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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by Ryan.B » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:34 pm

Owen wrote:Blackpool have posted a construction update of what seems to be the station!

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Yeah, station and mech bay I think, believe there's two sheds, so two trains in them, one in station I think. From what I can tell the rides blocking system can actually run 4 trains! Doubt we'll get a fourth though.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by MakoMania » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:16 am

If you look closely you can see three rows where the 3 transfer tracks will be which finally confirms 3 trains! Pictures like this are when it really hits home how huge of a project this is for the Pleasure Beach, I'm sure it's a ride that'll do them decades of solid service!

Seeing Big Dipper in the background is making me excited. Just over 20 days to go!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by MakoMania » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:37 pm

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/ ... -1-8345684

New paint on Revolution, Valhalla & Grand Prix for the 2017 season! Some interesting shots of ongoing 2018 construction as well!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by MakoMania » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:22 pm

Blackpool Pleasure Beach have posted another construction update for the new Mack Megacoaster on their facebook:

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by MakoMania » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:32 pm

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by daveclarkedaveclarke » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:48 pm

Love the fact that BPB is doing construction updates. Looking forwards to this!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by Owen » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:49 pm

The park has now opened and already there are advertisements for MMXVIII!

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by MakoMania » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:35 pm

Can't wait to visit tomorrow! Will post a trip report.

I hear that Mouse has been closed today though :(
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by Owen » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:09 pm

Footers have appeared around the area.

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The park have temporarily turned them into tables!

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by Liam.W » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:18 pm

Such a clever idea. I'm loving BPB's approach of letting everyone know what's going on and what the layout will be .etc. It builds up the hype so much more than what Alton are doing for SW8!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by Teammaddiz » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:19 pm

Just got home from the park today and managed to get some pictures of the construction going on around Steeplechase and Big Dipper.

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by MakoMania » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:08 pm

Teammaddiz wrote:Just got home from the park today


How many trains were the coasters on? Particularly the Big One/Infusion/Big Dipper. I'm trying to plan my route for tomorrow :D
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by Teammaddiz » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:49 pm

MakoMania wrote:
Teammaddiz wrote:Just got home from the park today


How many trains were the coasters on? Particularly the Big One/Infusion/Big Dipper. I'm trying to plan my route for tomorrow :D


Big one, Avalanche, Nick Stream and Big Dipper (I think) were all running on one train whenever I saw them however Infusion was running with two when I rode it later on in the day. Delayed start for Valhalla, Big Dipper and National but all three opened up a good few hours before closing. Wild Mouse was planned to be down all of today but didn't find out why, couldn't say if it will be down tomorrow too, didn't look like any work was being done to it though.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by Michelle » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:33 pm

Looking forward to your trip report MM, I really need to get back to BPB this year, bit more of a journey now though!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by Tom » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:49 am

Really excited for their 2018 project, I love the way that all of the coasters tend to interact with each other due to the limited space they have.

Plus Mack. :D

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by Speedy_no1 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:17 pm

Any one got any new pics of the site?


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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by MakoMania » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:57 pm

Huge announcement coming at 9am on Tuesday!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by MakoMania » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:52 am

There's just over an hour until the official announcement, but strong rumours are floating round that the new coaster will be called "Icon"

EDIT: We know for sure now
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by ThemeCrafter264 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:22 am

Awful, awful name. "The Fast One" would have been better :lol
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by MakoMania » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:30 am

I actually really like it! It's certainly very unique and something people will remember.

People complained when The Smiler's name was announced as well but it worked out :)
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