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After 19 years of entertaining Capetonians and tourists, Ratanga Junction Theme Park will be closing its doors on 1 May 2018, .

General Manager at Ratanga Junction, Bill Taylor, says the land where the theme park is been operating from has been earmarked for development and that the time has come.

Read: CT's Ratanga Junction to be shut down, land redeveloped

The park itself is doing very well, we see about 2 300 guests a day and it is very solvent as a business but the land has always been earmarked for development and it's becoming more under development pressure as time passes and we feel now that the time has come.

Bill Taylor, General Manager at Ratanga Junction

After 19 years we have decided to go ahead and develop the land and close the park in it s current format.

Bill Taylor, General Manager at Ratanga Junction

Taylor says they will soon be opening a family entertainment centre, with all the junior rides, at a nearby shopping centre that will be opening at the end of the year.

The Ratanga Junction brand and name is expected to remain as it is, says Taylor.

Ratanga Junction is in talks with the City of Cape Town to find a suitable spot for the bigger rides to continue entertaining Capetonians.

For the next two weeks, the park is offering a day pass for only R95, as a way of saying thank you to Capetonians for supporting them for the past 19 years.

To hear the rest of the interview with Bill Taylor, listen below:

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Ratanga Junction to finally close its doors for good after 19 years

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