Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
January 6, 2018 – The iconic Wild Mouse at Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been removed. Wild Mouse, which opened in 1958, was one of only four remaining wooden wild mouse coasters in the world. The coaster had been out of operation the final months of the 2017 season, reportedly after operational difficulties and HSE concerns. With the installation of new magnetic brakes earlier in the year, it was hoped that Wild Mouse would undergo further refurbishment and reopen, but its final closure and removal was announced in a press release by Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
The park statement said: “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.”
The design and construction of Wild Mouse was done in-house by Pleasure Beach’s Frank Wright and it was the first major ride to be built at the park since the Second World War.
Read member reactions to the closure in our Forum Discussion.