Adventure Island (UK)

Adventure Island
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amusement park
Location
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Southend On Sea, Essex, England
Status Operating
Opened 1949 or earlier
Owner Stockvale Ltd
Operating season February to November
Previous names Peter Pan's Playground

Peter Pan's Adventure Island

Website www.advenrureisland.co.uk
Overview of the park in 2019

Adventure Island is a free-admission amusement park located at Southend On Sea, Essex, England, UK. It has five roller coasters and over 30 other rides, as well as attractions including restraunts and a gift shop.

The current site of the park flanks the north end of Southend Pier and has been an amusement park since 1976 when the Miller family purchased the land now forming the west side of the park. The site is currently owned and managed by Stockvale Ltd.

History[edit | edit source]

In 1976 the land to the west of the pier was purchased by the Miller family and they developed their amusement park on the site from the rudimentary original. The site was extensively redeveloped and in 1995 the park was vastly expanded when the land to the east of the pier was purchased to form part of the park.

The park has previously been known as Peter Pan's Playground and Peter Pan's Adventure Island, before becoming simply Adventure Island.

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Barnstormer Zierer Family 2000 Operating
Green Scream Zierer Family April 1998 Operating
Kiddi Koasta Zamperla Family 2011 Operating
Mighty Mini Mega Pinfari Sit-Down 2003 Operating
Rage Gerstlauer Sit-Down 2007 Operating

Past[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Space Chase J. Bakker Denies Family 1984 1998 Travelling UK
Wendy Glide Unknown Family Unknown 1970s Template:Scrapped

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Operating[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Adventureville Self-built Tracked Dark Ride 2016
Archelon Zierer Waveswinger 1997
Axis SBF Visa Group Frisbee 2019
Big Wheel Pinfari Ferris Wheel 1983 or earlier
Crooked House Self-built Walk-through 1949
Dodgems Reverchon Dodgems 1980s
Dragon Zierer Sea Storm 1996
Dragon's Claw Tivoli Manufacturing Spin Out 2000
Drop and Smile Self-built Drop Tower 2003
Fireball Self-built Ferris Wheel variant 2006
Formula AI Karting Formula K Go-Karts 1995
Helter Skelter Supercar Slip/Helter Skelter 1986
Over The Hill Self-built Tracked Dark Ride 1999
Pharaoh's Fury Sonacase Twist 1998
Pirate's Plunge SBF Visa Group Drop Tower 2015
Ramba Zamba Zamperla Disk'O 2004
Sk8borda Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2004
Sky Drop Zamperla Drop Tower 2004
Smiles Per Galleon SBF Visa Group Pirate Ship 2015
Tidal Wave Interlink Dinghy Waterslides 1996
Time Machine Self-built Time Machine 2012
Vortex Tivoli Manufacturing Orbiter 2001

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
American Freeway Sobema Superbob 1989 2000 Travelling UK
Barracuda A.R.M. Skymaster 1995 2000 Travelling UK
Blackbeard's Pirate Adventure Art Tech Design Walk-through 1998 2005 Scrapped
Devil's Creek Gold Mine Self-built Tracked Dark Ride 1950s 2015 Scrapped
Ferris Wheel Unknown Ferris Wheel 1961 or earlier c.1970s Unknown
Fireball Zierer Hexentanz 1999 2000 Relocated to Washington State Fair
Pirat Galleon Zamperla Pirate Ship 1990s 2003 Relocated to Funland Hayling Island
Raging River Interlink Log Flume 1996 2006 Relocated to Kongeparken
Scorpion Tivoli Manufacturing Troika 2000 2018 Travelling UK
Sea Serpent Zapfun Tube Slide 1996 2015 Relocated to Funland Hayling Island
Sky Lab J. Bakker Denies Enterprise 1990 1997 Relocated to Funland Hayling Island
Telecombat S.D.C. Jets 1985 1999 Travelling UK

External Links[edit | edit source]