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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby RyanTPM » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:49 am

^Nope the car is new, it's likely a hint towards the theme. Also the new coaster won't be replacing a ride as such, the only ride to be removed for this is the swamp buggies. The Grand Prix is still standing and wont be removed.

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Postby Garet » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:14 am

^ Good to know, I loved the Grand Prix when I was young. I could see it in the overhead picture but for some reason I thought I'd read it was also going to be removed around the time the monorail closed and just assumed it would go later when construction got heavier.

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Dar » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:06 am

Garet wrote:Hasn't that car been there for years? I haven't been since Bling's opening year so I could be wrong and the new coaster would be a nice homage to the ride it replaced but I wonder if the cars there as a memorial almost. Didn't they also put a F1 driver in a real car (minus engine) that was bolted and sent it around on the Big One a while ago around that time because Grand Prix had a refresh/retheme?


RyanTPM wrote:^Nope the car is new, it's likely a hint towards the theme. Also the new coaster won't be replacing a ride as such, the only ride to be removed for this is the swamp buggies. The Grand Prix is still standing and wont be removed.


According to Temleh on CPBE, it's the same F1 car that normally sits outside the Grand Prix and it's the same car that got sent down the Big One.

It's also got nothing to do with the name or the theme, it's just there to help get across the idea of the acceleration to the public.

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:58 am

RyanTPM wrote:^Nope the car is new, it's likely a hint towards the theme. Also the new coaster won't be replacing a ride as such, the only ride to be removed for this is the swamp buggies. The Grand Prix is still standing and wont be removed.



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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby RyanTPM » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:07 pm

^They did, but the rides base was left there. So basically the new coaster isn't replacing any other ride as such, they've just removed the Tom Sawyer bridge to get it in.

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Postby thedazza » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:05 pm

Garet wrote:Hasn't that car been there for years? I haven't been since Bling's opening year so I could be wrong and the new coaster would be a nice homage to the ride it replaced but I wonder if the cars there as a memorial almost. Didn't they also put a F1 driver in a real car (minus engine) that was bolted and sent it around on the Big One a while ago around that time because Grand Prix had a refresh/retheme?


Yes they did send it round the big one with a driver in it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufOA4T-9Hkk

Looks like it is most likely the same car re-decorated. And most probably does point towards an F1 theme, possibly sponsored by an F1 team.

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby eKs_Productions » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:40 am

And (I didn't see any post about it here) there will be a high-five-element with Big Dipper a few seconds before the final brake. :airtime:
(Ref.: https://www.coasterfriends.de/forum/10877-2018-neuheit-achterbahn-mack-rides-blackpool-pleasure-beach-uk-3.html#post229677)
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:06 pm

I don't speak German, so I had to read that in translation, but that is quite intriguing. I loved the High Five on Twisted Colossus, but that's a coaster that was designed for the element. This would be quite a challenge to design this coaster to interact with an entirely different one. Do you know if there are plans to modify the Big Dipper to accommodate this, or is the new coaster going to be designed to interact with Big Dipper as it is?
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby Bane » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:49 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:I don't speak German, so I had to read that in translation, but that is quite intriguing. I loved the High Five on Twisted Colossus, but that's a coaster that was designed for the element. This would be quite a challenge to design this coaster to interact with an entirely different one. Do you know if there are plans to modify the Big Dipper to accommodate this, or is the new coaster going to be designed to interact with Big Dipper as it is?


There's no plans to change the Big Dipper and the new coaster will fit in around the existing attractions at the park, the only removal will be the Go Karts from underneath Steeplechase.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Postby A.T.I » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:28 am

Another video, this time from yesterday, with the station foundations completed and other construction occuring. :)

Video by Blackpool Pleasure Beach:-

[youtube]https://youtu.be/-XYYXzLVDoU[/youtube]
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