Hello all! First time on this forum. I've had a brief look through the forums and I don't believe anything has been posted about this yet so I thought it'd be worth sharing. This Friday, 7 November, plans are going to be revealed for a new "world-class" attraction in Blackpool. All signs are pointing to it being a second theme park/similar development in the town. Some background info... The site is located in the centre of town, and was the location of the largest railway station ever to close in Europe in 1964. Since then it's been used as a very large car park and police headquarters, bordered by the SeaLife and Madame Tussaud's attractions to the west, the deprived Central Drive area to the east and the Town Centre to the north. In the mid-2000s there was an ambitious proposal to build a Vegas-style "super casino" on the site with luxury hotels and retail developments. Unfortunately the bid was lost to Manchester but ended up being scrapped anyway. Since then Blackpool has seen (and is currently undergoing) a lot of regeneration including a new Promenade, an upgraded and extended tram system, new conference centre and high-quality hotels. A few years back, Blackpool Council put out a document asking for pitches for a new leisure development on the site. Several council employees flew out to the US and signed an exclusively agreement with an American operator. Since then there's been a lot of secrecy and occasionally articles in the press promising world-class attractions that were "firsts for the UK". It's just been announced that all will be revealed this Friday morning. Interesting to know your thoughts on this. As a local I'm very excited about what it could be.