Owners announce Pleasureland Southport will close

Posted Tuesday, September 5, 2006 6:41 PM | Contributed by Richard Bannister

Owners of Southport's Pleasureland Amusement Park said despite investment in rides it has proved "unsustainable." Owners cite increased competition from non-amusement sources.

Read more from The BBC.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 8:19 AM
Although the park isn't great it is still a sad loss and will see one maybe two woodies bite the dust. With any luck the wooden mouse will be relocated.

I just hope Traumatizer doesn't end up being the replacement for the Log Flume at Blackpool.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 9:43 AM
That's really bad news. In addition to a nice classic woodie, they have probably the best wooden wild mouse on the planet. It was already relocated from one closed park, and Blackpool (the owners of Pleasureland) already has a wooden wild mouse. I would be very surprised if it got relocated again.

I've heard from other sources that Traumatizer is the replacement for the log flume. What a trade--a classic Arrow log flume for an SLC!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 10:03 AM
Well,at least Traumatizer is the least offensive SLC I've been on. Although that's like saying getting hit with a baseball bat is less offensive than getting hit with a sledgehammer.

The loss of that mouse would be tragic, though. Too bad Knoebel's is already busy on a project...
*** This post was edited by GregLeg 9/6/2006 10:03:49 AM ***

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 3:17 PM
Rick_UK's avatar Very sad day indeed.

I really hope Cyclone and The Mines are saved.

Saturday, September 9, 2006 3:34 PM
You know it's hard to come by the woodies that dip all the way to ground level or below as in this photo of Cyclone:


If I'm not mistaken and my memory serves me right, that was one of the reasons I loved GL's Big Dipper so much.


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