Last weekend we were lucky enough to be invited to the Press Launch of the new ride, MAGMA, at Paultons Family Theme Park. We had an amazing day and I have so much to tell you about the park but today I wanted to let you know about MAGMA, which opens this weekend!
Here is what they have to say about the ride:
A family thrill ride, MAGMA stands at 25 metres tall and features smoke, light and sound effects to create an ‘eruption’ prior to sending riders high in the sky above, ready to face a sudden drop back into the mountain below. And, the entrance features a pre-historic surprise for its daring guests.
To ride MAGMA accompanied children must be at least five years old and a minimum of 1.1 metres tall. Those over 1.3 metres tall and eight years old or older may ride unaccompanied. The only question remains, who is brave enough to enter the caverns of molten rock and discover the Jurassic secret entombed below?
Paultons commercial director Stephen Lorton says: “Having opened Peppa Pig World to much excitement last year we were very keen to make sure we continued to develop the park for visitors of all ages. We think MAGMA is the perfect addition to Paultons, building on our reputation as a destination for the whole family. We look forward to welcoming families with children of all ages for a fun-filled visit.”
There is a preview website at www.theresnosmokewithoutfire.com to really get you into the mood!
As Pumpkin was obviously much too small for the ride, I nominated Daddy to go and try the ride first! I’m a real scaredy cat with rides and wanted to see how he got on first! He loved it 🙂
The ride takes you high above the park and you can have a good look around at what Paultons Park has to offer. But then just as you are enjoying the view, the ride drops and you head for the ground! Don’t worry, I got my go on the ride too and screamed like a girl on every drop 🙂
Here are some facts about MAGMA.
- Height – 24.95m
- Weight – 30,000kg
- Foundations – 100 tonnes of concrete
- Capacity – up to 16 guests
- Music – 16 individual soundtracks playing at any one time
- Volcano was made using:
- 10 tonnes of steel
- 7 tonnes of timber
- 500 litres of paint
Paultons Park is just off Junction 2 of the M27, near the edge of the New Forest. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Paultons Park is open daily until Monday 1st October. Check the website for full details and daily opening and closing times which vary.
I’ll be back with a full review of the park including the fabulous Peppa Pig World soon 🙂
Disclosure: We were invited to the press launch of MAGMA and received free entry into the park.