Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Alice in Wonderland
Avatar Airbender
The Big Dipper
The Big One
Blue Flyer
Chinese Puzzle Maze
Derby Racer
Dora's World Voyage
Flying Machine
Ghost Train
The Grand National
The Ice Blast
Nickelodeon Streak
River Caves
Spongebob's Splash Bash
Wild Mouse

It's good to see the parks old Roller Coaster given a new lease of life. It did seem like a ride under threat, as it was uncertain if the park would continue to run and maintain this when it already had the Big Dipper and Grand National. Rebranding it to make it a ride for the daring kids is a good move. It also now looks a lot more interesting. When I heard that a traditional wooden coaster had been painted bright orange I thought it would look weird, but it actually looks very striking as a backdrop to the rest of Nickelodeon land.

It will be interesting to see how long the Nickelodeon licence lasts. Quite a few parks around the world (including Alton Towers in the late 90's) have had the Nickelodeon licence, and it's been a good mid term investment for most of them, but none of them have kept the licence for more than 10 years, 8 years seemed about the average. Looking at how few characters I recognise from my childhood it's clear the characters won't have the same long term appeal as Thomas The Tank Engine at Drayton Manor is likely to. As long as the Pleasure Beach has put some long term thought in to it's plans though, there is no reason Nickelodeon Land shouldn't be a success.


This ride follows a similar simple but effective layout formula seen on Blackpool's other non mouse woodies, and on many other family woodies. It has two long sections of track running parallel to one another, following a mostly strait line with lots of bumps and drops. The main thrill comes from the air time lifting you out of your seat as you go over the bumps. As you might expect from a family ride the thrills don't reach that high a level, but it still provides good fun. Hopefully the new lease of life this ride now has will mean it will continue to provide fun and thrills.