Blackpool Pleasure Beach: 2021 Discussion

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  1. shakey

    shakey TowersStreet Member

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    £2 per ride just on the specific ones you mentioned (so probably nearer £1.50 per ride overall). And barely a queue in sight. I would say £35 represents excellent value for money.

    Of course if several thousand people had turned up then it wouldn't have been quite so good.

    But that's the thing isn't it. People think paying £35 for a cold winter day with the park only open for 6 hours and several rides shut, represents poor value for money. They may be right but that means you get an empty park and it becomes excellent value for money.
     
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    Shame we didn't spot you, it was my round!
    Surely walk on night rides on Icon and the Big One were worth the money?
    Two of our real men took on the back seat on the Big One in the freezing dark.
    Fools.
     
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    Going this weekend which should be fun (but also cold). Staying in the big blue again finally after having to cancel December 2020, and February 2021.

    This is a long shot but does anyone know a pub anywhere near the park that might show the F1 on the Sunday?
     
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    The Last Resort has Sky Sports. I’m not sure whether they’ll specifically show F1, but they normally show the football and have loads of screens.
     
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    As I often give them grief for lousy ops, I should give the Beach fair credit for having both the Big One and Icon open on Sunday.
    I thought they had resorted to one or the other for these weekends, having both open kept queues down on both.
     
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    If you are in the park then the Grand Prix ride will be open, just watch that.

    It's almost identical to formula one. Cars going round in circles with the car that starts in front, finishing in front. ;)
     
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    Yeah, too busy eating, drinking and coastering to fit the grand prix or dodgems in.
    And they had no queue.
    Forecast wind speeds don't look good for Sundays fireworks.
     
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    The ride is one of three Star Flyers built by Dutch showman Jean van-der Beek and this one is owned by Johannes Dauphin.
     
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    Excuse the poor quality CCTV footage from dipper

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    p.s. please tell me there's a Wilma behind the bar?
     
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    Oh, if only my hair was so dark.
    Free beer to all who spot me on the last day.
     
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    To be fair, we don't know the reason. Could be anything. :)
     
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    It's certainly not planned maintenance. Why would they plan to start winter ride maintenance when there are just two days left of the season?

    It could be something unforeseen that they cannot fix by the weekend I suppose, but the most likely explanation is they cannot be arsed.
     
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    To be fair, I think shakey is spot on.
    We were there last weekend, numbers were low, despite decent weather on Sunday.
    This weekend the forecast is poor, they just don't have the punter numbers to open all the rides.
    So further "winter maintenance."
     
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    The Big One will be closed yet they have the audacity to drop this into my inbox this afternoon

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    But fair play to them on this ...

     
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    It's closed to add an extra couple of feet in height onto the ride.
     
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    The ever so slightly bigger one
     
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    FY4 at 2
    The season draws to a close
    Fireworks may be off
     
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