Tour the perimeter of Fantasy Island onboard the famous rollercoaster built to celebrate the new millennium...
|Theme Park||Fantasy Island|
|Opened||22 May 1999|
|Max Speed||56 mph|
By far the largest project undertaken at Fantasy Island when it was conceived, Millennium was opened in 1999 to celebrate both the turn of the century and the dawning of a new millennium.
The rollercoaster is a custom designed Vekoma MK-1200 and circles the perimeter of Fantasy Island and its giant pyramid, intersecting the inverted Odyssey rollercoaster at several points.
Highlights of the ride include two vertical loops, a sidewinder inversion, and a finale helix which swoops low down over the theme park's pathways.
Millennium's towering 46 metre lift hill and 834 metres of track can be seen from miles away. For many years its bright red supports and yellow track stood out against the sunny Skegness skies. In 2018 it underwent a major refurbishment, getting a new train and the track was completely repainted in a new purple and green colour scheme.
Unfortunately the coaster is prone to stalling midway around the track, so it does not operate in high winds - sadly rather common on the Lincolnshire coast!
Millennium looks impressive and provides a nice ride, much smoother than you may expect. For its scale you might expect it to deliver slightly more than it does, but it is still a fun and noteworthy rollercoaster.
Millennium's entrance is inside Fantasy Island's Pyramid
150ft lift hill
One of three inversions
Millennium features two vertical loops
The rollercoaster towers over Fantasy Island
Millennium was painted yellow and red from its opening in 1999 until 2018.
Millennium's entrance used to be up a flight of stairs directly from the street
Top of the lift hill
Coming down the first drop
Letters on the side of the train spelt out Fantasy Island
First vertical loop
Loop close up
Second loop over the market