2010 sees a closed season not quite like any other we have seen in
the past few years. For the first time since the 90s the park itself
is open for the resort's Winter Season, although only in a limited
capacity. This year as well as the hotel attractions, Towers Street,
Mutiny Bay, Storybook Land and Old MacDonald's Farmyard are open for
The big news for the closed season is of course the construction of
Thirteen, which involves the transformation of Ug Land into the Dark
Forest. Alongside this the Cloud Cuckoo Land Skyride station is
being rebuilt after last season's fire, creating a very busy corner
of the park.
Elsewhere Spinball Whizzer is receiving a repaint ready to become
Sonic Spinball in time for the February Half Term. Also the entrance
plaza is due to be transformed with the installation of the
Corkscrew's famous inversions as piece of artwork.
information and photos on the attractions open during the festive
period, head over to the
Season page. And for pictures of the park's February Half
Term event head of to its dedicated
event gallery. And of course we
have construction archives for the construction of
Thirteen and the
Nothing starts a closed season update
quite like an open attraction. Open year round, here's a look at the
Extraordinary Golf at the end of it's third season.
The monorail is also operation in a
limited capacity, ferrying guests to and from the park's Christmas
However the main car parks are deserted
at this time of year.
And absolutely no need for those
overflow car parks.... unless of course you count the need to site a
very quiet Air at the end of one!
To the park and the abandoned Towers sit
beyond a very wintry looking lake.
Down in Mutiny Bay, the Battle Galleons
lake is being filled for the weekend openings and then drained
during weekdays to prevent ice damage.
Meanwhile in the distant the beast
waits, biding its time until February.
Down in Adventure Land Spinball Whizzer
is receiving a repaint, with its supports becoming a darker shade of
blue. All of this work has been fuelling closed season rumours that
the ride will receive a retheme for the new season.