The park at Ashbourne, near Dublin is home to Tayto – the country’s popular crisp brand.
The as yet unnamed wooden rollercoaster will be the first new ‘woodie’ to enter the British Isles in nearly 20 years, the last being Megafobia at Oakwood, Wales. Reaching 32metres (105ft) high with a drop of 29 (95ft) metres, the investment means that it will be the tallest of its type, and the only wooden coaster on the islands to go upside down.
Raymond Coyle, Tayto Park founder commented
“From bigger landscaped car parks to a stunning new admissions building we are aiming to give people the very best experience. We are very proud of the conservation work we continue to do with the animals in Tayto Park and our whole team is very excited about the new attractions not least the rollercoaster.”
“The new attractions and new infrastructure represent a very significant investment of €26 million overall. We believe in Tayto Park and we absolutely believe that it stands alone in Ireland for offering all day entertainment and value”.