Monday, September 28, 2020

Tag: Adventure Island

Southend MP joins Adventure Island staff for charity shift

Southend MP joins Adventure Island staff for charity
Adventure Island welcomed a new volunteer staff member last week in the form of James Duddridge MP, who spent the day assisting on the Axis roller coaster.

The Sun comes out for Adventure Island

Adventure Island
Adventure Island topped the bill in the Sun newspaper’s recent feature on UK attractions for a post-lockdown visit, with MD Marc Miller declaring that “it’s great to be back.”

UK amusements go “above and beyond” for re-opening

East Coast Re-opening amusements
Amusements across the UK went “above and beyond” to ensure the safety of their staff and customers on ‘Super Saturday.’ Coinslot took a look at how two east coast resorts - Southend and Skegness - took up the Covid ready challenge.

Businesses call on the PM to reduce social distancing to one metre

two metre social distancing
Attraction and hospitality firms across the UK have called on the government to halve the two metre social distancing guideline, in order to make a reduced-capacity return to business profitable.

Stockvale honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Stockvale Investments Queens Award
Southend’s Stockvale Investments has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise as part of the Promoting Opportunity section of the 2020 business honours.

Adventure Island looks to Christmas event for footfall boost

Adventure Island Christmas
Adventure Island will turn itself into a winter wonderland over Christmas as operators look to boost footfall over the off-season.

Southend Council pulls planning meeting as Adventure Island calls on DCMS to intervene

Southend Adventure Island owner development
Five years after Southend Borough Council sold Seaway Car Park to Turnstone Estates for £1, the dispute over its controversial £50m development continues..

Adventure Island calls on customers to oppose Seaway Leisure Development

Adventure Island Seaway Leisure Development
Adventure Island has urged Southend residents to oppose the redevelopment of nearby Seaway Car Park, citing a loss of 106 parking spaces in an already underserved location

Adventure Island owner to stand in local council elections

James Miller Adventure Island Southend
The owners of Southend’s Adventure Island are to venture into politics next year as director James Miller is set to stand as a Labour candidate for the..

Adventure Island’s indoor FEC set for floor space extension

Adventure Island refurbishment
Adventure Island has confirmed there’s an “exciting addition” coming to Adventure Inside, with a brand new mezzanine area designed to enhance the..

Adventure Island continues park-wide refurbishment

Adventure Island refurbishment
In advance of what could be a sweltering summer season, Adventure Island UK has continued its expansive revamp, relocating and redecorating a range of rides

Philip Miller weighs in on Southend’s Kursaal debate

The problems surrounding the very expensive, very prominent and now very squatted venue the Kursaal - local operator Philip Miller has stepped into the..

Adventure Island roll out Sk8boarda refurbishment

Adventure Island sk8boarda
Adventure Island has unveiled its newly repainted Sk8boarda ride, the latest in an ongoing programme of refurbishment for the summer season.

Southend Adventure Island owner calls for ‘badly-needed’ seafront parking spaces

Southend Parking Royal Terrace
With out-of-town retail and leisure developments luring customers away from the Essex resort, Philip Miller remains adamant that extra seafront parking could..

Operators make the most of glorious bank holiday

Funfair Easter Bank Holiday
The bank holiday was a successful one for many operators as parts of the UK basked in glorious sunshine and record breaking temperatures...

Adventure Island boss clashes with council over parking

Southend Adventure Island Parking
The owner of Southend’s Adventure Island amusement park has clashed with the leader of the resort’s council over the cost of car parking.

Adventure Island gears up for Christmas tournament

Adventure Island, southend, Christmas, tournament
Southend’s Adventure Island will be celebrating Christmas in style this year with the final of the popular Tournament of Gamers event. The tournament, to be held on 23 November, tasks players with amassing the most redemption tickets in two hours with individual prizes for the overall champion. “That’s right, Tournament of Gamers is back with a bang on Friday 23rd November...

Adventure Island MD proud of socially responsible staff

Adventure Island
The managing director of Adventure Island in Southend has praised his security staff for rushing to the aid of an elderly man. Marc Miller detailed how his “well-trained team” helped an elderly man who had been assaulted outside the park, before supporting police to catch the culprit. “They are a fantastic team. Even though this incident was more to do with...

Adventure Island reopens refreshed amusement attraction

Crooked House, Adventure Island, Southend
Southend’s Adventure Island has reopened its The Crooked House attraction after it underwent refurbishment to preserve it for future generations. The vintage amusement attraction is one of the UK’s oldest, having kept seaside holidaymakers entertained for 67 years. Paul Clapp, creative director at Adventure Island, said the amusement park’s management was continually upgrading and refreshing attractions across the site. He said: “As part...

Adventure Island invests to preserve its amusements heritage

Crooked House, Adventure Island, Southend
Bosses at the popular amusement park Adventure Island want to ensure that one of its oldest attractions continues to delight visitors for many years to come. Southend Adventure Island is set to invest thousands of pounds to revamp one of its oldest attractions. The seaside amusement park will spend £150,000 on a major refurbishment of the Crooked House, which was...

Crazy Tower has a bumper Easter at Southend’s Adventure Island

Adventure Island
Holographic redemption game Crazy Tower proved to be a hit with players at Southend’s Adventure Island Pleasure Park over Easter. The game, manufactured by Adrenaline and available via Bandai Namco Amusement Europe Ltd. (BNAE) tests players’ stacking skills as they build up their tower and avoid it toppling over. The holographic 3D display allows up to four players to demonstrate...

Adventure Island owner targets council price hikes on Twitter

adventure island tweet
The owner of Southend’s Adventure Island amusement park took to Twitter to criticise the resort’s council over increases to business rates and car parking charges. Philip Miller expressed concern that the price rises could see more major retail stores leave Southend and hit visitor numbers. Declaring he is a fan of Nigel Farage, Jeremy Corbyn, Ian Duncan Smith and...

Adventure Island boss disappointed with Southend parking scheme

Coinslot - Southend Adventure Island parking
The man in charge of Southend’s Adventure Island amusement park has revealed his disappointment with a park and ride scheme designed to alleviate traffic problems at the seaside resort.   Although Philip Miller MBE, chairman of Adventure Island owner Stockvale Group, welcomed the attempt to solve the issue, he said he had seen no difference at all. The park and ride scheme...

Adventure Island boss warns of parking disaster for Southend

Coinslot - Southend Adventure Island parking
The owner of Adventure Island, one of the south east’s most popular seaside amusement parks, fears gridlocked roads at his resort if its parking capacity is reduced by a new leisure development.   The boss of Southend’s Adventure Island has warned of traffic chaos in the resort if proposals for one of its major car parks sees it lose over one...

Adventure Island owner slams Budget ‘politics’

Coinslot - Philip Miller Adventure Island Spring Budget
Philip Miller, owner of Adventure Island amusement park, has spoken out to the Southend Echo about taking politics out of the Spring Budget.   The owner of Southend’s Adventure Island amusement park has dismissed last week’s Budget as the “same old story” and has called on chancellor Philip Hammond to give businesses greater input. Philip Miller OBE said the fallout from the...

Adventure Island owner launches parking spaces campaign

Coinslot Southend pavilion
Adventure Island’s Marc Miller is spearheading a campaign to block development plans by Southend council, over fears that reduced parking will see tourism numbers plummet. The owner of Southend’s Adventure Island amusement park has launched a campaign against a town centre development plan over fears it will fail to address the resort’s shortage of parking spaces. The Stockvale Group, which also...