By Michael Mander

Rumours of a new ride at Pleasure Beach are circulating like wild fire among park-goers and staff.

The rumours, triggered by the repainting of the old Bumper Boats island, suggest that Ice Blast is being moved to the unoccupied site and a new ride will take the place of Ice Blast.

Forum user G-Mac says, on Club Pleasure Beach Experience, it would be a worthwhile investment to free up space in the “prime ride location, being right next to the entrance”.

Ice Blast is a 210ft Space Shot ride, shooting the riders up the tower and allowing gravity to pull them down.

Rumours also suggest the location of Ice Blast will be filled by a WindSeeker, a tall swing ride.

Others suggest the painting of the island is nothing more than cosmetic: it is not making way for a new ride. The cost of moving Ice Blast is also a factor many are considering to mean it is unlikely to go ahead.

(Image Courtesy Scott, Pleasure Beach Experience Owner) Showing the markings and easy access bridge leading many to believe a new ride is on the way.

Michael Mander

I mainly cover Thorpe Park, Alton Towers, Adventure Island, Paramount London and other attractions in the south of England. Contact me at:


dukedog · 21st August 2013 at 2:33 pm

Why not just put the Windseeker on to the bumper boat site and leave the Ice Blast where it is. I would hope BPB would be looking towards a major new adult ride in the next couple of years. The last few years being aimed firmly at the Childrens market

Amy jones · 9th February 2014 at 9:50 pm

I want it to change people get sick and tired looking at old fashioned rides I wished spin docor was back

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