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Pleasure Beach, Blackpool - 4th July 08

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Post July 4th, 2008, 7:31 pm

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Welcome to Blackpool, to the tackiest theme park possibly in the entire world, but we love it for that.

The park opened at 10am and closed at 6.30pm. I was expecting it to be open later on, as usually in the summer its open until 10pm, however i think its because the schools have still not broken up for the summer.

EVERYTHING WAS A WALK ON :) - which was good, as there are a lot of rides to get on in a short space of time :)

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Amazing arrrrrow awesomeness :D

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First ride of the day was the Big Dipper, which has been in operation since 1923 and still offers a reasonably smooth ride.

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Look at the man picking his nose, i didnt mean to take that i wanted you to look at:
The Pleasure Beach's newest edition, the standard SLC "Infusion" relocated from Southport. They boast continually about it being the only suspended rollercoaster being ENTIRELY OVER WATER!

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We are now on the 1st ride of the day: Tunnnnnel of Doom. Nah its just the Big Dipper tunnel. Yes those are tiny children in front, they ran quicker than me.

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Me and my sister on the Big Dipper.

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Headchopper! You can actually touch it with your hand.

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This is the 1st picture of many for you Lift Hill enthusiasts!

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Taken from the Big Dipper Lift Hill, you can see the Avalanche (a Mack Bobsled), the Irn Bru Revolution (Arrow Shuttle Loop) and in the distance Space Invader 2 (Zierer 4 Man Bob).

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This is the image of the day: Infusions Sidewinder of Dooooooom.

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Can the kids even see what's happening?!

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Infusion was the 2nd ride of the day, queue time: 5 mins. I got sprayed with salt water :/

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I would say this is the most powerful element in terms of vertical g force in the entire circuit. Feel free to disagree, there are many of these coasters around... BUT NOT OVER A MASSIVE POOL OF SEA WATER!!

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Lift hill nerd shot.

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Me and my sister again, front row goodness. You wouldn't want to ride at the back!

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I took this one because of the SWAMP BUGGIES, not the Big One, the SWAMP BUGGIES.
If you want some Pepsi Max Big One facts, it's 3.5G (yay!), 213ft Arrow Hyper. If you ride, you

will

be battered.

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Do you sell new Barr's Irn Bru?!...... You do?!..... WELL, that's marvellous!

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Bling, without a doubt the best flat ride I've ever ridden. It is DA BOMB.

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Thats me, there, the one with the white socks, big feet ;)

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Loop-de-loop, as the general public call it.

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ZOMG LIFT HILL SHOT POV! (That is "Roller Coaster" btw)

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Roller Coaster's Layout, its an out and back woodie, opertating since 1933. 61ft high, maximum speed of 35mph!!!

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Flying Machines, i believe it was built in 1904. Correct me if i am wrong... Gazag, any ideas?

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The Grand National, its very hard to get any photos of the layout, so unfortunately i'll just have to please the lift hill enthusiasts. It is a mobius coaster, which has been operating since 1935. It recently got new PTC trains which caused it to actually become very rough, however today i thought it had improved significantly. Perhaps the new trains are finding their groove.

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Valhalla: The most amazing water ride i have ever been on, and i've been on a few, even american ones don't compare. 3 drops, 1 backwards. An ICE COLD freezer room, a FIRE room. A smokey room, all viking themed. You will never get this wet.

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You go into the big skull mouth, and its really scary, so you scream! AHHHH

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Proof of wetness.

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Wild Mouse AKA Hell for all parts of the body.

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Wild Mouse over pavement.

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An example of just how lethal the hills are. You will die.

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4G arrow shuttle Loop! Just look at the odd placement of the ties.

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AVALANCHE! My mum and dad are in the front 2 cars. Having funn.

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Where else in the world can you get UNDER an arrow loop?!

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I love the Big One, we rode it twice, you wouldnt want to ride it anymore than twice in one trip. It's fun to look at though...

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The worlds last remaining steeplechase! It's hilarious, but make sure you go on the horses in pairs, its no fun on your own.

