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Putting its name on the map


Established in 1987, Oakwood Theme Park in Prembrokeshire, Wales, started out with just five attractions, but the arrival of legendary wooden rollercoaster Megafobia in 1996 marked the beginning of its transformation from a small leisurely Welsh family attraction into a major UK theme park. Park World editor, Becci Knowles spoke to park director, Phil Verbinnen to find out more….


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n 2008, Oakwood was bought by parent company Aspro Leisure which has theme parks and aquariums across Europe. Since then,


multiple investments have been made including £4.5m developing Peter Pan themed children’s area ‘Neverland’, and £1.5m creating ‘Spooky Street’– a new family zone featuring ‘spooky’ themed rides and catering facilities. Today, Oakwood boasts 30 attractions including a mix of adrenaline-filled rollercoasters, water slides, and family-friendly rides.


PW: What’s next? PV: Oakwood is primarily aimed at families with child- friendly rides, themed areas and attractions, including the boating lake and arcade. This is balanced with five thrill rides which attract an older market.


PW: What’s new this season? PV:This season, Oakwood welcomed new family ride, ‘Dizzy Disk’, which sees riders face outwards as they glide back and forth while spinning in circles. 2019 will also see the return of one of Oakwood’s


original thrill rides, Bounce, which is currently undergoing a £400,000 refurbishment after closing in 2016. The drop tower sees riders raised over 160 ft in the air and left dangling before plummeting to the ground. Oakwood has also launched a season pass this


year, adding to its popular annual tickets. Costing fractionally more than a day pass, the new ticket allows holders park entry for the entire season, running from 15th April to 3rd November, which represents great value.


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