Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Invites Thrillseekers to Climb and Walk the Nickelodeon Streak

Forget walking the plank... rollercoaster fans are being offered to experience a brand new high - walking the woodie!

Experience the ups and downs of walking the tracks of classic wooden
rollercoaster Nickelodeon Streak at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

With thrill-seekers counting down the days to the return of a white-knuckle fix, bosses at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which will open for its 125th season on April 12, have unveiled an all new adventure for 2021 – climbing the park’s classic wooden rollercoaster, the Nickelodeon Streak!

The new activity has already proved a big hit, with limited tickets remaining for the three dates on May 13, June 17, and July 1.

Originally opened in 1933 and using the lift hill from Velvet Coaster, which was built in 1909, the ride was formerly known as The Rollercoaster.

It was renamed Nickelodeon Streak when it became a feature within the Nickelodeon Land area of the South Shore park.

Daredevils will be able to experience the highs and lows, treading the boards from a whole other level – with the tracks usually only reserved for the specialist ride engineers.

The tracks of the ride, first opened in 1933, have only previously been open to ride engineers.

The Walk The Woodie event will run for a limited time only guests are able to enjoy the exhilarating experience between May 13 to October 8. There are three slots available each day, 6pm, 7pm and 8pm, and each slot will be available to a select number of guests; up to four people per walk. Walk The Woodie is available for ages 12+ and tickets are priced at £65 each. Each slot offers a unique 90-minute encounter, which will take small groups on a part circuit walk of the historic wooden ride.

Harnesses, helmets and protective equipment will be provided but guests must wear suitable study footwear with good grip, such as walking boots.

Guests are also required to partake in a safety briefing beforehand and should allow 90 minutes for the experience.

With plenty of photo opportunities along the way, guests will learn the ins and outs of rollercoaster maintenance while enjoying stunning panoramic views of the theme park.

A Pleasure Beach spokesman said: “The Nickelodeon Streak, our classic wooden rollercoaster, has been thrilling guests since 1933, formally under its previous name but more recently in its distinctive orange guise.

“If you like adventure and want an exhilarating experience that gives a unique insight into how a wooden rollercoaster is maintained – with some great photo opportunities along the way – then this is the experience for you.”

All new first time experience for coaster enthusiasts

The new offering is an addition to the park’s other walk up the Big One.

Those brave enough to put their best step forward have been advised the new walk is ‘physically demanding’, including steep climbs, drops, heights and uneven surfaces.

All will be equipped for the experience with harnesses, helmets and protective equipment. Two spectators are able to join the climbing guests free of charge.

The Nickelodeon Streak can be easily recognised from its bright orange paintwork and allows guests to fly around the perimeter of Nickelodeon Land, Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s children park.

Further dates are expected to be announced. Visit https://www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com/whats-on/walk-the-woodie/ for tickets and more information.

For those who like to keep firmly on the ground, there's a selection of jobs currently available at Pleasure Beach Blackpool, including at the Nickelodeon Shop. Nickelodeon SlimeFest is also set to make a return later this year.

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