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Last day for Ratanga Junction (but new entertainment centre in the works)

1 May 2018 9:47 AM
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Cape Town's Ratanga Junction's GM Bill Taylor says the business has thrived but now is making way for a mixed-use development.

General Manager at Cape Town's popular Ratanga Junction, Bill Taylor says the business has thrived and has had eleven years of fantastic growth. He explains that the park is making way for a mixed-use development.

He says in the 13 years he has been with the park, it has hosted over 3.2 million guests and most are local.

During high season, Taylor says the park would see around 6 500 visitors per day.

And what of the potential job losses?

Taylor explains that a deal has just been concluded with the Canal Walk Shopping Centre, in the same precinct, for a 10-year lease for the new Ratanga Junction Family Entertainment Centre.

So a lot of Ratangans, as we call them, will be coming over with me to the new facility, and we'll be open 12 hours a day, so lots of staff.

Bill Taylor, Ratanga Junction General Manager

Construction for the new centre is due to begin in 45 days, and Taylor hopes to be up and running for the summer season.

It's more of a pay-as-you-go family entertainment environment, with more kiddie rides aimed at 12 and under.

Bill Taylor, Ratanga Junction General Manager

He says they are looking for a home for the three big rides - Slingshot, The Vortex and Congo Queen. He says the two rollercoasters have been sold and The Cobra dismantled. He says it may be going to the United States. But the junior rides will be retained.

Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies and team will be taking the final ride on Tuesday at around 6pm.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Last day for Ratanga Junction (but new entertainment centre in the works)


1 May 2018 9:47 AM
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