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Lightwater Valley decide to close The Ultimate permanently and remove it

Their aim is to attract a younger audience, making some of their previously operational thrill rides inappropriate for families with small children.

The Ultimate did not operate for the 2020, 2021 or 2022 seasons, this due to the park’s shift to a target age group of children under 12 ( Picture: Lightwater Valley)

Anne Ackord, Chief Executive Officer of Brighton Pier Group, said:

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“We have devoted much time and effort considering the future of The Ultimate. The ride has been out of service for some years now and the process of assessing the viability of bringing it back into use was a long one.

“We are mindful of its nostalgic status and that many of our visitors have fond memories of riding The Ultimate coaster.

“Nevertheless, given both the investment required to bring it up to acceptable standards of safety and the re-imagining of Lightwater Valley as a family-orientated Adventure Park, we have decided to close The Ultimate permanently and remove it from the park.”

In 1991, it took the record of longest roller coaster in the world ( Picture: Lightwater Valley)

Anne Ackord added:

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to the new-look Lightwater Valley as it develops and evolves into the north of England’s number one destination for family adventures”

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