BLACKPOOL PLEASURE BEACH
United Kingdom (Abbreviation: BPB)
Park News - (10/31/14) Good news regarding the man who broke his neck riding the Grand National earlier this week, as the local news reports that he has successfully come out of emergency surgery treatment that had only a 5% success rate to restore his breathing and circulation. He is now in stable condition and able to breathe unaided.
(10/29/14) From the sound of things, this may be one of those freak one-in-a-million incidents, but the local news in the UK is reporting that a father riding the Grand National roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach snapped his neck and is currently paralyzed.
2015 - Sky Force - Confirmed - (3/19/15) I'm told that the new Sky Force ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach is expected to open on May 25th, as the RAF Red Arrows are also scheduled to perform a fly over the park on that same day.
Screamscape was sent a picture from the Sky Force construction site this week. It appears that the site is cleared and the ride's massive footer has been poured, so hopefully they will be able to begin putting up the hardware soon. With any luck, maybe they will have it ready by Easter.
(10/24/14) The BBC have confirmed half of our 2015 rumor. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is indeed adding a Red Arrows themed ride in 2015 to be called Sky Force. It wont be a Zamperla Air Race however, instead it will be a Gerstlauer Sky Fly ride, allowing the riders to spin their own cars upside down as much as they like while soaring through the sky.
(10/21/14) The latest rumors for Blackpool are a bit interesting, as the rumors are dividing up, splitting and mutating… turning from just one rumor for 2015 into possible rumored projects for both 2015 and 2016.
According to our latest spy transmission, the park will be adding a Zamperla Air Race in 2015 themed to the Red Arrows. Our source says that site prep has already begun on the old Bling ride site for it.
As for that big tall spinning tower ride… I’m now hearing that it wont be added until 2016. However, the exact form it will take is a bit of a mystery, as all kinds of similar rumors are popping up… ranging from a Fun Time Star Flyer to a Mondial Windseeker to possibly something new and unique from Gerstlauer. High winds blowing in from the ocean are said to be an ongoing issue and major concern with whatever they choose to add in 2016, which is apparently going to be installed on the site of Planet Rock, the empty structure that used to have a 4D theater and Black Hole ride in past years.
(10/20/14) Screamscape has heard a couple of interesting rumors about Blackpool’s new 2015 attraction. One source claims that it may be a new Zamperla Air Race style ride, themed to the Royal Air Force Red Arrows. Another source claims that they’ve heard it will a new “tallest” Star Flyer ride, though it was unclear if it was going to be a world record, or just a European one. The rumored location, in either case, is said to be the old Bling ride site near The Big One.
2016 - New Attraction - Rumor - (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.