Pleasure Island ride repurposed at Ocean Beach

Pleasure Island ride repurposed at Ocean Beach
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Cars and props from the Shrieksville ghost train at former Cleethorpes amusement park Pleasure Island have been repurposed to refurbish Ocean Beach Pleasure Park’s Roller Ghoster ride.

 

The Studio East-designed parts, which have been in storage since Pleasure Island closed in 2016, were transported just under 115 miles to their new home in South Shields, and utilised to revitalise the zombie-themed ride. “The Ocean Park team came and removed all the parts of Shrieksville they wanted in August last year, including a number of character props as well as some of the carts used to transport guests around the ride,” reported the Grimsby Telegraph. “While the park already had a ghost train, they decided to renovate the attraction, using parts of the Pleasure Island ride to help them achieve their goal.”

Shrieksville is the latest in a long line of former Pleasure Island attractions transported to a new home, following the installation of the Boomerang in Trans Studio theme park, Bali, and the installation of the Hyper Blaster on Chicago’s Navy Pier.

Having remained abandoned for five years, the remaining Pleasure Island infrastructure is set to be demolished later this year in order to make way for 250 eco-lodges, conference centre and Lidl foodstore.


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