SIK Proposed Opening Date Revealed In Recent Yorkshire Post News Article!
In the recent article the park have announced they are aiming towards an opening date of July 2nd for their dynamic new attraction.
They also reveal further details surrounding what guests can expect from the new ride & talk more about the “special effects and features” set to feature throughout the ride.
From water canons to fog effects created by liquid ice, SIK will immerse riders into a ‘one of a kind’ experience they won’t soon forget.
Flamingo Land have also compared the station building to that of an “amazing night club”.
This to us hints at special lighting and music being featured within the station building itself.
Should this be the case, Flamingo Land’s brand new addition could feature similar vibes to that of Ride To Happiness at Plopsaland De Panne in Belgium.
The overall ride is stated to come in at a total cost of £18 million and will feature a ride restriction height of 1.4 meters (4 ft, 6″).
SIK will also reach speeds of up to 52.8 mph, a total height of 108.3 ft and will propel riders through 10 heart racing inversions over it’s 2,870.8 ft of steel track.
Gordon Gibb, the park’s chief executive has said that;
“We are all very proud of our achievement in delivering this world-class roller coaster as our new star attraction at Flamingo Land.”
The whole ride experience is said to last a total of 48 seconds from beginning to end and will wow visitors when the new ride opens to the public this July.
Today’s proposed opening date is however still yet to be 100% confirmed by the park themselves and as such there is still a chance this could change.
This is due to the fact that the proposed opening date of July 2nd is purely dependent on testing of the ride & it’s associated works being completed on time.
The park also confirm plans to host a “SIK Party” as part of the ride’s opening featuring live music and DJ’s on the onsite outdoor entertainment stage Riverside 1.
Talking further about the park’s new “star attraction”, Gordon Gibb also mentioned that SIK will be “carbon net neutral”.
This is due to solar panels being used to help power the ride and water source heat pumps in the newly created lake on the final turn around.
Overall there is so much to look forward to where Flamingo Land’s new roller coaster is concerned and we can’t wait to experience it for ourselves when it (hopefully) opens this July.