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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:09 pm

One big motivation for replacing it would possibly be the ability to keep it running at higher windspeeds which are so often an issue for the ride. A ride they can keep open longer, give it a smoother, faster, steeper drop whilst still giving the park that iconic look from the beach are pretty compelling factors.

That said, are they compelling enough reasons to splash £15-20mill on?
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:14 pm

S&S announced that they're now offering Steeplechase coasters using the rights they bought from Arrow. Will probably mean the Steeplechase will lose it's "world's only" status in the next year or two.

Also gives BPB some new options if they want to replace the ride vehicles:

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:51 pm

Nick Thompson has said that the current ride cars on Steeplechase won’t be replaced with the new ones. 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:24 pm

Half the fun of Steeplechase is how vulnerable and 'at risk' you feel on it, would lose a lot of it with those new designs. Looks like they allow for more intense ride layouts though so it'll be interesting to see what other parks do with it.
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:34 pm

A new £12m hotel will open at the park in 2019!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:53 am

Please credit your source.

https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news ... -1-8866066

Looks like a lovely addition and should smarten up the south entrance.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:54 pm

Chris wrote:
Please credit your source.

https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news ... -1-8866066

Looks like a lovely addition and should smarten up the south entrance.


Didn't think we had to give credit for official park released photos, sorry. I will do so in the future :)
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