Blackpool Pleasure Beach sold?

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach sold?

Postby porf » 28 May 2008, 16:24

Unconfirmed rumour on the ECC mailing list that Virgin have bought Blackpool Pleasure beach.
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Postby Gary » 28 May 2008, 17:07

I would be flabbergasted if that rumour turned out to be true! :D

I was there with Club Pleasure Beach a couple of weeks ago and nothing was mentioned. I heard a rumour elsewhere that Disney had bought the park. :D

These type of rumours tend to circulate every year.

On the subject of BPB rumours suggest a new (flat) ride soon situated not far from The Wild Mouse, the possible return of the Mexican High Divers next year and rumours about a Big Mac of sorts...

There's definately a new entrance coming and Superbowl Dodgems are going to where the Whip once was in the South Park.

Rumours, facts and rumours.

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Postby porterm » 28 May 2008, 17:34

Funny - I was just going to post this news too! (via the European Coaster Club's members' e-mail list)

If it is true I would personally find it somewhat ironic because I seem to recall a Margate landlady who wrote to Sir Richard pleading with him to run, the then, run-down Dreamland park. Apparently she got a reply stating that such a venture was not within their expertise arena (or words to that effect). If it does prove to be reality I would be a little concerned by a possible case of venture capitalism happening. Let's just hope whoever runs the place in the future respects the park's historic value.

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Postby porf » 28 May 2008, 18:02

Well the source seems to have now been clarified as "some employee at the park" so I'd treat as very unconfirmed!
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Postby porf » 29 May 2008, 06:59

Rumour now confirmed as "a load of rubbish" by the person who passed it onto the ECC list.
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