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RE: Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

the new cars are in the rear of the site at the moment, look red and white

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Anyone have any pics of the refurbishments over closed season and the current state of the Log Flume?

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Headed over today, I think the word state is on point for the log flume, looks like it has a bad case of tin worm and they have been knocking all the loose off as there's lumps of rust everywhere , scaffolding all still up and lots of track around the tower missing, drop tower also still sitting at half height. The pb itself much the same, disko doesn't actually look that much better, the frame has been sprayed but looked about it, rode the snails (obviously - who cares if I'm 28 ;)) that's been filled with new scenery on the outside sections, waltzer and twister down the bottom very quiet, no other changes I could see.

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Wonder what's up with Sky Drop then?

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Walked through today as was bored and fed up...very windy and actually quite cold.

Sky drop closed.

Family Star closed due to the wind apparently - first time I've got up close to it - what a mess. Needs painting bad.

Evolution - again badly needs painting - looks filthy

Log flume was virtually all back together ( yet still closed ) and you could see the work that has been done - again what a mess needs tarting up and the control booth is green with mould - the whole attraction is just a eyesore.

Great Yarmouth Mercury - The Edge Article dated 29th January 2016.  The link has information on the log flume upgrade

One car full on big wheel going round.

Wristband is £21 for 2016. We didn't have any intention on going on anything we were just killing time.



-- Edited by coolskin on Monday 30th of May 2016 07:10:47 PM



-- Edited by Josh on Sunday 29th of January 2017 06:41:40 AM

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visited yesterday, flume running, as was sky drop, infact everything was open except the waltzers but it was being worked on, not very busy at all in the park, most rides without ques at all, have to say it really is looking a dump now!

all the work on the flume may have got it running again, but its still a mess with plenty of rust visible, and the re-paint of the externals of the roller coaster look good, but from riding you can see the mess in all of the usually hidden areas.

bottom end of the park is the usual dumping ground, and still no signs of "the edge"

the kids drop tower and whirlwind do look good so glad they got something brand new, but the rest of the rides, and park itself, now look tatty, there are a few exceptions but not many

Also I may be wrong but I don't ever remember the dodgems being £3 a go!

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Also I may be wrong but I don't ever remember the dodgems being £3 a go!


 Huh? What token price... Or are they now not included in wristbands either???

 



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There in the wrist band but balls to £21 for the selection they have

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The historic wooden Roller Coaster is now a Grade 2 listed structure.  I think that's great news, as it means the coaster will be preserved.
historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1436976

In other news, I believe that Evolution has left the park.

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think it was still for sale yet it does get taken down over winter.

as for the scenic i think many of us assumed it was listed

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I read on a sale site that the Evolution has been sold. Apparently its been sold to someone in Brazil.

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Well, let's hope it's gone. Damn thing nearly killed my shoulders.......

Roll on KMG afterburner please.



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Thanks for posting that link Jamie; some interesting information on there.

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new for 2017 after evolution moved on..

www.pleasure-beach.co.uk/news/new-ride-for-2017-46.html

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Great Yarmouth's "Dream Dancer" R.J. Lakin Waltzer is on its way to Dreamland Margate. This machine has a long history behind it, so should be a good acquisition for them.


W18 – Henry ‘Harry’ Jacques Wallis [Nov 1947], Henry Wallis [Nov 1980], John Culine [Mar 1982], John Armitage (American Adventure Theme Park) [1991], Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach [1998], Sands Heritage (Dreamland Margate) [Nov 2016]

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As if they've finally sold the likes of Evolution and the Waltzers!

But the new ride again looks like crap from SBF!haha

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Eh....

Oh well, new rides a new rides a new ride. I hated evolution anyway, painful hang time.

Anyone been on one an sbf 'reverse time' or some other synonymous ride?  



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They've also announced on Facebook that they're getting a Flying Elephants ride....wtf....lol

Why are they selling sold family rides like Evolution and Waltzers and buying brand new kids stuff? Makes no sense for a small seaside park to aimed solely at kids.... there isn't a single thrill ride at GYPB now...

Oh and to rub it in, the Log Flume is for sale.

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It's a bit pointless and Joyland is only down the road, and it wasn't long ago they did all that work on the log flume, pity i thought it was a decent flume ride.

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Have they still got Disco? Hopefully they aren't going to go down hill, the additions the last few years have been all right to be honest. That SBF spinning coaster thing might look boring but there where kids all over it all day when I was there last summer. I also seem to recall evolution being down all day (this was in June)...



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Yeah nowt wrong with a kids coaster, but that tiny drop pointless drop and now these elephants, at the expense of the Waltzers.

If the Log Flume does sell, well, the whole place just becomes the Rollercoaster with kids rides around it.

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As Martyn said this is the new ride for 2017 at the Pleasure Beach! The good thing I suppose is Albert in continually investing into his park with new rides. Plus its a better one that PWH.



-- Edited by Clarence on Thursday 26th of January 2017 08:30:59 AM

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not a half bad kids ride, pity the Waltzers are going for it.


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The Edge isn't dead.....yet.

They've announced that they're soon going to be releasing revised plans for the Edge...

Let sleeping dogs lie comes to mind.

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he will just submit new plans so that the application stays open for a few more years...

come on can anyone really ever see this taking off ?!

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But it's a new application, so it's not going to keep the old one going is it?

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Great Yarmouth Mercury - The Edge Article dated 26th January 2017

Needing public backing...



-- Edited by Josh on Sunday 29th of January 2017 06:37:35 AM

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