A flat can literally come in off a trailer and be setup // opened in a day.
To be fair, did ICON have plans filed? I don't remember there being any around when the rumor started up. However, the Tom Sawyer bridge was redone in 2015, and there was a huge pit where that Native American display for the Pleasure Beach Express, Caterpillar ride and bumper boats with a lighthouse used to be. Flat rides generally don't require a ton of site preparation, as unlike coasters they only need a few supports/footers, so I'll wait until this fall to expect any signs of groundwork.No, but we haven't seen any plans filed, any markings, any kind of work taking place, nothing.
I don't think Icon ever had plans filed!To be fair, did ICON have plans filed? I don't remember there being any around when the rumor started up. However, the Tom Sawyer bridge was redone in 2015, and there was a huge pit where that Native American display for the Pleasure Beach Express, Caterpillar ride and bumper boats with a lighthouse used to be. Flat rides generally don't require a ton of site preparation, as unlike coasters they only need a few supports/footers, so I'll wait until this fall to expect any signs of groundwork.
I'd say this seems a bit pessimistic. Before Icon, the park had been making medium sized investments every couple of years with Nickelodeon Land, the Wallace and Gromit ride and Sky Force. It wouldn't be that surprising if another similar investment opened in 2020, as it would follow the trend of the last decade. I'm pretty sure not long after Icon opened there were rumours of a 2020 ride on the Bowl-a-Drome site, or something?I am not sure how well Icon has done and i don't know the attendance figures so it might be a while before anything new comes along, even if it is just a flat. I will not be surprised if there is nothing thrilling for 5 years and the next coaster.......10 years away if lucky, i don't think they have the money to push new investments for a while.
In my dreams the park would:
In reality the future holds:
- Get a Mack big dipper.
- Replace The big one with a Mack Hyper coaster.
- Replace Infusion with a Vekoma launch flying coaster
- ( sorry ) GG or GCI woodie or RMC in Nick streaks place
- Bring back modernised Wild mouse or Virginia reel
- New indoor ride like a flying theatre
- Thrilling flat ride
- Some tower rides to save on space, an observation tower and a Face down drop tower
- etc etc
- A fountain, maybe two if were lucky
It didn't take until 2000 for a new thrill ride, Ice Blast opened in 1997 (3 years after the big one).^Icon was a big investment, so was The big one 1994 it then took to 2000 for a thrilling attraction Valhalla to be built.
Not to be rude man, but that's one unreliable source relying on another unreliable source with the vaguest of information. It's not happeningOne of my subscribers was at BPB today and three operators have said a flat ride is coming in 2020 and in the next few years, we'll get a coaster.
In terms of a flat, I'd like to see them do a Gyro Swing in that Space Invader plot of land or maybe somewhere else.
It's not 100% confirmed cause this is what I've just found out today. But, it's something right?
I mean if your looking for the first elevator lift in the UK your abit out of luckJust looked up that one. . . "The ride starts with a short dark ride section which features some clever holograms. It then has an enclosed vertical lift hill in almost complete darkness. The car stalls midway up the lifthill and there is a brief reverse freefall which is quite alarming if you are not expecting it! The main drop is near vertical."
Holy s***, why can't we get badass rides like this in the UK? Surely a tower with a vertical / elevator lift hill coaster like these would be the perfect fit for BPB, with its limited space? Not only that, it would be first of its kind in the UK. Of course I don't count Speed, Saw & Smiler with their vertical lift hills, I mean a massive tower lift hill like Cannibal / Kärnan.