19 August, 2015
COASTER FANATICS ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO OAKWOOD
More than 100 of the UK’s most fanatical roller coaster fans enjoyed their annual pilgrimage to Oakwood Theme Park earlier this month
Members of the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain visited the Pembrokeshire attraction for the 27th year as part of a special weekend of thrills including special VIP rides on Megafobia
Chairman of the RCCGB Andy Hine MBE, who has ridden well over 1,000 different roller coasters, said: “Oakwood has been a permanent fixture on our trip calendar since Megafobia opened in 1996.
“It remains the best wooden roller coaster to hit the UK in 40 years and just goes to prove America doesn’t have a monopoly on the best coasters.
“This was out 27th event at Oakwood and already we are looking forward to next year’s visit,” he added
Members of the club also rode Speed and the park’s other rides and took part in a baseball game with wooden coaster fans pitted against steel coaster fans.
Set in more than 90 acres of spectacular Pembrokeshire countryside Oakwood is one of the UK’s leading theme parks.
Megafobia has been voted the best ride in the UK and the third best ride in the world by coaster enthusiasts.
With a top speed in excess of 75 kph and 25 metre drops towards a lake combined with unique crossovers the twister has attained legendary status among coaster fans worldwide.
The Park is also home to Speed which was the first beyond vertical drop ride in the UK and Drenched, one of the tallest, steepest and wettest ride in Europe.
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