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Codona's Amusement Park (Aberdeen)

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Codona's Amusement Park as been around in Aberdeen for nearly three decades. It is located in Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, AB24 5NS. Tel: +44(0)1224 595910. Info: reception@codona.co.uk

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      30.06.2000 18:38



      Situated right next to the Aberdeen Beach Complex, Codonas has been a staple kids day out for over 25 years. Set up and owned by the two Codona brothers, their squabbles over the family business have been the talk of Aberdeen for almost as long. Their competitiveness in providing the best attractions within each section of Codona's has ensured it's constant upkeep and improvement. Okay, it may not be Alton Towers, but Codonas has really improved over the past few years. What used to be a seaside fair with waltzers and a rickety haunted house, is now a seaside fair, with waltzers, a rickety haunted house and about 20 more attractions. All the classic rides are there – log flume, simulator, twister, dodgems – with a few extra for young kids, and more being added on every few months. It’s a great day out for kids up to about 12, or for anyone who loves the fun of the fair. You can buy an "All Day Band" for a tenner, which includes a cold hamburger and soggy chips. But dodgy dinner aside, this band is well worth the money. If you go on six rides, you’ve made up the tenner and more. There’s plenty of overpriced food vans selling the usual – candy floss, popcorn, big sugar dummies for people that don’t think their children will ever have any use for teeth etc. As well as the outside fair, which is only open from around April - October, there are two other indoor centres, and another one on the way. Sunset Boulevard boasts arcade games, dodgems, virtual reality skateboarding, 2p falls (seriously addictive) and a bowling alley, half of which uses glow in the dark balls under UV light. There's a small bar which serves overpriced drinks and a small but quality bar menu. There's Ramboland for children under a certain height (suits boys and gilrs aged 8 and under). Ramboland is great if you want a rest, and also caters for kiddie parties. The other
      building is mainly slot machines, and is only for over 18s. The third indoor centre will not be completed for a few years yet, but there's plenty to keep you busy as it is. Overall, Codonas is a great day out, especially when it’s sunny. And if you’re not up all night vomiting from being thrown upside down all day, then you’ll be sure to sleep well!


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