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this is going to be a huge, infact my biggest photo trip report EVER for the awsome new nickolodeon land at backpool pleasure beach, south pier and the rest of the pleasure beach.
be warned theres alot of pictures here so if you have a slow computer you may want to leave for a while and come back and view.

so the day begins about 11:30AM on sunday. not the day im visiting the pleasure beach but me and my family (yes theres photos of them too) to find a hotel and just have a nice day around blackpool itself.

here come the 152 photos, i had 1237 photos but i thought that may be a few to many.

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the first photo as i get out the car is of the roller coaster psinted in its new bright orange, its such a nice colour.

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look painful awsomeness

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yeah look old roller coaster cars, these are due for reconditioning to go into a museum built on the coach park behind valhalla

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yay for advertising

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straight past the ticket office for today

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so after finding a hotel and spending a little time at the tower circus with my sister then about 4 hours in a bar rather than just going back to the hotel with the rest of my family i decided to go check out south pier since it was such a beautiful evening

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see, beautiful

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hello closed pepsi max, hope your open tomorrow

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look, its a disney scene. i think so anyway [:D]

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this is what i look like in the morning

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the artwork on this ghost train was awsome

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see awsome so i assumed it would be a pretty good one so i went on
I WAS WRONG, it sucked ass untill the 2nd level

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not expecting a live actor to pop out from behind a corner, if it wasent for this one lone actor it would of really sucked

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a machine of total and complete awsomeness. you control it too, the whole operation of the ride from the seat your in. the most awsome little ride i have been on for a good while. did this 2 times it was so much fun

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hello huss gorgeousness. 4 times on this because of its complete awsomeness and a very intence ride cycle that lasted a good 10 mins

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no small park would be complete withought one

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yes its a breakdance No1

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same here, everyone loves kiddie killers

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sizzler, again another stock ride but a wonderful light package

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the waltzers had the best light package on the pier, all the rides were owned by one company but run by an indervidual. they all get a yearly budget and compete for 7 awards to earn extra cash for the next year. lighting was one of them

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everyone loves a long flume, yeah its 10pm so im not going on it

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lifting up the cars the op said they was upgradeing the light package to a new LED custom system so no lights on the cars this year

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the ride was wild and the op really seemed to want to thrill riders not just make cash like alot of rideops in the buisness do.

so its time to get some beer and sleep, its mearly 11pm so up early for a full english breakfest and to get to the pleasure beach with the expectation of very large crowds because its the may bank holiday monday.

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yet another loverly day, had my full english brekkie and now onto the main event, blackpool pleasure beach

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one of the best ticket point i know of, its surprisingly quiet

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this makes me smile alot

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beaver, ha ha i said a dirty word

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look there are new sponge bob tickets

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those magificent men in there flying machines

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see there is pretty much no one in the park today, it was this quiet all day

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first look at nick land

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roller coaster has a new name and a snazzy new station to go with its new orange colour screen

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and a makeover for the old big dipper trains

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we got greeted by sponge bob squarepants

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and patric star

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beaver creek log flume gets a makeover with lots of new scenery

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as on the sign "hold on to your nappies babys" im shure thats now what the rugrats actually said though

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i got sunburnt, its actually a picture of me

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the crusty crab was a little bounce ride with lots of detail. BTW a crabby patty on there cost $12

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the spongebob splash battle look fantastic, not in operation today as they were filling it with water and testing it but it looks like a hell of alot of fun, and again very very detailed

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the detail is very very high and the whole new area is finnished to a very high standered. looks very very cool

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very very bright colours everywhere

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they finnished the bikini bottom bus tours ride while we were there with the new sign

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i want this

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i want this MORE

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plankton, ill sell this to you for $1,000,000

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the little dipper is now the blue flyer and is painted bright blue, it all looks very awsome and very bright

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more new rides for the new land

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dora the explora teaching kiddys mexican or somthin like that

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not new but a full retheme to the backyardigans adventure (yeah ive never heard of them either)

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bling is still there, i had herd it was leaving at the begining of this season but no, its still there looking pretty but boring riders

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PLEASE make it more extreme

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still a classic and still awsome

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BPB has been busy painting this closed season, theres alot of little touches made

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how many coasters in one shot?

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the best vekoma SLC out there, smooth and thrilling

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how many supports?

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the big one is sporting its new colours, yes its not sponcered by pepsi max anymore

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1 train operation and running "william" today, and it was still walk on

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pretty new paint

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pretty window view and you can see how close infusion gets the the buiding

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2 coasters one shot, JUST

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the new station is very pretty

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its now about 2 in the afternoon and its still very very quiet, so wierd for a bankholiday

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despite rideing 9 times i only got this photo of the wild mouse.


