M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
M&D's Scotland's Theme Park logo.png
Location
Motherwell, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
Status Operating
Opened 1996
Owner Marc Taylor, Matthew Taylor & Jensen Taylor Connelly
Operating season March - October
Website http://scotlandsthemepark.com
The entrance in 2015

M&D's Scotland's Theme Park (or M&D's for short) is an amusement park in Scotland, UK. As well as the outdoor amusement park, it also housed a bowling alley, soft play area, crazy golf and an indoor zoo called "Amazonia". The company also owned an adjacent hotel.

History

After a train derailed on the Tsunami roller coaster on June 26, 2016, the park was closed until further notice. The indoor attractions reopened on June 30. The theme park did not reopen until July 22, nearly a month after the accident. The roller coaster was removed after standing but not operating for the remainder of the season.

In September 2018, the park received permission to go ahead with a major expansion which would have seen a new roller coaster, an all-weather dome, outdoor events space and an expansion to the hotel.[1] However, these plans never came to fruition.

On 17 March 2020, M&D's announced that the complex would close indefinitely and that staff would be temporarily laid off due to a downturn in business associated with the coronavirus pandemic.[2] On 23 April the company which owns the park announced that it had gone into administration and that 165 staff would be made redundant.[3]

In May 2020, the same owners who ran M&D's has re-branded the company into Loch View Theme Park (SCOTLAND) LTD[4] with the company being registered on Companies House in February 2020 with M&D'S Scotland's Theme Park to still be the parks name, and with the media finding out in May 2020. With no new buyers in sight, the current owners the Taylor family bought parts of the business themselves and going attempt to reopen after the coronavirus pandemic is over, and also said all the staff who became redundant will guaranteed to receive their job back, with some parts of the business reopening after the administration of M&D Leisure with removal of administration notice on their website and changing to Covid - 19 Notice stating the theme park, Cosmic Bowling, Krazy Kongo and Amazonia will remain shut until government guidelines state that theme parks can reopen.[5]

The amusement park is set to reopen on 24 August 2020.

In recent years, M&Ds have been selling of their own rides and attractions and have been bringing in rides from the fair circuit keeping their ride line-up fresh, this means that the rides will not always be the same and that the rides will be different every few months with some rides only coming for Christmas & new year and bonfire events, etc.

Roller coasters

Present (2)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Big Apple SBF Visa Group Family 2021 Operating
Runaway Mine Train Barbisan Family 2003 Operating

Past (6)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Big Apple Pinfari Family 1998 2020 Travelling UK
Looping Star Pinfari Sit-Down 1989 1990s Relocated to Wonder Land
Mad Mouse Fabbri Spinning Wild Mouse 2016 2021 Relocated to Gateway Resort
Space Pinfari Sit-Down 1998 2015 Relocated to Oakwood Theme Park
Tornado Pinfari Sit-Down 1998 2019 Relocated to Parc d'Attractions Marseillan-Plage
Tsunami Pinfari Inverted 2004 2016 Unknown

Attractions

Operating

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Captain's Curse HUSS Pirate Ship 2008
Carousel Barbieri Gallopers 1996
Dancing Galleons Preston & Barbieri Jump & Smile 2017
Disk'O Zamperla Disk'O 2019
Dodgems Reverchon Dodgems 1993
Flying Jumbos Preston & Barbieri Jets 2006
Fun House Walter Murphy Fun House
Extreme ConFolding Freak Out 2021
Giant Wheel Technical Park Giant Wheel 2021
Moby's Revenge Euroslides Dinghy Waterslides 2002
Musik Express Preston & Barbieri Superbob/Musik Express 2017
Pirate Train Unknown Junior Railway 2021
Red Baron Zamperla Junior Jets 2021
Sizzler PWS Twist 2021
Take Off HUSS Take Off 2021
Tea Cups Reeves Amusement Rides Junior Teacups 2021
Wave Swinger Barbieri Waveswinger 1998
White Water Reverchon Log Flume 1996

Closed

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Aftershock Technical Park Slingshot 2000s 2014 Travelling Netherlands
Astroglide H.P. Jackson Giant Slide 1993 or earlier 2010s Unknown
Bomber Fabbri Booster 2000s 2005 Travelling Spain
Bomber Mark 2 Fabbri Booster 2008 2014 Travelling France
Dodgems Reverchon Dodgems 1988 1992 Travelling UK
Drop Tower Moser Rides Drop Tower 2000s 2019 Travelling UK
Fast & Furious Harry Steer Miami 2020 2021 Travelling UK
Ferris Wheel Zierer Ferris Wheel 1988 1988 Relocated to Hecker Pass Family Adventure
Fliegender Teppich Zierer Flying Carpet 2017 2019 Stored
Flying Carpet Zierer Flying Carpet 1988 2016 Travelling Romania
Fun House Walter Murphy Fun House 2021 2021 Travelling UK
Freefall Nottingham UK Miami 2021 2021 Travelling UK
Freak Out KMG Frisbee 2020 2021 Travelling UK
Giant Condor HUSS Condor 2016 2019 SBNO
Giant Wheel Nauta Bussink Ferris Wheel 1996 2019 Relocated to Torquay
Jumpin' Safeco Jump & Smile 2016 2016 Travelling UK
Jungle Madness Walter Murphy Fun House 2020 2020 Travelling UK
Kamikaze Fabbri Ranger 1992 2005 Travelling Czech Republic
King Kong Horror Haus Mack Rides Tracked Dark Ride 1989 or earlier 1995 Relocated to Wonderwest World
King Sizzler PWS Twist 2020 2021 Travelling UK
Night-Mover Lang Wheels Waltzer 2018 2019 Travelling UK
Rock Star Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 2021 2021 Travelling UK
Sea Storm BN Performance Rides Sea Storm 2002 2019 Unknown
Street Dancer Fabbri Breakdance 1991 2002 Travelling UK
Terminator Soriani & Moser Top Spin 1993 1999 Relocated to Tir Prince Fun Park
Tilt-A-Whirl Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl 1988 2000 Stored - Scrapped
Tristar Fairmatt Troika 2002 2003 Relocated to Bundoran Adventure Park
Twister Eli Bridge Company Twist 1988 1996 Unknown
Twister Sonacase Twist 1997 2000s Travelling UK
Wild West Pony Trek 2021 2021 Unknown
Zipwire Zipwire 2021 2021 Travelling UK

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