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.