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A STAR-FLYING GENDER REVEAL 150 150 Fantasy Island
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JUNE 2021

Fantasy Island is set to host its first-ever gender reveal on Friday 2nd July from one of the tallest mobile rides in Europe, The Starflyer, in what is expected to be a spectacle to remember.

The family favourite theme park will be announcing the gender of the baby of two of its very own employees. The dazzling show, which will see the outdoor ride spin 70m up in the air, will shoot grenades with blue or pink smoke, depending on whether the happy couple are having a girl or a boy.

The new parents would like to share this life-long memory, not only with their loved ones, but with their Fantasy Island family.
The loved-up couple, Paul Sargison from Skegness, and Jessica Moorehouse, originally from Sheffield, have both worked at Fantasy Island for over 17 years, so thought it would be the perfect place to share such a happy announcement.

Jessica Moorehouse, Park Supervisor and ‘Mummy-To-Be’ at Fantasy Island, said: “I started working at Fantasy Island when I was 11-year-old and met my best friend, Paul two years later. After over 17 joyful years working together at the theme park, we’re over the moon to be welcoming our second little one to the Fantasy Island family.

“Our ten-year-old son, Jayden, loves visiting the park and we’re all so excited to see the new addition grow up enjoying the island just as much as their big brother.”

Paul Sargison, Electrical Engineer at Fantasy Island added, “It only felt right to announce the gender of our new baby on the Starflyer ride as it’s our son’s favourite attraction at Fantasy Island. Both Jessica and I have dedicated our careers to the theme park, so we thought it was the perfect place to celebrate our happy news.”

The exclusive gender reveal party will be a closed event for close friends and family, along with media attendees.

Paige Harris, Head of Marketing for Mellors Group, said: “We’re thrilled that two of our much-loved employees and my personal friends, that have dedicated over 17 years of their lives to Fantasy Island, have chosen to do their gender reveal at the theme park. We won’t know the gender until the day, so we’ve got both colours ready to go!

“We’re all so excited about what will be one of the biggest, and certainly highest, gender reveals of all time!”

Fantasy Island reopened fully in May and is currently operating in a fully Covid-19 safe and secure environment. The theme park features over 30 rides and rollercoasters and Europe’s largest seven-day market.

For more information, please visit the Fantasy Island website.