Brean aims to be South West’s best
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A RAFT of improvements at Brean Leisure Park will aim to see it become the ‘pre-eminent theme park in the South West’, according to its manager.
New rides, refurbished attractions and a re-branding for the venue’s Fun City – to be renamed Brean Theme Park – are among a host of changes which have been announced by new owner Phil Booth, who took over the reins last summer.
Park manager Bryan Perry said the revamp was ‘just the start’ of the park’s improvements and revealed two new rides – Disko, pictured, a pendulum-disc ride for ‘thrill-seekers’, and Star Flyer, a 100ft swing ride promising ‘great views’ of Brean.
A 300-seater circus will also be arriving in the park for the new season, which launches on March 21.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a £25 all-day wristband, instead of the half-day £22.50 ticket offered in 2014, with reduced evening rates introduced after 5pm.
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Mr Perry said: “After taking over last year, now is the chance for the owners to have a look at the park and get things rolling.
“Our mission statement is to make Brean the pre-eminent theme park in the South West, and the management and staff will work vigorously over the next few years to achieve that.
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“This is the first stage of revamping the park and making it much more exciting and enjoyable for customers.
“Not only have we introduced new rides, but we have re-organised the park, refurbished the existing log flume and given it a more prominent position in the park, and we will put in a Costa Coffee and serve Wall’s ice-cream for the new season.”
Plans have also been announced for an expansion of the Sooty-branded section of the park, which has been home to the television star since 2008, with plans to launch a Sooty World attraction in 2016 including new themed rides, a film studio and museum.
Mr Perry added: “Expanding our Sooty attraction is the second stage in our redevelopment – we will be bringing more things like big roller coasters within the next three to five years. This is just the start, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.”