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Re: Pleasurewood Hills - 2012: 5 New Attractions - Construction Update

Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:26 pm

The park just unleashed their new website.

I love it! A really flashy and modern design, certainly making the park look more appealing to potential customers. I dare say I consider it to be a better website than the likes of Thorpe and Chessington!
 
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills - 2012: Drop Tower Up! + NEW Website

Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:03 pm

I agree, I really like the website. It's spacious and it's not overpowering.
 
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Pleasurewood Hills - 2012: Drop Tower Up! + NEW Website

Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:34 pm

It's a great website, very modern and a great layout. A vast improvement in the old site. :) PWH are on the up!
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills - 2012: Drop Tower Up! + NEW Website

Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:24 pm

That's pretty cool and they seem to be getting social media/viral marketing.
 
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills - 2012: Drop Tower Up! + NEW Website

Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:18 pm

Pleasure you can measure?

Am I the only one that see's the inappropriate side of that? :P
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills - 2012: Drop Tower Up! + NEW Website

Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:23 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBYjCrF2R3o - Bit of Viral marketing for The Jolly Roger

http://www.ukparknews.co.uk/entry/cms/?p=8386 - UK Park News reviewed the tower.
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills - 2012: Drop Tower Up! + NEW Website

Mon May 06, 2013 9:50 am

Save doing a new topic.

First of all was this tower ride any good? Are they still planning on adding the uk highest drop tower?

For the 2013 there gonna be 4 new rides added. Rumours are 3 of them are from Camalot but not to sure.
The main new ride/attraction is Hobs Pit. It's a scare maze and ride in 1. http://www.unofficialpleasurewood.co.uk ... 1_4_13.htm and http://hobs-pit.com/ for more details. It's opening in 2 weeks on Saturday.
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills - 2012: Drop Tower Up! + NEW Website

Tue May 28, 2013 2:17 pm

mrbrightside wrote:
including the 2012 opening of a 60m Drop Tower (the tallest in the UK!) a £150,000 investment in the Enigma rollercoaster and another "mega" ride for 2013...


Forgive me if im wrong but the tallest Drop Tower in the UK is Apocalypse at Drayton Manor AT 177ft
Jolly Roger as stated on its own warning boards says that the height is 140ft
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills - 2012: Drop Tower Up! + NEW Website

Wed May 29, 2013 10:19 am

Looking at the pics of the Jolly Roger it looks like the same design that's at West Midlands Saferi Park.
 
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills - 2012: Drop Tower Up! + NEW Website

Fri May 31, 2013 9:02 am

Ripsaw Raver wrote:
mrbrightside wrote:
including the 2012 opening of a 60m Drop Tower (the tallest in the UK!) a £150,000 investment in the Enigma rollercoaster and another "mega" ride for 2013...


Forgive me if im wrong but the tallest Drop Tower in the UK is Apocalypse at Drayton Manor AT 177ft
Jolly Roger as stated on its own warning boards says that the height is 140ft


Quote From UK Park News explains all...

Although the park has confirmed that their planning application was successful (and remains valid) for a 60m tower installation, the new attraction is the 40m (131′) Fabbri “Mega Drop” version named “Jolly Roger” – which is presented with a loose pirate theme

The ride hasn’t been purchased by the park, but is on long term lease and represents part of a three year/£3.5 m investment plan for the park. UK Park News has been informed by PWH that the intention is to purchase the larger tower at some point. It’s unclear why the original purchase did not transpire, however we have been advised that Jolly Roger will remain until then.


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Pleasurewood Hills

Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:16 pm

I have heard that, like Sub-Terra, the actors are what makes Hobs Pit worth going on and without the Actors, the ride is just boring. That said, I was planning on going to Pleasurewood Hills this year specifically for Hobs Pit, but I was wondering if the ride still has year round actors, and if it has, do you think it will continue to have year round actors in the future, and do you think they will continue to add improvements to the ride?
 
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Re: Hobs Pit 2015 and beyond (at Pleasurewood Hills)

Fri May 29, 2015 6:46 pm

What happens on this ride/attraction/scare maze/thing?? :-k
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Re: Hobs Pit 2015 and beyond (at Pleasurewood Hills)

Fri May 29, 2015 8:26 pm

Without giving it away, as that would be a shame, Hobs Pit is a mine themed ride with actors and a maze section. For a small park I thought it was really well done and would like to go back on it :)
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Re: Hobs Pit 2015 and beyond (at Pleasurewood Hills)

Fri May 29, 2015 10:40 pm

It's good to see attention being brought to one of my local parks by a fairly new attraction. It seems the new(ish) owners of the park are gradually developing it bit by bit, so I reckon there may be a few future improvements to Hobs Pit, even if they aren't for several years. If they do happen, I think they'll occur after other significant park developments, perhaps as an indicator of financial confidence. Long live Pleasurewood Hills
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Re: Hobs Pit 2015 and beyond (at Pleasurewood Hills)

Fri May 29, 2015 11:20 pm

I think Pleasurewood Hills has done particularly well these past few years, with a soar in attendance in 2012, whereas Merlin parks all found a loss. They are adding lots more rides and hope they continue this in the future. Hobs Pit, although I haven't tried it, seems to be a step in the right direction, and I reckon this park is one to watch in the next 10 years. :)
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Re: Hobs Pit 2015 and beyond (at Pleasurewood Hills)

Sat May 30, 2015 12:24 pm

Hobs Pit is fantastic, I was really surprised by how good it was when I went on it a few weeks ago.
There was only one actor in the ride section when I went on and a few more in the station/walkthrough sections, but the ride doesn't really need them IMO.
 
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Re: Hobs Pit 2015 and beyond (at Pleasurewood Hills)

Sat May 30, 2015 4:15 pm

I went in Hobbs Pit a few years ago but found it very tame. The shop was very modern too and didn't fit in, especially as you queue in it!

It needed to have more actors back then and they had 3 or 4. You could also see them a mile off!
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Re: Hobs Pit 2015 and beyond (at Pleasurewood Hills)

Sun May 31, 2015 10:56 am

Jamie wrote:
Hobs Pit is fantastic, I was really surprised by how good it was when I went on it a few weeks ago.
There was only one actor in the ride section when I went on and a few more in the station/walkthrough sections, but the ride doesn't really need them IMO.

Is it a drop ride or mine ride?? Very curious, know it was voted best scare attraction a few years ago (TPW Vlog).
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Re: Hobs Pit 2015 and beyond (at Pleasurewood Hills)

Sun May 31, 2015 12:14 pm

It is part walk through and part track ride.
The system is very basic, just think of the Postman Pat system in Cbeebies land.
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:25 pm

Breakdown on Wipeout made it to press.

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/people_left_ ... _1_4472665
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