Bulwell family-owned theme park make young Harper's dreams come true

The theme park owned by a Bulwell family has helped give one young an unforgettable lockdown birthday.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 9:43 am
Harper Cuthbert in the special Modhesh ride he now has as his own

Fantasty Island, in Skegness, which is owned by the Mellors family from Bulwell came to the rescue for Harper Cuthbert from Stockton-on-Tees when he couldn’t visit the park for his 11th birthday due to lockdown.

Harper had been desparate to ride on the park’s two rides featuring an Middle East character named Modhesh, who he is a huge fan of.

Luckily for him, his superhero dad, Lee came to the rescue with the help of Paige Harris at Fantasy Island.

They sourced an unusual coin-operated amusement ride featuring Modhesh for Harper to have his very own Modhesh ride.

And then Paige topped things off by giving him his own official keys to Fantasy Island.

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Lee had originally decided to post on coin-operated rides fan pages on social media to see if he could buy any Modhesh merchandise.

Fantasy Island spotted his post and approached Lee, offering Harper a generous birthday gift of the ride itself.

Lee said: “At first I thought it was a scam. I couldn’t believe it.

"Paige at Fantasy Island has been amazing, she has made my little boy’s dream come true.

Paige added: “Having heard of Harper’s story and his love of Modhesh, the team at Fantasy Island really wanted to help the whole family celebrate his special day by gifting him his very own ride.

“But we didn’t want to stop there, so we also gifted him the official keys to the theme park so he can visit whenever he wants to when we reopen.”