Blackpool Pleasure Beach: General Discussion

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

  1. Doublethink

    Doublethink TowersStreet Member

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    I know @ScottPBE is planning a Rugrats Logflume takeover- it's not like we can get any more wet than it will be anyway.

    100 percent day will be what you chose to make of it. We are doing a USA road trip this summer and are expecting at least one day to be rained off so will be good practice for then!
     
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    If they didn't have online bookings then I am guessing they would have already made the decision not to open.

    They would probably rather stay open with half the rides shut so they don't have to issue refunds. Can't really blame them for that I suppose.

    It's just the luck of the draw with the weather when you open in the middle of February on the North West Coast.

    Last year they got lucky with the weather (but they still managed to stuff up opening weekend anyway!)
     
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    They'd better have those "Rainy Day Returns" vouchers ready, or will they be invalid as everyone already knows how bad the weather will be?
     
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    And when the park is so rammed on a sunny weekend that you literally can't take a step forward, and a single lap around the park takes two hours, you can see why the entry charge was introduced.
     
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    Sounds like an ideal situation for BPB though.

    Those people will (mostly) buy something - drinks, food, rides, a few quid in the lobster pots etc. etc. Kids will pester parents to go on this ride, or buy some candy floss.

    Cutting out all the casual spend from anyone who hasn't committed to a wristband or an annual pass is probably the reason they are struggling, in my opinion.
     
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    Not when 50% of the people on the park are determined to not spend a penny.
    That is why the ride queues were half empty, but the paths were chaotic.
    The secondary spend wasn't there back then.
    Charge the tenner entry, give it back in ride, food or game vouchers.
    Don't let people in for nothing, as this is the poor, grim north west.
     
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    You can still limit the amount of people into the park, removing the turnstiles wouldn't affect that.
     
  8. skyscraper

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    The turnstiles are how they keep track of gate figures though. How would they keep track of them if they scrapped the turnstiles?
     
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    I'm sure that they will open as usual, take your money and then close the park a good few hours than that of which was advertised. Well it wouldn't be the first time.

    I'm sure that riding the rides in this weekend wet and windy weather will make up for this years closure of Valhalla, just close your eyes and you won't be able to tell the difference o_O
     
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    Just noticed the goldmine car has gone down to half price in the sale.
    Only 250 quid now.
    Monorail car at 200 as well.
    Lovely Valentine's present for the wife dippy.
     
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    Monorail car gone, but a coaster train is half price at 250.
    So tempted, but no space.
    Edit...also gone.
     
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    Ah right. Thanks @Rob!
     
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    He was joking Matt... :oops:
     
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    He wasn't, as anyone who's attended one of our recent BPB meets can confirm.

    I've avoided opening day at BPB for a few years now as it's often a bit of a omnishambles but this year looks set to be in another league.
     
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  16. Danny

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    It's the same proceedings every year. Drama the night before in the Velvet Coaster / Popworld, followed by high expectations from the die hards the following day only to be let down by closures and poor operations. Not to mention the weather playing havoc this year.

    I'd tip my hat to those of you visiting tomorrow, but I'm much more excited about watching the fallout on social media.
     
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    The 1980s ones aren't as cool as the 1970s ones I've been posting recently, but still quite sweet in a retro way.

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    Good luck to everyone heading down tomorrow, I think you might need it! :)
     
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    LNR announced for the entire year. Also includes one the day after the meet at Mingo. Hmmmm might make it a double park weekend I think.

    11/04
    09/05 (Day after Mingo meet)
    23/05
    25/07
    08/08
    29/08 (TST Meet Day)
    26/09
    24/10
    31/10
     
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    Big One open? Really?
     
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