions

The Go!Go!Go! Show

Removals

Lava Lump

The Go!Go!Go! Show

Updated

Sharkbait Reef – Japanese Spider Crabs introduced

Quest for the Golden Parrot – updated Pirates of Mutiny Bay

2012

Additions

Nemesis Sub-Terra

Ice Age: The 4D Experience

Removals

Black Hole (tent removed)

Updated

Driving School – Sponsorship removed
Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre – refitted as a 4D Cinema

Curse of the Red Skull – updated Pirates of Mutiny Bay

2013

Additions

The Smiler

Removals

Old MacDonald’s Farmyard
Storybook Land

Submission
Furry Friends, Giant Bunnies & Miniature Donkeys
Old MacDonald’s Singing Barn
Old MacDonald’s Tractor Ride
The Bookworm
There’s Something in the Dung Heap

Updated

No attractions were updated this year

2014

Additions

CBeebies Land

Postman Pat Parcel Post
Charlie & Lola’s Moonsquirters and Greendrops
Tree Fu Tom’s Training Camp
Something Special Sensory Garden
Mr Bloom’s Allotment
Nina’s Science Lab
Big Fun Show Time
CBeebies Land Photo Studio

Removals

Space Adventures Play Area

Updated

Get! Set! Go! Tree Top Adventure – rethemed Squirrel Nutty Ride
Justin’s House: Pie-O-Matic Factory – rethemed Berry Bish Bash
Numtums Number-Go-Round – rethemed Doodle Do Derby
In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride – rethemed Riverbank Eye Spy

2015

Additions

Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure

Removals

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride (SBNO)
The Flume (SBNO)
Nemesis Sub-Terra (SBNO from near season end)
Ripsaw
Wobble World

The Pirates of Mutiny Bay

Updated

Ice Age: The 4D Experience – new film called ‘No Time for Nuts’

2016

Additions

Rollercoaster Restaurant

Removals

The Flume (demolished during 2016/17 closed season)
Ice Age: The 4D Experience

Updated

Galactica – retheme of Air with addition of virtual reality
Spinball Whizzer – rethemed Sonic Spinball
Sharkbait Reef – addition of Land Hermit Crabs
Hex – closed for the season
Driving School – closed for the season