August 4, 2017
Oakwood Theme Park’s brand new Roald Dahl-themed ride ‘Flight of the Giant Peach’ has officially opened to the public this week.
The ride is part of the Pembrokeshire park’s ‘Dahland’, a new collection of attractions, rides and activities inspired by the bestselling children’s author.
The ‘Flight of the Giant Peach’ rollercoaster ride recreates the episode from James and the Giant Peach when James and his insect friends travel from Dover to New York.
Visitors climb aboard oversized Grasshopper trains before setting off on a fast, twisty and bumpy ride; keeping a watchful eye out for passing clouds.
The new attraction also features a movie ‘green screen’ where you can have your photograph taken with your favourite characters from James and the Giant Peach.
Other themed areas include ‘Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker’s House’ walkthrough attraction, Ladybird trampolines and ‘The Magnifitorium’ – a New York-themed arena for live shows, character appearances and performances.
Oakwood Theme Park’s Phil Verbinnen said: “Dahland looks amazing and we are so thrilled to be able to welcome visitors of all ages onto the new ride.
“Roald Dahl is responsible for some of the greatest children’s fiction ever written and everyone has their favourite story and character.
“As this area played such a major and happy part in Dahl’s own childhood we thought his genius was the perfect inspiration for our new family area here in the park,” he added.
Born in Llandaff, Dahl spent every Easter holiday between 1920 and 1936 staying with his family in nearby Tenby.
Set in 90 acres of spectacular Pembrokeshire countryside, Oakwood Theme Park is one of the UK’s leading theme parks with more than 30 exhilarating attractions; including four world class rides to enjoy.
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