Illum Hills: Summer, Year 2
Adult General Admission: $15.00
Child General Admission:$8.00
Under 3: Free
Season Pass: $40.00
Teacups (Removed End of Summer)
Animal Exhibit(Year 2 only)
A strong start to the season was strengthened by an even busier Summer season. Attendance increased dramatically and extra staff was hired to handle the crowds. Lumberjack Falls garnered positive reviews from everyone that rode it and lines sometimes were in excess of an hour for the flume. The expansion of the park has gone over great as Dino Run and Scramble have been very well received by parents and families alike. The Animal Exhibit has also proved very popular with parkgoers. Mr. Illum was asked whether he was considering making it a permanent part of the park, he responded with "Even though I love the Animals and the crowds enjoy watching them, they are too costly to keep and maintain with permits and groups doing surprise inspections all the time."
In other news, Mr. Illum said he was looking for investors in the park to keep up with the costs. He has advertised across many state papers and has brochures circulating around the state. "Attendance is great, but the revenue still hasn't broke even with the expenses. I really don't want to have to sell the park, I want to keep it in the family." When asked whether any big park operators had approached him with any offers, he replied "I have had some, I won't reveal any of the details of their offers, but right now I'm not interested in selling the park at this time."
At the end of the Summer season, Mr Illum announced the departure of the park's Teacups ride. When asked why, he replied "I love the TeaCups, but it was starting to have some operational problems and the ridership was very low compared to other attractions in the park. The ride is in a high traffic area but inthe month of June, it had no riders whatsoever. I feel that we should put a better ride that appeals to more people."
Here is the Photo Update from the Summer!
The entrance building received large letters with the Park Name
Looking down toward's the Lumberjack Falls area
The TeaCups sit empty in the busy Summer season
Looking out from Pioneer's control Panel
The Animal Exhibit is very popular
Even when the Animals are sleeping
Artsy shot of Wonder Wheel
Walking in the park
TeaCups closed off and landscaping removed
Scramble is a hit with crowds
Skyview is getting its interior redone for next season according to Mr. Illum
TeaCups totally removed with a concrete slab left
Looking towards Double Take from the Carousel
A construction wall is put in place around the TeaCups, what will go there?
Fall Year 2 is coming soon!