Blackpool Pleasure Beach: General Discussion

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

  1. shakey

    shakey TowersStreet Member

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    I think that's a good idea. Only the maniacs ride Vallhalla in Feb and March anyway so leaving it closed until the main season seems sensible.

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    It normally gets a bit of love in Spring time rather than during closed season. That’s if it does get any general renovation.
     
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    I don’t think the powers that be give a monkeys about how many effects are / aren’t working on Valhalla on a given day. In fact I think they deliberately leave them off to wind up Jamie & Shakey. I also think that anyone wanting to ride it this time of year is a certifiable nutcase
     
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  4. MakoMania

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    I always ride Valhalla in February, it's become a sort of weird ritual and is certainly a laugh, even if it comes at the price of hypothermia.
     
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    I'd be far more concerned about two headline coasters being down along with any random brake downs or in the Avalanches case roll backs on the day, rather than the effects in Valhalla.
     
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    I've just about given up on Valhalla now, an absolute disaster compared to when it opened.
    On every ride last year, more than half the effects either failed or went off half hearted.
    I get more fun hosing down my three legged dog in the yard...and it is not as wet.
    Take the ride out of that big shed, and put the Fun House back in.
     
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    Are we expecting ‘two headline coasters to be down’ or do you mean this has been the case in a recent year?
     
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    I was expecting two to be down, however credit where it is due, one of them has been seen testing.
     
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    All coasters will be ready for Saturday.
     
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  10. MakoMania

    MakoMania TowersStreet Member

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    I can just imagine the massive stampede to Icon and it being on one train :p
     
  11. rob666

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    First day of the season is usually quite busy.
    The first mild, dry weekend of the year is often very busy in Blackpool generally.
    This weekend on the Beach might be a bit crowded.
    I'm glad I'm going for the beer and company as much as the coasters.
     
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  12. MakoMania

    MakoMania TowersStreet Member

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    Opening Sunday is usually not too busy.
     
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    Hope so...we shall see, first weekend is usually flipping chilly.
     
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    I'm hopeful, the weather in Liverpool has been pretty good the past couple of days.
     
  15. Unicorns_are_lovely

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    Weather is lovely up here in the NW ... bring on Sunday!
     
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  16. Temleh

    Temleh TowersStreet Member

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    Icon will be on 2.
     
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    Good to see she proof reads before she posts.
     
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    Hope she has permission from Blackpool ATC for that.
     
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    Hallelujah!
     
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