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disney world of colour, we have better

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i scared

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mirror maze and haunted swing, its not impossable

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one of the best racing coasters in the world IMO

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dont you just love morgan

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just cool, not scary

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so many smiley faces

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i have new hat and badges

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anyone else heard of these awards? this is the only place i know has them

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yes it was there befor any of the movies

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i still dont understand this photo point?

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majout turn arround

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who dosent like S&S shot towers, not me i love them

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information is informative

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why ios veryone talking to eachother?

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dont you just love straight lift hills?

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information is still informative

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the original organ is still there and gets programed with new tunes aswell as old ones

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who you gonna call?

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like the rest of the ghost train it needs some maintance

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WEEEEEEEEeeeeeeee..............

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full train photo

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warning, its totally politically correct

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give me your children, i will make them mine

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no you dont get wet at all

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mum got wet and wasent very happy

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VROOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmm................

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new plants, new paint and new pathing. lots of refurbishment

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im such an artist

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my farther and sister love the little grand prix cars

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yes we went to see the glow in the dark show, its worth a watch

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more big one going in a straight line

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corners the coaster ran very well today, again walk on with only 1 train running

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a big lift hill, blackpool needs something new and very large

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not many of these in working condition left

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new wood

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still the same old trains but a great ride with some airtime thrown in, yes airtime

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avatar throght the supports

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new entrance

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closeup of the new skins on william

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dont want to get lost today thanks

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there are 3 new things in this photo, whats the 3rd?

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new pizza restraunt under the old space mountain 2, this is due to be another ride for nick land next year

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another shot of avatar, you get some good views from it and was one of the more impressive zamprella rides

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deagio or somthing like that? not a clue about this show?

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same ride but looks so so so much nicer now

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the colours just work so well for the area and the coaster in genral

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nick shop, all sponge bob and dora the explora at the moment

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just a little overview

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AIRTIME!!!

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dil and spike on the new lost river ride

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wet much?

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the fairy cabs are another new addition

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another straight lift hill

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mabye just a little damp

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its now streemlined and you can tell a little, it does seem a little quicker

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new metal plateing all over the place

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see perfectally straight

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more happy riders

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still awsome to the day, lots of airtime and pretty extreme forces

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i would love to see a rocket fin on the back of the train, would finish the look so much

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3 years down and the gold mine is now back open

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still the center piece of the park and standing proud

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very colourful

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holiday rock FM, i got a shoutout to mr toby larone

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pretty coasters

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the only place people gathered was for food. plus you get a nice view of infusion

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oh yeah more big one photos

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last one i sware

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the front of the park has its share of cool rides

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all the cafes have these new tables too

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the plasure beach certainly likes to display there awards

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one last look at the entrance as we say goodbye

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blackpools live horror maze has had a complete makeover inside, i didnt go in as we didnt have time

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i got one of these posters for being the first person to buy somthing in the nick store that day[:D]

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even the trams have advertising for the pleasure beach


i carnt wait to go back later this year when all the merlin things are open over by the tower, the dungeons, madem tussauds and when the new nick land has bedded in a little.

thanks for looking though my masses of photos, as i said i have many many more but these were the better ones. please forgive the spots in the photos as my sensor got dirty and i didnt have the stuff to clean it with.
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Post May 7th, 2011, 2:39 pm

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There are some interesting new makeovers there. At first I was undecided as to whether or not I liked some of the new paint jobs on such old coasters, but it really does make them look much less dingy.

Post May 7th, 2011, 2:47 pm

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lol I didn't know they repainted two coasters!

I'm not a big fan of the Nickelodeon approach Blackpool is doing here, but it does make the coasters look less dingy as Supercell said.

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Big One is made by Arrow, not Morgan gosh [:O]
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Post May 7th, 2011, 4:49 pm

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Originally posted by Jcoasters

Big One is made by Arrow, not Morgan gosh [:O]


ah ah ah, check the lables matey, the trains and supports are made by arrow however the track and design is morgan.

one of those wierd calabarations like shockwave at drayton that was designed by intamin but built by B&M.
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Hmmm, did not know that. Also, Shockwave was subcontracted/built by Giovanola, not B&M.
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Post May 7th, 2011, 6:45 pm

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Great report Gazag!
I think the pleasure beach is getting nicer and nicer every year. They are really making it cleaner and more up-market. There is such a variety of food now and the theming is starting to get better.
Rollercoaster also looks amazing in orange! Or should I say "Nick Streak" lol

Post May 7th, 2011, 6:51 pm

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They've made it less like a fairground and more into a theme/amusement park. It looks really good. Will definitely be heading to Blackpool a few times in summer :)
[19:47:28] rcking04: /smoke bong through wrong end

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Nice trip report Gazag, that was a LOT of pictures! But your comments desperately need spell checking.
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