Blackpool Wild Mouse

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Blackpool Wild Mouse

Postby kevin » 17 Jan 2018, 21:49

FROM THE SUN

ALL GONE DOWNHILL Blackpool Pleasure Beach wooden roller coaster Wild Mouse has been demolished – 60 years after it launched
Wild Mouse was one of the last remaining four wooden Wild Mouse roller coasters in the world, but it has been taken down to make way for more modern rides
By Caroline McGuire, Digital Travel Editor
8th January 2018, 5:23 pmUpdated: 8th January 2018, 5:29 pm
ONE of Blackpool’s oldest rides has been demolished.

The wooden roller coaster known as Wild Mouse has been scrapped by Pleasure Beach bosses – 60 years after it first launched.

The wooden roller coaster known as Wild Mouse has been scrapped by Pleasure Beach bosses – 60 years after it first launched
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The wooden roller coaster known as Wild Mouse has been scrapped by Pleasure Beach bosses – 60 years after it first launched
It was designed by a man called Frank Wright and first opened in 1958
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It was designed by a man called Frank Wright and first opened in 1958
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Re: Blackpool Wild Mouse

Postby Peet » 24 Jan 2018, 18:26

I'm absolutely gutted about this, it was my first ever wooden roller coaster and remained one of my very favourites right up to my final ride.
It was the finest example of what is now an extremely rare ride type, especially since it doesn't look like the one from Morecambe/Southport will ever be rebuilt at Dreamland.
The oldest and best of hundreds of Wild Mouse coasters that have operated around the world. A huge loss.
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Re: Blackpool Wild Mouse

Postby Jim Douglas Jr. » 27 Jan 2018, 17:33

Sad that it wasn't saved.
Was it dismantled, or torn down?
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Re: Blackpool Wild Mouse

Postby Peet » 12 Feb 2018, 14:10

Nobody seems to know for sure, but most likely torn down.
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Re: Blackpool Wild Mouse

Postby sparky2u » 07 May 2018, 09:28

I was very sad when this classic woodie closed, It was one of my fav coasters and one of the rare-est. I don't think BPB will give a reason why it got torn down, but they could of asked Dreamland Margate if they wanted it for FREE if the ride was not in a bad condition. Such a great loss to our theme park history along with The Whip & the Turtle Bug, 2 more BPB rides which could of gone to Dreamland to keep working..
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