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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:56 pm

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Which is pathetic, hints of Merlin Parks coming through? ;)


Merlin parks and especially Towers have always been really good and the staff professional. I don't have a problem with PBB staff though either. Some rides there are just naturally slow throughputs often due to their age.
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:04 pm

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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.


You mean like last year when we enquired a few minutes before ride close if the Grand National was still open and were told to "f*** off"?
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:28 pm

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Scott wrote:
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.


You mean like last year when we enquired a few minutes before ride close if the Grand National was still open and were told to "f*** off"?


I find that hard to believe and I've said before that it comes to me as no surprise that these incidents only crop up when certain people go on certain rides.

Me and Ash were at PB on the date of your TTF meet last year and some of the people in your group who did PMBO at some point in the final hour were very rude to some of the staff with no real reason, and then went online slating them for being unproffesional when they actually did nothing wrong.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:54 pm

Im not so keen when the Park Opens late at short notice as I work at Pasaje Del Terror so it means late nights lol!

I dont think its "good of them" to do as mentioned here though, they only do it if its busy to keep bringing in money. Thats business for you! :lol:
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:07 pm

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Im not so keen when the Park Opens late at short notice as I work at Pasaje Del Terror so it means late nights lol!


Cool, you an actor?
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:23 pm

I agree with previous comments that the park is both "Hit and miss" and "scruffy". However, i enjoy the eclectic mix of scenery and theming, as it adds to the history of the park, if the whole place had a merlin-esque makeover it would destroy a lot of the charm of the place. I've visited twice, in 2009 and 2011, Nickelodeon land does look fantastic, all bar the enormous orange mass of the woodie, and it was definately an improvement of the bleak and slightly creepy beaver creek.

As for staffing, i've met both the best and worst staff here, the guy in wild mouse was texting while we got on, and didn't even check we had out seatbelt on. But the woman running Derby racer was amazing, there were about 12 girls, I guess about 15 years old, who were screaming at the top of there lungs and generally being incredibly irritating, the woman warned them to not mess about, they ignored her, so she stopped the ride as a group of security guards arrived and marched them away everyone clapped. After i had to thank the woman afterwards.

Also there was an oldish guy working on the big one, as it had stopped for a moment we had quite a chat, he was very imformative about the ride and the park in general and clearly loved his job.

In summary, the rides could do with a lick of paint here and there, but it would be a shame to change too much and too drastically.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:04 pm

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Boothy69666 wrote:
Im not so keen when the Park Opens late at short notice as I work at Pasaje Del Terror so it means late nights lol!


Cool, you an actor?


Yes, for my sins haha!
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:51 pm

What would be a recommended route of BPB? Although they're closely knit together I have no clue ask a first timer.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:57 pm

You don't need to have a plan for BPB its so compact and usually has few queues, although if you were to start with a ride I would say Infusion, because if there is a ride to have a queue it would be Infusion, and the Tobogon which I think opens at 11, so make sure you are there for that, but otherwise you can enjoy all the other rides with relatively small queues (in comparison to Alton or Thorpe!)
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:53 pm

Yeah i have never waited more than 15 minuits to get on Pepsi Max Big One BPB's headline ride and that doesn't have great throughput i think around 650 per hour
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:45 pm

Anyone know the current status of the new ride? All the themed construction walls have been covered up... Has the IP been dropped?

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:19 pm

Very cool...but its a shame the mine train is going...I loved it!! Oh well!
When I went to PB, they had an awful fastrack system that obviously did not work, because it was a totally unfair system! Grrr! I hope they sort this out in a few years...or best of all PB get rid of it!! LOL, like that will happen!
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:20 pm

Surely the IP can't have been dropped, because then that would have been devestating for blackpool pleasure beach and the gp
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:52 pm

I just found it strange that there is no longer any mention of w&g anywhere in the pleasure beach, and the fact the themed walls have been covered...

Some investigation is required I think..!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:00 pm

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As you can see the track is going to be used
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:33 pm

Apparently the construction walls were sheeted up to keep them up as they kept falling down, however this is isn't a confirmed source.
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:13 pm

Hmm this seems unlikely, as you can see from the photos I posted on the previous page, the blue sheets are simply draped over the walls, there is nothing from the front holding them up. Surly they would just support them from behind...?
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:33 pm

Hi All,

Please if you could take a look at my Blackpool Pleasure Beach thread regarding on-line booking issues I would be very grateful.

http://forum.towerstimes.co.uk/all-othe ... tes-help!/

Thanks,

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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:31 pm

mikey_mcl wrote:
Apparently the construction walls were sheeted up to keep them up as they kept falling down, however this is isn't a confirmed source.


Uncovered now with 2013 date still to be passed out - confirmed same track as goldmine same layout just new scenes and cars etc.

News broke today to confirm it all in local press http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/business/business-news/animation-stars-cracking-new-ride-1-4832898
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:20 pm

This is a bit of a random place to ask this, but does anyone know how steep the PMBO is?
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