Tayto Park, Ireland’s number one theme park, has received approval to construct two new steel intertwining rollercoasters.
Construction will begin in 2021 and they will open in 2023. Tayto Park has invested €15 million into the two new rollercoasters, the largest investment in the theme park’s history.
It is expected that the new coaster will bring 40 new jobs to the area.
Founder of Tayto Park, Raymond Coyle said that “today is a very exciting day for Tayto Park and Co. Meath. This is the largest single investment in our history! We currently employ 420 people and not only will the new coasters add employment to the local economy, they are securing the future of the park.”
Rollercoasters have been redesigned
The two rollercoasters had to be redesigned after the initial planning stages. Tayto Park spent more than €1,500,000 on reducing the noise of the rollercoasters. The tracks have been reoriented to direct noise into the park and away from housing in the area.
Screamscape reports that the new Vekoma rollercoasters will include an inverted coaster that is 31 metres tall and 748 metres long and a Family Boomerang coaster that is 24.2 metres tall and 238 metres long. 14 new noise-reduction measures have also been put into place.
Tayto Park lodged a planning application for a new €48 million hotel on site in 2017. The plans were for a 32,000 square-metre family hotel with room for 1,000 guests. The hotel was due to be built from wood to fit into the parkland setting of the theme park.
Tayto Park was named one of our top family-owned theme parks. Former potato farmer Raymond Coyle bought Largo Foods who produced Tayto crisps. The Coyle family now runs Tayto Park, Ireland’s only theme park and zoo.
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