MAGMA, a brand new drop tower ride at Paultons Park in Hampshire, opened to the general public today.
The ride, which stands at an impressive 25 metres above the park, boosts a number of features such as smoke, light and sound effects. These are put to use to create an powerful eruption before riders are lifted into the sky.
The entrance to the attraction features a pre-historic surprise for guests brave enough to ride! The drop and twist tower attraction, themed to a Jurassic volcano, weighs 30 tonnes and has been placed on top of around 100 tonnes of concrete.
The attraction has a capacity of 16 people per cycle and has an age restriction of five years and a minimum height of 1.1 metres tall (or 1.3 metres when unaccompanied by an adult) for those brave enough to enter the caverns of molten rock that surround the ride.
Stephen Lorton, commercial director at Paultons Family Theme Park, said: “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.”
MAGMA opened to the public this morning (Saturday 31 March) and is set to remain open daily until Monday 1st October 2012.