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Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:13 pm

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Breakdown on Wipeout made it to press.

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/people_left_ ... _1_4472665

Today was a slow news day, clearly. :lol

It really annoys me when people make newspaper stories about rides stopping. Makes the average member of the public question the ride's safety when all that happened was a minor breakdown which was dealt with quickly.
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:57 pm

I think breakdowns have been reported more so since The Smiler.

The Tornado, in M&D’s theme park in Motherwell, also brokedown yesterday.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:02 pm

That news about Wipeout gave me a dream about going to PWH last night, and I was involved in the breakdown :lol but the new Tombblaster was there too, as you do.
 
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Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:06 pm

The Rattlesnake Coaster at Pleasurewood Hills will be closing after more than 30 years at the park.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/iconic_rattlesnake_ride_at_pleasurewood_hills_to_close_1_4870666
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:30 pm

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The Rattlesnake Coaster at Pleasurewood Hills will be closing after more than 30 years at the park.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/iconic_rattlesnake_ride_at_pleasurewood_hills_to_close_1_4870666

Sad in a way, but it does look old. The article mentions that it's making way for new developments, so I hope some of these come to fruition!
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:59 pm

Hobs Pit Closed down by the way...
 
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Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:08 am

To be honest, it wasn't very good and the promise of updating and evolving the attraction never happened.

They are now focusing on the family market and have replaced it with the Rootin Tootin Target Trail.

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Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:49 pm

Pleasurewood Hills has posted some before and after images on their Facebook page of their new attraction, Rootin Tootin Target Trail - formally Hobs Pit!

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Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:19 am

Please see my early 1990's Pleasurewood Hills home movie:

 
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:16 pm

I can remember the pirate ship which went upside down. My dad went on it when we went on a family trip, although all I can remember is all the coins and loose possessions coming out of people's pockets.
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:37 am

Justin wrote:
I can remember the pirate ship which went upside down. My dad went on it when we went on a family trip, although all I can remember is all the coins and loose possessions coming out of people's pockets.


They must have made a lot of money from the money droppage etc on all of the rides !
 
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Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:30 pm

Yes, most definitely! :lol
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:50 am

Ricky Lark, an ex-Merlin employee has taken over as General Manager at Plessurewood Hills.

While an unknown name in the industry, he has worked for Alton, Thorpe and a couple of midway attractions.

More about appointment can be found here...
https://www.lowestoftjournal.co.uk/news ... -1-5894357

Hopefully, he will be able to secure some investment and make some changes!
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:02 pm

Looking forward to seeing what this guy has to offer! He seems to have his heart in it, rather than it just being a business opportunity for him, so we'll have to keep an eye out for changes.
 
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Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:18 pm

It will be interesting to see. If he can secure and allocate funding, Pleasurewood Hills has the potential to become a good little park!
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:05 pm

Earlier today, Pleasurewood Hills announced that family roller coaster The Rattlesnake will be returning with a twist. 

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Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:28 pm

It is because they got such a back lash for removing the ride. At the time, it was beyond repair and I must agree, it was getting old.

It was a nice little ride to be honest!
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:35 pm

Never before have I been so excited to see a little clone ride come back! Bring it on. As long as it's brought back in a similar level of glory as when it was in its heyday(tunnel, effects etc), then we'll all be happy. It may not be a totally brand new investment but at least its renovation will serve as a hint of the good intentions of the management.
 
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:10 pm

So, it has been announced that the ride will return with a new theme!
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Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:23 pm

Indeed, there have been pictures on the park's Facebook page of what looked like a crack on a pale surface (like an egg) and another one posted later on with a flurry of white feathers. Something bird-related it would seem! I also recall seeing the word "egg-citing"(or something similar) being used in one of their posts, but can't for the life of me find it!
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