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Beginning to round off the day now, some final shots of Infusion and the Big Dipper.

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Beautiful photo, if i do say so myself.

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Panorama!

Ride Count


Big Dipper - 2
Infusion - 2
Pepsi Max Big One - 2
Bling - 2
Steeplechase - 2
Space Invader 2 - 1
Irn Bru Revolution - 1
Avalanche - 1
Valhalla - 1
Grand National - 1
Wild Mouse - 1
Ice Blast - 1
Roller Coaster - 1


All in all it was a fantastic day out, everything had a very short queue, but you never feel as though you can keep riding the rides at Blackpool, they are tiring and often very rough. Blackpool always provides an entirely different take on rollercoasters to Alton Towers.

Post July 4th, 2008, 7:51 pm

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Wicked trip report there Ben! Glad you had a good day today! Infusion looks really photogenic in its surroundings, i like. Although it looks bloody tiny compared to the big one still. Weird. ha, and loving the wet photo there! hahahahahaha. Your such a gay by wearing a poncho thing. haha.

Post July 5th, 2008, 4:05 am
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dude... can I meet your sister? [:I][lol]

looks like you had a wicked day, everything being walk on and all. I've only been to PBB once, when it was still BPB [lol] and me a Gaz ended up queueing about 2 hours for the big one, waste of life!

Post July 5th, 2008, 8:19 am
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Yeah, maybe not the best idea posting pics of your sister here, lol. [lol]

Anyway, nice ptr, some great looking pictures. That Infusion pic was very nice indeed, I've never seen that angle on a SLC before. Nice ptr!!

Post July 5th, 2008, 11:18 am

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Dan.. u have seen ben's sister before!

'member when we bumped into ben & co. at AT?


Seems like a wicked day ben, fantastic TripReport pics :P
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^^^ i have a g/f alton, no worries... (but she wont ride woodies due to roughness!!! shame)

Post July 5th, 2008, 4:26 pm

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yo, so your sister was all wet because of some vikings eh?(childish giggles), i'm just glad that i won't get beaten up for saying she's hot because i'm only 14 wooh! i hope you had a fun day, also, am i the only one who thinks the supports the loop on IBR look completely awesome? and that the ties look like they were designed by a noob?
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Originally posted by tmv8888

^^^ i have a g/f alton, no worries... (but she wont ride woodies due to roughness!!! shame)



Sucks for you then.










D:

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thanks for the awesome PTR!!!
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Post July 6th, 2008, 5:31 pm

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wicked piccy alton and sounds like you had a great day, go on any of the flat rides?

did you go on the ghost train looking for clogg'sy?
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Post July 6th, 2008, 5:47 pm
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WOW
that's really awesome, an amusement park themed as an amusement park!
i know you all have other parks over thee, but this is a place i'd really like to visit, thanks for the pictures..

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Is Infusion smooth because mind bender (same model) is still headbangy. Why are slc s so headbangy. I noticed they alittle lose on the rails. But just a bit, probably enough to let it bounce around. could that be it?

Post July 9th, 2008, 4:26 pm

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Infusion is quite head-bangy, but its not intolerable, you can ride it quite a few times. I'm not sure why Vekomas are like that.

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Originally posted by alton_

Gawdddd, don't any of you have girlfriends?


HEY!

I have a girlfriend!
http://www.coastercrazy.com/forum/pop_p ... y&id=15262

It's just that threesomes are good [:P]

Post July 9th, 2008, 4:36 pm

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im pretty shure linny wouldent agree with you there gouldy LOL

i find infusion not very headbangy at all. it was pretty smooth when i went there a few months back.

im gunna have to go back now in august to make shure i wasent wrong. dang it
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Nice pics of PBB!

I would like to visit PBB in August.
I just wanna know, if it's a bad idea, to visit PBB during summer holidays.

Greets

Post July 12th, 2008, 7:41 am
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Originally posted by gazag

im pretty shure linny wouldent agree with you there gouldy LOL



Wanna bet? [:P]


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