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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:38 pm

Que genuine parts of wild mouse wood being sold in BPB shop this season! 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:18 pm

Zach wrote:
Que genuine parts of wild mouse wood being sold in BPB shop this season! 

Imagine the rush to the shop on opening day :P
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:29 pm

This makes me actively angry. it's a classic, historical ride and gives a unique (unexpectedly terrifying) experience that I've fond memories of riding.  The number of wooden wild mouse coasters on the planet continues to decrease. Extremely frustrating given that it's modern steel counterpart is so prevalent. It's got a pretty tiny footprint I'm not sure what they could put in place that would be an improvement in my eyes.

The fact they did it in secret before announcing it makes me think they were aware that it could result in campaigns to try and save the ride. Makes me worried for the future of other unique rides that probably aren't huge money spinners like the Steeplechase or Alice in Wonderland.
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:53 pm

From what I saw, steeplechase was on the chopping block but I don't think it will be now, Icon has been designed to fit around it. If they were to remove I'd think they'd have done it before Icon was built.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:29 pm

Ryan.B wrote:
From what I saw, steeplechase was on the chopping block but I don't think it will be now, Icon has been designed to fit around it. If they were to remove I'd think they'd have done it before Icon was built.


From what you saw where?
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:47 pm

I'm not going to say the sources were reliable, as I'm not sure they're too believable but it must have been around, 2015/16 hat I saw the rumours and it was more than one person claiming one of the Thompson were reviewing its future or something similar. Don't take it as something I've said as fact as far as I know, it isn't but its not going anytime soon,If they wanted it to they would've done before Icon.

It does fit in, at the time Icon would've been in the planning stages and it would have been considered with it going into the area with steeplechase because there isn't much else they could do with that space without removing it. If I find anything I'll link it.
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