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^And on the other hand, I usually skip the water rides at Blackpool because it's always cold!

 

Don't forget that!

 

The coasters always have lines, the water rides not as much. How old was that log flume anyways!??!

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They took out Vikingar and log Flume, and they now only have Valhalla, which looks quite scary to me for kids. I don't get it.

 

Atually they've got a few other water rides for Kids like River caves and that log flume at Beaver creek

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Hello all.

 

I can confirm the big dipper turn is not being re-routed, it is simply being taken apart in several places to allow accsess for the various machinery needed for the foundations and also for the general construction of the ride. The Brake run of Traumatizer will be above the big dipper turn, and there is a four leg support that will sit in the middle of the turn. This support is found on all Standard SLC's so it has not been modified to fit into the space, i think it was just sheer luck that this section would fit directaly within the turn. For those in the know, this support section generally (on all SLC's ive been on anyway) has attatched to it, a set of ladders for acsess to the brake run itself.

 

The turn will be re constructed to its origional route, with maybe a little support modification, once work has been completed on Traumatizer. The Pleasure Beach express however, which originally went streight along the lake will be modified to weave through the SLC's support structure.

 

Hope this helps.

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I can't believe everyone is so pleased for Blackpool getting a second hand SLC, lets face Amanda Thompson closed Southport to get it. I bet if this happened in the USA there would be uproar....

 

Think of how many people lost their jobs and what it did to Southport itself. It's wrong in many ways.....

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I think some people are forgetting that coaster enthusiasts/fans/nuts generally have higher standards than those who only ride occationally.

 

Thing is, Pleasure Beach will get most of its income from regular Joe Publics, who have been crying out for Blackpool to get a ride with some inversions. Although its 'just the SLC from down the road' to us, for most its an exciting ride like nothing the park has ever had before. Its about time the Beach had something to flip us over other than the Rev.

 

Although, to be honest, I would have prefered a twisting little Intamin or maybe a B&M invert in there. Of course they already had the SLC, so I completely undestand just putting that in. Means more money left for the next big project they may have.

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big project and pleasure beach in the same sentance, what are you, mad......

 

i just hope they do somethin with vikings bit rather than just use it as a dumping ground for everythin else, i mean what is the point in storing the old grand national trains, a big dipper train, an avalance train, a valhalla boat, couple of mushroom swings for beaver creak and then some left over big one track!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

 

i mean for those (including me) that go on the monorail (i like to use it to pad out the day) when going over it, its horid... get a little looping coater and put the loop round the monorail...

 

 

 

 

and the final day was to packed, closed rides and really Really REALLY naff fireworks let from turtle chaces mound.... and like i said, though it proberly will only be for this reason, i will be going up there every wk end for your traumatizer goodness....

 

place your bets for how long it will take befor going vertical...

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big project and pleasure beach in the same sentance, what are you, mad......

 

You wouldnt be the first to suggest it.

 

I agree about the old Water Chute site. Something prettier has to go in there. And clean up the Nash area while they are at it. They should keep somewhere to store BigOne track though. They recycle it brilliantly. They even used it as supports for the Valhalla building.

 

My bro-in-law just asked whats going on with the bit where log flume used to be. Thanks to this I could give him a complete update

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Tramatizer will do great at the park and most the coasters at blackpool are out and backs, all with a simular experiance.

 

Tramatizer will be a completly new type of rollercoaster there and it will fit in perfectly

 

is this an Vekoma SLC because if it is I thnk they are to many of them?

I mean the ones blue tornado and kong at six flags marine world.

If not whats the layout of this coaster?

 

Use your brain, research it and there ar'nt too many of them, we at england hav'nt got one at the monent as it is getting moved.

Besides it shows it a good model.

 

Bah, since im nice I'll answer your question, Kong and BT are both the same (sort of)

 

(On another positive note your doing well at english, Im crap at languages )

 

 

 

There may not be that many in englad but there are like 35-40 world wide.

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I'm going to Blackpool the 26th so get ready for a construction update.

 

I have a couple of questions:

- Are all the coasters going to be open? If not, which coasters are not going to be open?

- How much single tickets coast? I'm not talking about the wirstband I mean the ticket to ride the attraction that are not available with the wirstband.

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I would asume big dipper will be closed, and if its really windy the big one

 

What attractions do you want to go on that you can't get on a wristband? When i went everything was on the wristband (even the shows).

