First look at popular UK theme park’s £1.2million renovation – with brand new rides

A POPULAR UK theme park has unveiled renovations worth more than £1million ahead of the summer holidays.

The renovation includes new rides, some of which will be permanent, others only for the summer.

A new wild water ride will impress visitors to the amusement park this summer


A new wild water ride will impress visitors to the amusement park this summerPhoto credit: Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach Pleasure Park in South Shields has unveiled some of its latest attractions after investing £1.2million.

It includes three new permanent rides that are now open to the public.

Rides that are constantly being added to the park include the Log Flume, the Crazy Frog Super Jumper, and a pirate ship ride.

Also, temporary rides that will be available to visitors this summer include the Meteorite, which is already in place, and a ride called the King Swing.

The public has already tried out the new rides and footage has been shared at the park tiktok account.

A video showed the new wild water ride, which people were excited to see.

One person who had already tried it commented, “Love the new ride I rode today.”

Another wrote: “You’re getting soaked!”

In addition to the new rides, the park’s owners have announced that further investments are planned in 2024, with more rides being part of their plans, it said Shield’s Gazette.

The park remains popular with both locals and visitors and was nominated for Best Seaside Park at this year’s UK Theme Park Awards.

It is the largest amusement park in the Northeast with more than 40 different rides and attractions.

Ocean Beach isn’t the only theme park announcing new rides this summer.

Work has already begun on the construction of a new ‘thrill ride’ at Drayton Park Manor which is expected to become a family favourite.

Managing Director Victoria Lynn said the groundwork for the new Family Thrill Coaster has already been laid and she wants it to be recognized as one of the best rides in the country.

Earlier this year, she said the park wanted to cater to more than just younger children.

She told that Birmingham Mail: “One of the most important things we want to say is that in 2024 there will be a new family coaster.

“In my opinion this will be one of the best rollercoasters in the UK. I think it’s important to say that we’re still offering family fun and not just kiddie rides.”

The new ride will spawn where the old Apocalypse ride used to be.

In 2022, Drayton Manor announced that Apocalypse would be closing permanently as part of “significant investment plans”.

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Meanwhile, a new £3.6million adventure park with zip lines and secret chambers has opened in the Cotswolds.

And a new £250million water park is set to be built in the UK.

Ocean Beach has been nominated for this year's UK Theme Park Awards


Ocean Beach has been nominated for this year’s UK Theme Park AwardsCredit: Alamy

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