Hi guys. I was just scrolling through TowersStreet Talk when I saw this video from Attraction Images, which suggests a rather interesting rumour regarding Valhalla at Blackpool Pleasure Beach potentially being SBNO next year:
The man in the video says that his source is reliable and has gotten numerous things right in the past with regards to BPB. Anyway, if you don't want to watch the video, some of the reasons identified from a conversation with the source included:
- The ride reportedly costs £1m per year to run and needs £900,000 worth of renovations doing.
- The ride has apparently been very unreliable and problematic for Blackpool this year, including having sunk a full boat of riders to such an extent that they had to evacuate themselves mid-ride. The park also apparently doesn't want the ride to have a similar incident to the one on Splash Canyon at Drayton Manor.
- The ride is apparently not being reviewed very positively by guests; there are even TripAdvisor reviews advising people to stay away from the ride due to its wetness.
- I must admit that I'm not too sure on this one, but the ride apparently wasn't intended to last for as long as it has when Geoffrey Thompson and Intamin originally designed it.
We'll have to see how this one develops; it might turn out to be untrue, and even if it is true, the park might just be closing it to refurbish it for 2021; time will tell...