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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:35 pm
by Smiler313
Gosh does anyone think the Big Dipper needs a coat of paint because it looks very old and rotting compared to Icon and even Infusion!

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:28 pm
by MakoMania
Smiler313 wrote:
Gosh does anyone think the Big Dipper needs a coat of paint because it looks very old and rotting compared to Icon and even Infusion!


It is nearly 100 years old so yeah, a repaint would be nice :P

I'm sure that I read someone saying that new paint damages the wood though.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:43 pm
by Bert2theSpark
Image

Looks very sexy, I like. This will be great.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:52 pm
by MakoMania
Bert2theSpark wrote:
Image

Looks very sexy, I like. This will be great.


It's very elegant against the blue sky.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:55 pm
by Chris
Hmm disagree - the grey just fades in to the background. Green would have made it stand out against the other coasters better.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:29 pm
by MakoMania
Image

The Immelmann is now complete!

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:42 pm
by Smiler313
It is either the angle of the picture or that is one steep Immelmann inversion! It looks pretty crazy!

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:05 pm
by Dom
I really love how open they are being with construction. They are practically giving us an update on a weekly basis and I must admit its getting me rather excited for the coaster. I will be braving a 6 hour train journey to experience this, that's for sure!

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:29 pm
by Bert2theSpark
ImageAmazing.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:31 pm
by Zach
Blackpool pleasure beach today on their Facebook page shared a competiton to be amongst the first to ride Icon, follow the link below to find the competition in conjunction with Houndshill Shopping Centre. 

https://www.facebook.com/HoundshillShoppingCentre/posts/1511413612299320

Like, Comment and share to be in a chance with winning! 

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:27 pm
by MakoMania
TheSmilerMan wrote:
Blackpool pleasure beach today on there Facebook page shared a competiton to be amongst the first to ride Icon, follow the link below to find the competition in conjunction with Houndshill Shopping Centre. 

https://www.facebook.com/HoundshillShoppingCentre/posts/1511413612299320

Like, Comment and share to be in a chance with winning! 


The competition is to win boarding cards, not to ride the attraction before it's public debut.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:10 pm
by Zach
MakoMania wrote:
TheSmilerMan wrote:
Blackpool pleasure beach today on there Facebook page shared a competiton to be amongst the first to ride Icon, follow the link below to find the competition in conjunction with Houndshill Shopping Centre. 

https://www.facebook.com/HoundshillShoppingCentre/posts/1511413612299320

Like, Comment and share to be in a chance with winning! 


The competition is to win boarding cards, not to ride the attraction before it's public debut.

Indeed which is why I used the phrasing from the competiton “amongst the first” and not the first, nor did I mention this was to ride before its debut. But thank you for clarifying that although I’m sure those who followed the link would have found this. :) 

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:35 pm
by MakoMania
TheSmilerMan wrote:
MakoMania wrote:
TheSmilerMan wrote:
Blackpool pleasure beach today on there Facebook page shared a competiton to be amongst the first to ride Icon, follow the link below to find the competition in conjunction with Houndshill Shopping Centre. 

https://www.facebook.com/HoundshillShoppingCentre/posts/1511413612299320

Like, Comment and share to be in a chance with winning! 


The competition is to win boarding cards, not to ride the attraction before it's public debut.

Indeed which is why I used the phrasing from the competiton “amongst the first” and not the first, nor did I mention this was to ride before its debut. But thank you for clarifying that although I’m sure those who followed the link would have found this. :) 


It's just that your original post read like it was a competition to ride before the public opening, that's all. No need to get in a fuss :P

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:20 pm
by Zach
MakoMania wrote:
TheSmilerMan wrote:
MakoMania wrote:

The competition is to win boarding cards, not to ride the attraction before it's public debut.

Indeed which is why I used the phrasing from the competiton “amongst the first” and not the first, nor did I mention this was to ride before its debut. But thank you for clarifying that although I’m sure those who followed the link would have found this. :) 


It's just that your original post read like it was a competition to ride before the public opening, that's all. No need to get in a fuss :P

No fuss had buddy, it is a good competition though just a shame they a running things like this through external partners, I really would have liked to have seen them build marketing with competitions like this in it. Build the ride character not through a shopping centre. 

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:27 pm
by MakoMania
TheSmilerMan wrote:
MakoMania wrote:
TheSmilerMan wrote:
Indeed which is why I used the phrasing from the competiton “amongst the first” and not the first, nor did I mention this was to ride before its debut. But thank you for clarifying that although I’m sure those who followed the link would have found this. :) 


It's just that your original post read like it was a competition to ride before the public opening, that's all. No need to get in a fuss :P

No fuss had buddy, it is a good competition though just a shame they a running things like this through external partners, I really would have liked to have seen them build marketing with competitions like this in it. Build the ride character not through a shopping centre. 


Mandy does what she wants :lol

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:10 pm
by The Nemesis Fox
With construction being so rapid can anyone see a feb opening?

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:28 pm
by MakoMania
The Nemesis Fox wrote:
With construction being so rapid can anyone see a feb opening?


Definitely not, Icon will open at the end of March at the earliest.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:06 pm
by Dom
Buger! I was hoping it would be open for mid March as that is when i was looking at visiting. Guess I now have to find some other way to celebrate my 30th :lol

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:50 pm
by MakoMania
Dom wrote:
Buger! I was hoping it would be open for mid March as that is when i was looking at visiting. Guess I now have to find some other way to celebrate my 30th :lol


Don't dispair! BPB are no stranger to soft openings, Sky Force soft opened a few weeks before it's official debut.

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:14 pm
by Zach
Sorry to disappoint but I don’t we will see it until April/May, April being the earliest, there’s still quite a way to go with the whole coaster and then tidying up and possible theming to go in. I’m open to being wrong but trying to be realistic. I do howev think if Blackpool don’t start a substantial marketing campaign soon they won’t recieve the hype or response I think they are expecting.