Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Wild Mouse removed

Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Wild Mouse wooden rollercoaster has been removed from Blackpool Pleasure Beach after 60 years.

Images shared across Twitter and other social media today depicted the site of the 1958-built ride clear, following dismantling.

The rollercoaster’s removal was confirmed in a Pleasure Beach statement released shortly afterwards.

Riders of the one-to-two seater cars were fastened in by seatbelt and experienced lateral forces of nearly 2.0 G.

Its track has required considerable weld repair during closed seasons in recent years.

Rumours of its forthcoming closure have been circulating online for much of the past decade.

‘Careful consideration’

Designed by engineer Frank Wright, the ride was constructed in-house by the Pleasure Beach themselves.

The Lancashire amusement park said that it has taken the decision following “careful consideration and planning”.

It said that an area had now been cleared for “exciting future developments”, as it also confirmed the removal of the former Trauma Towers fa├žade.

The Pleasure Beach will open the multiple-launch rollercoaster Icon, constructed by Mack Rides, this Spring.