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Amusement Parks: Pleasure Island Family Theme Park – a Potted History


Pleasure Island Family Theme Park is an amusement park which is located in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. 

The amusement park was constructed on the site of an old zoo back in the late 1980s by RKF Pleasureworld who also owned another theme park in Lowestoft. However, the company went into receivership in 1990 when the amusement park was only partially completed until it was subsequently taken over by the owners of Flamingo Land who have made it into what it is today.

The amusement park is divided up into 6 areas. Africa is themed around this great continent, and there are similar tributes to the countries of Spain and Morocco. Old England is reminiscent of old Tudor times and the amusement park also has its own Kiddies’ Kingdom where the rides are aimed at younger children and there’s also White Knuckle Valley which, as you might expect, houses all of the thrill seeking rides such as Boomerang, Terror Rack and Pendulus at the amusement park.

There is also a great emphasis on the shows that people can enjoy at the amusement park with the sea lions show a popular favourite. There’s also the parrot show, a Masai warriors show, the African Acrobats and, for 2009, the one and only Basil Brush, the popular 1970s children’s TV character, will have his very own show at the amusement park during the school’s May half-term holidays as well as a 6 week stint over the summer holidays. 

In addition, the amusement park’s entertainments programme has capitalised on the recent success of the popular ‘High School Musical’ Disney films to put on an all singing, all dancing production of all the popular songs from both movies.

There are plenty of catering outlets at the amusement park including Fatima’s Fish and Chips and a brand new Food Court and the adults are also well catered for by McCormacks Restaurant which has a fully licensed bar.

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