The seller, usedamusement-rides . Com referenced in that advert, has only one top spin listed on their site, and it’s in Netherlands and has been up for sale for a while. Not sure if that means anything at all, but worth noting nevertheless.
Probably a smaller park somewhere far away. A lot of former UK coasters are now running in less affluent countries, so I guess flat rides could potentially go the same way.Would anyone want to buy this? It looks old and sounds it, too. I suppose the parks needs whatever cash they can get though.
See this is true, and I did think this. But this thing looks way more tired and decrepit than the other former UK rides that come to mind. Maybe a park in India or somewhere similar will take it, would match that sort of standard.Probably a smaller park somewhere far away. A lot of former UK coasters are now running in less affluent countries, so I guess flat rides could potentially go the same way.
I think it was an essential like-for-like replacement, as Black Buccaneer was aging, and I think it had some sort of parts failure, correct me if I’m wrong? It was shut for ages during 2019, so something was definitely wrong with it.I am really confused. Why would they? Most parks don't invest in something they already have unless it's strictly necessary.
A new pirate ship? Didn't they already use to have Black Buccaneer? That was a great one and didn't seem in that bad a state.
Thanks for clearing that up. It's been ages since I last went to Chessington and rode their ship. Back then it ran a great, intense ride cycle!As Matt says, the original ship needed major work. It was closed for the whole of 2019. It ultimately worked at as better to get a whole new ship rather than fix the old one.