Just over a week ago, The Lost River ride closed and became fenced off to the public. Currently, we can not say if the ride will be removed, repaired or modified and Flamingo Land Resort has not released any information as of today on what work is taking place.
Looking at the “construction site” to the left we can see the fence has been removed and hardcore has formed a hard-standing base over the train tracks and continues further to the lake, this section had trees removed and what looked like drainage installed last year.
The fence that went alongside the “splash pool” has been removed along with a section of rocks to create access for machinery to enter the main section. The drop section rails have been removed along with the track, and the parts removed have been stacked on a pallet. The rest of the ride remains untouched except for the fencing on the queue line has been removed.
The majority of the parts that have been removed are still in one piece so that could point towards them being re-used.
As always we will keep this post updated with any changes in future updates.
What does this update bring? Well, looking at the site the work going on gives some indication that it’s not just a ride removal.
Firstly looking straight at the ride we can see the majority of the drop has been removed in full sections with the splash pool completely removed. All the parts that have been removed have been stacked to the side.
Taking a wider look at the area we can see fencing has been erected leading up to the lake, making the area sectioned off a huge area for development. Now we say development because we can see ground-level reference points dotted about and located from the greater flamingos right the way around to the lion viewing bridge. This could be a sign we might see the removal or changes to the station area in the coming weeks, but the rest of the ride remains untouched.
Over on our socials, we have seen numerous comments about what work is taking place but with the park not releasing any information we are just reporting on what we can see during our visit and will continue. Hopefully Flamingo Land will give an update on what they are planning soon.
So we held of this update due to the speed of the ongoing works we were expecting to see the removal of the top section but up until last week its still standing.
We have had no official announcement from Flamingo Land on what they are planning, but we expect them to announce Something on the 2024 map, perhaps new for 2024 or 2025.
So what’s changed since our last update? on the 31st of October, the last section of the drop was removed and work started on the lift hill track and the motor and housing removal. Skip to the 10th of November and looking at the ride from a distance not much has changed but work has been focused on the ground.
it’s been a month since our last visit, we were not sure what to expect but instantly you can see the biggest change is the top section of the ride has been stripped back. All the side panels, track, power, water and lifting mechanism have been removed and we now just have a steel skeleton of the ride.
As we previously have said all the parts removed have been stacked and remain intact no signs of them getting scrapped access to the side from the station end has now been restricted from the cheetah circle, so visibility of work past this point is restricted.
Taking a look from the Greater Flamingos you can see the parts that have been removed but the view to where the splash pool was is restricted.
But for now, that’s where it’s at and we look forward to our next visit!