Tayto Park has this afternoon issued a statement to say that it will not be reopening on June 18 after initially saying that it would this morning.
After announcing its reopening this morning, Tayto Park issued a second statement just before 3pm which says that 'we had hoped to reopen Tayto Park on June 18 and we believed we were entitled to do so in line with all communications from all regulatory authorities over the past few days. However, on reviewing statutory regulations that were published late yesterday evening, June 8, it is with regret that we will have to remain closed until regulations permit us to reopen Tayto Park.'
The statement adds 'Such was the demand for tickets this morning that our website was overwhelmed. We apologise to those who managed to book tickets, you will be reimbursed in full. We hate to disappoint you all and can only apologise again. We appreciate the immediate support we received from the media. We promise that Tayto Park will be worth the wait!
'We apologise to all of our guests and members for this inconvenience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tayto Park in the near future.'
Ray Coyle of Tayto Park said: "We're terribly sorry, particularly given the huge amount of excitement and support we received this morning from everyone. Myself and the entire team at Tayto Park look forward to welcoming everyone when regulations allow."