Blackpool Pleasure Beach demolish classic Wild Mouse roller-coaster

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The Frank Wright designed roller-coaster would have been celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.


Images have surfaced showing the area where the ride previously stood, revealing a total demolition of the ride and its associated structure.

The Wild Mouse was well known for its erratic ride experience, fast hairpin turns and classic rickety feel.

The park confirmed in an official statement to the ECC that the ride will not return:

“After very careful consideration and planning, our current winter work programme has seen the permanent closure and dismantling of the Wild Mouse and the removal of the facade of the former Trauma Tower attractions. This will create an area for future exciting developments.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a constantly evolving amusement park and has been for the past 122 years. The changes it has seen over the years are what has made it the great park it is today. This, coupled with a relatively small amount of space, means that in order to progress and look to the future we occasionally need to alter the landscape of the park to make way for future developments.”

The park is set to reopen next month for its annual WOW Weekends, where guests will get their first taste of what life at the Pleasure Beach will be like without the roller coaster.

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