I was hugely upset by Duelling Dragons getting flattened and now this news.
I loved Wild Mouse for the sheer terror of injury it produced. One of the classic vintage rides giving BPB its unique feel. I understand all the reasons why it’s gone but it doesn’t make it any easier to accept.
Canobie Coaster wrote:This is definitely sad to hear. I was bummed to see it closed for my visit to Blackpool last year since it received rave reviews and was an extremely rare ride.
I was sorta thinking about how lucky you were that you squeaked in a ride last year, but I guess I forgot that you hadn't ridden it. I guess we're in the same (Valhalla) boat, except I haven't been to Blackpool at all.
Definitely was the ride I was most excited to ride on my first visit in early August...it was closed then. So I've no idea when its actual last day of operation was...
But Valhalla made up for it in spades and next year they'll actually be getting a wonderful, re-rideable steel coaster which is exactly what they need in their line-up of mostly rough older coasters. I wish this park the absolute best and this is WAY more understandable than Dragons' removal.
Can't really blame them, it's funny looking at how many comments posted on FB tend to be people who feel the park have let down "the roller coaster community" like the park somehow owes what is probably a very small group who make a small contribution to the park. Especially since most of those people tend to go in with season passes, don't really spend in the park on q passes or merchandise. and then eat outside on the seafront.
Just heard the bad news but it's not really a suprise, the ride always felt really dangerous and ready to fall apart at a moment's notice. Quite gutted as I rode the ride quite a few times and it was the first coaster that I ride with my wife some 13 years ago. Has anyone got a video of it being dismantled?
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