New information guys.
From the PBB Wikipedia page.
In 2008 several more rides have been announced for closure in the 2009 season. Rollercoaster, Space Invader 2 and Avalanche are all expected to be removed from the park when the park re-opens on Valentine's day. Suzanne Edwards, a marketing director for the park released a statement on Thursday 6th November (06.11.08) in the Blackpool Gazette stating 'There are going to be some big changes for Pleasure Beach this and next year. We are saying goodbye to some classic rides but we're looking into something new and something even better. Currently we are working on a water show. Its going to be spectacular.' The park has been speculated over its meetings with an Italian coaster firm, however rumors have been quickly denied by park officials. According to the Pleasure Beach Bebo and Facebook 'Pleasure Bot' admin, the former 'Velvet' coaster (now Rollercoaster) was closed on November 2nd 2008 and is expected for removal in late spring. The group also formulated that 'Avalanche' and 'Space Invader 2' coasters were due to close in early spring after the park confirmed cleared space for a new ride/attraction for the 2010 season was in operation. The 'pleasure beach' enthusiast group reported 'Pleasure Beach made it clear that Space Invader and Rollercoaster were going. They neither confirmed or denied that Avalanche was going but a source from Pleasure Beach said the space was wanted and Avalanche was deffinatley on the tables for removal. Its been a rumour for a long while, and now it looks set to go ahead.'
ITV news issued a report on 11.11.08 about the closure of Rollercoaster and the possibility of 'Space Invader 2' being removed in time for Summer 2009.
The park issued an official announcement today on their Facebook. 'Last Chance To Ride Avalanche.' From April 2009 Avalanche will no longer be operating. This has now been announced by Pleasurebeach LTD. Take advantage of our Fun Weekends and don't forget to ride this classic ride. The announcement is expected to be presented on the official park website by 15.11.08 ([url=http://www.pleasurebeachblackpool.com" target="_blank]http://www.pleasurebeachblackpool.com[/url])
But Sam I hear you shout, Wikipedia is not to be trusted!
Well here is some info from their "official" Bebo page. Read into this what you will.
WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE
From November 2nd (02.11.08) Rollercoaster will no longer be operating. Thankyou to Maureen, Simone, Janet, Lawrence, David, Lee and co. the last ever riders on Rollercoaster. The pictures are on the plaque inside the North Entrance Ticket Sales. If you have any inquiries about the closure of this classic ride then please call our hotline and select 1#
Last Chance To Ride Avalanche!
From April 2009 Avalanche will no longer be operating. This has now been announced by Pleasurebeach LTD. Take advantage of our Fun Weekends and don't forget to ride this classic ride.
Looks official enough to me...
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.