8 April, 2023
Wow what a busy few weeks it’s been here at Oakwood Theme Park since our last update!
Whilst we were getting the park ready for Easter opening, work has rocketed along over at Megafobia, as the project entered one of the most exciting stages yet, the arrival of the Vertical Engineered Track. Shipped from the USA in early March, the track endured an 11 day Atlantic crossing before arriving into the port of Southampton and being transported to Oakwood Theme Park.
Down at the ride, installation of the new ledgers is complete and the Vertical Engineered Track will be craned in to position using a 60 meter tower crane which will enter the site using a specially constructed access road installed for this project.
Track steel work across the previously laid new sections is now complete, and the team are adding track brackets which are a new additional feature to help strengthen both the structure and the track profile. Mid section bents have also been installed in the fastest sections of track which add further strength to the track meaning the span between the original bents is reduced.
We are currently on track to achieve our target completion date of late May, however there is still plenty to do! A reminder that whilst the Megafobia works continue, we are completing a soft opening throughout the Easter holidays with our new event Pirate Invasion, which utilises rides in Neverland, Spooky Street and Bobsleigh, in addition to live entertainment and games. Rides outside of these areas are not open during our Easter event. Tickets for Pirate Invasion are available online, and include a free Junior Ticket with each Adult Ticket.
Check out our Pirate Invasion event here, which is one of 9 calendared events for the 2023 Season. All our events are included in our Season Pass offering, which are currently available to purchase by clicking here.