Pleasureland medium-term future secured

Southport Pleasureland has had its medium-term future secured after the local council extended the owners’ lease for five years.

The site had previously been earmarked for clearance to allow the construction of an £80 million ‘eco-park’, but these plans have now collapsed according to the Southport Visiter newspaper.

Following the original park’s closure by the Blackpool Pleasure Beach company in 2006, it now operates under the name of Southport New Pleasureland.

The park is currently operated by the Dreamworks company, headed by Norman Wallis.

It will begin its 2012 season in March, when it will unveil new rides, including the Piranha River – whose ride type is currently unknown.