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Pleasure Island on BBC's One Show

by X » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:08 pm

Pleasure Island was featured again on yesterday's One Show, here is the link to the show on iplayer- it starts at 2mins in:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b038bj8q/The_One_Show_08_08_2013/

Interesting how there may be plans for a 4D Cinema. Also worth watching some of the interview following the VT as Deborah Meaden from Dragon's Den says the park needs something unique and she doesn't think the 4D Cinema is the answer.

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Re: Pleasure Island

by ukool » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:06 pm

The links not found :( But im sure thier was a 3d cinima at PI many years ago.
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Re: Pleasure Island on BBC's One Show

by hursty » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:59 pm

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Re: Pleasure Island on BBC's One Show

by Dara » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:50 pm

I only agree with Deborah Meadon up to a point. A worldd's first could be very much make or break for Pleasure Island. The problem with installing world firsts is that you have nothing to compare them to, in order to assess how popular they will be and how the public will react to them. Imagine if a few years back Pleasure Island had installed the UKs first sky swatt before Thorpe Park did, it would probably have killed the park. At least with 4D cinemas (although they're realy boring in my opinion) you at least know that the public like them.
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Pleasure Island

by rayfromboro » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:31 am

The Sky Flyer From Flamingo Land (New May Half Term)
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Re: Pleasure Island New For 2015

by rayfromboro » Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:12 am

The Sky Flyer Arrived Earlier This Week It's Gone For A Repaint & It's New Name Is VOLTAR (Due To Open May Half Term)
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Re: Pleasure Island

by kemperink » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:38 am

park to shut for good in a few weeks
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Re: Pleasure Island

by Liam.W » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:06 am

I'm pretty saddened to see Pleasure Island go. I have many childhood memories there. It's a shame that not many people went to Pleasure Island, or even heard of the place, as they have some little gems there such as Tommy Tinkaboo's and Hyper Blaster is one of my favourite shot towers, despite it being very small when you compare it to other shot towers.

I think I may have to get one last trip there before it closes for good :(
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Re: Pleasure Island

by Nathan_Fisher » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:24 pm

I remember going to this park about 6/7 years ago. It's a great park for the size of it and has some of the best Flat rides in the country. Especially Hydro Max, the booster. Even back then during a peak summer day I can remember crowds being very low. It's a real shame that the owners can't afford to keep this place running, considering the state it's currently in though with low crowd numbers it would of been inevitable that it would close.
I would only assume that most of Pleasure Islands business would of come from the nearby Haven holiday park with fewer visitor numbers from elsewhere.
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Re: Pleasure Island

by Liam.W » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:51 pm

Nathan_Fisher wrote:I remember going to this park about 6/7 years ago. It's a great park for the size of it and has some of the best Flat rides in the country. Especially Hydro Max, the booster. Even back then during a peak summer day I can remember crowds being very low. It's a real shame that the owners can't afford to keep this place running, considering the state it's currently in though with low crowd numbers it would of been inevitable that it would close.
I would only assume that most of Pleasure Islands business would of come from the nearby Haven holiday park with fewer visitor numbers from elsewhere.


I used to go to the Haven holiday park (ironically called Thorpe Park) every year for god knows how long and every year we would make a visit to Pleasure Island. I used to marathon Hyper Blaster all the time, and I'm talking 30 times a day :lol
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Re: Pleasure Island

by Theo » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:57 pm

Since it's Pleasureland's last day, has there been any news regarding where some of the rides that were currently there will be relocated? Especially since they only got the Voltar last year, maybe some of the rides could be located to somewhere like Southport Pleasureland or Oakwood?
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Re: Pleasure Island

by Liam.W » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:52 pm

There are rumours that the Boomerang has been purchased by Mellors, the owners of Fantasy Island. As for Voltar, since they bought it it has been closed more than it has been open, so I think that will just go to scrap!
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Re: Pleasure Island

by Liam.W » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:20 pm

Good article about the future of the rides at Pleasure Island! Really glad Hyper Blaster is staying in the UK, but it's a shame about Boomerang and Pendulus going to Asia!

http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/sad-e ... story.html
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Re: Pleasure Island

by Ryan.B » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:12 pm

Any parks without a tower? I can't think of any :lol
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Re: Pleasure Island

by Tom » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:00 pm

As is to be expected when places like this close, a number of people have been to take some photos around the park.

See below some examples for your viewing pleasure:
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/pleasure-i ... 16.t106467
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/pleasure-i ... 16.t106371
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/pleasure-i ... 16.t106360
http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/pleasure-i ... 16.t106389
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Re: Pleasure Island

by Liam.W » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:01 pm

Pendulus has gone to Flambards in Cornwall! Glad it's staying in the UK, although I have a feeling Flambards won't operate it like Pleasure Island did!
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Re: Pleasure Island

by Dannyski » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:29 pm

I grew up in Cleethorpes and remember when the park was being built - i used to go up onto the bank behind and watch the Boomerang being erected - mesmerising for a young kid :)

Does anyone remember 'The Big Splash' ride they had, it only stayed one season and was were the slides are now?
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