Blackpool Pleasure Beach: 2021 Discussion

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  1. Jb85

    Jb85 TowersStreet Member

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    I was being sarcastic
     
  2. DistortAMG

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    Fair enough. But without hearing verbal tones and seeing any elongated syllables, sarcasm is almost impossible to detect. So you'll have to excuse me for getting mixed up.
     
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    Are you being sarcastic?
     
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    dunno, can’t tell without verbal tones and elongated syllables.
     
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    Fingers crossed that icon will have four seats for the spinning car. The one at Dreamland only has two.
     
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    Can't see Blackpool squeezing four seats in, four will have to come out, but only two spinners going back.
     
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    Yeah that's what I expect will happen unfortunately. Clearance is probably too tight for four spinning seats. Just means there will be two less seats on those trains. :(
     
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    The two seater spinning cars are designed to have the same clearance as a regular train, so it will be those that are added to Icon.
     
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    Are you sure that's the case? The prototype fitted to Blue Fire for the promo video removed the rear two rows to insert 1 spinning row. I really can't see them having sufficient arm and leg clearance for spinning without taking two rows out.
     
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    The ones on the prototype are the two seater spinning cars @Brad97 is talking about aren't they? As opposed to the four seater cars on "Time Traveler" and "The Ride To Happiness". Or have I missed something?

    The original prototype car for the Extreme spinners had four seats and would possibly have enough clearance for Icon. But I think the ones they have on Steel Taipan are the standard model actually going into production, and it is that one that is shown on the promo image for Enso.
     
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    Also worth noting that for that 4 seat spinning car, they took THREE rows of standard seats off the Blue Fire train, so it's still a loss of 2 seats overall.
     
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    Yup last year's video is the two seat, but what I'm saying is they take up the space of row 10 for the seat themselves, and row 9 is taken out to allow for sufficient clearance.

    For the prototype Extreme Spinner car, as John said they had to do the same and remove row 7 to allow for sufficient clearance. So we'll likely be losing 4 seats across two rows on Icon even though there'll only be 2 spinning seats on one row.
     
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    Think you're both saying the same thing ... as I read it, @Brad97 was suggesting that the clearance envelope for the two spinning seats (replacing the four statics) is the same, but the clearance envelope for the four seat cars is greater.
     
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    Yes I got that. I was just wondering why you questioned whether Brad was sure that that was the case? Brad said that it would be those that were added. It confused me, I thought I must have missed something.
     
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    Ignore me, I just didn't read the post about the extra two seats coming out. It's been a long day :tearsofjoy:
     
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    Great Jolly Boys trip on park today. Nice mix of booze and coasters. Everything we expected to be open or closed was such. Most rides a walk on throughout the day.

    After park close (17:00) some of us got the tram up to Tower Headland to try the Star Flyer. Wasn't quite as large as I expected, perhaps not helped by the size of the other tower right across the street. I quite like Star Flyers, enjoyed the larger Six Flags models .... but this one that's in Blackpool wasn't great.

    I think it's a Fabbri ride, providing a very odd sensation in which as the seat went into the wind, it started to tilt backwards in a way that felt a bit precarious. For £7.50, I am not sure I would recommend!
     
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    Yes the star flyer was a bit pricey but never done one before so had to give it a go.

    Quality day out and excellent company as always, think I counted 20 rides in total plus the star flyer at the end. Could have easily got more in.

    Roll on 2022





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    Still no sign of Nickland being ripped out though!
    ...And none of the staff had heard any such rumour.
    Heartbreaking that Crevettes was closed, nothing worse than seeing a grown man cry, while throwing a tantrum and hammering on the shutters.
     
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    With the Star Flyer at £7.50 per person and I think 3 staff. I wonder how much money they take on a typical day ?

    Potentially they could take up to £1200 per hour with 5 full cycles. Obviously they won't get near that but even at £600 per hour that could be £5000 in a day.

    Compare that to how much pleasure beach took yesterday. If you take out all the season pass holders I bet there were more staff than paying punters.
     
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    Good day at Pleasure Beach yesterday. A stark contrast to my experience there earlier in the season.

    All rides walk on besides Icon (usually a two train wait due to it being run on one).

    7 rides on Big One, 5 Icon, 3 Avalanche, 2 Dipper and the rest of the park once. That's with an hour in Spoons for lunch.

    Pretty dead. Still not sure it justifies the £35 entry fee but I know i'd rather go on a day like that than a rammed 10-10.

    Night rides on Big One and Icon too.
     
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