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Thunderbirds partners with Gullivers Theme Parks

Published on: August 22nd, 2019

Themed weekends will be created, running from mid-September to late October. 

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has announced a partnership between hit action TV show Thunderbirds Are Go and Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts. The promotional activation will run over several weekends from 14th September through to 20th October at all three Gulliver’s Theme Park Resort locations in Warrington, Milton Keynes and Matlock Bath.

The FAB Thunderbird Weekends will see Thunderbirds Are Go theming throughout the theme park resorts; visitors will receive a mission brief on arrival, and can complete special in-park challenges as recruits for International Rescue. Other activities will include photo opportunities with a huge model of Thunderbird 1, and meet & greets with the Virgil Tracy costume character.

Overnight guests during any of the FAB Thunderbird Weekends will receive even more Tracy Island treatment, with FAB Thunderbird Sleepovers including a special Thunderbird 1 launch mission, exclusive meet & greets with Virgil, and much more.

FAB Thunderbird Weekends will form a part of the festivities around Thunderbirds Day, an annual celebration of the Thunderbirds franchise on 30th September, for fans of all generations.

The full schedule of FAB Thunderbird Weekends at Gulliver’s is as follows:

  • 14th – 15th September – Gulliver’s Milton Keynes
  • 21st – 22nd September – Gulliver’s Matlock Bath
  • 28th – 29th September – Gulliver’s Warrington
  • 5th – 6th October – Gulliver’s Milton Keynes
  • 12th – 13th October – Gulliver’s Matlock Bath
  • 19th – 20th October – Gulliver’s Warrington

Thunderbirds Are Go airs on CITV and is currently in its 3rd season, with new episodes coming in the New Year. The brand-new toy line, distributed in the UK by Bandai, will launch on September 1st this year. The latest run of 9 episodes reached over 2.2m individuals and was viewed by more 4-9 year-old boys than Power Rangers and Trollhunters.

Julie Dalton, managing director at Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts, said: “We are about much more than rides at Gulliver’s; we promote families spending quality time together and every generation knows the Thunderbirds. The partnership with Thunderbirds Are Go is a brilliant addition to our very popular stay and play packages and entertainment within the Theme Parks. We are really looking forward to hosting the new activities and in-park challenges.”

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