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Pleasurewood Hills News & Rumours

Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:28 pm

It seems that the Log Flume at Pleasurewood Hills is getting a makeover for the 2009 season. Currently named Mellow Yellow and painted blue and yellow the ride is being revamped this year and is changing it's name to Timber Falls.

I'm not sure how extensive the new theming will be but Pleasurewood Hills has had a lot of investment over the past few years and some of the theming at the park is of quite a high quality.

This is it's current form:

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and it current resides here:
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Considering that the park doesn't open for the new season until April they still have over a month to complete it.

Info and images from [url=http://www.unofficialpleasurewood.co.uk/" target="_blank]http://www.unofficialpleasurewood.co.uk/[/url]
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:51 pm

Visiting in April or May, Should be interesting.

Shall report back after :P
 
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:07 pm

Just a quick update from unofficial pleasurewood:

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Work has started on the log flume. Hopefully soon we will be able to see how this turns out. :D
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:45 am

ha, that flumes been there since I was about 6! Good to see them putting effort into restoring the older rides..

I live 20 mins from PH, and havent been for about 8 years! maybe I should have a trip up there to see how much theyre investing, and to get a go on the new coaster from last season :) has anyone been on it?
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:17 pm

If you haven't been to the park in 8 years you should see a marked improvement with the whole feel of the place. It still needs a lot of work in places but the new owners have invested millions on sprucing up the place with new theming, façades and paint jobs across the place and of course the addition of Wipeout.

Wipeout is a nice coaster to have at a small park like PH and is themed quite nicely. However, when I went there were some of the cars on the train out of use and the ride ops have to manually release each restraint which slows the throughput quite a lot - I feel they really need to sort these issues. Other than that it is a great coaster and really good fun.

As far as the park goes it has some really nice rides but also some really tired ones. The pirate ship for example is sooooooo slow at reaching full height and a little flat ride called Thunderstruck is embarrassing! Some new flats for the future are desperately needed IMO.
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:58 pm

Sounds like Wipeout is having exactly the same issues it did at American Adventure, even with a new(er) train!
 
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:57 pm

To be fair though, credit to it because the old girls, old :shock:! I think without heavy unjustifiable investment the operations of the coaster will remain the same.

I missed out last season, but do plan on taking a trip up there purely to see the old girl in her new home! I love some of these smaller parks, they tend to have such a quikyness about them.
 
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:03 pm

Pleasurewood Hills have updated there park brochure with a much more modern and fun professional look for this season. It is thought they are going to update their website very soon also with the same style:

Here are some pictures of the new brochure.

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Many thanks to Martyn at Unofficial Pleasurewood who scanned these in.

As you can see the log flume has been renamed Timber Falls. It seems that it is literally just a new paint job and new name (The old name Mellow Yellow was pretty dire!)
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:24 pm

EDIT: MY bad, it does work now #-o I love the new design, looks incredible!
 
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:22 pm

From an email I received today we have a sneaky glimpse at what the new park website will look like! I must say it looks great and in-keeping with the new brochure. It really looks clean, fresh and modern!

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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:27 pm

does look better yeah, Considering its a small local park they're certainly getting the promotion right this year.
 
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:32 pm

Ok, the log flume at Pleasurewood Hills has had a repaint and a rename for this year. It's not fully rebuilt yet but here are some pics of it at the moment. For those who have been you will notice it has changed from the yellow and blue colours to brown and blue to coincide with thew new name: Timber Falls.

Many thanks to Datman at Unofficial Pleasurewood who took these pictures.

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Pleasurewood Hills have finally put up their new website:

[url=http://www.pleasurewoodhills.com/" target="_blank]http://www.pleasurewoodhills.com/[/url]

I must say it is a vast improvement on the old site and a real eye pleaser. All information is set out really neatly with up-to-date ride photography and user comments for rides.

They have also updated the park map which is an improvemnet but does look a little cluttered in my opinion. Great improvement all round though!

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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:26 pm

That's one of the best designed theme park websites I have ever seen, period O_O

Also "Mellow Yellow" may possibly be the least inspiring name for any theme park attraction I have heard in a while :P
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:51 pm

"ShootTheCore" wrote:
That's one of the best designed theme park websites I have ever seen, period O_O

Also "Mellow Yellow" may possibly be the least inspiring name for any theme park attraction I have heard in a while :P

The park is really close to where I live, so what do you expect?! :P

The site is pretty epic though, Considering it's Pleasurewood! They're doing a great job this year =]
 
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2009

Mon May 04, 2009 3:44 pm

The log flume refurb is now complete. They have removed the tarps from part of the ride and the queueline and given it a new coat of paint. They have also decked the surrounding area too. The ride was apparently in dire need of a refurb and according to reports it now gets you much, much wetter than before!

Here are some pics (thanks to datman from Unofficial Pleasurewood for these):

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Pleasurewood Hills question..

Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:37 pm

Its a long time since I last went, but will be going again soon and was wondering if the picnic and bbq area you use yourself is still there as i'd like to take 1, used to be a great idea :)
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills question..

Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:35 pm

Hey zs_chris, I am not sure of the answer but there is a tiny little community over at [url=http://www.unofficialpleasurewood.co.uk" target="_blank]www.unofficialpleasurewood.co.uk[/url] who may know the answer. Oh and btw the way feel free to join up, discussions been a little dry the last few weeks!

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Re: Pleasurewood Hills question..

Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:21 pm

can't remember seeing them last time!
 
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills question..

Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:43 pm

Haven't been here since I was 15 about 24 years ago! What's it like now, is it any good? Off to Center Parcs in Elvedon in 2 weeks and plan to visit here and the Gt Yarmouth Pleasure Beach unless convinced otherwise :shock:
 
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills question..

Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:19 pm

Pleasurewood is definitely worth a day out, if not a full day go for a few hours and then make the short journey to Gt Yarmouth. Pleasurewood has really cleaned up over the past few years after being bought by Grevin and Cie. There is still loads of work to be done and some areas of the park are still quite bare but all in all you can have a great day there. Wipeout is a really great coaster - the other coasters are pretty tame but still good fun. A nice day out.
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