BLACKPOOL PLEASURE BEACH
United Kingdom (Abbreviation: BPB)
Park News - Nothing to report at this time...
2016 - No New Attraction - Rumor - (8/14/15) According to the latest report sent in, BPB is not planning on adding any new attraction for the 2016 season at this point in time. Older plans for a 4D attraction of some kind have been put on hold. However, the park is also said to be planning to remove the Grand Prix and Go Karts in 2016, as well as the remaining monorail track over Nickelodeon Land and near Avalanche.
(3/19/15) Screamscape sources tell us that BPB may be looking into adding some kind of 4D cinema or new simulator style ride into a couple of sites in the park... either possibly on the upper level of the old Space Invader building, or inside the old Black Hole dome.
2017 - Project 2017 - Rumor - (2/5/16)
A local source sent in a new picture showing off a bit of the construction taking place at Blackpool Pleasure Beach this week. They also tell us that a new replacement bridge for the demolished Tom Sawyer bridge is now in place, but it goes a different route "going underneath Avalanche". This apparently opens up a lot of room between Avalanche, The Big One and Big Dipper for the future project.
(12/13/15) A reader was kind enough to send in a picture from Blackpool Pleasure Beach to show that the Tom Sawyer bridge has already been removed to make way for the new 2017 coaster.
(12/11/15) The latest rumor about adding a new coaster to Blackpool Pleasure Beach claims that the project may be looking to start vertical construction by October 2016, and open in time for May 2017. Meanwhile, I'm told that some early ground prep work for the ride may have already begin in the Tom Sawyer lake, and other site prep work may happen through to August 2016, including the removal of the Tom Sawyer bridge.
From the sounds of things the new coaster, rumored to be from Mack Rides, will be a launched coaster with the station of the site of the Grand Prix station, with a rumored length of 1200 meters, and a 90 second ride time. The construction of it will see the closure of two attractions in Sept. 2016 and a third to close temporarily just after Halloween.
(8/14/15) According to a new rumor, BPB is planning on adding a Mack Rides Launched Coaster for 2017... if all goes well. I'm told that the layout will go along the "Watson overpass" and replace the Grand Prix station, some nearby buildings and the old Monorail station. The layout isn't entirely known, but is expected to use much of the space around the Tom Sawyer bridge, Grand Prix and Go-karts site.
(8/5/15) It seems a bit early for this, but a local guest tells me that a "jeep" has appeared somewhere inside Blackpool Pleasure Beach with the words, "Project 2017" written on it. I'm told that most of the jeep is currently covered up, except for the park with the text, but if the park is really trying to hype a project for 2017 at this point in time... it could be for something massive, like a new roller coaster at long last. Anyone have a picture of the jeep to share?