A new, multi-million-pound themed world known as Tornado Springs is coming to Paultons Park in Hampshire.

The world is based on a 1950s’ American Midwest desert resort town theme and is due to open in May 2020.

The new four-acre land will feature a series of new rides and attractions, including the only rollercoaster of its kind in the UK, a free-spinning ride with 20-metre heights, known as the Storm Chaser.

The themed park will also be home to a Gyro Swing spinning pendulum ride, the Cyclonator. The ride is centred on an invention to scythe crops that’s powered by the wind as has been made by the characters of Tornado Springs.

Another highlight is Al’s Auto Academy, a garage-themed driving school ride with Windmill Tower drop rides, electric cars, a Buffalo Falls water raft ride and Trekking Tractors.

James Mancey, operations director of Paultons Park, commented on the new land:

“We are extremely excited to bring Tornado Springs to the public next May. The new themed world represents the single largest and most ambitious investment in the future of Paultons Park since we opened in 1983. The Tornado Springs concept is unique to Paultons Park and will significantly extend our capacity to entertain and delight children of all ages.

“We felt that the theming of Tornado Springs was a natural fit with the traditional family values with which Paultons Park is synonymous.

“We’ve coupled the vibrant appeal and charm of the 1950’s era with best-in-class rides and attractions to create a truly unique world which, in association with our existing fantastic themed lands, will stand head and shoulders above any other family attraction in the UK,” Mancey added.

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