There was a festival atmosphere at Flamingo Land today as the brand new outdoor entertainment area got its first airing.
It wasn't just thrill-seekers who had their fill, but music-lovers and football fanatics too. Riverside One hosted tribute bands all day as well as showing the World Cup on the giant screen.
Director of Marketing, Sarah Mills said: "Visitors seem to really be enjoying the new Riverside One development. When they want a quick break from the theme park and zoo, there is now an ideal place to watch live entertainment whilst eating outside".
Flamingo Land will turn into Festival Land as the theme park opens the doors to its new arena this Saturday.
Construction workers at the North Yorkshire attraction have spent months building Riverside One - where visitors can listen to music alongside the lions and tigers - who are safely in their enclosures, of course.
As well as a medley of tribute acts, from Take That to the Jersey Boys, there will be a screening of the World Cup football games on the new giant screen.
Flamingo Land have welcomed a new arrival in the form of a camel calf.
The youngster was born last Thursday to mum Abi and dad Baxter, but has yet to be named.
The two-humped Bactrian camels which are critically endangered and found in the Gobi desert in Asia. Despite there being numerous domesticated camels, the Bactrian camel population is less than 1,000, with around 600 individuals in China and 350 in Mongolia.
A North Yorkshire theme park is showing off its latest animal attraction - a pair of red pandas. They are two of less than ten thousand in the world and it's hoped they will soon breed, as Helen Steel reports.
Leeds Utd players Michael Brown and Stephen Warnock admit their side is now in a relegation battle after a 2-1 home defeat to Derby that means they've now gone six games without a win.
Brown also said that he has yet to speak to Neil Warnock, who he also played for at Sheffield Utd, after Warnock's departure last night. Brown went on to say, "the players, like the fans, are speculating as to who will replace him as manager."
The morning after the night before - Leeds United players gather at Flamingo Land for their annual trip the day after manager Neil Warnock quit following 2-1 home defeat to Derby. Their sixth gamewithout a win.
The chief executive of a theme park in North Yorkshire, who was accused of attacking a ticket tout, has had his case thrown out of court. Gordon Gibb walked free from Scarborough Magistrates this morning after witnesses failed to turn up. Here's James Webster.
The defence for Flamingo Land boss Gordon Gibb told magistrates this was not a one off and involved a "gang of ticket touts" who travelled from theme park to theme park. It was alleged they had set up shop in Flamingo Land's can park selling two for one vouchers which have no monetary value.
When Mr Gibb began walking one of them off the site, the court was told the man became veryaggressive and shoulder barged Mr Gibb before making a phone call saying "You'll get it now".
The trial of Flamingo Land boss Gordon Gibb, who was charged with assault, has been dismissed. The 36 year old Chief Executive left Scarborough a free man, after the man who accused him of assault last August failed to turn up.