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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:51 am

There is something appealing about a lot of these gray color schemes. I do like the "industrial" vibe as well.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby DirkFunk » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:56 am

From the presser...

A new paint job indicates the parks commitment to maintain historical, significant and thrilling rides in the UK.


Man, just SMDH here. They're practically begging for angry enthusiast chatter.

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Postby australianalex » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:28 am

I personally like the new paint job, and I LOVE how the name is now just "Revolution"

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby RollerCoasterSmi » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:12 am

@DirkFunk They aren't trying to stir things up: It is quite a good ride and it is the oldest operating coaster in the UK (maybe even Europe) with an inversion.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby StealthFan » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:20 am

Pleasure Beach today posted pictures of the current work being done to Revolution, including a HUGE amount of scaffolding. The money they must have spent this year on scaffhold for rides im guessing would be insane. The whole of the Valhalla facade and Rev loop. Thats a whole lot of scaffhold! Anyway onto pics.

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby mattnz » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:31 pm

cal1br3tto wrote:There is something appealing about a lot of these gray color schemes. I do like the "industrial" vibe as well.


I also am liking the grey. The whole structure looks like a bridge to me. I need to get on one of these Arrow shuttles before they disappear.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Michael1994 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:30 am

I have a few updates for you all taken a few weeks ago.
Revolution
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Valhalla
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There is a few changes to a couple of scenes inside.

EDIT : I forgot to mention that the new signage for the Wallace and Gromit Thrill-O-Matic have been put up and can be seen here - http://www.pleasurebeachexperience.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1420&start=620#p40662
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:47 pm

It's nice to see the Valhalla facade back in top shape again--what changes did they make inside?
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Michael1994 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:11 pm

There is a few changes to the ice room they have added a few ice sculptures which light up and just before the 2nd drop there is a twilight sky effect and a laser, thats it really. effects were still on and off during my visit. Sadly Pleasure Beach never sorted out the drainage problems with the boat they were coming back with over 5cm of water in the bottom of the boats. This was due to the water vortex just dumping the water into the boats, thankfully this was turned off before my ride and I stayed pretty dry :)
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:49 pm

I remember them using a shop vac to suck up the water when the boats came into the station back in 2006.
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