One of Pembrokeshire’s most loved attractions welcomed prominent Welsh politicians to celebrate the reopening of an iconic ride.
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire MS, Samuel Kurtz, and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies MS, visited Oakwood Theme Park and saw the results of the recent £1.5 million refurbishment of the iconic ‘Megafobia’ rollercoaster.
Kurtz and Davies also met with Oakwood Park Director, Phil Verbinnen, and the UK Director of Aspro Parks, Sue Elaiho, who outlined further future investment into Oakwood.
Oakwood; the biggest theme park in Wales, is home to more than 35 various rides and attractions. It has brought thrill and fun to so many, alongside a huge boost for the local tourism industry, since it was founded over 30 years ago.
Commenting on the visit, Samuel Kurtz MS said: “For over a generation, Oakwood has played a unique role in being Wales’ only theme park, bringing people from near and far for the white-knuckle thrill-seeking drops, twists and turns that they have to offer.
“With Megafobia’s recent refurbishment, it has certainly breathed new life into this unique roller coaster, and the theme park as a whole, and I was delighted to join Andrew RT Davies at the very front of the carriage to experience the stomach-churning drop.
“After a difficult couple of years due to the pandemic, I’m pleased that Aspro Parks are committed to Oakwood and creating many more happy memories for visitors to this wonderful theme park.”
Andrew RT Davies said: "Oakwood is without doubt one of Wales' top attractions, and it helps put Pembrokeshire on the map.
"I'm extremely grateful to Phil, Sue and the team for such a warm welcome, and for arranging for Sam and me to ride Megafobia.
"The UK's best wooden rollercoaster has been providing thrills for over 25 years and it was great fun to try it out!"