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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:22 pm

And down comes the Tom Sawyer bridge

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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:34 pm

Well at least we know this is gonna be of substantial size!


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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:38 am

Please tell me they aren't climbing on Dipper to take it down!?!?!?! Just winter maintenance!?!?!?!?
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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:51 am

That will be standard winter maintenance :)
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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:24 pm

Ryan.B wrote:
And down comes the Tom Sawyer bridge

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Why are they removing the bridge?
 
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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:34 pm

Tom170499 wrote:
Ryan.B wrote:
And down comes the Tom Sawyer bridge



Why are they removing the bridge?


Because the new coaster is going there.
 
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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:27 pm

The latest Theme Park Worldwide Vlog shows that yellow markings have been placed in and around the cleared area around the old Tom Sawyer bridge. The main markings are following a straight line across the pit, could this suggest a launch section? If you want to see the markings for yourself they are shown at 4:21 of the following video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3-NPzbrbUs
 
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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:47 pm

I'm most likely going tomorrow or Sunday, if I do I'll check for more markings as I'm sure someone said there will be a few more this weekend.
 
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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:27 pm

I've been on the Pleasure Beach today and taken some pictures of the Project 2017 site. As previously mentioned, the lines form a straight line and also, the labelling of 'track' has appeared :D

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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:48 pm

So, Mandy has said that we have longer to wait than 2017

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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:14 pm

Wow! I think a topic rename may be in order!

Planning in early 2016 for a coaster in 2018 leads me to believe that this is going to be something really big. Can't wait to find out!
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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:46 pm

The rumours are a Mack launch, if this turns out to be true I'll be making a trip to Blackpool in 2018!
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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:14 pm

That would be great as the pleasure beach needs something like a major new coaster to entice me back there :)

I hope it won't be another water feature :D
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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:23 pm

On park today and I have to say the new bridge from Coasters and under Avalanche looks really good. I like it a lot! Also have to say I've never seen the park this busy before but there is a school here on a trip


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Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:47 am

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Here are some pictures of the bridge for anyone who hasn't seen it


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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:56 pm

This interview with Amanda Thompson is very interesting, it confirms a new multi-million pound attraction will open in 2018.

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I am working with the heads of Disney, Universal Studios and Europa Park


Although its hard to tell if this is referring to new attractions or new shows, we must ask ourselves with Europa Park on board is MACK now very likely? I think so!
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:06 pm

I believe that quote refers to her role as a board member with IAAPA, rather than her working with them for any new attractions. It would be perfectly normal for her to have regular conversations with the people mentioned in order for her to fulfill her IAPPA responsibilities:

There is very much a global influence on everything that happens at the Pleasure Beach, and Amanda is on the board of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), as well as chairman of the IAAPA European, Middle East and Africa committee.

She said: “I am working with the heads of Disney, Universal Studios and Europa Park and Blackpool Pleasure Beach is very highly regarded in the international world because of our history and because we are family owned. It is a sort of one-off that something has been in one family for such a long time.


Whilst Blackpool, like any other attraction, will be influenced by other parks from Europe and worldwide, it will very much want to maintain its own identity and history - something which the article makes quite clear.

We need to be careful with these kinds of articles as it is all too easy to read too much into things and see stuff which isn't there. Of course that's not to say that Blackpool aren't working with MACK, however there is nothing in there to confirm that for sure.

Perhaps most interesting is the confirmation that Pleasure Beach's new ride will open in 2018, meaning it will be in direct competition with SW8 at Alton Towers. I think we could have a very interesting year in 2018.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:23 pm

The majority of rumours are Mack megacoaster, and there is fairly solid evidence for that, I've also heard rumours the old monorail track will be taken down and the cables sorted out for this projects opening. Whatever it is (Mack Megacoaster hopefully), it will be good! Also Amanda went to ride Helix a year or two ago so that's a hint!
 
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:04 pm

Amanda has always spoken very highly of Mack.
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Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:41 pm

Sounds interesting!

According to the latest rumors sent to Screamscape, the project is a Mack made launched coaster that could feature two launch sections along the route, one needed to shoot the train up and over a large "top hat" element. Other rumored elements include inclined loops, interlocking corkscrews and high speed helix spins. More as we find out.

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