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Sadly, only the south end of the park will be open. This means that Grand National, Wild Mouse and Valhalla will be closed, amoung others. Big Dipper is closed due to the TraumaTizer construction.

 

Major rides that will be open; Big One, Bling, Revolution, Avalanche and Steeplechase. The season at Blackpool has pretty much ended, so they're only doing limited openings during the winter.

 

I hope you weren't coming to the UK just for Blackpool Pleasure Beach?

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One of my friends found a very low cost flight for Liverpool so we decided to go. I was hoping to find the woodies open but I think that they are all closed; right?

 

At least the Big One is Open!!! Plus it's going to be a crazy weekend with some crazy friends!!!

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There may not be that many in englad but there are like 35-40 world wide.

 

Yea! I know,theres millons upon millions of them, but it doesnt stop parks from getting one for themselves and there hasnt been a brand new one in a while

 

Besides, the GP dont know that theres nearly 40 of them, especially in England

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One of my friends found a very low cost flight for Liverpool so we decided to go. I was hoping to find the woodies open but I think that they are all closed; right?

 

At least the Big One is Open!!! Plus it's going to be a crazy weekend with some crazy friends!!!

 

Rollercoaster and possibly zipper dipper will be open, the other 3 woodies are closed.

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Enjoy your days at BPB and hope the North Sea is good to you with the weather.

 

Post lots of photo's of the construction, I am not a fan of SLC, been on the original at Walibi World and got a massive "headache" off it.

 

Shame my fav ride is not open "Wild Mouse". I love it Another level would be great with lots of bouncy drops

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matteocrepaldi:- Re blackpool...

winter weekends are kind of a rip off in my books... but u may* get bling, big one, steeple chase, revolution, avalanch, space invader, the maze, the carosel, the pirate boat ride, and thats ya lot....

*subject to amandas bitchyness

 

tickets = no point, if your coming, get a band, and try and get the most out of it, look at the sign in the entrance, it should say what rides are closed out of the open ones... 12 - 4/5 is the opening hours,

 

 

Traumatizer

vekoma engineers been flown in to build it, and guess what...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

it wont fit

 

 

 

 

 

and for those that wish to see whats left of the former site, i poped up there today but fogot my proper cam so used phone, and snaped a few pics...

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Traumatizer

vekoma engineers been flown in to build it, and guess what...

it wont fit

Thanks for those pictures. What's your source for the rumour that TraumaTizer won't fit? Surely the site would have been surveyed? Also, I find it a bit strange that Vekoma have been flown in to build the ride, especially at this early stage when normally (even for new coasters) it is done either by local contractors or a specialist firm like RCS.

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oh, it was servayd, by pleasure beach staff.... but amanda got vekoma in, i dont know why and they measured up and say that part of the bigone is in the way... and this is sorced by other staff that were around amanda when she kicked off at other workers for the crappy work that had been done.... but vekoma are actually sited somewhere, dont know where though.... either way, someone made a huge muck up and i think its gona be a slow progress thing... we will ahev to wait and see wht developes...

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Strange, for a big project I have never known a site to be 'servayd' [sic] by a theme park themselves. I don't think surveying is a simple task such as measuring a room for a new carpet - every dimension is calculated, the position of footers, where supports will go, where the track will go in relation to other rides, how dense the ground is to see how deep the footers need to go, where access for the ride needs to go... this is a monstrous task, and I would be genuinely amazed if this was something the park themselves carried out a site survey. There are companies who specialise in this process, and I doubt Pleasure Beach's staff would even have the capabilities to do a site survey even if they wanted to.

 

If your source works for the park, I would be very sceptical. Sorry. I would be stunned if Vekoma were actually building the ride, too. As I say, contractors normally do this, occasionally a company like Ride Construction Services will, but I find it quite an implausible situation for a ride manufacturer who rarely (if ever?) build rides flying out, getting into diggers to dig footers (that a specialist foundation company would do, anyway) before in the tea room someone spits out his coffee as he realises that the ride won't fit.

 

It simply doesn't work like that.

 

They haven't even really started on the groundwork, so you can expect to see the groundwork company come in first with diggers and cement mixers before any manufacturers come out.

 

And finally, Amanda wouldn't just come out to the building site and start kicking off. If such a cock up would have happened, it would be a site or project manager that nobody recognises shouting, while park directors discuss problems like this behind the scenes.

 

I'm sorry, but I think you have been lampooned.

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