Blackpool Pleasure Beach: General Discussion

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by John, 13th Jun 2012.

  1. MakoMania

    MakoMania TowersStreet Member

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    Looks like there is some building left there. Possibly getting rid of the ugly facade this closed season and flattening it next year?
     
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    Hopefully, move the arcades to the other areas of the park. With the bowladrome gone you've got a lot of space behind with the car park that can be used for something of a decent size.
     
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  3. Dipper_Dave

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    At long last! I wonder when we’ll find out what will take its place.
     
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    I’m not sure the arcade is going anywhere Dippy. At least for the moment. Rather it’s just the facade they’re dismantling to address the concerns over it otherwise dismantling itself next time there’s a stiff breeze.
     
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    Wasn't there mention of the big dome being done up as well?
    Shove all the decent arcade machines in there.
    Let's hope they rip the whole thing down now.
    Space then fit a nice trendy big flat, and save up for that nice shiny Mack big dipper round the fountains and dead mouse site.
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    And by my rough calculations...
    Closed season is half over!
     
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  6. venny

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    It could well be the reverse, i.e. Bowl-a-Drome stays and the dome arcade disappears?

     
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    So have they got rid of Impossible too then?
     
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    Does this mean the ancient mad house is no more? I know it was crap, but it was OLD. So this could be yet another example of the bulldozing of historic rides by Her Mandyness.
     
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    They should...but no.
    It is crap, doesn't even go all the way over anymore...but is on the next block down on what was "Spanish Street"...the other side of the fountain food outlets on FY4.
     
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    Ah, I must be mixing up my crappy old attractions.
     
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    The Bowl-a-Drome facade is being removed, the arcade beneath it will still be there and open in 2019.
     
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    Damn shame.
    Prime bit of coaster real estate.
     
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    A pretty reliable source is telling me Bowladrome has now been completely demolished. I guess we’ll see pics shortly if true.
     
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    Does this mean that BPB could potentially be recieving some form of new ride in 2020? If it is to be a coaster, I personally reckon a Mack BigDipper would work well, and I could definitely see it, as Mandy has a brilliant relationship with the Macks! If not, maybe an Intamin Gyroswing or similar would work nicely!
     
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    Did anyone phone up and say something like “I got my season pass at what was called the lowest price guaranteed but now it is cheaper so I would like the difference please”?


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    Their relationship can't be that good or they wouldn't have built a coaster that manages to go slower than a carousel :tearsofjoy:
     
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    Yes, they told me they couldn't/wouldn't do anything.

    Interested to hear if anyone else had more success?
     
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  18. pj

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    Surely ASA would be the next step?


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  19. Coaster

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    Potentially, the only issue being I believe they only referenced it being the "cheapest possible price" over the phone, therefore there isn't any concrete proof of this.

    Very shady business tactics, if they'd put as much effort into being good as they do into alienating their regular customers, they might actually be a good park again.
     
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    At the time it was the cheapest possible price.
    A few weeks later it wasn't.
    Very common business practice.
    Especially in Blackpool!
    More chance of icon getting its mirrors dusted than you getting a tenner off Mandy Jamie!
     
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