The pace of growth at Flamingo Land is quickly increasing as the North Yorkshire Theme Park and Zoo continues to expand its horizons. There are a number of planned new Developments at Flamingo Land Resort for 2019 and beyond. Over the last 40-years, the Kirby Misperton venture has steadily grown to become one of the UK’s busiest independent theme parks with more than 1.5 million guests. Now, as revenues hit almost £28 million, Flamingo Land is poised to soar beyond the boundaries of its original site with plans of varying scale taking the brand further.
New Developments at Flamingo Land Resort Resort
Plans for the popular Theme Park, situated off the A169 Malton to Pickering road are likely to see the closure of ‘Mischief Mansion’ (formerly known as ‘Little Monsters Den of Mischief’). This is the final remaining Monster related attraction in this section of the Theme Park after Dracs Diner closed some time ago and ‘Exploratorium’ was replaced by ‘Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtails Storytime’ for the 2018 season. Mischief Mansion gave guests the opportunity to join Flamingo Land Resort’s very own Little Monsters, Mummy, Drac and Yeti, and travel with them on a ghost train type ride through three scary worlds packed with family-friendly fun. In recent times the attraction has become a little worse for wear and rather than restoring it to its former glory it is likely that it will be replaced with a virtual reality ride for the 2019 season.
Dewars Hotel and Rooms
Continuing with the investments, Flamingo Land Ltd has acquired The Ashfield Country Manor for an undisclosed sum. The property is located across the road from the attraction’s entrance, in the village of Kirby Misperton. The Company have ambitious plans to re-brand and re-develop the site with the extensive refurb and remodelling of the building having a target completion date of Christmas 2018. Flamingo Land Ltd’s goal is perfection with top quality service paired with food from local suppliers and a totally unique, bespoke interior design.
Flamingo Land Coast
Flamingo Land is poised to venture into Scarborough, a popular North Yorkshire seaside resort located a short distance from the current Theme Park and Zoo. Flamingo Land Ltd are Scarborough Borough Council’s preferred bidder for the development of the former Futurist Theatre site. Plans have been revealed to potentially create a botanic garden and roller coaster on the site referred to as Flamingo Land Coast. The proposed development is based around three environments with subterranean, coastline and sky theme. In addition to a glass-roofed botanical garden and roller coaster, the plans also include a lighthouse structure and “Space Shot Tower”. The site, overlooking Scarborough’s South Bay, would also include an elevated sea view bar, restaurant and function space, walk-through aviary and new town square.
Work is already underway on the Flamingo Land Coast site with the demolition of the Futurist Theatre. If everything goes as planned, it is likely to be an 18-month build for the project, which Flamingo Land Ltd have been working on with the council for numerous years, looking at various options for leisure opportunities.
£30 Million Centre Parcs Style Attraction
In Scotland, Flamingo Land are the preferred bidder to develop a £30-million holiday resort on the banks of Loch Lomond, via its offshoot Iconic Leisure Developments. Plans for the resort include 105-holiday lodges, an apart-hotel, education facility, monorail, indoor water park and brewery. This development is still in the planning and consultation stages.
The leisure resort would be situated in Balloch which sits on the shores of Loch Lomond, 25 miles north of Glasgow. The project’s objectives are to “deliver a characterful contemporary design with a sense of place appropriate to Balloch, Loch Lomond and the national park, structure the design around new pedestrian and cycle-friendly routes and spaces, provide a strong landscape framework for all elements of the site and develop a commercial mix of uses that will animate the site and maximise footfall”.