WHAT TO EXPECT?
** Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September 2017 **
Please be advised, due to the installation of additional Viking Longboats, The Viking Voyage is closedthis weekend. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Please expect longer than usual queue times as this is a newly opened ride.Please NoteThe Viking Voyage Queue will close at 5.30pm daily in order to facilitae queues.
With 1.7 million litres of water, a Viking village, 5 replica Viking ships families can expect to feel the splash on the latest addition to Ireland’s favourite theme park and zoo. Over 10,000 tonnes of concrete and 500 tonnes of steel have gone into the construction of the ride so far, with staff learning and using building methods from the Viking age to create a truly authentic experience.
Some interesting Viking Voyage facts:
- Tayto Park have used Viking experts from Sweden and theming contractors who have worked in major worldwide theme parks and film sets including Disneyland and Game of Thrones.
- The construction team used Viking building methods including wattle fencing, Viking ships, currachs and thatch built in the methods from 1000 years ago.
- Over 60,000 man hours when complete.
- 1.7 million litres of water will be used to fill it once complete and over 5000 bundles of straw.
- They are building one of only a couple of round towers to be constructed in Ireland in the last 900 years.
- Over 5000 trees will be planted to recreate the Irish landscape from 1000 years ago.
- A man-made mountain sits 60ft above the ride and the boats pass through it 3 times.