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Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Potential New Attraction on Trauma Towers Spot

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by CrashCoaster, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Matt N

    Matt N Active Member

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    Very exciting! An Intamin Gyroswing is a very good guess, I must admit, but dare I suggest... a Mack XTREME Spinning Coaster? Could the cogs imply spinning? Or am I reading far too deeply into this? It seems far too early for BPB to be teasing something like a Gyroswing, if you ask me; as good as Gyroswings apparently are, most parks probably wouldn't tease one until 2019 at the earliest.
     
  2. CSLKennyNI

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    Why on earth would an image where the central focus is a fob watch with coaster track in it; be advertising for a GyroSwing?
    Given Blackpool's low visitors numbers this year I'd be very surprised if there's a new coaster in 2020.
     
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    Dear lord, that’s a :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing cog, it’s not a gyro swing. Y’all will clutch onto anything.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Amanda posted the image on her twitter account but it has since been removed.

    Many people say that Icon was part one of a 2 ride deal with Mack.
     
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    ^I assume you are referring to this image of a tweet posted on Towersstreet.
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    There's a very rough outline/overlap of white shades around the profile pic and name at the top where someone has photoshopped/cut it in. Just another fake.
     
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    I mean, it was so obviously fake. Did have to laugh that ATI was immediately convinced by how professional it looks though, cos it looks :emoji_poop:.
     
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    I did post the image on TowersStreet, but I’d just like to clarify that I wasn’t the person who found / created the image. @Temleh can back me up on that.

    And I’m just going to repost what I have already said on TowersStreet – I’ve spoken again to the person who “found” the image, and I’m really starting to doubt it’s legitimacy to be honest, not least because I have just found out that they were one of the people who were involved in the RMC Grand National “joke”. So yeah, I think it is very highly likely the image is fake. :(
     
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    Links for sources are always the best bet... images like this with no original source means literally nothing. There's no lead at all. Nice to speculate but don't want to give legitimacy to someone who has actually taken the time out to make up total lies.
     
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    BPB's response to this:
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    ATI, when will you ever learn?
     
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    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Ha, that Twitter response from the park is amazing.
     
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    I know PBB aren't known for amazing concept/teaser art but my god did some of you really think they'd ever let something that looked so cheap get published? It looks like the work of somebody who downloaded Photoshop just to "give it a go" and decided to create fake teasers because they have nothing better to do/they finished their homework early.
     
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    It’s not a lie! Giant cogs.....what ride at the park already features cogs as theming?

    That’s right, there are cogs in the sign for Wallace & Gromit Thrill-o-matic.

    RMC Wallace & Gromit conformed.
     
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    To be honest, yes, I could believe it. Blackpool really aren't the most subtle when it comes to their aesthetic. On the other hand, no one wants a classy version of Blackpool pleasure beach. It's loud, it's brash, it doesn't try to pretend that it's home to a secretive, anti-technology cult that ultimately doesn't know the value of not going for that one last "grunge" texture layer in Photoshop...and that's OK. They know their market.

    Also, that's blatantly not someone's first go at Photoshop. That's a bored amateur who's been practising for years in their bedroom, whose mum thinks they're "good at computers", but who's never bothered to consider reading a book about design. The very least they could have done is download a similar looking typeface to the one that BPB use from 1001freefonts.
     
  16. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Pleasure Beach have since confirmed it's fake.
     
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    We've basically just avoided 30 pages of discussion on how the font means it's definitely a wing coaster. Phew!
     
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    I mean you're being petty, but you're basically agreeing with my initial point in that it looks crap. Yeah, the park aren't the best at aesthetics but they're high above the piece of turd posted on the previous page.

    Anybody know when the TEA Attendance Reports come out each year, is it about May time? Interested to see exactly if Icon has affected their figures.
     
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    Just looked in the site's source code, and couldn't find that image - but I did find this

     
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    Yeah, I agree, I was just tipsy when I thought of it. But yes, BPB have a definite brand identity, and that image didn't fit.

    I do, however, love that whoever is doing their social media has a cracking sense of humour about just how nerdy we all are as enthusiasts, and is willing to engage with the nonsense rumours. It's playful without being mean, or cold and distant.
     

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