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Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Future Predictions

Howie

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^Maybe, but being listed does not necessarily guarantee its future, safety will always come first. And if it can't be used as a coaster as it is because of safety concerns, and it can't be altered enough to make it safe due to it being listed, well... then what? It can't just sit there, taking up space forever more as an unusable structure.
My old secondary school was a grade 2 listed building, but they wanted to build some new houses there, so they rather conveniently 'found' some asbestos in the roof and boom! Listed status overturned, 'Elf and Safety see, and the bulldozers were on site before the ink dried.
If PB want to get rid of the Nash, they will.
 

Hixee

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^Maybe, but being listed does not necessarily guarantee its future, safety will always come first. And if it can't be used as a coaster as it is because of safety concerns, and it can't be altered enough to make it safe due to it being listed, well... then what? It can't just sit there, taking up space forever more as an unusable structure.
My old secondary school was a grade 2 listed building, but they wanted to build some new houses there, so they rather conveniently 'found' some asbestos in the roof and boom! Listed status overturned, 'Elf and Safety see, and the bulldozers were on site before the ink dried.
If PB want to get rid of the Nash, they will.
Or they'll just run a chainsaw through it and make up any excuse they like to pacify the council. Not like they'll bother making them rebuild it.
 

RobCoasters

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I feel like I'm the only person here who's cautiously optimistic about this ride's future. Everywhere there's this impending sense of doom and gloom like "they will destroy it over the season without warning just like the Mouse", not just here.

Does BPB really have that bad of a reputation with closing rides? If they don't reopen this thing I don't think anyone will be happy at all. It doesn't feel like a Mouse situation where there are actual genuine concerns about its safety, I'm convinced they'll get this back open next year.
 

Will

Strata Poster
If it comes back in is current guise I for one couldn't care less. Its an awful ride that needs drastic work to make it rideable. This is a shame as recall it being wonderful 20 years ago.
I'm actually glad somebody else had the balls to say this - sadly, I didn't ride it pre 2005, so I've never especially enjoyed it!

That said, I'm also glad to hear it's going nowhere - while I may not enjoy the ride myself, it has countless fans and a very real place in UK coaster history (and, on past record, it would take them 24 years to replace it with anything other than a fountain!)
 

rob666

Hyper Poster
Yeah, no.

It's about a £3K fine or something if you destroy something that's listed. There's no actual deterrent, other than the bad publicity.
Er...two years in prison and an unlimited fine...depending on how blatantly naughty your staff have been with the petrol and matches.
 

furie

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