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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:20 am

COASTER FREAK 11 wrote:So, I haven't been to the park since 2008, and don't know the layout very well. Where is the new bridge located?

I saw this on Theme Park Worldwide's Facebook page... hope it helps! The path by the Revolution is quite narrow so not sure how it will cope on busy days but we'll see :)
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:46 am

Thanks! That's where I was thinking but wasn't sure.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:17 pm

RyanTPM wrote:^I know there was some rumors saying it'd be 2018 now, but there's really nothing that shows it's been delayed with that whole area cleared already and the bridge gone. I'd probably still say 2017 with what was said in the original interview revealing the project.


Mandy's tweeted that there's no new ride next year but she has said that a new ride would interact with the new bridge over the the lake!

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:00 pm

^I know she said that in one tweet, but Nick did say it in an interview and the bridge removal seems to tie into 2017. Any is possible really, but more evidence points to 2017. At least i really hope it's for that year.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:06 pm

Dar wrote:
RyanTPM wrote:^I know there was some rumors saying it'd be 2018 now, but there's really nothing that shows it's been delayed with that whole area cleared already and the bridge gone. I'd probably still say 2017 with what was said in the original interview revealing the project.


Mandy's tweeted that there's no new ride next year but she has said that a new ride would interact with the new bridge over the the lake!


Nick said in the interview that construction work had begun and would take 18 months, that would mean the beginning of 2017 season.

And Amanda posted a tweet about how nice the weather was in Blackpool and that she didn't need to wear wellies and a Mack. Which I think wasn't a typo but a big hint as to who the manufacturer is.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:47 am

So there's been a few updates since this thread was last looked at!

Firstly Amanda Thompson (park owner) took part in an Interview with a local paper which can be found here http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/amanda-we-have-an-amazing-story-to-tell-1-7876786

Quote from the article;

Amanda’s own plans include a multi-million pound new ride, although details are still under wraps, which will launch in 2018.


Also screamscape have had the below information...

According to the latest rumors sent to Screamscape, the project is a Mack made launched coaster that could feature two launch sections along the route, one needed to shoot the train up and over a large "top hat" element. Other rumored elements include inclined loops, interlocking corkscrews and high speed helix spins. More as we find out.


www.screamscape.com/html/blackpo ... _beach.htm

A few renderings and images of the ride can be found if you delve deep enough or ask the right people...

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Tue May 24, 2016 10:03 am

Nobody talks about this?

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From screamscape: " The coaster will launch from the left side of the image to the right, towards The Big One where it looks like it will shoot up over the Top Hat element, up and over the lift hill of The Big One. On the other side it will drop down into an inclined loop, a "Banked Double-Up" and a series of twisted turns before it comes back and returns over (or through) The Big One in a Zero-G-Roll maneuver. From here it will hit the second launch right up and into an Immelman, more twists, turns, a high speed helix and an "airtime hump", "off axis airtime hill" and ending with a "high dive" before hitting the brakes."

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Tue May 24, 2016 10:19 am

I went to BPB the first time this past fall and I'm really excited about this edition for the park. I don't know when I'll get a chance to get back there to ride it, but it really looks like a great way to give new life to this part of the Park and I love the Mack launch coasters after riding both Helix and Blue Fire.

When I was visiting it felt like the park was definitely in transition from gritty and random to more cohesive and modern.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Tue May 24, 2016 12:53 pm

This is the 2018 project

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) Discussion Thread

Tue May 24, 2016 2:01 pm

That looks amazing!! :br :b
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