Blackpool Pleasure Beach: General Discussion

Status
This topic has been locked. No further replies can be posted.

Dar

TS Member
Favourite Ride
Taron
I don't know of any other steel coasters that need entire sections of track replaced so regularly!
 

Coaster

TS Member
The worst problem for the PMBO track is that it's exposed to the sea salt and winds, which means that it gets blasted and needs re-welding quite a lot.

Not sure what could be done to prevent this as it is very exposed to the sea air.
 

Poisson

TS Member
Favourite Ride
The Giant Squid
Maybe Rev is more sheltered from the sea winds by PMBO, Infusion and Dipper?

Point taken, but the air and winds can't shelter the fact it isn't the most well built ride. Also how much re-profiling can a piece of track take before it needs to go?
 

Ted

TS Member
Favourite Ride
Kondaa
image.jpg
 

Danny

TS Contributor
Favourite Ride
Steel Vengeance
Must be a slow newsday for this to be reported. Hoping to see Mandy fire off a sassy response to the media later.
 

venny

TS Member
On a completely different subject, it's really good to see The Star has reopened under its original guise ie a pub with live bands at night and showing live football.

Have to say the drinks are very reasonable priced and if only it were advertised slightly better (maybe open the South Gate as well) I'd like to think it would be reasonably successful.

£4.50 for a decent pint and a WKD is roughly what the pricing is, so advertising this very decent pricing can only entice more people into the place.

Definitely a recommendation for anyone going to PB.
 

Rick

TS Member
Favourite Ride
Crux
Had a great day at Pleasure Beach today, although it has to be said that the park really struggles with anything other than light crowds, the capacity on some of their stand out attractions is really woeful. Also, the lack of indoor rides is extremely obvious when the weather changes. Not much more than ten years ago you could have headed to Noah's Ark, Trauma Towers, Black Hole, Astroswirl, Space Invader, Whip, Superbowl etc but no longer.

I'm not entirely sure how The Star has a future with its location and 'Spoons down the road, but good luck to them.
 

Coaster

TS Member
In fairness they still have Ghost Train, River Caves, Alice in Wonderland, Wallace and Gromit and Impossible which are indoors (well, and Valhalla but that defeats the point of staying out of the rain!) however it is a shame that so many other indoor attractions have gone.

Agreed about capacity, it's awful at the moment.
 
Last edited:

TheMan

TS Member
Favourite Ride
NemiLerVion
Is the Space Invader mountain still there?

They should shoe horn a new coaster in there!

I wish some parks would start building decent indoor coasters again!

With the likes of Mack and Gerst building ones that can manage really tight twists and turns, something pretty epic could be built, doesn't have to be the standard JetStar or spinner anymore. (Big parks aside SM, HP etc)
 

rob666

TS Member
The mountain is still there but it is now a pizza cafe...
at least on the ground floor.
There was talk of a 4D cinema upstairs but it didn't happen.
Could shove a coaster in upstairs and just stick a few bits out of the roof.
 
Status
This topic has been locked. No further replies can be posted.
Top