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New thrill-seekers’ ride unveiled at Gulliver’s Valley

A new ride aimed at thrill-seekers and older families has been unveiled at the new Gulliver’s Valley theme park in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

The ‘Gyrosaur’ ride marks the latest addition to the park at Rother Valley, which opened to the public in July 2020.

Riders travel upside down on the ride, which spins 360 degrees and can hold up to 12 people – eight under current physical distancing guidelines.

Julie Dalton, managing director of Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park Resorts, said: “We are so excited to have our new Gyrosaur ride in place here at Rother Valley.

“It’s a bigger ride for those with older children who are looking for a thrill and so far, the feedback has been fantastic.”

Ticket sales for the multi-million-pound resort have exceeded expectations, with many days already sold out and limited tickets available over the summer. Short-stay accommodation is also booming.

And, following recent changes to government advice, the resort has been able to open some attractions in its indoor Dragon’s Lair area, which includes ten climbing walls on Dragon’s Peak, caving in Crimson Cave and a giant inflatable bounce course.

Julie added: “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their support. We are a family business who has put absolutely everything into this new resort, so to have the backing of our customers, who really are at the heart of everything we do, has been so important to us. This is just the beginning for Gulliver’s Valley and there are lots more exciting things to come.”

Aimed at children between the ages of two and 13-years-old, the new Gulliver’s Valley houses more than 30 rides and attractions, including an Apache Falls ride, full-size diggers, the Ghostly Galleon pirate ship and a Lost Jurassic World area.

Accommodation options are also available, including Unicorn and Princess Suites alongside Western Cabins and Lost World Lodges, with sleepover adventures on offer.

In line with current government guidance, a number of additional safety measures have been made to the park in response to the pandemic, including temperature checks on arrival, mandatory advanced booking, contactless entry, social distancing measures and a food pre-ordering system.

All guests over the age of three are required to wear face coverings on rides and the park is also operating on a limited capacity, with pre-booked slots only.

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