Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Brassinthegrass » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:50 am

...so when will Knoebel’s have it transported to their park?

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby DirkFunk » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:04 am

I don't care about them letting down the coaster community, I just care that they got rid of another killer ride who's footprint is such that there's no high capacity alternative staring them in the face. The reasons I liked Blackpool as much as I did 15 years ago are pretty much all gone now, so if its now just Morey's with bad teeth and less charm, why bother to make that trek again?

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Postby fraroc » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:37 am

Brassinthegrass wrote:...so when will Knoebel’s have it transported to their park?



Knoebels would probably want someone to build a completley new wooden wild mouse :)

That would be cool if that happened...

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:14 am

DirkFunk wrote:I don't care about them letting down the coaster community, I just care that they got rid of another killer ride who's footprint is such that there's no high capacity alternative staring them in the face. The reasons I liked Blackpool as much as I did 15 years ago are pretty much all gone now, so if its now just Morey's with bad teeth and less charm, why bother to make that trek again?


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Maybe a free fly or Sky Rocket II could fit in that space?
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby A.T.I » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:20 am

^A free fly is to long to fit in the area, and they aren't getting a Sky Rocket II. They've just bought Icon. I am betting on a swinging pendulum-style flat ride in Wild Mouse's spot for 2020, as they seem to invest in a new attraction around every 2 years.

For past reference, 2011 was Nickelodeon Land, 2013 was Wallace and Gromit T.O.M, 2015 was Sky Force, 2018 will be Icon (3 year difference but it is a larger investment), so a new ride in 2020 would make sense.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:30 am

Brassinthegrass wrote:...so when will Playland(PNE) have it transported to their park?


Fixed. ;)

(We used to have a pretty rickety scary old Wild Mouse. But that got taken down
and replaced with the current West Coast Wheel. Not a great replacement, really.)
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby DirkFunk » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:05 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:Even with the Mouse down for my visit, I still had a great time. Their collection of dark rides, wooden coasters, and Valhalla is top notch. And then they also have a hyper to boot.


Is it probably a bad park now? Nah. Did it lose a bunch of stuff that I used to really like? Yeah. Did they actually bother to replace those things? Not always, and sometimes when they did it was with crap like the old TraumaTizer. I can't sit here and tell you about all the really awesome coasters they built and how at least I can get a bunch of credits because until Icon, they were getting new coasters at the same rate as Michigan's Adventure.

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby XII » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:13 pm

Very saddened to hear about the sudden removal of Wild Mouse. I understand the logic of why they decided to remove the ride, but it still bums me out and was hoping to get to BPB soon and ride it. :(
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby historyfreak92 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:36 pm

sighs! this is terrible! now england has been destroyed!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Dombot » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:48 pm

historyfreak92 wrote:sighs! this is terrible! now england has been destroyed!!!!!!!!!!

That's a bit over-dramatic. Even though this is a huge loss, BPB still has a myriad of classic dark rides/attractions.
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