Blackpool Pleasure Beach is to replace the Gold Mine with a new Thrill-O-Matic ride featuring Wallace and Gromit.
The four minute Thrill-O-Matic ride is set to open in 2013 and will feature many of the best know characters and scenes from A Grand Day Out, visit The Wrong Trousers, take A Close Shave and deal with A Matter of Loaf and Death. Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman features are working with Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s design and engineering team on the £5.25m ride.
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Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit, said, “We are really enjoying working with the Pleasure Beach team on this new ride and new format for Wallace and Gromit and can’t wait to get started on building all the props and set pieces.”
Blackpool Pleasure Beach managing director, Amanda Thompson OBE, said, “We are delighted to be welcoming Wallace & Gromit to Pleasure Beach.
“Thrill-O-Matic represents a significant investment in the park and we know the characters will be a huge hit with the families who come and visit Pleasure Beach.
“Wallace & Gromit are national treasures and to have them here re-affirms our commitment to attracting families back to the resort for what we hope will be A Grand Day Out!”