Blackpool Pleasure Beach: General Discussion

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  1. Thameslink Rail

    Thameslink Rail TowersStreet Member

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    I think Boris is using the term "Theme park" in quite a loose way to mean any outdoor park with mechanical rides and attractions.
     
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    I mean, it'd be such a shame if Botton's wasn't able to open. Blackpool PB? Who'd visit there?
     
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    Pleasure beach have updated their opening dates to open from Monday the 12th of April.

    They are currently set to close at 5pm on the 1st two Saturdays. I would hope that they change that.

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    I think that will depend on how far people can travel to get there, they might end up having a repeat of last October half term when they were allowed to open but few actually went.
     
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    Fair point.

    Would I be allowed to travel to see my uncle Rob?

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    Oh my word, it only got announced a few hours ago and already BPB fans are moaning about opening hours. That’s got to be a new record ;)
     
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    May well need a carer or three one weekday in April, shakey.
    Free beer for the over forties.
     
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    Semi-related - does anybody know where 'holiday apartments' and, in extremis, Haven stand with relation to the new guidelines? Can anyone make a recommendation?

    I hurriedly booked in to the Hampton for the week of 12th April but on further inspection it does not appear they will be able to fulfill the booking.
     
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    Rules seem to suggest self catered holidays will be allowed with your household only from 12th April, then full hotels from 17th May. So I would guess places like Haven could open as they will be self catered, although what facilities will be open is another question.
     
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    It's more of a now and then video which seems more entertaining
     
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    Scrap metal for sale £550!!!!

    Bonkers [​IMG]

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    It'll probably end up in TPW's shed
     
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    Absolute insanity. I thought it was bad enough with a tenner for a piece of Mouse and a tenner for a wheel from Mouse.
     
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    £550 for that track piece is absurd. They will probably not sell it, and in a few months it will be in the sale for £200, which some nerd might pay.

    The Mouse running & mushroom wheels were £20 or £25 when I bought mine, I'm sure they then went up to about £50, probably after the ride was 'dismantled to make way for future developments' :(

    The prices of some of these rusting lumps of metal has gone a bit silly in the last couple of years. Stopped me buying more though!
     
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    And you've got to go and collect it too :tearsofjoy:
     
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    It's unfortunate it's a rail and not a (much) shorter cross section of the rails and spine.
     
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    BPB reckon, if they entirely retracked PMBO, the rails alone would be worth £1,007,783 at the above prices. The ride cost £12,000,000 new, or £20,500,000 in today's money. Not a bad return on some rusty metal they were going to scrap.
     
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    I think we've still got a bit of old track in the office somewhere. Looks like we might have to increase our security as it's clearly extremely valuable
     
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    Never seen the attraction of buying old ride parts so I'm not that fussed. Maybe if they did something similar to the presentation Kings Island did for the bits of Vortex they sold.

    So if the park think they can get what they've priced the track parts at fair playto them. At worst they reduce the price and still make money in the future.
     
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