Blackpool Pleasure Beach demolish Wild Mouse

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has demolished the classic Wild Mouse roller coaster that opened in 1958.

Wild Mouse was an iconic wooden roller coaster, one of only 4 remaining wooden Wild Mouse roller coasters left in the world and was held in high regard as one of the finest and most extreme examples.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach issued the following statement:

"After very careful consideration and planning, our current winter work programme has seen the permanent closure and dismantling of the Wild Mouse and the removal of the facade of the former Trauma Tower attractions. This will create an area for future exciting developments.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a constantly evolving amusement park and has been for the past 122 years. The changes it has seen over the years are what has made it the great park it is today. This, coupled with a relatively small amount of space, means that in order to progress and look to the future we occasionally need to alter the landscape of the park to make way for future developments.”

Blackpool Pleasure Beach reopens in February for WOW Weekends, with the UK's first double launch roller coaster ICON opening later this year.

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