Tayto Park gets green light for Europe’s second largest roller coaster
Meath County Council have finally given the green light for a €25m expansion to Tayto Park that will see a massive new roller coaster being built on the grounds in Ashbourne, Co. Meath.
At the start of the year we brought you the news that Tayto Park aimed to have Europe’s second largest roller coaster up and running by 2015, and we’ve just found out that Meath County Council have given the go-ahead for the new attraction.
According to the Meath Chronicle, “The roller coaster alone will cost €8.5 million and will be the centrepiece of a development which will include new rides, a new entrance and additional parking and facilities on an 18.1 hectares site.”
The €25m expansion to the site is set to increase Tayto Park’s workforce to 550 at peak times and we can only imagine that the new attractions will increase visitor numbers to the park, which was voted Ireland’s sixth most popular paid attraction last year with nearly 500,000 visitors turning up at the doors.
We don't know about you, but we can't wait to try out the new roller coaster when it's finally finished! Let's just hope it doesn't rain on opening day...