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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:50 am

Valhalla is apparently going to be SBNO for 2020, not sure on whether this is true but a true shame. Apparently it needs 900k in renovations and obviously has the high running costs as it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toQTgwYYtNU

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:36 pm

I can't say i've ever found The Big One painful.... it's bumpy and rough but if you hold on it's fine. First drop in the back row is great!

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:14 am

TheoB wrote:Valhalla is apparently going to be SBNO for 2020, not sure on whether this is true but a true shame. Apparently it needs 900k in renovations and obviously has the high running costs as it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toQTgwYYtNU


I loved Valhalla, it was one of my favorite rides as a child when it opened, the water tunnel, the electric room, actually feeling cold in the ice-room, and so many real flames... but that was years ago, under a different management, and with every-year parts have disappeared until it became mostly just dark rooms. If it's a shadow of its past self and it's not financially viable to run it at full effect then isn't perhaps retheming it better than no ride at all?

I wouldn't be surprised if we see this happening more and more to effect heavy dark rides like these. Pharoah's Fury here in Lotte World used to have real fire and other effects and they've all been switched out for fakes or projections (a boulder rolling towards the car is now just a projection of a swirl)

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:22 am

https://twitter.com/Pleasure_Beach/status/1207968768720351232

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach is proud to announce that the ride Valhalla is being given a sprinkling of magic Christmas dust and will experience a reimagining during the 2020 season with the ride reopening in 2021, in time for Blackpool Pleasure Beach's 125th anniversary year.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:29 am

This ride is insane, anything they can do to keep it going for the future is appreciated. I know that some times it barely works and there were rumors of getting rid of it so hopefully this extended downtime will actually bring it back to full glory and keep it going.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:38 am

Glad to see they're spending some money on refreshing this attraction. This is one of the few attractions left out there that I still basically know nothing about. I know it's a flume ride that does stuff but that's about it. Kind of cool that there's still rides like that out there in the world with all of the information people have now.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:20 am

It feels like a flume mixed with a night spectacular. It was easily my favorite ride there and it can't be cheap to run.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:00 am

SharkTums wrote:This ride is insane, anything they can do to keep it going for the future is appreciated. I know that some times it barely works and there were rumors of getting rid of it so hopefully this extended downtime will actually bring it back to full glory and keep it going.


I can not even imagine the cost of keeping this ride going, so this is great to hear!!
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