Underwater Kingdom at Blackgang Chine

A new theme world is expected to open at Blackgang Chine amusement park next Easter called Underwater Kingdom.

The new theme world will showcase an array of colourful, animatronic sea creatures.

Visitors will be able to see replica underwater caves, luminescent coral reefs, an abandoned sunken shipwreck and a ‘hidden kingdom’, details of which are yet to be revealed.

More details are to follow regarding this new addition to Blackgang Chine.

Some of the park’s existing themed zones include: Restricted Area 5 where visitors can see robotic dinosaurs, including an Argentinosaurus bigger than a double decker bus and an animatronic T-Rex; Cowboy Town which is Wild West themed; and Pirate Cove which displays pirate ships for visitors to explore.

There is also a giant maze of hedges, a Giant Bug Walk where visitors can follow a trail of bug sculptures, and a crooked house.

Groups also have a choice of where to eat including The Chine Café, Captain Jack’s restaurant, iScream, or La Cantina.

More about Blackgang Chine

Blackgang Chine, located on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, offers a mix of attractions, themed worlds and rides.

The park will re-open in March 2017 with the new Underwater Kingdom expected to open sometime in the spring.

Blackgang Chine is thought to be one of the oldest theme parks in the country. In 1800, the area of Blackgang Chine was a ravine situated 500 feet above the sea overlooking Chale Bay. 

In 1839 a man named Alexander Dabell started plans for the park after studying the area and realising he could develop gardens there. He later developed it into a park of curiosity for visitors.

For more information visit www.blackgangchine.com.