Paultons Park multi-million-pound themed world Tornado Springs, which is inspired by a 1950s town in the US is now open. Based around the theme ‘Route 83’ which pays homage to Paultons Park opening date, May 17, 1983.
Tornado Springs Rides and Attractions
Paultons Park invested £12 million in Tornado Springs, which features eight new rides and experiences including the Cyclonator, Windmill Towers, Buffalo Falls and the Trekking Tractors. There’s also themed memorabilia available to purchase at Al’s Shop and Service and Al’s Auto Academy which features 30 cars based on the Hudson Hornet.
The highlight attraction is Storm Chaser, the only free-spinning roller coaster of its kind in the UK.
Tornado Springs Theming
Set in a desert resort town of the 1950s, Tornado Springs is teaming in Americana. From vintage vehicles and decorative registration plates to the US diner serving up burgers, breakfast pancakes and shakes.
In order to acquire objects for the new area of the park, staff visited lots of places and pulled stuff out of stinging nettle patches. They bought old tractors and bikes and sprayed them up to make them look abandoned. Everything looks a bit weather-worn and beaten. The engineers added to the authentic, making things like a sparking electric box that is hanging off the side of a wall.
They also did lots of planting in the park and have stuck props in the flower beds too. When we visited we were overwhelmed by the quality of the theming comparing it with Disney standards. The effort that has gone into this is phenomenal and all these little things really add something to it.
Tornado Springs is another fantastic addition to what was already a fantastic theme park with some brilliant themed lands and attractions. These included the Worlds first Peppa Pig World and the £9m Lost Kingdom which is home to a whole host of Dinosaur attractions.
Travelling to Paultons Park
Paultons Park – Home of Peppa Pig World is a family theme park located in the New Forest, Hampshire. The Theme Park offers free parking for guests arriving by car. There are a number of ways you can get to the attraction. There is also lots of accommodation available nearby. Paultons is easy to reach being just off exit 2 of the M27, close to the edge of the New Forest National Park. Follow the brown tourist signs on the motorway.
Westbound traffic – when leaving the M3 to join M27 please bear left to take M27 West towards Bournemouth and Southampton. Do not follow signs to M27 E (Portsmouth).
Travelling by Train
The nearest mainline train stations are:
Southampton Airport Parkway – 10 miles away with a 15-minute taxi drive to the Park.
Southampton Central – 8 miles away with a 10-15 minute taxi drive to the Park.
Southampton Central station is situated across the road from the city bus terminals thus providing a link to the Park.
For information on train times and tickets see the Raileasy website.
Located on the edge of the beautiful New Forest National Park, Paultons Park Home of Peppa Pig World is well signposted and easy to find. There are lots of places to stay in and around the New Forest, if you only plan on visiting the park for one day and would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at the self-catering cottages near Paultons Park available from Snaptrip.
Click here to view Paultons Park Map
Official Park Map