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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Wed May 30, 2012 3:21 pm

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Pleasure Beach have increased the prices of wristbands!

12Yrs & Over Unlimited Ride Wristbands

£30.00 - Online

£35.00 - Gate Price


Ouch. Thanking my lucky stars i've got a season pass, otherwise they'd get a treasure trove off me this year..
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Thu May 31, 2012 12:24 pm

Blimey when did that happen?

I booked my tickets online on Monday evening and paid £27  :D
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Thu May 31, 2012 1:05 pm

For anyone that shops at tesco and has a clubcard... You can currently swap £7.50 in vouchers for a 1 day full admission wristband that is valid for 6 months. Saves quite a bit of money!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Thu May 31, 2012 4:39 pm

Same goes for Merlin parks.

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:29 pm

I must say a big well done to Pleasure Beach for extending from 8pm - 10pm today. Hopefully we will see this more often.
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:13 pm

The whole park was 10pm? Was the ticketed jubilee event on?



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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:34 pm

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The whole park was 10pm? Was the ticketed jubilee event on?



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The Jubilee event was on, but they just closed that area off at 8pm from the public. The remainder of the park stayed open till 10pm :)
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:43 pm

Wow. That's quite amazing.

No other UK park would do that.

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:51 pm

BBPB is amazing for changing opening times! Thats what is so great about it, especially when its been raining for the morning and they wan't more guests to come, so they open hours longer! Its fantastic!
However, from my expereince, Pleasure Beach staff, are the rudest and unproductive staff, within the amusment park business within the UK, I suppose its because the Pleasure beach is run like a fun fair, than of a theme park!
Thats, in my opinion, its only down side!
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:36 pm

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However, from my expereince, Pleasure Beach staff, are the rudest and unproductive staff, within the amusment park business within the UK


I can see you've never been to Flamingoland. :P

In my experiences, PBB have always been quite good and talkative, and on my visit last month I had some football banter with the Big Dipper staff. :)
 
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Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:39 pm

Ritadz wrote:

In my experiences, PBB have always been quite good and talkative, and on my visit last month I had some football banter with the Big Dipper staff. :)


Out of curiosity, which team did some of them support, I'd imagine Blackpool :P
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:40 pm

Blackpool remains the only park I have ever been to where ride staff have told me to '~~~~ Off' - after I crashed on Grand Prix.

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:06 pm

SpinballEdders wrote:
Ritadz wrote:

In my experiences, PBB have always been quite good and talkative, and on my visit last month I had some football banter with the Big Dipper staff. :)


Out of curiosity, which team did some of them support, I'd imagine Blackpool :P


One of them Blackpool, the other one Liverpool. :)
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:55 pm

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Blackpool remains the only park I have ever been to where ride staff have told me to '~~~~ Off' - after I crashed on Grand Prix.

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Quite a regular occurance - I'm often told to politely "Jump Off" if there's two cars in the station ;)
Saying that, I'm actually wondering where you bumped? The sensors are quite reliable on the Prix.
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:59 pm

This was 4 years ago. I can't remember!

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:41 am

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I must say a big well done to Pleasure Beach for extending from 8pm - 10pm today. Hopefully we will see this more often.


Yeah it was nice to see the park extending hours... However, ride throughputs were terrible ALL DAY.  When your signature attraction gets through only approx 626 people per hour running a 2 train service somethings not quite right is it?
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:59 pm

Capacity has been an issue at PBB for a while, with none of their major coasters capable of getting over 1000/hour.  PMBO should be able to get around 900 though - what was taking them so long?
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:00 pm

Gone of the days when BBPB was run like a fun fair and therefore throughput was main priority because if it was slow or broken the park would loose money, but literally no one buys tokens anymore, so they have no need to rush now! Which is pathetic, hints of Merlin Parks coming through? ;)
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:08 pm

Not really, both Towers and Thorpe are pretty good for throughputs.  Towers especially - they'll hardly even run a ride at low capacity even on off-peak days, and most of their major coasters can achieve well over 1000/hour
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:46 pm

The staff aren't perfect, but they certainly aren't as bad these days as they were four or five years ago to be fair.

I think they get a lot of negative press because of a past reputation, the staff were great last year and a lot of people praised them, but it seemed to go unnoticed outside of the PB fan community.
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