December 20, 2019 – The discussion has been ongoing for quite a while and Blackpool Pleasure Beach has confirmed that the Valhalla dark water ride will be closed for re-imagining during the entire 2020 season and open again the following year as part of the park’s 125th anniversary celebration.
Amanda Thompson tweeted in November that they were looking at trying to make the ride more sustainable although nothing had been decided yet, but that Valhalla is here to stay. This quieted rumors of the ride’s permanent closure and today’s confirmation of a refurbishment should put them to bed.
Details as to exactly what they have planned are slim, but fans of the ride should be pleased as Valhalla has been known to have many of its fantastic effects not working in recent years, having opened in 2000. One has to wonder if these exact effects will return in 2021 or if the “reimagining” will include brand new replacement effects.
See what our members are saying and follow any updates in our Forum discussion.