Tayto Snacks is ending its sponsorship of Tayto Park.
From January 2023, the theme park will have a new name.
Founder of Tayto Park, Raymond Coyle, says now is the opportune time to rename the park to better reflect the exciting rides, attractions, and zoos that are coming over the next few years.
Tayto's title sponsorship of the Meath attraction, which opened in 2010, comes to an end on December 31st.
In a statement, Mr. Coyle says:
"We have decided that in order to expand and meet our ambitious targets for the park, now is the opportune time to rename the park to better reflect the exciting rides, attractions, and zoo that are coming over the next few years."
Largo Foods, established in 1982, changed its name to Tayto Snacks two years ago in 2019.
Dancing Grand Carousel Lights are our favourite 🎠✨
Looking forward to those brighter evenings but we sure will miss the night lights around the park 📸#TaytoPark #GrandCarousel #ThemePark #JuniorZoneAttractions pic.twitter.com/Z5I9CQL3zr
— Tayto Park (@taytopark) February 13, 2022
These Twitter users have been reacting to the news:
— Fran (@Franbrannigan) February 15, 2022
Today I learned that Tayto Park is not actually owned by Tayto, it is just a brand sponsorship deal and it could be coming to an end. What is Ireland if not the home to a crisps theme park? Nothing in life makes sense anymore. 😩 #taytopark
— Peter (@peterc83) February 15, 2022
But the free packet of crisps is the best thing about @taytopark ☹️
— Terry McDonald (@TerryMcDonald) February 15, 2022
— Gav Mac 🌻🦁 (@VillanGav) February 15, 2022