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The Birds have hatched…and they’re ANGRY!

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The long awaited breed of Angry Birds have hatched at Lightwater Valley and this weekend will see their first public appearance at the Yorkshire theme park.

Crowds are expected to flock to see these troublesome characters so they have started preening their feathers in anticipation of their guests!

Rovio Entertainment is the Media Company and creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise.

Dan Mitchell, Director of Location Based Entertainment said:

“We are very excited to have an Angry Birds Activity Park at Lightwater Valley. It has been a great partnership with everyone involved, and we are all looking forward to the opening for our fans from the UK and abroad. We feel that the birds have really found a great new home here.”

Children enjoying the Angry Birds Activity Park c. Simon Dewhurst
Children enjoying the Angry Birds Activity Park

Covering over 30,000 square feet, the Activity Park has indoors and outdoors areas and will be a year round attraction for this traditionally seasonal park.

Allan Leech, Chief Executive of Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd said:

“In 2012 Angry Birds was the most popular paid-for app on Apple’s App Store, so when we were looking at a £1million investment in creating a new attraction here at the park it was clearly a popular choice. We are already seeing an increase in advanced ticket sales and anticipate making a £2.5million impact to the region’s economy over the next 5 years.”

Rob Hetherington, National Development Manager for Angry Birds at Lappset UK, who designed and manufactured the activity equipment, said:

“It has been very exciting to build the largest Angry Birds Activity Park in the country. The parks are a healthy way for the whole family – from toddlers to grandparents – to enjoy the hugely popular Angry Birds theme. Lappset is very keen to encourage people to get outdoors and get moving and if you can enjoy yourself while doing so, then all the better.”

R James Berresford (CEO Visit England), Dan Mitchell (Rovio), Chris Jones (Lappset), Allan Leech (CEO Lightwater Valley) on slide Peter Vesterbacka 'The Mighty Eagle'
R James Berresford (CEO Visit England), Dan Mitchell (Rovio), Chris Jones (Lappset), Allan Leech (CEO Lightwater Valley) on slide Peter Vesterbacka ‘The Mighty Eagle’

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