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Rodent themed fairground ride disappears

Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach

One of the most bonkers rides ever has gone, the Wild Mouse in Blackpool was utter bonkers, we used to stand and stare up at it in awe and marvel at the faces of the riders getting thrown around as they tried to tame the rodent ride.

The CEO of the Pleasure Beach Amanda Thompson apparently cried during the ride being dismantled, we’re still sobbing now as the news sinks in that this 60 year old ride was taken down without any chance for fans to take one last ride.

Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Plans for a 120 bedroom hotel have been lodged with the local council so this is likely the “exciting development” taking the place of this 60 year old ride – we’re feeling mighty meh about progress at this moment in time.

The wooden roller coaster had been in operation since 1958, one of four Wild Mouse coasters remaining in the world. The Pleasure Beach is due to open a new double launch coaster in Spring this year called Icon. Which forms part of small consolation for us. It’ll have 1.14km of track, maximum height of 27m (88.5ft) and will interact with other rides at the park 15 times. Top speed will be 80km/h (55mph) and maximum acceleration 4.3G.

Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach

We’ll be lamenting the removal of the Wild Mouse by creating our own white knuckle build with Roller Coaster Challenge. Choose a challenge card, set up the pieces and build a working roller coaster that meets the build conditions on the card. Part logic puzzle, some creative license allowed you then set the coaster car gliding down the track – dips, curves, and loops included.

Roller Coaster Challenge
Roller Coaster Challenge

About Peter Jenkinson

Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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