One of Blackpool’s biggest amusement arcades has had to close its doors early ahead of the winter season after it was hit with flooding on three floors.
Fire crews were called to the arcade at 5:30am on Thursday December 20 after reports of flooding at the popular seafront arcade.
Funland has confirmed it will remain closed ahead of the winter season, with management revealing that repairs will have to be made to the premises’ ceilings and carpets, after both suffered significant water damage.
They had hoped to reopen the arcade before Christmas, but a spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said it would need much longer to recover from the flood.
They said: “The flooding was internal, over three floors, and was caused by heavy, persistent rainfall overnight.
“Crews were able to access the roof and use rods to unblock drains and remove excess water. Management said they hope to have the building back open in a few days, but I expect it will take longer.
“There is no structural damage but the internal flooding is over three floors and will take sometime to subside and dry.”
Funland will now reopen for the Spring season on Monday April 15, in time for the Easter holidays.