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The bumpy ride is almost over for Fantasy Island patrons

A possible costly nightmare for some local amusement park goers has been averted. Consumers who prepaid for the 2020 season at Fantasy Island will be getting their money back. 

The sudden closure of Fantasy Island back in February led to more than 500 people filing complaints with the Office of State Attorney General Letitia James.

Consumers who prepaid for 2020 season passes, meal plans and other services were left holding the bag when California based Apex Parks, the owner of the nearly 60-year-old attraction, off I-190 in Grand Island, shut down without notice.

The AG’s office wasted no time threatening legal action and on Tuesday, James announced a nearly $425,000 settlement has been reached guaranteeing former patrons will get a full refund. James said consumers do not need to follow up with the Attorney General’s Office because the company provided contact information for everyone who prepaid.

Refund checks will be issued by the AG’s Office and James says they should start being mailed in about two weeks.

Shortly after closing Apex issued a statement saying, that despite a great deal of investment in the park the company did not see an improvement in operating results "as such the difficult decision was made to cease operations."


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